THE KINSALE FOUNDATION, INC.


Where history joins hands with community.

The Kinsale Museum

History and community have always been key elements of life in the historic riverfront port of Kinsale, where in 1977, three young Kinsale natives -- architect Harry Lee Arnest and historians Frank Bailey Jr., and Walter B. Norris Jr. -- spearheaded the creation of The Kinsale Foundation.  They were joined by other area businessmen and historians like Earl Carter Moss of Moss Chevrolet, Edna Sanford Douglas, the Bevanses of Bevans Oyster Co. and the Cardens of Potomac Supply in forming Kinsale Foundation.  They envisioned a group that would welcome newcomers to the historic village and unite in protecting Kinsale’s environment -- both cultural and physical. In the ensuing years, the foundation has bought property for public use, as well as collecting and safe-guarding continue...

At Kinsale Museum’s Gilligan’s Island summer fundraiser Saturday night, August 13, at the Backdraft, charming young Sophia Cugno, left, portrayed glamorous Ginger Grant, and her sister Olivia enacted Mary Ann Summers (the wholesome Kansas farm girl).  They are Jan and Hal Schuler’s granddaughters visiting from Colorado.At Kinsale Museum’s Gilligan’s Island summer fundraiser Saturday night, August 13, at the Backdraft, charming young SophiaDoc Dugan perfectly embodied Thurston Howell III, but Doc’s dear wife Bobbie is MUCH prettier than Lovey, Eunice Wentworth Howell.  Bobbie came to Gilligan’s Island at the Backdraft wearing a dress she made, wait for it, 47 years ago.  How many of us could even get our big toe into… Cugno, left, portrayed glamorous Ginger Grant, and her sister Olivia enacted Mary Ann Summers (the wholesome Kansas farm girl).  They are Jan and Hal Schuler’s granddaughters visiting from Colorado.

Pictured Right: Doc Dugan perfectly embodied Thurston Howell III, butDoc’s dear wife Bobbie is MUCH prettier than Lovey, Eunice Wentworth Howell.  Bobbie came to Gilligan’s Island at the Backdraft wearing a dress she made, wait for it, 47 years ago.  How many of us could even get our big toe into…

 

By Museum Director Lynn Norris

Folks came from as far away as Hawaii and Colorado.  Some (gasp!) even ventured from across the Potomac in Maryland and D.C., to enjoy a blast from the past at the Backdraft Saturday night August 13 as a Gilligan’s Island DVD played on the screen.  The theme was echoed by charming costumes donned for our Kinsale Foundation fundraiser.

Courtesy and comradeship permeated the evening as we were wined and dined, then danced the night away to DJ David Lankford’s play list, despite the broiling mercury in the area’s weather stations.   Outside under the silent auction tent it truly did feel like hotter than 100 degrees despite the fans and nice breezes.

We were so sorry that heat and illness kept some of our generous donors at home.  We missed you!

Our charming servers, who undulated gracefully in grass skirts, were at our elbows before we even realized we needed additional hydration.  That coconut rum was perfect for the island theme, and the savory buffet offering surf and turf was delicious.  Let it be gratefully noted that Barb Dickman’s kindly contributed pounds and pounds of homemade fudge provided quite valuable extra vim and vigor throughout the day and evening. 

The evening introduced us to new neighbors and friends, while generating a highly useful total of $4,200 in live and silent auction sales to benefit the Kinsale Museum. 

John Lawler heated up the bidding on live auction items to elicit generous attendees’ uttermost excitement about Peter Albert’s tethered hot air balloon ride, Turner Waughtel’s heavenly herons, Scottie Moss’s Kinsale Charters fishing party, the drink-like-a-fish wine rack, and a Teal sailboat and trailer from the Battailes.

And due to the kindness of the Murphys, who paid their tally but donated the boat and trailer back -- those very valuable nearly new nautical items are on the block again at the Ice Cream Parlor.Guests Saturday night at the Gilligan’s Island celebration at the Backdraft were watched over VERY helpfully by lovely ladies in bright array and grass skirts, who literally waited on us hand and foot.  John Lawler is pictured here with three of our charming servers while preparing to hype the crowd’s generosity for the live auction

IMPORTANT NOTE: Three times as many other useful, elegant, informative and fascinating items (valued at $5,400) are still to be found at the old Ice Cream Parlor in the ongoing silent auction, which can be bid on each Friday and Saturday from 10-5 until its close on Sept. 17, Kinsale Day.  If every item meets its minimum starting bid (and many are already showing bids above the minimum, that would be an additional $2,500 to fund Museum expenses.

This auction is of vital importance to the Museum’s activities as both a gatherer of local history and as a welcome center which is featured on the Northern Neck Artisans Trail and the Virginia Oyster and Star-Spangled Banner trails.  The auction and our Rubber Duck Derby on Kinsale Day, as well as your dues, provide our little Museum with operational funding.

Activities at the Fourth of July and Christmas, for which your gifts are also tax-deductible through the Foundation, are dedicated to a special sense of community warmth for everyone rather than to the Museum’s own needs.

SPEAKING OF WHICH: 

Do you have a special DVD or book on tape that you’d like to share with others in our Desert Island Discs basket?   Bring it on over to the Museum.

Would you like to donate a toy to the kids basket for the auction?  Not a BIG toy like something to ride on.  But a small game in good condition or something fun your little ones found charming but have outgrown.

NOTE:  The values shown below on the ongoing auction items are the STARTING minimum bids, not the current bidding status.   If you are curious about the current status of bidding on an item below and cannot come by on or before Sept. 17, email museumdirector@gmail.com.

 

 

SUMMER AUCTION

Bidding continues at the old Ice Cream Parlor Fridays & Saturdays thru Kinsale Day (Sept. 17)

THE LIST BELOW SHOWS BIDS AS OF AUGUST 18 

I. F is for FUN……

 

F-2      HISTORIC LANCASTER TAVERN offers a one-night stay, which provides historic ambience and delightful proximity to the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library.  No meals included.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier.

$100 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10     VALUE $150

 

F-4      FLY DOWN THE HILL past the woods on a snowy evening with this charming antique wooden sled donated by Charles Davis in the memory of his late wife.

MINIMUM BID $50             VALUE $150

 

F-6      ESSEX INN is dedicated to providing guests with both hospitality and elegance.  Shall we also point out that when the tornado struck Tappahannock this winter, they were a clearing house serving those who lost so much in that horrific storm.  Hooray for Ric and Jeremy! They have donated a one-night stay in the King Bedroom with a gourmet breakfast.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$125 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10      VALUE $250

 

F-8      MUSICAL MEMORIES Rappahannock Concert Association has made 2 season-tickets available for the 6-part 2016-2017 series.  Offerings from Chopin to Glenn Miller and everything in between.  And it’s such a great opportunity to encourage the talented musicians, both young and old, from our area!

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$60 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10       VALUE $200

 

F-9      THE INN AT MONTROSS promises vigorous attention to its guests’ every need.  They are not only kindly offering a one-night stay for two people in one room with breakfast, but have also provided a $50 gift card to be used at the Inn however you may choose.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$125 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10     VALUE $260

 

F-10    A STAR IS BORN.  Hope and Les Jackson have found a really exciting way to make new friends and share great moments:  The Teal Moons Photo Booth is offering an hour and a half auction package that will capture both memories and fun with unlimited poses, a whole trunk of props to bring out the glamor in everybody, and every opportunity to make your event unforgettable.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

MINIMUM BID $150            VALUE $350

 

F-12    NATURE LOVER’S BASKET offers you the chance to really get to know and love Westmoreland State Park, one of our area’s great natural treasures.  Many thanks to the Friends of Westmoreland State Park and to the Park itself, for this very generous donation!

A.  Gift certificate for two-night cabin stay at Westmoreland State Park ($176 covers a cabin at the mid-season rate, although the words off-season were included incorrectly)

B.  Friends of Westmoreland State Park Package: 2 Friends of Westmoreland State Park T-shirts; a one-year membership to Friends of Westmoreland State Park, and a Friends of Westmoreland State Park sticker ($44).

C.  Two 12-month parking passes to Westmoreland State Park (good for Sept. 1, 2016 through Sept. 1, 2017,  although they were entered the European way which puts the day first, then the month… an $80 value).

Pick up gift certificates when pay cashier

$150 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10     VALUE $296

 

F-13  BELLE ISLE STATE PARK. 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, Va. 22503.  Fun on the water!  Parking pass for a one-day visit.  Two hours for two individuals in the activity of your choice: kayaking, paddleboarding or canoeing.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

MINIMUM BID $20  VALUE $50

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2. D is for DELICIOUS

 

D-2      MOSAIC’S MADE IN VIRGINIA basket from Jane Woodle includes a St. Francis Candle from Shawnee Springs; Kickles – Pickles with a kick, Vidalia Onion Relish and Rosemary-Eucalyptus soap.

$22 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5       VALUE $50

 

 

D-4a    CALORIES BEGONE.  Apricot/Triple sec pound cake #2 by Lynn Being a charitable contribution, it should go down smooth and not add any inches to your waist.  Unless you eat the whole thing in two days like John Lawler…

$45 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $50

 

D-4b.   FEEDING FRENZY sparks demand for extra pound cakes.  I will keep giving them if you keep bidding on them.

$45  MINIMUM BID.    VALUE $50

 

D-4b. 4c. 4d.  If you ask nicely, the Museum Director has been known to make two or three extra pound cakes or even four at the $50 value, so there are plenty to go around and no internecine warfare is sparked.  Call in advance to reserve yours.  472-2013.

 

D-5      ADD SOME SPICE TO YOUR LIFE!  Jack’s is serving 2 lbs. of spiced shrimp, and Shirley Grizzel’s Plantation Cookbook provides some ideas for delicious vegetables to complement the meal.  Great way to start the evening after a hard day’s work, Mom!

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$25 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5          VALUE $35

 

D-6      GLUTEN-FREE GOODNESS: Barb Sherman at the Health Nut contributed 24-oz bottles of Persian Lime-infused olive oil and Blackberry Ginger vinegar.  Debbie Harper from Dr. Gilchrist’s office gave some of her homemade pickles, including relish and beets.  Jazz up all your meals for quite awhile!

$60 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5        VALUE $60

 

D-8      TWO FISH FOR YOU.  $25 certificate toward lunch for two at Two Fish Bistro and Tackle, where everything on the menu is both delicious and good for you, too! 

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$30 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $25

 

D-9      NICE CUPPA TEA?  This little basket has two vintage sugar and creamer sets: one, cut glass, the other hand-painted vintage china.  Also tea and some coasters.  From Pat Adams and Gail Sigler.   

$20 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $50 

 

D-10    Michelle’s Sweet Treats are SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE.  Warsaw is lucky to have these talented and creative bakers.  They have donated a $5 gift certificate in addition ½ dozen assorted cookies, a cinnamon roll, two regular brownies, and a muffin (your choice of apple or blueberry).  CALL before you come to Warsaw to pick-up.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$25 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $25 

 

D-11  DOGS AND FAMILY AND BEACH.  What could be more fun than Billie Jean Stickels’ great basket of mugs and coffee, cutting board, notepads, etc.  All with a Beach theme.

MINIMUM BID $25              VALUE $40

 

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3. N is for NATURE: birds, flowers, gardens and more

 

N-2      CHEAPER THAN THERAPY… The plaque in Joni Lawler’s gardening basket offers a bit of guidance:  “Gardening’s Cheaper than Therapy & you get Tomatoes!”  Plus, a harvest apron, tiny tot gladiolus, a beautiful gazing ball, and some very useful books and tools.  Including a HUGE volume that was Ginny Skord’s which answers EVERY question!

$70 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $120

 

N-4      WEARABLE NATURE ART.  Caroline Anderson has found some really beautiful fair-trade wearable nature art at Ten Thousand Villages for her basket.  This includes sea disk earrings and necklace, a winter skies scarf, a posy coin purse, fish cut-metal art, and a layered earth planter.

$40 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $171

 

N-5      ‘CASTAWAY’ Pawley’s Island Hammock donated by Allison’s Ace Hardware should provide the Gilligans in your family a perfect night’s slumber.  If you can hang it right side up in a tree that won’t fall over sideways in an earthquake…

$60 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $60

 

N-8      BIRDS ON A BOUGH:  Billie Jean Stickels Sandy Point Seaglass art shows five avian friends perched and ready to greet you.

$15 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5        VALUE $20

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4.  P is for PLEASE THE PALATE

P-1      VAULT FIELD VINEYARDS:  4 bottles wine in a rack so elegant it actually has a door!!!   Boy, it took me awhile to navigate that one, when I was looking to see if there was a bottle of Conundrum.  (There was!)  This offering also includes tastings and tours for up to six persons, who take away their souvenir glasses and reap the benefit of a 20% discount on wine purchased.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$65 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $150

 

P-5      RUBY RED. The Drapers’ basket has 10 definitively elegant vintage ruby aperitif glasses. 

$35 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $75

 

P-6      NEED A NAPKIN?  Whether this tray is chartreuse or celery -colored or another shade of green entirely, it is quite striking.  And the kicky drinks napkins will come in mighty handy, too.

$27 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $50

 

P-7      THE PERFECT TOOLS.  When an oyster roast rolls around you need JUST the right tools.  Here is Rodney Canter of Coastal Change’s Northern Neck Shucking Board for getting INTO the oysters, and two dishes from Jan Pekarek in which to pass around condiments like butter, ketchup, crackers, etc.

$30 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $50

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5.  J is for JEWELRY & other ways to PAMPER YOURSELF or someone special

 

J-4       FAITH, FRIENDS & FAMILY.  3 inspirational books, popcorn, a covered dish and carrier for those casserole moments.  Plus a picture frame, an angel, and two movies.  Yes, National Treasures #2 does star that heart throb Nicolas Cage and happens to be one of the few sequels as good as #1.

$40 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $60

 

J-5       PAMPER YOURSELF!  YOU DESERVE IT!  Kicky necklace from the Klothz Patch ($35).  $20 gift certificate from Teresa’s Nails.  Shampoo, cut and blow dry $20 at the Main Street Hair Salon.  Lavender and Citrus Bliss doTerra oils $37) from The Wellness Place.  A massage from talented Holly, who formerly could be found at Belfield’s Physical Therapy ($15).  Gail Sigler’s mouthwatering homemade truffles and embracing golden throw round out this very tempting offering.

Pick up gift certificates when pay cashier

$70 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $180

 

J-6       A BAG OF MANY COLORS suits every outfit…  Ingrid Rose has a marvelous sense of how color can soothe and uplift you, exemplified beautifully in this lovely handmade patchwork totebag.  It belongs in YOUR life.

$35 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5        VALUE $40

 

J-7       YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE!  Desperate to cast a little extra light onto a knotty problem, or, a more soothing atmosphere.  This package provides a solution to both. REALLY bright Premier Lantern from by Northern Neck Building Supply can light up the darkest corners in Thurston Howell III’s gold mine. Gail Sigler’s scented candle (it looks like a cake!) is just perfect for introducing a little mystery.

$20 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5          VALUE $35

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6.  K is for kid stuff and dogs

K-1      FUN FOR THE LITTLE ONES.  When the grandkids come to visit, Jimmy and Terry Moss want to make sure your dear little ones have all kinds of bright-colored fun playthings, while safely swimming!  They’ve included puzzles, bubbles, balls, bats, even popsicle makers!

$40 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5          VALUE $75

 

K-2      PINK IS THE COLOR OF LOVE.  Priceless little girl’s baby basket full of pink items for the newest charmer in your life.  Ann Lewis made a darling quilt to coordinate with her bibs, teething ring, and charming baby doll.  There’s even a little lamb candle holder.  Stunning headbands.  Infinite selection of hats.  Much, much more.

$80 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10        VALUE $200

 

K-3      KIDS’ BOOKS about cats and horses, lions, tigers, bears, lobsters and every other denizen of the land, sky and sea.  You’ll learn something every time you read these to your darlings.  Donated by talented authors Barb Dietz and Susan Anthony-Tolbert, as well as the Kinsale Museum.

$50 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5            VALUE $85

 

K-4      THE DOG DID WHAT???  Treats from Michelle’s Sweet Treats Bakery.  Tick/flea meds ($55 gift certificate) donated by Heathsville Animal Hospital.  Sandy Paws plaque from Murphy Seed.  Metal garden dog from Lynn.  Basket creator Gail Sigler donated a $50 gift certificate for grooming, funny books from the dog’s perspective , irresistible toys, a dog treat jar.  Other dog murder mystery books came from Jim Lane at the Book Nook.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$60 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $175

 

K-5      Kids’ toy basket.  Contributions welcome.  Small (not ride-upon!) toys, games, puzzles other items in like-new condition that your child is too old for now, but another child could enjoy.

MORE COMING FOR THIS          VALUE  full of fun

 

K-6     STRAWBERRY BOOTIES.  Precious darling strawberry booties handmade by Claire Michiee are perfectly complemented by The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter from the Norrises.

$30 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $50

 

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7.  A stands for Art on the River

A-1      SAIL ON, SILVER GIRL… with these handmade cards for special occasions from talented Janice Stewart.  She’s quirky and colorful and always willing to share a story that will have you in stitches.

$50 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5    VALUE   $70

 

A-2      Lustrous NATURESCAPE on metal of a skiff in the mist captures the river through the eyes of photographer and donor Kathryn Murray

$75 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $            VALUE $125

 

A-3      HAPPY TURTLE, created and donated by Jen Callahan is looking mighty bright and happy!

$30 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $40

 

A-4      NAUTICAL NICETIES.  Large luminous Hahn pastel of boats in a wondrous place will bring the river to you wherever you are.    Stretched print on fabric Donated by Sandra and Tom Hodges

$110 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10      VALUE $100

 

A-5      THIS PACKAGE WILL TRANSFIGURE YOUR PARTIES FOR YEARS TO COME: 3 (three) vivid tempered-glass cutting boards (or cheese boards) created and donated by visionary artist Jen Callahan: a frog, a dolphin, flamingos .  THANK YOU, Jen, for sharing your colorful, upbeat vision so generously! (Let the winner beware: your guests may try to smuggle these out in their handbags!)

$90 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10        VALUE $90

 

A-6      HERON IN SILHOUETTE.  Oak Grove naturalist and photographer John Narney has captured the quintessential dignity of this heron.  Matted and framed by the artist/donor.

$20 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $45

 

A-9      ANGELFISH PRINT by Jen Callahan, double-matted and framed by donor John Battaile.

$40 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $175

 

A-10    CHARMING CRAB.  Jen Callahan has donated this charming crab, which Joni Lawler had framed to reign over your beach house!

$110 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10    VALUE $175

 

A-11    Print of a painting of a rustic scene by a talented quadraplegic artist.

$50 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $40

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8.  H is for History & books & keeping your brain limber

H-1      OUR TOWN.  Kinsale totebag ($25) and 5 history books about this very special neck of the woods.  These include Coles Point and Tidwells (donated by compiler Jan Ohrmundt).  Northern Neck Pictorial History (donated by Jim Lane of the Book Nook). Westmoreland County Virginia (donated by Westmoreland County). Kinsale Reminiscences and Historic sites across a 6-county area.

$75 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10       VALUE $175

 

H-2      BIG WHITE BASKET #1 of books.  HUGE collection of books about life on the water, ranging from travels in Antarctica to the South Seas.  Donated by Friends of the RCC Library, whose bookstore is a treasure trove of fascination.

$35 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE  $40

 

H-3      FOR CIVIL WAR AFICIANADOS.  Bob Skord’s children kindly donated some books of great interest and a large and fascinating (AND HEAVY) framed print of the Gettysburg battle array.   Do not try to take this home on an airplane!

$100 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10     VALUE $150

 

H-4      BRAIN TRAINING.  Courses at RILL (Rappahannock Institute for Life Long Learning at RCC) guide folks through formerly unknown mindscapes to keep us on our learning curve.  Lots of opportunities to learn more about the Changing Bay, the Night Sky, Civil War battles, flea market finds, dogs, local history and much more!  Free pass for two to 10 courses which stretch from Sept through mid-November…  (Tuition for one person for one course  is $35, so you are saving a LOT even if you and a friend make it to only a couple!)

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

MINIMUM BID $50              VALUE $700

 

H-5      BIG WHITE BASKET #2 of fascinating volumes about crossings into an unknown place – over water, over whatever mine fields lie ready to imperil the explorer. From Friends of the RCC Library.

$20 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE  $40

 

H-6      DESERT ISLAND DISCS and a 1,500-piece jigsaw.  Glenn Newcomb, Lois Spencer, others.

$25 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5        VALUE $70

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9.  B helps BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME wf silver, glass, brass collectibles.

B-2      ELEGANT SMALL TABLE Antique, curved-front occasional table with drawers, donated by Charles Davis in memory of his late wife.

$45 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5        VALUE $150

 

B-3      HAND-CRAFTED WITH LOVE: oak and mahogany coffee or end table, made by Bob Skord for his dear Ginny

$75 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10      VALUE $100

 

B-4      A STOOL OF MARIGOLD, hand made by Bill Jenkins of Locust Farm Windsors, from poplar and maple.  Suitably sturdy and amply capacious for the larger-sterned vessel.  THANK YOU, Bill!

MINIMUM BID $65              VALUE $150

 

B-5      3 LOVELY ANTIQUE DISHES: pink depression glass cake plate; fluted edge lustreware bowl; heavy cut glass fruit or salad bowl.  From 443 Main St. Antiques proprietor Joe Howell.

$30 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $75

 

B-6      A SEAT FIT FOR A KING.  Phil Beauchamp focuses his carpentry skills on comfort, as well as sturdy, long-lasting beauty.  He has made a walnut Adirondack chair that is kind to the back and to the, er, derriere, and finished it thoroughly so you can use it on the porch or in the house.  Also, he has got the pieces ready to make four more, which would be available at the “VALUE” below [$325 each] if somebody wanted to purchase a set.

$170 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10  VALUE $325

 

B-7      KINSALE RESTORATIONS:  Sleek teak, mahogany & walnut table similar to the one that sparked quite the bidding war in last year’s auction is being handcrafted by Todd Ransone of Kinsale Restorations.  You go, Todd!

$200 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10     VALUE $400

 

B-8      WILD ABOUT BLUE.  Bill Witt at Up the Creek used to save your Museum Director all the things that were blue.  Lynn Norris put together this basket together in the Witts’ honor with items bought at Murphy Seed and Mosaic:  Towels, coasters, a little tray, napkins, tea pot, coffee pot, cream pitcher.

$50 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5           VALUE $75  

 

B-11    PLATTER FOR ANY OCCASION.  Betsy Chesler’s cream-colored Lenox platter, shell napkins, will coordinate well with any china, no matter what the pattern.

$30 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5           VALUE $70

 

B-12    MUDPIE SHELL SERVING PLATTER & 4 hors d’oeuvres plates will transform your table.

$30 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5           VALUE $80

 

B-13    GET ON YOUR HIGH HORSE.  Always wanted a pony but didn’t have pasture and barn space? Kicky brass sculpture from the Carmel UMC sale.

$75 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5            VALUE $90

 

B-15    ANCHORS AWEIGH:  anchor-themed beach and hand towels, note cards, plates, napkins, sun-visors, a brooch, a bottle of wine and more from the Siglers and Polifkas and Norrises (VALUE $70) in a MARKET TOTE (VALUE $50) with anchor coozies, made by The Headleys of Life in the Northern Neck. Perfect items to take on a JAUNT ON THE WAVES with Les and Hope Jackson, who will take out a party of four for an hour and a half on their boat (BOAT TRIP $150 VALUE).

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$200 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $10   VALUE $ 300

 

B-17    IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS.  I think I felt a snowflake!  Maybe not..  but it’s never too early to start thinking of this very special holiday.  Some nice things from the Carmel UMC sale.

$20 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $30

 

B-18    FLOAT THROUGH A COLORFUL EVENING with no breakage.  A dozen vivid plastic tumblers with straws from Bill O’Bier and Ray McCawley paired with a bottle of your favorite Mexican Beverage from Joni Lawler.  What better way to enjoy a weekend fiesta?!

$15 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $40

 

B-19    HUGE BRASS COLLECTION.  Candlesticks, swans, sconces, and more.  Carmel UMC sale.

$20 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $65

 

B-20  TOTALLY BRILLIANT TRAY – did Chihuly design this swirling, dramatic, deeply capacious tray with the great tumblers, drink mixes and curlicue straws?   ALSO, a gift certificate for vegetables from Dawn Wyszynski’s garden.

$45 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5          VALUE $55

 

B-21  UTTERLY ELEGANT.  Do you still receive calling cards (or keep business cards or a journal)?  Then this hexagonal dish with a reeded handle from the cupboard of Betty Arnest, bearing quizzical parrots and whimsical fruit, is just perfect to hold a decade’s worth!  And if you DO pay calls yourself, or if you’re planning a formal wedding, then the stunning handmade Belgian lace gloves Scottie McMullan bought one stormy night in Bruges back in 1986 and never wore are equally splendid for the occasion. Small blank book and tiny Women’s Wit compendium.

$20 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5           VALUE $55

 

B-22  VINTAGE ENGLISH WASHBOWL AND PITCHER. Bird of paradise and oriental designs wreathe this striking pair by Pountney, made in Bristol, England.  Unique extra tall pitcher!  Donated by Charles Davis in memory of his late wife.

$40 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $100

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10. V is for VEHICLES, BOATS AND MORE

V-1      Two $25 SILCO gift certificates, sold together.  THANK YOU, friends at Silco for this kind gift!

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$40 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $50

 

V-2      $25 CITGO GAS GIFT CARD from Kinsale Handy Store gets you a good ways along on your next excursion.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

$20 IS BID AS OF 8.18, PLEASE INCREASE BY AT LEAST $5         VALUE $25

                 

V-3      NORTHERN NECK CHEVY has generously provided four gift certificates for the following activities: state inspection; oil, lube and filter change; tire rotation; wheel alignment, a $140 value.

Pick up gift certificate when pay cashier

MINIMUM BID $80              VALUE $140

 

V-4      SAIL AWAY on a 12-foot wooden Pennsylvania-built Teal sailboat designed by eccentric genius boat builder Philip Bolger.  Just right for a teen learning to sail.  Donated by John Battaile, this tender vessel comes with a brand-new trailer to carry her.  (The trailer is worth about $700 in its own right).

Pick up Title Transfer Info, sails, plans and spare wheel when pay cashier

This was purchased for $1,000 at the Gilligan’s Island dance and generously donated BACK to us to raise additional funds

MINIMUM BID $500            VALUE $1,500

           

V5: SAFE HAVEN AT COAN RIVER MARINA THIS WINTER:  Delighted to donate a gift certificate for 6 months of winter land storage with haul-out included, Coan River Marina’s new proprietors Lydia and Matt Miller and Guy Nolan are looking forward to meeting you.  (As shown on the schedule of fees, this would be a potential value of $900 for a 45-foot boat, more info, 804-529-6767, coanrivermarina.com, 3170 Lake Rd. Lottsburg,Va. 22511) (NOTE: Additional fees apply for other services: power wash, blocking, splash.)

MINIMUM BID $175            VALUE $900

Pictured Below:  The Kinsale Museum.    Also Pictured Below: The 300th Anniversary LogoThe Kinsale Museum.