Dinner Dance 2016

 The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
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Saturday • June 11th • 6:30 pm

Hosted by the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum

Proceeds from this event underwrite free student programming at the RJD

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New to Dinner Dance 2016!
A Private Dinner for Ten
In the Dining Room at 396 County Street
The RJD invites you to step back in time with this rare opportunity to host a private dinner party for ten at this grand mansion.
Enjoy champagne on the porch or parlors overlooking the rose garden.
Sit-down to a candlelit table set with period china and silver and seasonal floral arrangements.
Feast on a decadent three-course menu with a focus on local ingredients, complete with wine pairings, dessert and coffee.
Subject to a mutually agreeable date.
Chances  $25 each; five for $100, available at the event.
The winner will be selected after dinner.

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This listing of auction items and estimated values is updated daily.  Please check back often!


Decadent Dinner for 8 By Russell Morin Fine Cateringlogo-morins
Start planning for a truly memorable dinner party and leave all the work to Russell Morin Fine Catering. (We are enjoying his fine food and service tonight!) Enjoy a dinner for eight served in your home by Russell Morin’s talented staff. Consult with their Chef de Cuisine to plan a fabulous meal.
Courtesy of Russell Morin Fine Catering
Value: $1,800
Opening Bid: $800

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Fresh Fish Today
Join Jennifer Trainer Thompson, cookbook author, for a special lunch at “Bluefish” the home of Ruth & Michael Jolliffe in Mattapoisett.  Jennifer’s most recent publication, Fresh Fish, will be available, and she will regale you and your guests with her culinary experiences – she has been nominated for the James Beard award – while you enjoy one of her delicious fish recipes and enjoy the stunning views, gardens and architecturally innovative design of the
Jolliffe’s Titanium house. Time: Summer (July or August 2016)
Value:  $300

Chef’s Tasting Dinner for Fourlogo
Enjoy a special dinner from personal chef Lori Hall of Elle Bee’s. The wine basket is yours to take home. Bon appétit!
Courtesy of Lori Hall, Elle Bee’s Catering, Dartmouth
Value: $200
Opening Bid: $100

100 Bourne Oysters
Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on fresh succulent oysters. There is nothing fresher than these local treasures from Bourne Cove, MA. To be delivered on request.
Courtesy of Gerry Gray
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $50

Sensational Catered Paella Party for 20 at Your Property

Experience Spain’s national dish PAELLA and the time-honored tradition of cooking it slowly in a huge pan (for which it is named) in your own backyard. Due to the high demand of this caterer, this package is weekdays August through November 2016, or during 2017 at a mutually agreeable date.

Paella Party Menu:

  • Tabla Española – Imported Spanish Chorizo, Jamon Serrano (Spaniard style Prosciutto), Capicola, Manchego cheese, brie with fig jam, Havarti cheese, international olives mix, cornichons gherkins, Picos (Spanish corn nuts), grapes and strawberries, dried apricots, fig jam, whole grain dijon mustard, and served with assorted crackers and baguette bread.
  • House Salad – A mixed combination of spring mix, cherry or grape tomatoes and sliced cucumbers, and balsamic vinaigrette. Served with rustic dinner rolls.
  • Special Paella Mixta with Seafood and Meat (cooked on site). Boneless chicken, Spanish chorizo, jumbo shrimp, calamari, little neck clams, mussels, and white fish, decorated with a lobster (or two), parsley, piquillo peppers, and lemon wedges.
  • Dessert – Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries dipped in fresh whipped cream and sprinkled with shaved dark chocolate.

Courtesy of Sensational Paella Catering Company, Medford, MA & Gerry and Sam Gray
Opening Bid: $900

Lobster Roll Party for 25 at Your Home with the Oxford Food Truck
It doesn’t get better than the this! Enjoy the “best ever” lobster roll extravaganza in your backyard. The Oxford Food Cart will arrive with all the fixings for 25 lobster rolls (and back-up hamburgers and hot dogs for the seafood adverse), sodas, waters and–for the finale–a selection of their renown ice cream for dessert. Let the party begin!
Courtesy of the Oxford Creamery, Mattapoisett
Value: $500
Opening Bid: $350

$50 Gift Certificate to The Boat House
A real destination restaurant!
Courtesy of The Boat House Restaurant, Tiverton
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $20

Gift Certificates to Freestone’s
Enjoy one of the area’s favorite restaurants: Freestone’s ($50).
Courtesy of Freestone’s City Grill
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $25

Gift Certificates for Downtown Dining
Gift Certificates Courtesy of:
No Problemo $20
Tia Maria        $25
Spicy Lime      $25

Value: $70
Opening Bid: $40

Gift Certificate for the Bayside Restaurant
Use this $50 Gift Certificate to experience the Bayside Restaurant’s local cuisine and specialties. Enjoy the fabulous view of Buzzards Bay.

Courtesy of the Bayside Restaurant, South Dartmouth
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $30

Gift Certificate for Little Moss
Great things come in little packages and that is truly the case at this fine restaurant. Use this $50 Gift Certificate to check it out!

Courtesy of Little Moss, Padanaram
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $30

Gift Certificate for Brick (Pizzeria Napoletana)
Enjoy this $50 Gift Certificate to enjoy pizza cooked in a 900 degree oven in 90 seconds!

Courtesy of Brick, New Bedford
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $30

Jim’s Organic Coffee Basket
This Coffee Lover’s Basket includes 4 12 oz. bags of:
Blend X (AKA Witches Brew), Mexican, Guatemalan, Espresso Jimbo and a deluxe Travel Mug. Don’t leave home without it filled!

Courtesy of Jim’s Organic Coffee, Wareham
Value: $65
Opening Bid: $30

Sid Wainer Gift Certificate and Honey Basket
Use this $100 Gift Certificate on your next shopping extravaganza to the Gourmet Outlet. Take home this honey of basket with a variety of nature’s best sweetener.

Courtesy of Sid Wainers, New Bedford
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $80

Love those Cupcakes! Cravings
Every month Cravings Café offers six new flavors of cupcakes! Use these gift certificates to take home one of each (or 6 cupcakes of your choice) 3 times (for total of 18 mouth watering cupcakes). Enjoy a complimentary cupcake or cup of coffee on each of your 3 visits.

Courtesy of Cravings Café and Cakery, North Dartmouth
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $30

“The Best is the Wurst” Dinner for Six
Join together for a festive and informal German evening.  Your host Kirk Mead spent over 40 years living and working Germany, discovering its culture and cuisine. He will offer a slideshow of top German sites to set the tone for some wurst, kraut and beer (of course!).

To be arranged at your house or Kirk’s between September and December 2016.

Courtesy of Kirk Mead, Marion
Value: $400+

Opening Bid: $200

Coastal Roaster‘s Coffee to Go

Take home an assortment of locally roasted coffees with a logo diner mug to enjoy your brew. This offering includes a gift certificate to be redeemed at their location in Tiverton.

Courtesy of Coastal Roasters, Tiverton, RI
Value: $50

Opening Bid: $30

Set of Nesting Mixing Bowls & Cookbook
Local author Karen Covey’s cookbook The Coastal Table is a great start to creating a memorable meal. Mix things up in these Longaberger pottery bowls made in Dresden, Ohio.

Value: $150
Opening Bid: $50

$35 Gift Certificate for Not Your Average Joe’s
The menu of this favorite local restaurant offers something for everyone. Once you have placed your order, enjoy savory bread and dipping oil and the fun atmosphere at Joe’s.

Courtesy of Not Your Average Joe’s Restaurant, Dartmouth
Value: $35
Opening Bid: $20

$50 Gift Certificate for Elizabeth’s or Margaret’s
Your choice–this certificate can be used at either of these wonderful Fairhaven dining spots. It is BYOB at Margaret’s, or go a bit more contemporary at Elizabeth’s and experiment with a trendy cocktail.

Courtesy of Elizabeth’s and Margaret’s
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $30

Dinner for 2 at How on Earth
Enjoy good, fresh food at How on Earth. Redeem for the Summer Dinner Series offered on Thursday and Fridays through Labor Day. (Alcohol not included).

Courtesy of How on Earth, Mattapoisett
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $60

Gift Certificate for 5 Pounds of Scallops
Use this certificate from Eastern Fisheries in New Bedford to redeem 5 glorious pounds of natural scallops. Pick up to be arranged.

Courtesy of Eastern Fishieries
Value: Current Market – approximately $125
Opening Bid: $50

Gift Certificate for the Bayside Restaurant
Use this $50 Gift Certificate to experience the Bayside Restaurant’s local cuisine and specialties. Enjoy the fabulous view of Buzzards Bay.

Courtesy of the Bayside Restaurant, South Dartmouth
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $30


Home & Garden

Professional Photo Shoot of Your House or Garden
Don’t miss this chance to capture special and lasting images of your home or garden with professional, high resolution photographs. It is also an opportunity for designers looking to update and enhance their marketing materials and websites.
For more than eighteen years professional photographer Sam Gray has been photographing all aspects of homes from coast to coast. His work continues to appear in top magazines, including Veranda, Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digest, Beautiful Homes, Home Remodeling and Decorating, and Bon Appetit.
Offer good until June 2017

Courtesy of Sam Gray
Value: $1,000
Opening Bid: $300

$200 Gift Certificate for Sylvan Nursery
Sylvan Nursery specializes in seashore plants, heathers & heaths, perennials, trees, shrubs, and specimen plant materials. Happy shopping!

Courtesy of Sylvan Nursery, Westport
Value: $200
Opening Bid: $100

$250 Sperry Tent Gift Certificate
Start planning a backyard celebration under a beautiful Sperry Tent. Use this gift certificate toward the rental of a tent that is just right for your occasion.

Courtesy of Sperry Tent, Rochester
Value: $250
Opening Bid: $120

9 Hydrangeas for Your Landscape
Take home 3 Bloomstruck Hydrangea, a rose-pink, violet or blue flower heads on red-purple stems with glossy dark green leaves, 3 Quick Fire Hydrangea, an early bloomer with white flowers that progress to pink-red as summer progresses and 3 Grass Karley Rose Fountain, elegant fountain grass with deep green blades that erupt into intense, smoky, rose-purple flowers.

Courtesy of Charlie Duponte Landscaping, Mattapoisett
Value: $396
Opening Bid: $200

Customized Bronze House Marker
edsonEdson’s traditional hand-cast and tumbled Bronze House Markers are an excellent way to add classic beauty to any home or business entryway. It will be engraved to your specifications.

Courtesy of Will Keene and Edson Marine
Value: $325
Opening Bid: $160

Gemütlichkeit Christmas Tree
Begin a tradition in your home with Tree of Holiday Good Cheer handcrafted in wood by Allan Schubert. See if family members can learn how to pronounce it!

Courtesy of Mary and Allan Schubert
Value: $350
Opening Bid: $250

Summer Annual Dish Garden

A perfect arrangement to add interest, color and texture to your deck or patio. Take home this lovely summer dish garden created by Steve Gonsalves.

Courtesy of Eden Florist and Garden Shop
Value: $98
Opening Bid: $50

$75 Gift Certificate for FLORA Home
Enjoy fabulous shopping at this stylish store that stocks the best of everything for your home.

Courtesy of FLORA, Padanaram
Value: $75
Opening Bid: $40

Japanese White Pine
Picturesque may be the first word that comes to mind when describing the Japanese white pine, Pinus parviflora. This graceful, slow-growing tree typically grows on steep slopes or dry, rocky ridges. It is fairly drought tolerant, and even tolerates salt spray.

Courtesy of Jim Perry
Value: $290
Opening Bid: $150

$40 Gift Certificate for Touch of Grace
Use this gift certificate to be introduced to a great local resource. Touch of Grace on Hawthorn Street is full-service florist.

Courtesy of Touch of Grace, North Dartmouth
Value: $40
Opening Bid: $20

$200 Gift Certificate for Delano Landscaping
Whether you are looking for guidance in design, irrigation work, yard clean up or ongoing maintenance, Bruce Delano can fulfill your needs.

Courtesy of Delano Landscaping, Fairhaven
Value: $200
Opening Bid: $100

2 – 18″ Cotton Applique and Embroidered Pillows
“Birds in Bush” and “Dahlia” pillows are original Susan Sargent Designs pillows from her collection (and are no longer available!!!)

Courtesy of Susan Sargent
Value: $200
Opening Bid: $80

Fran Levin Succulent Garden
Fran has used a handmade Kim Barry pot to set off this fabulous collections of succulents. Decorate a favorite window sill or use as a centerpiece–a perfect piece of living art!

Courtesy of Fran Levin
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $80

House or Garden Design Consultation
Whether you are taking on a small design project or a major makeover in your house or garden, get some professional advice to help you focus and prioritize. New York and Dartmouth designer Barbara Moss will share her expertise with a 1.5-hour consultation.

Courtesy of Barbara Moss Design
Value: $125
Opening Bid: $60

Flowered Pottery Bowl
Flowers pressed into wet clay are Saltmarshes pottery. Add some color and natural beauty to your décor.

Courtesy of Saltmarsh Pottery, South Dartmouth
Value: $72
Opening Bid: $40

Rose bushes from Roseland Nursery
Roseland is the largest supplier of potted rose bushes in New England! Take home this trio of floribunda roses, the most colorful of all rose types.
Courtesy of Roseland Nursery, Acushnet
Value: $60
Opening Bid: $30

2 Beautiful Orchids
Not your everyday orchids, A & P Orchids in Swansea uses innovative techniques to create new and unusual hybrid orchids. Adopt these beauties!

Courtesy of A & P Orchids, Swansea, MA
Value: $70
Opening Bid: $30

Just for Her

Happiness Silk Jackethappiness jacketPurchase this lovely shibori jacket with fabric crafted using an ancient Indian craft of tie-die on silk or exchange it for a different size or color, or item of equal or lesser value at Janet Egan Design.

Courtesy of Janet Egan Design, Padanaram
Value: $ 275
Opening Bid: $140


Private Shopping Party in Wellesley
You and ten or more of your favorite gal pals and fellow fashionistas will enjoy a private evening of food and fashion with Lyn Evans staff. Purchases will be discounted and the hostess can take home a $100 Gift Certificate, this scarf and earrings (to get you in the shopping mindset!)

Courtesy of Lyn Evens, Potpourri Designs, Wellesley
Value: $155
Opening Bid: $80

Elizabeth Howland Silk Scarf / ShawlLiz Howland scarf
This hand-dyed garment can be worn as a scarf or shawl. In beautiful shades of blue with beaded and tied accents, it is destined to become a favorite in your wardrobe.

Courtesy of Elizabeth Howland
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $80


Gift Certificate for Cut & Blow Dryth-1
Time for new look and a little pampering? Treat yourself; you deserve it!

Courtesy of Nadine of Blue Hair Salon, Fairhaven
Value: $40
Opening Bid: $20

Karyne and Company Gift Certificate
Whether you want to escape life’s busyness to relax and rejuvenate or to relieve muscular tension or injury, use this gift certificate toward a session of massage or skincare. Take home this t-shirt and skincare samples.

Courtesy of Karyne and Company, Padanaram
Value: $35
Opening Bid: $20

Ansel Gurney Gift Certificate
Shop for beautiful things for your home or wardrobe at this charming country shop in Marion with a $35 gift certificate.

Courtesy of The Ansel Gurney House, Marion
Value: $35
Opening Bid: $30

$35 Gift Certificate from Serendipity by the Sea
This lovely store in the center of Marion offers a wide selection of affordable gifts, jewelry and clothing–something for everyone! Happy shopping…

Courtesy of Serendipity
Value: $35
Opening Bid: $20

Aluminum and Wood Necklace
Designed in Holland by Jeremy Schurch and handmade in the Philippines employing fair trade practices, this necklace has a clean contemporary feel.

Courtesy of Be Jeweled, New Bedford and Dartmouth
Value: $30
Opening Bid: $20

Sea Glass Necklace by Sarah Morse
The perfect complement for any wardrobe, this translucent piece of sea glass is framed in sterling silver and embellished with tiny bead accents. Handcrafted by Dartmouth’s own Sarah Morse, it hangs on an 18” sterling silver chain.

Courtesy of Sarah Morse, Padanaram
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $80

$30 Gift Certificate for Celia’s Boutique
Celia’s a locally owned boutique where you can find today’s top fashions from designers from around the world. Happy shopping!

Courtesy of Celia’s Boutique, New Bedford
Value: $30
Opening Bid: $10

Hand-Knit Cotton Sweater
Master knitter Edie Lauderdale has created another beautiful sweater–perfect for summer evenings or layered for cooler weather.

Courtesy of Edie Lauderdale
Value: $80
Opening Bid: $50

Elegant Hand Painted Black Chiffon Scarf
Drape yourself in this lovely piece of wearable art painted with flowers outlined in silver to give just a bit of bling.

Value: $150
Opening Bid:  $50

Brahmin Tote Bag
Carry your treasures in this elegant and versatile faux alligator tote bag! Zippered pockets inside and along the top closure keep all your belongings organized and accessible.

Value: $350
Opening Bid: $100

Just for Him

Joseph Abboud Suitjoseph abboud
This is a terrific opportunity to purchase a suit made in New Bedford by a cutting edge firm. The Joseph Abboud brand is a sophisticated brand that reflects the confidence of its discriminating customer. Delivery will be arranged following fabric and size. It is the winning bidder’s responsibility to have the suit tailored for a perfect sleeve and trouser fit.

Courtesy of Joseph Abboud, New Bedford
Value: $695
Opening Bid: $300

Deluxe Automotive Detailingshiny car
Your car will look as if it just rolled out of the showroom with this complete interior/exterior detailing service including buff & wax, vac & shampoo, engine powerwash, wheel & tire dressing & more!

Courtesy of Luzo Auto Center, New Bedford
Value: $180
Opening Bid: $100


Congratulations–It’s a Girl!
Welcome on a new girl in your life with:

  • A handmade Baby Quilt by Chris Dole
  • $50 Gift Certificate and Blankie from FOLIA

Value: $150
Opening Bid: $90

Congratulations—It’s a Boy!

  • Baby’s First Bear from FOLIA
  • Handmade Quilt Baby Quilt by Chris Dole
  • $25 Gift Certificate from VILLAGE TOY STORE

Value: $125
Opening Bid: $70

Oh Baby! Receiving Blankets and A Grow Chart
Three charming Receiving Blankets with an accompanying Grow Chart lovingly handmade by Amanda Bircher in Northern Colorado especially for the RJD auction. Soft and washable, they are a perfect gift and a “must-have” for any newborn baby girl or boy.

Courtesy of Amanda Bircher
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $20


townwharfTown Wharf General Store Bag
This great canvas bag, with a multitude of exterior pockets is loaded with goodies: Lavender Soap, Cape Cod Metal Polish, Carmel Spicy Chocolate Sauce, Breakfast Tea and The Beckman Heirloom Dessert Cookbook.

Courtesy of the Town Wharf General Store, Mattapoisett
Value: $165
Opening Bid: $80

Golf and Lunch for 3 at Brookline Country Club
Francis (Sam) Gray will be your host for a round of golf for three (including caddies) and luncheon at The Country Club in Brookline.

Courtesy of Sam Gray
Value: $700
Opening Bid: $300


Lloyd Center Family Membership
Enjoy all the perks of a family membership in the Lloyd Center for the Environment and support the terrific programming they do for the community. Take home this tote, mouse pad and keychain.

Courtesy of the Lloyd Center
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $30

A Half Day of Fishing, Your Choice of Location
Join Captain Dave Cornell for a half-day excursion on the water in pursuit of striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and bonito. Departure points are Padanaram, Westport, or Sakonnet Point.  The trip is for two anglers, and includes all tackle plus coffee and bagels for the morning snack.  This trip is for the 2016 season, and dates can be arranged from May through October. Support the RJD House with a generous bid, then look forward to a great trip and the best light tackle saltwater fishing in New England!

Courtesy of Dave Cornell
Value:  $450
Opening Bid: $300

Evening Cruise Aboard Sea FeverSea Fever
Join Fran and Will Keene aboard their 42-foot “Grand Banks Trawler” for a weekday evening sojourn for 4. Tour the local waters and fabulous scenery as you enjoy good company, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Courtesy of Fran and Will Keene
Value: $300
Opening Bid: $150

New Bedford Harbor Tour for 2
View New Bedford from the water and tour the harbor aboard the Acushnet.  Learn a bit about the history and current use of this busy port, the Hurricane Dyke and the fishing industry today.

Courtesy of Whaling City Expeditions
Value: $34
Opening Bid: $20

Kayak Adventurers – Explore the Westport River!
Begin your explorations for 2 at the headquarters of Osprey Sea & Surf Adventures at the head of the Westport River. Enjoy scenic views of the river, nesting ospreys, and the abundant wildlife along the river’s edge as you paddle downriver.

Courtesy of Osprey Sea & Surf Adventures, Westport
Value: $75
Opening Bid: $40

Take Me Out to the Ball Game – June 21stsox

Enjoy Box Seats behind home plate and entry passes to the The Royal Rooters Club. Have drinks and dinner at the members only club and then leisurely stroll downstairs, avoiding the crowds and line, to watch the Boston Red Sox battle the White Sox!

Courtesy of Deb and Will Baker
Value: $465
Opening Bid: $200

Horse Lover’s Dream – Overnight at Dancing Oaks Farm
You can’t get closer to horses! Play with, care for, ride and interact with horses at Dancing Oaks Farm in Little Compton, RI. Stay overnight in the Dancing Oaks Farm Bunk House.

This amazing experience for 2 – 4 people includes a cookout dinner and farmhouse breakfast. Learn how engaging Parelli Natural Horsemanship, an approach to communicating with horses based on natural equine behaviors, and enhance your communication skills with horses. Dates to be approved.

Courtesy of Kathy and Gurdon Wattles
Value: $600
Opening Bid: Starting $300

Gift Certificate for Austin Limousine
Reduce the stress of your next trip with limo service from your front door to your departing terminal.  Use this gift certificate toward round trip service to the airport of your choice.

Courtesy of Austin Limousine, Westport
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $60

2 Tickets to GREASE Musical
Enjoy NEW BEDFORD FESTIVAL THEATER’S production of the timeless musical Grease. Redeem this certificate right away to procure the best seats available. Performances run July 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m. and July 24, 31 at 2:30 p.m.

Courtesy of New Bedford Festival Theater
Value: $110
Opening Bid: $60

Buzzards Bay Coalition Goody Bag
This offering includes a complimentary membership, insulated water bottle and bag, hat, stickers and this framed poster. It’s your bay!

Courtesy of the Coalition
Value: $125
Opening Bid: $50

HISTORY OF NEW BEDFORD by Daniel Ricketson, 1858
Here is an opportunity to own a rare personal retrospective of New Bedford history by Daniel Ricketson, friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. The Gordon print will remind you of your own personal history. Take home this framed print as well.

Courtesy of Stewart Young
Value: Book $125, Print $25
Opening Bid: $75

4 Tickets to Red Sox Game June 23rd
Take me out to the ballgame on June 23, 2016–Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox. Enjoy seats tickets in right field, two rows from the field!

Courtesy of Skips Marine, Inc
Value: $180
Opening Bid: $100

2 Prime Tickets to the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
Dirk Meyer, conductor and Sheng Cai, Pianist  in concert at the Zeiterion Theater 2/18/2017.

Courtesy of Janet and Dean Whitla
Value: $120
Opening Bid: $40

4 Tickets to the 2016 Holiday House Tour & Preservation Society MembershipnbpsLOGO
Put yourself in a holiday mood with a tour of private homes with seasonal decorations–a great tradition in New Bedford! Enjoy the benefits of a family membership in the New Bedford Preservation Society.

Courtesy of the New Bedford Preservation Society
Value: $120
Opening Bid: $60

2 Full Season Subscriptions New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy a pair of full-season subscriptions (in section B) for two to the New Bedford Symphony for a total of six concerts.

Courtesy of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
Value: $448
Opening Bid: $160


Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard Tour and Tastingsakonnet
Enjoy a tour and tasting for six at Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards; a place to charm the senses, taste, explore, and recharge.

Courtesy of Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyards, Little Compton, RI
Value: $140
Opening Bid: $40

Big, Bold Red Wines

Perfect for the red wine lover, 1 bottle each:reds

    • 1 T. George Russian River Pinot Noir 2011
    • 1 Cain Cuvee Napa NV 11
    • 1 Stags’ Leap The Investor Blend Napa 2012
    • 1 Connetable Talbot St. Julien 2010
    • 1 Baron de Brane Margaux 2009
    • 1 Chat. du Basque St. Emilion Grand Cru 2012

Courtesy of Spirits, Marion
Value $350
Opening Bid: $200

Buzzards Bay Brew Gift Certificate and T-shirt
This brewery believes that their brews reflect the natural sensitivity of any farmer: the secret is to let ingredients speak for themselves.  Simplicity has never tasted so good!
Courtesy of Buzzards Bay Brewing, Westport
Value: $45
Opening Bid: $20

Private Wine Tasting for 10
Enjoy a one-hour private wine tasting for 10 people at Travessia Winery in downtown New Bedford. They focus on making wines with Massachusetts-grown grapes, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Vidal Blanc, and Pinot Noir.

Courtesy of Travessia Urban Winery
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $80


Condominium on Lido Key in Sarasota, FLSarasota
Enjoy a week of sun, surf, spectacular vistas, warm weather and breathtaking sunsets at this lovely home in Sarasota, Florida. This three bedroom, three bathroom condo very comfortably sleeps 6 people. Step out the door to sandy beaches, a beautiful swimming pool or enjoy a relaxing hot tub. Explore the many cultural offerings Sarasota has to offer including shopping and fine dining, so close to St. Armand’s Circle.
Available for one week from May until October or during the month of December.
Courtesy of Heather Parsons and Andy Katsatos
Value: $1,500
Opening Bid: $750

1 week at Casa Feliz in San Miguel de Allende_GRI6929
     San Miguel de Allende….that magical small town located in central Mexico….. an oasis of tranquility. Sophisticated, intellectually stimulating and beautiful, San Miguel attracts thousands of visitors each year. Nestled at 6,000 feet just 3.5 hours north of Mexico City, it boasts a flawless climate of sunny days and cool nights year round.  Fly into the regional airport Leon (BJX) and spend a week in Casa Feliz.
Casa Feliz accommodates six people with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. It is a gem of a home, just a short level walk from the town’s Historic District, on a quiet cul-de-sac in the most desirable section of town. Spend a week indulging yourself in San Miguel’s lively cultural scene – art gallery openings, plays, concerts, classes and workshops including Spanish, yoga, painting, poetry, sculpting. Or relax and enjoy the café society around you! Available year round, except Feb-April 2017) Must be used by 9/2017

Courtesy of Jane McMahon
Value: $3,000+
Opening Bid: $1,500

“Courtyard House” Cottage in the Cotswolds of EnglandCourtyard House
     Situated within the heart of Blockley Village you will be within walking distance of everything the village has to offer. Over 200 years old, the house has both charm and modern amenities. This is the personal cottage of horticulturist Gordon Hayward.
Enjoy one week in this two bedroom, two bathroom cottage that accommodates 4 people. Experience Gordon’s garden and many other gardens in the surrounding area. Available Friday to Friday, September and early October 2016 or between April and mid-May 2017.

Courtesy of Gordon Hayward, Horticultural Writer and Designer
Value: Priceless
Opening Bid: $1,600


One-Night Stay at Castle Hill Inn, Newport, RIcastlehillinn
Stay at this amazing 19th century inn on 40 private acres. Your standard room accommodations include afternoon tea and gourmet breakfast. Valid Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays and dates in July & August, valid until May 31, 2016.

Courtesy of Castle Hill Inn
Value: $550
Opening Bid: $200

Padanaram Village Two-Night Stay for 2
Put up extra summer guest steps away form the harbor, cafés and bucolic shops in this charming seaside village. They will enjoy a fabulous breakfast as well! Must be used by June 1, 2016.

Courtesy of Six School Street Guest House
Value: $330
Opening Bid: $150

Elizabeth Islands Picnic with Stewart Young
Visit the Elizabeth Islands, summer home of Sarah Coffin Jones, for a walking tour and informal lunch for four people. Transportation by boat will be provided from Woods Hole (parking on your own) or come via your own vessel and a mooring will be provided. Your host will be Stewart Young, great-great-grandson of Sarah Coffin Jones. To be scheduled for mutual convenience in August or September 2016.

Courtesy of Stewart Young
Value: Priceless
Opening Bid: $200

 2-Night Maine Island Lighthouse Getawaykeepers

You will arrive from Stonington aboard the Isle Au Haut mail boat ferry (round trip included) to the Robinson Pt. Lighthouse Station – Keeper’s House Inn. This is a century old functioning lighthouse on the National Register of Historic Places, overlooking the Atlantic as well as the Acadia National Park system on Isle au Haut. Your hearty appetite will be satiated with 3 inclusive gourmet meals daily. Bike, hike, adn relax. Sightseeing and Lobster Fishing Cruises are all available. This will be an unforgettable trip to one of the “10 Untouched Island Escapes” in the world; {Frommer’s “500 Most Extraordinary Islands.”}
* (Book before Columbus Day)
Courtesy of Keeper’s House Inn; Robinson Pt. Lighthouse Station–the Isle au Haut and the Mail Boat Ferry
Value: $840
Opening Bid: $400

Best Ever Boot Bag
This versatile bag is perfect to carry your ski boots and whatever outdoor gear you need for the day. Lots of pockets, backpack straps, reflective strips, and expansion capabilities make it a must have for the mountain.

Courtesy of Susan Goodwin
Value: $80
Opening Bid: $40

Over/Under Rolling Carry On Bag
This 21″ bag has it all. Lots of compartments to keep your gear organized and accessible. Heavy duty zippers and a retractable handle make it easy to carry on your shoulder or roll through the airport.

Courtesy of Susan Goodwin
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $50


The Arts

“Leaving Gloucester Harbor” by Dick Perkins
This framed 11” x 14” oil on canvas painting by local artist Dick Perkins beautifully captures a favorite place for sailors to drop anchor and take a swim.
Courtesy of Dick Perkins
Value: $800
Opening Bid: $300

Liz Waring Gift Certificate for a Pet Portrait
Use this $100 gift certificate toward a photograph of your pet or “pet art” that involves stylizing a favorite image of a pet into a work of art.
Courtesy of Waring Portrait Art Photography
Value: $100
Opening Bid: $50

Chris Gustin “Tea Bowl”
World renowned artist Chris Gustin creates handmade sculptural ceramics in his working atelier studio, creating large scale vessels, sculpture, tile murals, and functional sculptural pots. Enjoy a special cup of tea from this elegant vessel.

Courtesy of Chris Gustin, Dartmouth
Value: $250
Opening Bid: $150

Beverly Carter Vase
Using ceramic transfers, similar to those used by manufacturing companies such as Spode and Wedgewood, along with line, texture, and color, Beverly Carter creates layers on her pottery that are enhanced with different glazing techniques and multiple firings.

Courtesy of Beverly Carter, Dartmouth
Value: $100
Opening bid: $50

Private Floral Design Class for Four
Rachael Sirois designs floral arrangements for special events throughout Southeastern New England. Drawing from her surroundings, she highlights the variations and inconsistencies found in nature, playing off the change of seasons and tailoring arrangements to the event at hand.

This class for four is to be held in the comfort of your own home as participants create their own centerpieces. Special emphasis will be placed on the nuances of layering color and texture, alongside tips on general floral care.

All materials including clippers, flowers and vases will be provided.

Participants are welcome to take home their arrangements. Availability is dependent on Rachael’s schedule.

Courtesy of Rachael Sirois, Farrissey Floral Design, Marion, MA
Value: $600
Opening Bid: $300

Saltmarsh Pottery Bowl
This 15″ handcrafted pottery bowl is artfully decorated with creatures from the sea, each delicately imprinted and hand-painted along its rim. This is a terrific decorative piece for a wall or table, and it is utilitarianas well, made of dishwasher safe stoneware.

Courtesy of Saltmarsh Pottery, Dartmouth
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $80

The Little Navigator
Add a nautical feel to your décor with this handcrafted navigator statue–perfect to greet visitors to your home or add to whimsy to a den or playroom.

Courtesy of Brenda Dias
Value: $175
Opening Bid: $80

Silver Lovers Delight
Antique teapot lamp and an antique silver plated tray. At King’s, create your own lamp from unexpected objects.

Courtesy King’s Lampshade and Lamp Repair Center and Janet Sherwood
Value: $100
Opening bid: $ 50

Padanaram Note Cards
Send a note on this nautical chart of Padanaram Harbor produced exclusively for FOLIA

Value: $25
Opening Bid: $10

Framed Nautical Chart of New Bedford Harbor
Chart Your Course!

Take home this original 1960s nautical chart of New Bedford Harbor in a classic wood burled frame. Perfect for any decor!

Courtesy of Rogers Gallery, Mattapoisett
Value: $400
Opening Bid: $200

Custom Holiday Mantle by Scott Simpkin
Do something different this holiday season with a custom-designed mantle. Scott will use a variety of fresh materials and his creativity to add a special ambiance to your holiday celebrations.

Courtesy of Scott Simpkin, Florist in Fairhaven
Value: $150
Opening Bid: $80

Arthur Moniz Scalloper Print
New Bedford is the highest grossing fishing port in the United States and it is the humble scalloper, as depicted in this rendering, that makes this possible. Find a place of honor in your home for this signed and numbered print by local well-known artist Arthur Moniz.

Courtesy of Arthur Moniz Gallery
Value: $160
Opening Bid: $80

“Dune on the Back Slope”
Local artist Severin Haines, recently retired art professor at UMASS, has number of exhibits and one-man shows. Oil on canvas.

Value: $1,000
Opening Bid: $200

Charles Morgan Commemorative Print
This signed and numbered framed print by local artist Jacqueline Mitchell commemorates the Charles Morgan visit to New Bedford in 2014.

Courtesy of Jacqueline Mitchell
Value: $180
Opening Value: $80



Gift Certificate to Days Sportsth-29
Just in time for summer fitness! Day’s Sport and Fitness in Fairhaven is the #1 shop for all your family sporting needs, from equipment to clothing and footwear.

Courtesy of Days Sports, Fairhaven
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $20

One-hour Massageth-30
Choose from several types of massage treatments to help you relax & relieve stress, decrease muscle aches & pains, and rebalance your energy.

Courtesy of Deb Levesque Massage Therapy, Gleason YMCA Wareham
Value: $75
Opening Bid: $40

Healthy Feet Packagefeet
90-Minute Foot Reflexology Session and Goody Bag
Foot reflexology is a holistic treatment involving application of pressure to the feet. Take this opportunity with Linda Cornell to find out what it can do for you! Take this goody bag of foot-soothing treats!

Courtesy of Linda Cornell, Board Certified Reflexologist
Value: $250
Opening Bid: $130

Use as You Choose

Partner’s Village Store Gift Certificate
This favorite destination in Westport has something for everyone from fresh baked food and yummy lunches, to clothing, gifts and home furnishings.

Courtesy of Partners, Westport
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $30

$25 Gift Certificate for

Periwinkles or Isabelle’s
Find the perfect hostess gift, or better yet, treat yourself.

Courtesy of Periwinkles, Fairhaven
Value: $25
Opening Bid: $10

$25 Gift Certificate for

Kyler’s Catch Seafood Market
Kyler’s offers the best variety of fish and seafood in the area…Bon Appetite!

Courtesy of Kyler’s Catch Seafood Market, New Bedford
Value: $25
Opening Bid: $10

$50 Gift Certificate for Euro / Phoenix
This store has something for everyone–great clothes, gifts, gadgets, endless gifting options.

Courtesy of Euro / Phoenix, Fairhaven
Value: $50
Opening Bid: $30

Custom Designed Padanaram Stationery
FOLIA has commissioned this exclusive design of Padanaram Harbor.

Courtesy of FOLIA, Padanaram
Value: $25
Opening Bid: $10

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