Silent Auction December 2015

Hello Fellow Gardeners and Friends:
It is time, once again, for the Rowayton Gardeners’ Christmas Market and Silent Auction on Saturday, December 5th from 10 AM to 1 PM. The Silent Auction will be showcased in the Board Room at the Rowayton Community Center and will be available for your perusal starting Friday, December 4th through the end of the Market. Bidding for the Silent Auction ends at 12:45 PM on Saturday, December 5th.
Stop by to see the fabulous items on offer….and check out our new ‘Buy It Now’ feature! For a pre-determined amount over the regular price you can insure that the item you really want can be yours, without fear that another interested party will outbid you.
The Christmas Market and Silent Auction are a great way to get your Christmas shopping done or to get something special for yourself.

100% of the proceeds from the Silent Auction proeds go directly to fund the great work the Rowayton Gardeners do in our community. From the community gardens to the Potting Shed to our emphasis on environmental awareness and educational offerings, we are truly a ‘Force of Nature’ and are appreciative of your support!

Take a look below at the fabulous items that will be on offer…buy something for yourself or get some Christmas shopping done! Please…BID, BID, BID! You’ll be glad and we’ll be grateful that you DID!
1.’And Then’ Stories: Two Volumes of 20 story beginnings. You and your family, make up the ending. Loads of family fun! Value: $40

2. Bar Sugo and Garden Cinemas: $65 Gift Certificate for Bar Sugo in Norwalk then, walk  over to Garden Cinemas to use your $40 movie vouchers.  Value: $105
3. Ye Olde Birdhouse: A charming, handcrafted, 24 inch high birdhouse reminiscent of something found in an enchanted forest. Value: $149

4. Bowlmor Norwalk: Gift card for bowling and fun at Norwalk’s best-in-class bowling and entertainment center. Value: $150

5. Bruculino Gift Certificate: Formerly known as Pasta Nostra, Bruculino Restaurant is now ensconced in its new location on Main Street in Norwalk. Serving up innovative and outstanding Italian cuisine. Value: $100

6. Champagne Bubbles: Ring in the New Year with this bottle of 2002 Piper Heidsieck champagne that is rated 97 points by Wine Spectator. Value: $175

7. Children’s Party for TEN: You select the theme…either an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party of a Pirate Adventure Party. Hosted in the Enchanted Woodland Garden and Poolside at the home of Amy and Tim Tyson, of Wilson Point. Value: Priceless! (Starting Bid: $300)

8. Victory Garden Christmas Tree Skirt: An intricately hand-quilted Christmas tree skirt comprised of over 150 patterned and solid pieces. A keepsake for your holidays.     Value: $125

9. Custom Pillows by Joze: Two expertly crafted Pillow Covers and Inserts. Client to provide fabric. Value: $120

10. Connecticut Cutting Board, Cook and Travel Books: AHeirloom state of Connecticut shaped cutting/serving board and books:’Fairfield County Chef’s Table and New England Notebook.
Value: $100

11. Darien Cheese Gift Certificate, Slate Cheese Board, Utensils:$75 Gift Certificate, Brooklyn Slate Cheese Board $40, burnished
Cheese utensils $40, Williams and Sonoma. Value: $155

12. Dock Shop Gift Bag: Cooler, Wine Stopper, Crabbie Dish Towel,Magnetic Note Pad, Sea-themed serving dish. Value: $60

13. Down Under: Two hour guided paddle tour and sweatshirt. Value: $60

14. Photograph by Emily Kelting: Award winning photographer and Rowayton Gardener, Emily Kelting is offering this beautiful photo of an agave, which she took at the San Diego Botanical Garden. Value: $380

15. Eco Farm on Wheels Party at the Potting Shed: Supervised children’s party for 20 children at the Potting Shed. Carol Lake and her furry and feathered from Eco Farm on Wheels. Pizzas from Rowayton Pizza, Cupcakes by Brendan’s 101. Donated by thirteen members of the Rowayton Gardeners. Value: $580
16. Faerie House: Artist Lynn Worland, of Rowayton, designed, created and donated this fanciful ceramic Faerie House. Value: $125

17. Flowers and Flowers: Gift Certificate from one of the area’s finest florist and gift shop. Value: $100

18. Football Saturday at West Point: A day to remember at the US Military Academy at West Point. Includes: invitation only VIP morning reception, seats in the Superintendent’s Box for the Cadet Parade, VIP Brunch in the Superintendent’s Garden, tickets in the Superintendent’s Loge for the Football game. Package is for TWO people and you will be accompanied by West Point grad, Tim Tyson and his wife, Amy for a 2016 home game. Money can’t buy this experience! Value: Incalculable (Starting Bid: $350)

19. Freddy’s Landscape Flowering Tree: Selection, siting and installation of approximately 10′ x 3″ caliper flowering tree.
Value: $950

20. Golf at Oak Hills Park: $112 gift certificate for golf and a Restaurant Voucher for $25.  Value: $137

21. Grapes Wine: Wine Professional Jim Winston, of Grapes Wine in Norwalk, will bring a selection of wines for you and your friends
to experience in the comfort of your home. Makes for a wonderfully educational and entertaining gathering. Value: $650

22. Hat Attack Black and Gray Set: This stylish slouchy hat and fringed black wrap will make a great gift for yourself or a friend. Value: $150

23. Hat Attack Taupe Set: Bundle up for winter in this taupe colored wrap scarf and striped beanie. Fashion and function combined. Value: $125

24. Kazu and the Movies: Start with dinner at one of South Norwalk’s favorite restaurants and walk to Bowtie Cinemas/SoNo Regent 8 for a movie. Value: $72

25. Kirby and Company Gift Certificate: You’ll find gifts galore,decorative objects, and wonderful coffee, tea and confections at this unique shop on the Post Road in Darien. Value: $50

26. Brunch at Scena: One of Darien’s favorite dining spots is offering a gift certificate for you and your friends for brunch. Value: $50

27. Juice Plus Shakes and Health Coaching Sessions: Lisa Swift, certified health coach in New Canaan, is offering two in-person
coaching sessions and a sampling of Juice Plus Shakes. Value: $300

28. Murray’s Cheese Gift Card: This gift certificate is an all access pass to CHEESE! Can be used for purchases from Murray’s by Mail, Classes, Retail purchases at the Bleecker Street and Grand Central locations and for catering or at the Cheese Bar. Value: $150

29. Metal Christmas Card/Gift Card Holder with Gift Cards: Metal ‘tree; for holding displaying your Christmas or Gift Cards. Also, includes: Amazon Gift Card-$50, Starbuck’s Gift Card-$30, Mastercard Gift Card-$50. Value: $180

30. Nielsen’s Gift Card: Nielsen’s, in Darien, is one of the areas finest floral and gift shops. Offering seasonal flowers, plants,
arrangements, a garden center and a wide array of gifts. Value: $150

31. Noble Salon, Stamford: Gift Certificate for Cut and Blow Dry with one of Noble Salon’s leading stylists. Value: $95

32. Palace Theatre: Four tickets for a special performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ on Thursday, December 10th at 7 PM at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. Value: $232

33. Palu Paddle Gift Certificate: Take you and your friends on a paddleboard excursion while exploring and enjoying the waters of Connecticut. Value: $200

34. The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood: Gift certificate to one of Fairfield County’s favorite seafood restaurants. A great
night out for your and your guests. Value: $150

35. Rowayton Wine Shop: A generous gift certificate with which to purchase from their great selection of beer, wine and spirits.
Value: $75

36. Sail to Sable: A fabulous sweater dress from Sail to Sable. This flawless knit number will be your go to piece from fall to winter. Value: $388

37. Shakespeare on the Sound and Rowayton Market: We are once, again, pairing these offerings for an enchanting evening in Rowayton. Two tickets to one of Shakespeare on the Sound’s 2016 performances ($50 each) AND a $50 gift card for Marc’s Rowayton Market to stock up on provisions. Value: $150
38. Sails Gift Certificate: A favorite with locals, Sails is offering this generous gift certificate for a memorable dining experience
for you and your friends. Value: $100

39. SoNo Ice House:Four free skate passes and four free skate rentals during Public Skating Sessions. Fun for all! Value: $56

40. Splash Car Wash and Detailing: A prestige service of a hand-washed exterior and thorough interior cleaning. Value: $195
41. Take Shape Massage Therapy and Fitness Consulting: A 60 minute massage to relax, soothe and support and rejuvenate you! Value: $110

42. Terrain Centerpiece: Terrain, in Westport, is a home and garden center featuring items for your garden and outdoor living, house and home products, gifts and apparel and spa-related items. This Centerpiece is created by Terrain Designer, Deborah Herbertson. Value: $125

43. The Shack: Gift certificate for TWO delicious lobster rolls. Their storefront is located next to White Bridge Wines and Spirits on Tokeneke Road. Value: $50

44. Three Hour Tour: This fabulous offering is for a three hour excursion aboard Tango 2, owned by Amy and Tim Tyson of Wilson Point. Also, included is a $100 gift certificate from
Aux Delices. The cruise can be a special outing for two or for yourself and five additional guests. Value: $700

45. Watercolor of the Rowayton Library: Painted and donated by local artist, Pat Jenkins, this lovely and historically significant watercolor will be a keepsake for years to come. Value: $85

46. Westport Country Playhouse and Tarry Lodge: Dinner at Tarry Lodge in Westport ($75 gift certificate) and a voucher for two tickets to any show during the 2016 season. (voucher up to $140) Value: $215

47. White Bridge Wines and Spirits: A gift basket which will be a pleasure for you to enjoy or give as a holiday gift. Value: $75

48. Trader Joe’s Bag of Goodies: A great assortment of items from one of our area’s favorite places to shop. Bag includes:
Sparkling French Berry Lemonade, Imported Spaghetti noodles, Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce, Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Maple Syrup, Peppermint Bark, Caramel and Dark Chocolate Popcorn Crunch, Extraordinary Bark, Dark Chocolate Peppermint Joe’s, Pecan Pralines, Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil. Value: $60

49. Beautycounter Products: This selection of chemical free products includes: Lustro Body Oil, Peppermint Lip Conditioning Duo, Nourishing Cleansing Balm and Classic Hand Duo. Donated by: Beautycounter Consultant & Rowayton Gardener, Jeanne Stocker. Value: $120

50. Original Oil Painting: Painted and donated by acclaimed artist and Rowayton Gardener, Lilly Langotsky. This 12″ by 12″ winter
scene will be a wonderful addition to your personal art collection. Minimum Bid: $350

51. Jewelry by Valerie Horn: TWO Black and Gold Metallic Thread Necklaces by renowned jewelry designer and Rowayton Gardener,
Valerie Horn. Visit L’Atelier in Rowayton where she creates her jewelry. Value: $295