Auction Gallery – 2010

Louis Braille School Benefit Auctionballoons
Saturday, March 20, 1 to 4 pm
South County Senior Center
220 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, WA 98020
Tickets: $15 a person.

Very Special Auction Item:
Flowers for Your Special Event.
Includes 1 large bouquet for altar/lobby/main table; 5 table centerpieces; 6 each corsages/bouttonieres. Other types of arrangements may be substituted to make it just right for your special occasion. Includes floral consultation and choice of flowers within price parameters. Service area: north to Bellingham, south to Tacoma, west to the Peninsula. The winning bidder will take home a lovely floral arrangement designed for the live auction display table. Expires March 19, 2011. Donated by Board Member Sally Hyde, floral consultant and designer. Value: $500

Featured Item:
Large Contemporary Granite Vase
granite vase
Created by Edmonds Artist, Jim Ballard. Jim’s hand-crafted stone vases are eagerly anticipated each year by our auction guests. Jim sandblasted the outside of this vase using a flower pattern that he designed. He cored the stone and sealed it with a 2-part epoxy so that it becomes waterproof. He also been treated with a stone enhancer and sealer. It would make a nice entryway feature. It probably is best not left outside in freezing weather because water in the vase might crack the surrounding stone through expansion and contraction. Donated by Jim Ballard. Value: $250

Featured Item:
Portrait of Your Pet
Edmonds artist Bonnie Hodges will paint one animal in oil on canvas, size 9 x 12 inches, unframed. Winner must give a suitable picture of the pet to the artist within 90 days of the Louis Braille School Auction date, or the pet may be brought to artist for photographing. Bonnie excels at animal paintings. The picture above is an example of her work. Donated by Bonnie Hodges. Value: $250

Below is a sampling of items available for bidding at the auction, arranged by category.

The Arts

Roy Hughes Digital Block Print: “Cruise Ship: Kona Port of Call”
cruise-shipA travel poster style image from the big island of Hawaii. Framed with glass, 20′ x 16′. Donated by Roy E. Hughes. Value: $100

Note Cards with Original Art
Pack of 8 note cards. Original art by Grace Lackey. Two each of four designs: horses, mountain stream, and two flower designs. Donated by Julie LeMay. Value: $6 (3 packs available)

Two Tickets to “Ten Grands Concert
The concert, performed at Benaroya Hall, features 10 amazing pianists and 10 grand pianos playing jazz, blues, classical, pop, boogie woogie, tango and more. The performance benefits music education in the State of Washington. Donated by Kathy Fahlman DeWalt. Value: $124

Small Basalt Stoneengraved stone
Small basalt stone with sandblasted geometric designs created by Jim Ballard. Attractive as a decorative piece for your home or perhaps a paperweight for your desk. Donated by Jim Ballard. Value: $45

Engraved Glass Vase
Glass vase with exquisitely engraved bear and flock of birds by Jim Ballard. Donated by Jim Ballard. Value: $50


“100 Beautiful Views of Glacier National Park”100-Beautiful-Views-cover
A collection of 100 digital block prints by Roy Hughes depicting the history, lore, nature and wildlife of Glacier National Park. Includes maps, driving or hiking directions. In 2005, Roy Hughes was selected to serve as artist-in-residence at Glacier National Park. 132 pages. Copyright 2009. Donated by Roy E. Hughes.
Value: $19.95

“Hooray for Braille” Tote
This bright red canvas “Hooray for Braille” tote contains “Feel and Touch,” a print/braille board book; Playskool magnetic numbers with braille; Touch and Feel flash cards with braille; and the book “Braille for the Sighted.” Donated by Seedlings Braille Books for Children. Value: $34

A Trio of Mysteries
The first three books in the popular Stephanie Plum detective series by Janet Evanovich: “One for the Money,” “Two for the Dough,” “Three to Get Deadly.” Donated by Ellen Hawkins. Value: $45

“Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones”
Children’s book by Judy Schachner with a CD of the book read by the author and small a Skippyjon doll. Donated by Edmonds Bookshop. Value: $29

Friends of the Edmonds Library canvas tote filled with booksFriends
“The Doomsday Key” by James Rollins, “The Ottoman Cage: A Novel of Istanbul” by Barbara Nadel, “The Girls from Ames” by JeffreyZaslow, “Pretty Woman” by Fern Michaels, “When Will There Be Good News:” by Kate Atkinson. Package includes Friends of the Edmonds Library membership for one year. Tote and membership donated by Friends of the Edmonds Library; books donated by Ellen Hawkins. Value: $118


Hand-knit hedgehog. Very cute and cuddly. His fuscia-colored brother brought $50 at another organization’s auction. Will Hedgie do as well at ours? Donated by Sue Vermuelen


Cheesecake Cockaigne with Strawberries
Old fashioned homemade sour cream-topped cheesecake baked in a graham cracker crust with a basket of fresh strawberries. Made and Donated by Maribel Mennano. Value: $30

A Loaf of Bread a Month for 13 Months
Certificate for one loaf of bread a month for 13 months. May be redeemed at The Essential Bakery Cafes:
Wallingford, 1604 N 34th ST, Seattle, WA
Madison, 2719 E Madison ST, Seattle, WA
Expires June 30, 2011. Donated by The Essential Baking Company. Value: $72

21-ounce tin of cookies
A variety of cookies by “Julie’s … bakes better biscuits.” Donated by board member Barbara Chase. Value: $20

Chocolate Basket
A basket of treats for the chocolate lover. Donated by Julie LeMay. Value: $25

Coffee Basket
12 ounces “Danger Drip” coffee and a 24-ounce bottle of Almond Roca Buttercrunch Toffee syrup by Brown & Haley to enjoy in latte’s, steamed milk, mochas, and desserts. Donated by Main Street Coffee in Lake Stevens. Value: $17.50

McDonald’s Gift Card
Good at all participating McDonald’s. No expiration date. Value: $50

Starbuck’s Gift Card
$50 card good at any Starbuck’s. No expiration date. Donated by Guide Dog Users of Wsshington State. Value: $50

Coffee for Two
One pound “Mexico Chiapas” coffee beans. The flavor of the brewed coffee is described as “milk chocolate, hazelnut.” Serve the coffee in two large mugs, hand-painted especially for Starbucks. Donated by Downtown Edmonds Starbucks. Value: $28

Walnut Street Coffee Gift Certificate
Enjoy a light lunch, delicious beverages, and healthy snacks at Walnut Street Coffee. Located in Edmonds at 410 Walnut Street. Donated by Walnut Street Coffee. Value: $25

Red Twig Cafe Gift Certificate
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Red Twig Bakery Cafe in downtown Edmonds. Donated by Red Twig Cafe. Value: $20

Home and Garden

28-Piece Dessert/Salad SetWild Rose
“Wild Rose” pattern by Villeroy & Boch, contains 8 each over-sized cups, saucers, dessert/salad plates, 1 sauce boat with attached underplate, a creamer, and a sugar bowl with lid. Very nice and glowing with German “gemütlich” kind of charm.

Limoges China
10 cups and saucers in a lovely rose pattern with gold trim. This antique set belonged to the mother of Julie LeMay, Louis Braille School volunteer. Donated by Julie LeMay. Value: Priceless.

Glass Canister
6-inch-high rose-colored glass canister with lid. Value: $10

Glass Vase
6-inch-high heavy glass vase with embossed pink roses. Value: $15

VaseVinci Vace
Hand fused “Vinci” vase in vibrant tones of blue, green and rose by Dynasty Gallery. 10″ high. Value: $28

Fabric Wall Hanging
“A Garden of Love Grows in a Grandmother’s Heart.” Wall hanging with place to display two special photos of your choice. Donated by Julie LeMay. Value: $10

Picture Framebicycle frame
“Bicycle Built for Two” picture frame in a pewter finish. There is a place for a picture in each wheel. Value: $15

Two, 8-inch handmade scented candles in subtle tones to match any decor. Donated by Ellen Hawkins. Value: $10 each

House Cleaning Services
Four hours of cleaning services. Must be redeemed within one year of certificate date. Service area: north to Marysville, south to Renton, east to Monroe, west to Mukilteo. Please contact the office for further information on details and a time to set up a scheduled cleaning date. Donated by Attention to Detail. Our thanks to Kathy DeCandia, owner. Value: $160

Gardener’s Delight
Two tickets to Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour; tickets available after June 1, 2010. One-hour consultation with a Master Gardener for your garden, deck, or balcony; expires October 31, 2010. Book “A Potpourri of Pansies” by Emelie Tolley and Chris Mead.Master Gardener will travel to these locations in southern Snohomish County: Brier, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Edmonds/Woodway. Also Shoreline in north King County. Tickets donated by Edmonds in Bloom; Consultation and “Pansies” book donated by board member Barbara Chase Value: $95

Italian Herb Garden
Kit containing terra cotta planter, peat pellets, basil, chives and oregano seeds, and a recipe for Fines Herbes Italiennes. Donated by board member Barbara Chase. Value: $25

Cosmic Spinner for Your Yardyard spinner
A quadruple helix handcrafted of painted steel. Includes a swivel for easy hanging and smooth spinning with the gentlest breeze. Donated by Lake Stevens True Value. Value: $20 (2 spinners available)

3-Part Picture Frame
Frame for three small pictures. Overall size is 13 x 5 1/2. Will hold three, 2 1/2 x 3 pictures. Donated by Jennifer Wheeler. Value: $15

“Memories” Plaque
Decorative plaque to hang on the wall or place on a table. Measures 9 x 5 inches. Donated by Garden Gear. Value: $20

“Laugh” Plaque
Decorative plaque to hang on the wall or place on a table. Measures 9 x 5 inches. Donated by Garden Gear. Value: $20

“Be a Star” Plaque
Decorative hand-glazed clay plaque with etched design to hang on the wall. Measures 3 x 6 1/2. Donated by Garden Gear. Value: $18

Three-Piece Chips and Salsa Set
One large bowl to hold chips, two smaller bowls for dips. Donated by a Friend of the Louis Braille School. Value: $15

Decorative Glass Bowl
Heavy glass compote filled with clear marbles and a candle in the center. 10 1/2″ high. Donated by A Friend of the Louis Braille School. Value: $20

Lookin’ Good

Oakley Sunglasses
Model: “Half Jacket.” Frame: Jet Black. Lens: Fire. Donated by Brett Hagen, O.D. Value: $200

$50 Country Village Shops Gift Certificate
Valid at all Country Village Shops and Restaurants 23718 7th Ave SE, Bothell, WA. No expiration date. Donated by Country Village Shops. Value: $50

Swedish Massage
One Hour Swedish Massage with Hot Stones. Mention “Louis Braille School” when scheduling appointment. Expires April 30, 2010. Donated by Sno-King Massage Clinic. Our thanks to Christine Koch, owner. Value: $65

Gift Certificate
Edmonds Vitamins and herbs, 420 5th Avenue in Edmonds, carries a wide selection of natural health products. Certificate expires February 1, 2011. Donated by Edmonds Vitamins and Herbs. Value: $20

Brown leather-like vinyl handbag with silver buckles. Donated by Jennifer Wheeler. Value: $15


Flowers for Your Special Event
Flowers for a small wedding or other event. One large arrangement for altar/lobby/main table; five table centerpieces; six each corsages/boutennieres. Donated by board member Sally Hyde.

Piano Rental and Tuning Packageupright
Six-month rental of an older upright piano, valued at $30/month, with option to continue renting after the 6 months. Package includes one tuning, unlimited free repairs., and moving in and out. Geographic restrictions: North from Marysville, south to Federal Way. Expires March 19, 2011. Donated by Dean Petrich. Value: $455

The Fifty States Commemorative Quarters
Mounted in a mahogany-finish wood collector’s case with hinged glass cover; may be hung on the wall. A unique gift for your grandchildren. Value: $55.00

Country Village Shops Gift Certificate
Valid at all Country Village Shops and Restaurants, 23718 7th Ave SE, Bothell, WA. No expiration date. Donated by Country Village Shops. Value: $50

Soothing Full Cushion Massager
Choose between high, medium, or low intensity. Five motors in three independent zones, soothing heat massage, side pouch stores hand-held controller. Donated by Lake Stevens True Value. Value: $30

Corry’s Cleaning Certificate
$20 in cleaning services good at Corry’s Fine Dry Cleaning, Corry’s Cleaning Services, or Fuzzy Wuzzy Rug Cleaning. There are 5 Corry’s Fine Dry Cleaning locations in the Seattle area and one in Edmonds. Corry’s Cleaning Services and Fuzzy Wuzzy Rug Cleaning are available in the greater Puget Sound Area. Donated by Corry’s Fine Cleaning. Value: $20

Snuggie Blanket
The blanket that has sleeves. Zebra pattern fleece, 71″ x 54″. Includes a compact “press and open” booklight. Donated by Lake Stevens True Value. Value: $17

Fleece Dog Bed
A cozy bed for your best friend. Red with black paw prints, black on reverse side. Measures 18 x 34 inches. Donated by Guide Dog Users of Washington State. Value: $20

Four Wheel Alignment and Tire Rotation
Four wheel alignment and Tire Rotation good only at Keelers Corner Les Schwab #374 located at 17117 Hwy 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037. Telephone: 425-742-2702. Donated by Les Schwab #374. Value: $114.98

Sports and Recreation

Husky Football Basket
2 tickets to the Husky – UCLA football game played in Husky Stadium on November 13, 2010, and an assortment of Husky memorabilia. Donated by University of Washington Alumni Association. Value: $150

Fire Chief for a Day
Recipient and four friends will tour the fire station, engine and medic unit, and spray water from a fire hose, then have root beer floats at the fire station with the firefighters. Participants must be age 7 or older. Call Leslie at 425-551-1243 at least three weeks in advance to set a mutually agreed upon date. Expires 9/20/2010. Donated by Snohomish County Fire District 1. Value: Priceless

Fish Fillet Knife 6-inch hand ground stainless steel blade with birch handle and tooled leather sheath. Donated by Greg’s Custom Rod and Reel. Value: $20

Emerald Downs: A Day at the Races
Includes admission for 4, official programs, and reserved seating on a mutually agreeable date. Valid during the 20010 live racing season, beginning April 9, 2010 to September 26, 2010. Please call for reservations. Not valid on Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Fireworks Spectacular, Mile Day. Donated by Emerald Downs. Value: $58