The Kinsale Pulse

Welcome to Kinsale's dedicated community news exchange for your family notes and announcements (babies, weddings, accomplishments, obituaries, etc.), events of community interest, and stories with Kinsale connections.  Submissions are encouraged and welcome.

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Around The Tree

  • Around the tree a hug shares the sadness
  • Around the tree English brothers shoot photos of their mother Frances Sanders' angel
  • Around the tree everytime we say their names
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  • Around the tree laughter lights the day
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  • Scout's first Christmas in Kinsale
Around the tree a hug shares the sadness1 Around the tree English brothers shoot photos of their mother Frances Sanders' angel2 Around the tree everytime we say their names3 Around the tree4 Around the tree laughter lights the day5 around the tree sharing the memories6 Around the tree we will not forget them7 Scout's first Christmas in Kinsale8
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Cople Problem Solvers

  • Annie Hutt Roberts helps Aiden Roberts and Camden Hutt make santa hats
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  • KIDS ZONE problem solvers A perfect fit
  • KIDS ZONE problem solvers boys discuss strategy for bean bag toss
  • KIDS ZONE problem solvers Crafting a new look
  • KIDS ZONE problem solvers Do I hear sleigh bells
  • KIDS ZONE problem solvers Face paint - don't touch before it's dry
  • KIDS ZONE problem solvers Headlights light up your life
  • KIDS ZONE problem solvers Santa toque
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  • Kinsale  Foundation Treasurer Vikki Ravinskas enjoyed facepainting, with Sydney Bedford
Annie Hutt Roberts helps Aiden Roberts and Camden Hutt make santa hats1 Cople Problem Solvers end of parade2 Cople Problem Solvers parade3 Cople Problem Solvers parade 4 Cople Problem Solvers parade middle of group5 Cople Problem Solvers with banner6 KIDS ZONE problem solvers A perfect fit7 KIDS ZONE problem solvers boys discuss strategy for bean bag toss8 KIDS ZONE problem solvers Crafting a new look9 KIDS ZONE problem solvers Do I hear sleigh bells 10 KIDS ZONE problem solvers Face paint - don't touch before it's dry11 KIDS ZONE problem solvers Headlights light up your life12 KIDS ZONE problem solvers Santa toque13 KIDS ZONE problem solvers Three wise men14 Kinsale  Foundation Treasurer Vikki Ravinskas enjoyed facepainting, with Sydney Bedford15
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Delicious Treats

  • Almeda McKenney's gingerbread house
  • Cookies make us smile Bruce Miller photo
  • Dan and Keith Meenan of Vault Field serve Jean and Steve Rogers
  • Garda and Kathleen shared yummy Santa Cake from Michelle's Sweet Treats
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  • Jan Pekarek is a BLURRRRRR of activity serving cookies
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  • Virginia Harris Peale and Vanessa Hummel helped serve cider
Almeda McKenney's gingerbread house1 Cookies make us smile Bruce Miller photo2 Dan and Keith Meenan of Vault Field serve Jean and Steve Rogers3 Garda and Kathleen shared yummy Santa Cake from Michelle's Sweet Treats4 gingerbread cookies yum yum yum5 Jan Pekarek is a BLURRRRRR of activity serving cookies6 Red shirts and crazy hats mark a fun gingerbread baking day7 Virginia Harris Peale and Vanessa Hummel helped serve cider8
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Kids Have Fun

  • All dressed up and ready to give rides
  • Big bro Tallen Coates makes sure Little Sis Bryleigh has a good time
  • bike giveaway winner Connor Van Riper on left wth grandmother Vicky Moss, Mom Jenny and sister Caroline
  • Bikes giveaway delivery
  • Brookie and Scottie were so patient with kids
  • Cayden Belfield and other kids of all ages enjoyed James Beninghove's trains
  • Central Rappahannock Regional Library's Aimee Dillon shared stories with kids, adults
  • James Beninghove enjoys sharing train memorabilia at the Gray Barn
  • Marion Green, Emmanuel Simms, and Chay'quan Rawls brought YUMMY sweet potato pie
  • Ready to giddy-up
  • Rudolph enjoys helping friends Bella Sophia Swann and Hailey Minogue Christmas shop
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  • Waylon and Chase Hymes savor cookies
All dressed up and ready to give rides1 Big bro Tallen Coates makes sure Little Sis Bryleigh has a good time2 bike giveaway winner Connor Van Riper on left wth grandmother Vicky Moss, Mom Jenny and sister Caroline 3 Bikes giveaway delivery 4 Brookie and Scottie were so patient with kids5 Cayden Belfield and other kids of all ages enjoyed James Beninghove's trains6 Central Rappahannock Regional Library's Aimee Dillon shared stories with kids, adults 7 James Beninghove enjoys sharing train memorabilia at the Gray Barn 8 Marion Green, Emmanuel Simms, and Chay'quan Rawls brought YUMMY sweet potato pie9 Ready to giddy-up10 Rudolph enjoys helping friends Bella Sophia Swann and Hailey Minogue Christmas shop11 Twins Caitlin and Blair Dooley with boxes of cookies 12 Waylon and Chase Hymes savor cookies13
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Musicians

  • 11 21 Club puts a song in all our hearts, wine, rain notwithstanding
  • Emma Headley, left, uses the cajon to establish rhythm for 11 21 Club
  • Percussionist Emma Headley of 11 21 Club and her mama Angie take a break to warm up
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  • Sharon Mann's voice soars heavenward
11 21 Club puts a song in all our hearts, wine, rain notwithstanding 1 Emma Headley, left, uses the cajon to establish rhythm for 11 21 Club2 Percussionist Emma Headley of 11 21 Club and her mama Angie take a break to warm up3 Sharon Mann is ready to rock the crowd4 Sharon Mann's voice soars heavenward5
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Parade of Firetrucks

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Santa

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  • SANTA with Addilynn Belfield and Nora Smith
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Toybox

  • Kinsale Foundation Board members Bruce Miller, Vikki Ravinskas present check to Santa Joe Howell of Social Services
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  • Toybox tickets still available at Museum for Todd Ransone's toychest being admired by Jimmy Moss, Matt Hummel and Lois Spencer
Kinsale Foundation Board members Bruce Miller, Vikki Ravinskas present check to Santa Joe Howell of Social Services1 Toybox tickets still available 20182 Toybox tickets still available at Museum for Todd Ransone's toychest being admired by Jimmy Moss, Matt Hummel and Lois Spencer3
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Vendors

  • VENDOR  Betty Lou King
  • VENDOR Cheryl Amos is proud to show off Paparazzi necklace
  • VENDOR Crystal Butler of Gone knots
  • VENDOR Crystal Butler of Gone Knots with shell from Kinsale keychain
  • VENDOR DEBBY GET SPELLING YEATMAN of LuLaRoe
  • VENDOR Faith King, is, like her art, lit from within
  • VENDOR Jane Jenkins with her legion of snowmen
  • VENDOR Jane Jenkins's patriotic farmer snowman
  • VENDOR Janice Cooper with handmade items by Women of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • VENDOR Joy Mitchell shared beautiful oyster shell art
  • VENDOR Laura Fields with daughter and 3-week old grandson Oliver Jenkins who won the littlest boy's bike given away by the firemen
  • VENDOR Lynn King with Rudolf bib
  • VENDOR Madison McAllister holds her Christmas
  • VENDOR Pam Baker in her charming Christmas hat
  • VENDOR Rosenna Brown-Lee and daughter Grace embody Paparazzi Sparkle
  • VENDOR rudy Pekarek's birdhouse bought by Rose Teague will go to her mom, Renee
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  • VENDOR,artist Dolores Flesssner with Justina Serafin
VENDOR  Betty Lou King1 VENDOR Cheryl Amos is proud to show off Paparazzi necklace2 VENDOR Crystal Butler of Gone knots3 VENDOR Crystal Butler of Gone Knots with shell from Kinsale keychain4 VENDOR DEBBY GET SPELLING YEATMAN of LuLaRoe5 VENDOR Faith King, is, like her art, lit from within6 VENDOR Jane Jenkins with her legion of snowmen7 VENDOR Jane Jenkins's patriotic farmer snowman8 VENDOR Janice Cooper with handmade items by Women of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church9 VENDOR Joy Mitchell shared beautiful oyster shell art10 VENDOR Laura Fields with daughter and 3-week old grandson Oliver Jenkins who won the littlest boy's bike given away by the firemen11 VENDOR Lynn King with Rudolf bib12 VENDOR Madison McAllister holds her Christmas 13 VENDOR Pam Baker in her charming Christmas hat14 VENDOR Rosenna Brown-Lee and daughter Grace embody Paparazzi Sparkle15 VENDOR rudy Pekarek's birdhouse bought by Rose Teague will go to her mom, Renee16 VENDOR Sweet-scented Bountiful Blessings soaps17 VENDOR,artist Dolores Flesssner with Justina Serafin18
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Christmas in Kinsale

Christmas in Kinsale Auction launch going well

   As of Nov. 21, your kind bids on the Christmas in Kinsale auction tally $853 on items valued at $5,125.  This is 35.5% of our goal of $2,400.  If we had at least the minimum starting bid on everything, the auction would earn $2,136.

The Museum will be open the Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving weekend. And during the week between Thanksgiving and Christmas in Kinsale, you are welcome to come in anytime your your Museum Director’s car!

Please try to come by BEFORE Christmas in Kinsale to place at least the minimum bid on at least one thing that does not already have a bid!  That way, we can go into the event armed with the belief that we will have a nice success!  If you can’t get here in person before Nov. 30 or on Dec. 1, you can bid by calling 804-472-2013 (Lynn’s cell) or email museumdirector@gmail.com NO LATER than Nov. 30 at noon.

In the notes below, I will put the current bid if any, and what the minimum “raise” on the item is.

Weather-related notes:  Remember to pray without ceasing for good weather.  We have lost so many dear souls this year that the angels, if emphatically encouraged, should be able to shield us with their wings.

We can’t CHANGE the date of Christmas in Kinsale itself no matter what… because everybody has a million things to do in December.

If Dec. 1 should offer terribly challenging weather, [for example like Nov. 15which was TERRIBLE] we might have to try to cram under tents – we have done that before for the all-you-can-eat oysters…  or inside buildings and cut down on activities… For example, the horse would not come and Rocketrun would not charge us for the horse, so that money would be freed up for donations. We would still sell the cookies,and hold the auction and Santa Claus would still listen to Christmas wishes, don’t worry!!!  We have been known to read the Christmas angels’ names inside the Firehouse, even, and light the tree from afar.

If the weather really really messes us up with six feet of snow or something HORRIBLE, we will continue the auction to Christmas so as to find loving homes for as many items as possible in the name of this very good cause.  

Anyway, please set those prayers and meditative weather interventions in motion.

 

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BEAUTIFY YOUR HOUSE

#1 LET IT SNOW!

Sturdy Atico dishes feature smiling snowmen demanding “LET IT SNOW!”  2 baskets come to you, containing a total of seven plates, eight bowls, eight cups and saucers, as well as two pepper shakers and two salt shakers were donated by Shirley Campbell Grizzel, who loves to celebrate the season with special dishes. She was heart-broken that a plate broke.  HOWEVER… You can get a replacement plate on EBay for less than $15.

Valued at $100, $40 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $10.

#2  PRETTY AS A PITCHER!

Whether it’s time to arrange an exhibit for your garden club or just something to cheer up your desk or dinner table, YOU’LL HAVE JUST THE CONTAINER YOU NEED, thanks to Patsy Albert, Leigh Ann Miller & Caroline Anderson.  2 pitchers, a rose bowl, 2 flat containers, and a plaque proclaiming “Gardeners know the best dirt,” as well as a charming figurine to fan you when it’s too hot to weed.

Valued at $50, $22 minimum starting bid

#3 BLUE & WHITE ACCENTS

Elegant blue and white pieces shared by Patsy Albert and Leigh Ann Miller include a rice bowl, a bone china tea cup, a candlestick holder, a darling little shell cat, two duck trivets and a noble pig pitcher, perfect for eggnog.  KEEP COOL AND CARRY ON!

Valued at $75, $30 minimum starting bid

#4 DOWNHOME FLAVOR

Why not offer your guests corn, blueberry or pumpkin muffins made in this 19th-century muffin pan, spiced up with syrup from a little brown jug or local honey from the Wyszynskis’ bees?….

Valued at $60, $27 minimum starting bid

#5  THREE SNAZZY SILVER DISHES

Shannon Reber & Patsy Albert gave three repoussé pieces which look like they belong together, serving sweets at a fancy party! The larger, more ornate daisy-edged dish is monogrammed with a “D” and says STERLING 482 on the back with a British hallmark. Others are quadruple silver plate, one edged with grapes and the other with… what?  Strawberry blossoms?  Waterlily flowers?  PLEASE touch only the edges as it took Robbie Bailey Flynn & Lynn 2 solid hours to polish these & the ones in the other basket

Valued at $250, $60 minimum starting bid

#6  THREE TEA ACCESSORIES

Simple, yet elegant Rockford British creamer is quadruple plated.  Intriguing late 19th-century sugar dish looks like it’s ready to dance. Stacking brass teapot with cream pitcher and bell in lid has a lovely patina.  PLEASE touch only the edges as it took Robbie Bailey Flynn & Lynn 2 solid hours to polish these & the ones in the other basket.

Valued at $70, $27 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $5.

#7  SETH THOMAS CLOCK

Shannon Reber gave us this mantel clock, which was her late husband’s late father’s favorite timepiece.  Its chiming mechanism may need professional guidance as the tolling of the bells every 15 minutes drove Shannon up the wall when visiting the senior Rebers, and she asked Paul’s daddy, Dick Reber, to subdue its exuberance.

Valued at $150, $50 minimum starting bid

#8  KNITTERS DELIGHT

At her Methodist Women’s Club Bazaar, Caroline Anderson found this wonderful family heirloom storage basket for skeins of yarn and knitted/crocheted works in progress.  Woodburned and leather-laced, this piece of “pyrography” was made more than 100 years ago by her friend Becky Bryan’s great-grandmother.  We paired a handmade throw with it, such as would have been crafted by the ladies of Victorian times who put whatever they were working on back in the basket every night to continue the next day.

Valued at $140, $50 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $10.

#9  KALE PLATTER, DOILIES

Mosaic Consignments donated this healthy green kale platter.  The starched doilies and coasters (8 of each), given by Billy King, were made by his grandmother -- the mother of retired RCC Librarian Sally King.  For less formal events, a coordinating striped tablecloth.

Valued at $70, $25 minimum starting bid

10  WHITE ASH CUTTING BOARD

This classically beautiful coved-edge cutting board/cheese board is made of increasingly rare white ash heartwood.  Sadly, the emerald ash borer is decimating our ash forests, according to the board’s maker, Dave Butt.  Dave and Amy are now living fulltime in Levelgreen.  He has more work at Mosaic Consignments.  Info on made-to-order creations: Lydia Mountain Fine Woodworking  (434-531-6672)

Valued at $70, $60 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $10.

11  BERRY NICE BOWLS & MORE

Five as-is dear little German berry bowls from Dee Watkins, with pressed glass cake plate and fruit bowl.  OR in a different approach to life, perfect for turnip greens or jello or vanilla puddin’.

Valued at $35, $15 minimum starting bid

12  ITALIAN ELEGANCE

Whether this vintage possibly hand-painted vase marked #236/452 is old or not so old, it has a certain air about it.  And although it has suffered the vicissitudes of time -- Sorry, I could NOT resist that phraseology rather than saying as-is just because there are a FEW nicks -- the subtle colors affirm that our days SHOULD have a different rhythm here on the river.  The tray is also quite uplifting!  Both are from Dot Watkins.

Valued at $65, $35 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $10.

13  FOLDING FIREPLACE SCREEN

Front panel of this streamlined, barely used vine-decorated tri-fold fireplace screen is 33 inches wide and 30 inches tall.  From OJ and Phyllis Hickox.  This is leaning up either against a wooden display case or the central display

Valued at $85, $37 minimum starting bid

14  PUSSY WILLOWS, BROLLIES…

Although we can’t tell you if it is a milk can or something else entirely, we CAN tell you what this can is GOOD for:  Pussy willows in the spring because it still has some of their soft catkins in it.  Its handle folds sideways opening up the mouth, so is also good for umbrellas or canes or brooms or yard sticks or other things that you’d like to NOT fall over and make bumps in the night when your cat brushes up against them!

Valued at $45, $18 minimum starting bid

15 CLASSY CLOCK, THERMOMETER

THIS IS A TWO-PART AUCTION ITEM although it is not in a basket!  Joyce Michael (I think) gave us this very classy Howard Miller wooden wall clock which was a retirement presentation to somebody if I well recall.  If you yourself are retired, the time might not be as important as the TEMPERATURE, which you will be able to tell from Vikki Ravinskas’s charming bird’s nest thermometer, which comes with three cute pins for your decoratively-minded birds.

Valued at $80, $30 minimum starting bid

16 CROSLEY CR47 TURNTABLE

What a thoughtful gift from Gail and John Sigler.

Remember when you were young and used to listen to Peter and the Wolf and other “story music”… heirlooms you haven’t been able to share with your grandchildren because your turntable went kaput?  Well, now you can.

Valued at $100, $40 is currently bid.  Please raise by at least $5.

17 TURQUOISE AND FLOWERS

Scottie McMullan loves blue-hued and blue-green things.  And so does Vikki Ravinskas.  Hence, their respective gifts of the Southern Living platter and the coordinating floral beautifully washable oblong (10’-long I think Vikki said) tablecloth.  Set off by perfectly by Shannon Reber’s silver-plated, footed dish.

Valued at $65, $35 minimum starting bid

18 Happy ROYAL DANUBE New Year!

These vintage Royal Danube goblets from the Dobbs family will carry you through QUITE a barrage of toasts to family and friends on that special night of the year when Auld Lang Syne is sung and the lovelight shines. Cocktail napkins and fruit in coordinating colors set off the quartet of glasses. Please remember to hand wash the vivid glasses so their paint won’t wear off!

Valued at $65, $32 minimum starting bid

19 CANDLELIGHT AND LACE, SERVED UP ON A CHINESE TRAY

Five gold candles from Lynn for your two tall brass candlesticks from Dot Watkins will light up anything you serve on the oblong 120”-long Battenburg lace tablecloth from Vikki Ravinskas.  Dot’s Chinese Rooster serving tray will also come in handy, along with her scalloped-edge bowl.

Valued at $75, $32 minimum starting bid

20 LET THERE BE LIGHT

Callao Supply’s pair of NEBO Flipit switches can be mounted anywhere or just moved around where you need them.  Their 3 AAA batteries will last for a LONNNNNNG time because the LED lights draw almost no power.  Quizzically thinking, we teamed these up with a Laura B. Grad cookbook called Make it Easy. Make it Light, from the Anglican Church’s Light of Christ consignment store,  and two (2) hand-painted Christmas ornaments, wood and glass respectively:  The Great House (which is a light house thanks to a lamp lit in the middle dormer facing Kinsale Creek every night) and the  West Quoddy Light.

Valued at $60, $32 minimum starting bid

21 MAHOGANY KEEPSAKE CHEST

Safely organize your keepsakes in this handmade, 3-drawer, 20-year-old keepsake chest which belonged to Shannon Reber’s late father-in-law.  Mr. Reber used the mahogany and veneer piece for cufflinks and tie clasps.  It would ALSO be nice for a little girl’s doll accessories or other treasures.  Dave Butt waxed up the outside of the drawers to make them easy to come in and out.

Valued at $50, $25 minimum starting bid

22 NEVER TOO OLD TO LEARN!

Has Sherlock Holmes always been your hero?  Well, here he is to help you detect the REAL TRUTHS OF LIFE.  In addition to Holmesian insights, and a book about who invented what, when… the contents of this basket from the Reber family will keep the conversation flowing at any event where you may need to come up with answers quick.  (Mostly) RIGHT answers. Great tales guaranteed to astonish, bewilder, stupefy.  Also a number of valuable clues to ensure you can land a plane if need be, are not killed by charging reindeer AND furthermore, do

NOT MAKE ALL ‘F’s’ in your back-to-school nightmares all these years later.

Valued at $50, $25 minimum starting bid

23 LOVELIEST BIRDBATH EVER!

On a recent visit to the Corning Museum of Glass, Chris and Therese Johnson obtained a truly magnificent subtly irridescent bird bath.  It comes with just the right stand.  This lovely art work (the picture is of a hummingbird) will SURELY make your birds believe they have gone to Heaven if you keep it nice and full during those hot summer days when birds get JUST AS THIRSTY and just as DIRTY as the rest of us!  Also if you top it off in winter when the puddles are frozen and there is NOWHERE for a bird to get a drink!  THE STAND IS UNDER THE TABLE IN THE BLACK AND WHITE CORNING MUSEUM BAG.

Valued at $160, $80 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $10.

24 LILY TIMES THREE.  TIME-LAPSE TRIPTYCH OF LILY BY A. MELION

Three perspectives on a single lily by A. Melion, in a vintage copper-leaf frame.  From Joyce Michael

Valued at $70, $25 minimum starting bid

25 SUN DRYING SWIMMERS

Mally Weaver’s wonderful print of swimmers drying off in the sun on a roof comes from Berthelle Denton.  Mally and her partner artist Tommy Avery first came to Kinsale through storms at sea many years ago with Helle (who became Helle Feller) & a lady from Cornwall named Tina Lounds & Elmer Seaman on Elmer’s boat – was it called My Way?  There were definitely corgis involved, eventually, wherever Mally was.  Most of those folks ended up in Key West, though dear Elmer was here at the end of his life. 

Valued at $50, $25 minimum starting bid

26 SENSUOUS LYON STOOL

Tom Bell sanded and painted this Lyon Stool a stunning dark chocolate with hints of maroon.  I know because I kept debating with myself exactly what color I was seeing, so I asked four of OJ & Phyllis’s grandsons. Besides LOOKING good, there is ROOM on this capacious vintage lab stool for the most expansive derriere.  This means you will NOT fall off it.

And you WILL be comfortable.  It is wonderful!

Valued at $95, $45 minimum starting bid

27 SEE YOU IN BLU-RAY, DVD

Sony Blu-ray DVD (BDP-S6500 4K UHD) player from the Siglers comes in perfect almost brand new condition in its original box with remote and directions.  It is 3 months old and was only used twice to play discs.  These good neighbors got a TV that wanted a different kind of player to live up to its capabilities, so are sharing this with us.

Valued at $120, $50 minimum starting bid

 

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CHRISTMAS FOCUS

#C1  Milwaukee Santa, rolling pin, linens, clear Country Christmas platter are all set off by priceless Kate Spade cheesecake slice

Pris Ord launched this basket with her holly cut-out votive candleholder & clear Country Christmas serving platter. Caroline Anderson added a Milwaukee Santa.  Shirley Grizzel gave the springerle rolling pin.  Holly hand towels & bridge cloth from Lynn.  Priceless Kate Spade cheesecake slice from Janice Stewart Woolley. (Platter’s red storage box & Kate Spade box under table). 

Valued at $170, $35 minimum starting bid

#C2  FOUR SHY SMILING SNOWBABIES surround a creche

Shannon Reber shared this charming basket of four snowbabies; folding miniature crèche came from Caroline Anderson.

Valued at $70, $24 is currently bid.  Please raise this bid by at least $5.

#C3  CHRISTMAS CENTERPIECE

Christmas trees and skating snowmen dance around a family of five larger snowmen around a candle.  NOTE – the largest tree on the outer ring was gently “Museum Gooped” to the arrangement by your Museum Director so it wouldn’t drop off when you turn over the centerpiece to see if it is Lennox which it isn’t.  The biggest tree removes easily to go in center pit of pale blue Partylite storage box under table. The also easily-removable centerpiece (“Museum Gooped” to stick it in the center for the time being) has its own “Kirkland” box.

Valued at $45, $25 is the current bid.  Please raise this by at least $5.

#C4  SNOWMAN ICEBUCKET

Okay, so the miniature etched crystal icebucket didn’t come WITH these smiling THINK COOL snowmen.  But the snowmen nobbled it right off the gift table and insisted it was THEIRS!!  Sorry, you will have to furnish your OWN icetongs….

Valued at $45, $15 is the current bid.  Please raise this by at least $5

#C5 CHIC SPORTIF MICE & more

Are you ‘fraid of mice?  Surely not of THESE!!!  They promise not to squeak, nibble, eat anything off the Christmas plates or run over your toes!  So… the collectible ornaments sport a fascinating variety of Christmas and athletic garb.  The reindeer is ready to rock & roll.  And Rod & Kim Shortell were darling to share the wherewithal for a toast, as well!

Valued at $50, $30 minimum starting bid

C6 TIME 2 GET CHRISTMAS CRAFTIN’

Joyce Michael has shared 2 fun Easy Papercraft Christmas Craft Kits for Kids:  Merry Christmas Origami and 11 paper toys.  HAVE FUN!

Valued at $24, $10 minimum starting bid

 

 

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KIDS FUN!

K1  BARBIE, SKIPPER COME WITH 2 OUTFITS & 30-PIECE FOOD TRUCK

Barbie and Skipper are ready to fish for their supper, camp out if needed, and give the firemen a run for their money in the food service business here at Christmas, thanks to this really fun gift (brand new in box) from Vikki Ravinskas. 

Valued at $95, $42 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $5.

K2  THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Darling Elf and Santa irresistibly huggable toys come with cute mugs, cocoa, gingerbread cookies, candy, a red and white blanket, festive Christmas socks, a gingerbread house kit and The New York Times bestseller version of the book that sums it all up on the most exciting night of the year.  Garda and Kathleen put this one together.  Suitable for little ones age 2-7, or for the eternally young at heart!

Valued at $50, $25 minimum starting bid

K3  BEAR HUG COLORS YOU CALM

The Softest Bear is Always Ready for a Hug!!!  He arrives with two coloring books for ANY age, calming music and bright bold Crayola colored pencils.  Also included are hand and body lotions, lip balms, mugs, soft bright socks, gingerbread house kit, gingerbread, hot cocoa, candy, a blinking snowman sled, and a stretchable elegant bracelet.  Garda and Kathleen put this together for kids from 7 to 77, or indeed, for anybody who remembers how much fun coloring was when she or he was little!

Valued at $65, $25 minimum starting bid

K3 BIKE ACCESSORIES: B-POD COLLAPSIBLE

BIKE BASKET, TRANSIT RACK

This pair of very useful bike accessories will enable you carry quite a lot of things that won’t fit in your pocket or backpack or whatever when you go someplace exciting on your bike and accumulate numerous found objects along the way. Comes with two padlocks. From Joyce Michael.

Valued at $70, $25 minimum starting bid

 

 

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WATER ORIENTED ITEMS

#W1  SHELLSEEKERS BOWL, TOWELS, SEASHELL TEAPOT & CUP  Caroline Anderson’s seashell teapot and cup are set off by “Beachy” towels bought by Lynn at Mosaic and a lovely doily from Billy King’s grandmother in a large plastic shell bowl perfect for seafood salads at your family reunion.

Valued at $86, $35 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $5.

#W2  PAIR OF NEEDLEPOINT DUCKS

Betty Bailey kindly shared this pair of framed needlepoint beauties:  vivid mallard, facing to right, & pensive wood duck – done by Betty’s late cousin Mary Byrd McNeal Hurst of Reedville.

Valued at $100, $50 is the current bid (for the pair).  Please raise this by at least $5.

#W3  DAWN AT THE POINT

Printed on aluminum, Kathryn Murray's extraordinarily luminous Rappahannock River scene, Dawn at the Point, will enlighten any room in your home or in your heart, whether you live on the riverfront or elsewhere. (16 x 20”)

Valued at $200, $85 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $5.

#W4  FISH AT YOUR SERVICE IS THERE SOMETHING FISHY ABOUT THIS BASKET?  Yes, a WHOLE LOT!!!  Four fish serving platters and a crab ball plate will allow you to serve as much fish as you can catch.  Or sushi.  Or crabcakes. Or fried oysters.  Or shrimp.  OR WHATEVER.  From the collection of Dot Watkins.

Valued at $90, $45 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $5.

W5  BILL YOUNG BOAT MODEL

Charlie Ferrett bought this boat, built by Bill Young of Aylett, in an early Kinsale Foundation auction.  Sue wants to share it now with you.  “Look at the workmanship!” she exclaims.  And I absolutely could not resist putting that cute little boy turning a somersault or is it a cartwheel in it. It is just museum-gooped and will come right off if you want to.

Valued at $125, $50 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $10.

W6  BABY? DUCKS GEESE SWANS

So, having been told by various insightful individuals that these STANDING young-ish paddlers are definitely not ducklings, or maybe not ducklings and maybe goslings but probably cygnets (baby swans) or maybe adult Chinese swans in Japan because of the protruding forehead, I am not committing myself other than to say ‘Whoa, how charming!’  They came from Dot Watkins.

Valued at $45, $22 minimum starting bid

W7 APPOMATTOX RIVER PINTAILS

John MacLeod’s highly detailed pintails look as if they are thinking about deep things and having an intriguing conversation.  This pencil and ink print, #178 out of 400, from Dot Watkins, would be priced at $125 at 443 Main St. Antiques and Collectibles. 

Valued at $125, $75 minimum starting bid

W8 DUCK AND CUDDLE!

Pair of brass ducks from Dot Watkins cuddle together for warmth in a red, white and blue-check nest.

Valued at $45, $22 minimum starting bid

W9 JAMES LLEWELYN OIL CONVEYS PEACEFULNESS AT THE RIVER

20th century Pittsburgh-born artist James Llewelyn does a wonderful job of taking us to another kinder, gentler time in this painting from 1980.  Llewelyn’s work is widely collected, including the White House!  Thanks to Joyce Michael for generously sharing.

Valued at $300, $100 minimum starting bid

W10 VICTORIAN AUTUMN

Victorian Autumn, 1979 (beautifully framed & preservation-mounted print marked AP28/35) is by Milford ‘Mel’ Joseph Hunter (1927-2004).  Donated by Joyce Michael, the idyllic luminous piece on offer here (echoes of Maxfield Parrish) contains none of the lonely robots stalking through alien landscapes that established Hunter’s fame.  Raised in Oak Park, Ill., he illustrated works of such science fiction greats as Asimov & Heinlein, as well as providing scientic and technical illustrations of jets, rockets, birds & more… for such clients as the Pentagon, Hayden Planetarium & Massachusetts Audubon Society.   Fittingly, the most recent physical address of this man for whom flight was a lifelong fascination is The Universe & Beyond, as his cremains were privately launched into space in 2012.

Valued at $300, $75 minimum starting bid

W11 POINT EAST… TRANQUIL BEACH, 2 CHAIRS

Tranquility is the keynote of works by artist/sailor Daniel Pollera, who loves the sea and has shared his vision with collectors as far afield as Africa and Australia.  A meditation upon this serene scene is almost as peaceful as actually sitting beside the ocean. From the Dietz family.

Valued at $60, $25 minimum starting bid

 

 

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YOU DESERVE… Jewelry, knitted, delicate things

#Y1  LACQUERED BOX OF TREASURES

Patsy and Elyssa and Leigh Ann shared a lacquered wooden box filled with pretty things from a bygone time: amethyst candleholders, tiny flower pots, a small mortar and pestle, votive candle holders.  Scented with a bar of lilac soap.

Valued at $65, $28 minimum starting bid

Y2  GOLDEN HAT, GLOVES

Ingrid Rose’s lovely handmade golden wool hat and fingerless gloves promise to enhance your inner glow when snow looms overhead & you need an extra bit of impetus to head out &play, run, shovel, etc. For those with Raynaud’s, these would send you to bed with a smile! Washing instructions in basket: Handwash in cool water.  Don’t dryclean.

Valued at $70, $30 is currently bid.  Please raise this by at least $10.

Y3  VEST.  ALPACA SCARF

Pam PJ Baker’s pretty handmade blue vest is size 8. Caroline Anderson’s intriguing creamy white alpaca scarf was made in Peru… It takes talent to don it: You wrap it around your neck and put the long ends thru the flowered sleeve.

Valued at $70, $30 minimum starting bid

Y4  JOSEPHINE BAKER WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS BLUE & GOLD NECKLACE, EARRINGS AND FULL CUFF

This startling collection is just the sort of thing that Josephine Baker -- actress, Resistance fighter, dancer, activist, mother-of-12, a/k/a THE BLACK PEARL -- could have carried off perfectly.  And Janice Stewart Woolley, the donor, has confidence it will lend you confidence in any situation as well as possibly hey who knows, a diva-style voice and heroic personality?

Valued at $100, $30 minimum starting bid

Y5  MYSTERY NECKLACES

These two starkly beautiful mystery necklaces with subtle silver accents are quite a pair.  Janice Stewart Woolley cannot remember where she got them or what they are meant to be, but they ARE lovely, aren’t they!?!  If anyone can tell me anything about them, do so.  The tasteful Ann Taylor bracelet from Vikki Ravinskas (New with tag, $34.99) is a perfect complement to the pair.

Valued at $90, $33 minimum starting bid

Y6  5 LOVELY BROOCHES

These VERY charming pins (one has pearls, the others include a rocking chair, a feather, and two bows) from the collection of Janice Stewart Woolley are darlings that will win you compliments at any social event or bring a smile to your face or that of your tasteful relatives WHEREVER they are worn.  YES, the box conveys with the collection.

Valued at $125, $40 minimum starting bid

Y7  ETERNALLY YOURS

YOURS WITH LOVE.  FOREVER.  This basket full of romance includes 2 handpainted wineglasses.  A picture frame for the selfie you’ll surely be taking.  And an Eternity Ring: Two rows of sparkling clear cubic zirconias nestle a center row of sterling silver beads in this truly striking Forever ring from the PANDORA Autumn 2015 collection. Size 8 and 1/2 or 8 and ¾. New in original box labeled Jared The Galleria of Jewelry.  From Vikki Ravinskas, Shannon Reber, and Lynn Norris.

Valued at $150, $40 minimum starting bid

 

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MEMBERS BAKE SALE

MB1  LYNN’S APRICOT BRANDY AND AMARETTO POUND CAKE #1 of 3

No calories.  No guilt.  No cavities. Naturally!  For of course you are sacrificing your diet for a good cause.

Valued at $50, $100 is currently bid.  Please raise this bid by at least $5

MB2  LYNN’S APRICOT BRANDY AND AMARETTO POUND CAKE #2 of 3

It is your charitable duty to purchase and consume this fiendishly delicious confection, to which dozens of hapless Foundation members have become hopeless addicted over the years. 

Valued at $50, $45 minimum starting bid

MB3  GOOD GOLLY, NOT ANOTHER 1!  #3 OF 3

This is the third pound cake.  Our fervent apologies: Lynn only knows how to make one kind of cake and this is it.  Marie Antoinette said it best: “Let them eat cake!”

Valued at $50, $45 minimum starting bid

 

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VENDORS’ OFFERINGS

V1  ALL DRESSED UP

Collection of Christopher and Banks silvertone bangle bracelets, plus the chic evening bag and gauzy wrap from the Women of Good Shepherd Community Projects Group will add a unique touch to your elegant outing.  

Valued at $40, $20 is the current bid.  Please raise this by at least $5

 

 

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