Conceived and painted exclusively for the Friends Auction, "A Perfect View" by Mary Ford shows the joys of an Eastern Shore morning with a cup of coffee and a good book. With an array of brilliant colors to coordinate with any room, it is 14" x 11', acrylic on canvas, framed and ready to hang. Mary Ford is a nationally recognized artist with local roots and is regularly featured in art exhibits and juried art shows, such as Easton's Plein Air Festival and the upcoming Oxford Fine Arts Show May 14-16..
A rare chance to spend a few hours with a waterman crabbing on the "Esther P", a Trappe-built Van Hoos 22'. work boat.
FOL Council member Tyson Lubin has "only" 30 years of crabbing, but he is always welcome to learning new tricks! The crabbing trip will be 2-3 hours in September, 2021 on the Miles or Wye River (depending where the crabs may be)!.
Coast Guard approved safety measures and Covid guidelines will observed.
Ever wonder how the Library does such an incredible job of keeping us reading? TCFL Director Dana Newman will take you through the inner workings of one of most highly respected libraries in Maryland. Dana will show how new materials are processed and where all those items go until they are out on the shelves. You will get an inside look at the Maryland Room and other little-known details about the Easton branch.. And as you wind through the library, you will meet some of the talented staff members who help make TCFL such a special part of the community. Remember, proceeds from this auction will go directly to the St. Michaels branch to purchase books and other materials for the newly-expanded branch when it opens!
Enjoy the unique beauty and heritage of Tilghman Island with a complimentary one night stay at the Knapps Narrows Marina & Inn. By boat or by car, you will enjoy having a luxurious overnight berth and free continental breakfast at this very special inn.
Treat you and friends to a virtual rum tasting & cocktail demonstration via Zoom, provided by our nationally-known distiller & St. Michaels Commissioner Jaime Windon. The package includes an extensive Lyon rum sampler, coasters and canvas carryall bag! Instructions included to contact Jaime to set up the Zoom happy hour!
The shore's premier store for children's books, toys, games and puzzles has assembled a unique gift package to delight all ages. CRACKERJACKS, under the ownership of Linda Laramy, is one of Easton's longest serving businesses.where generations visit as part of a family tradition.
Longtime Library patrons Barb and Bill Lane invite 4 guests on board their 30' cruiser, The Carpenter for a two hour cocktail cruise including beverages and yummy appetizers. Departure and arrival at Higgins Boatyard in St. Michaels.
The cruise takes you through some of the twists and turns of the Miles River, with a front row seat to view the shoreline, wildlife, other boats and those big waterfront houses!
All Coast Guard required safety measures on board. Covid guidelines will be observed.
Friends Council member Anita Vergne is donating a custom designed , hand-stitched heirloom quality pillow, with either a child's initials (in building blocks) or adults, then within a frame, either child-oriented, or for an adult, with a floral or geometric border.. The gift certificate includes contact information.
Enjoy one of the real jewels of Talbot County with a one-year family membership in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. See 9 acres of exhibitions, the floating fleet of vintage boats and the current construction of the replica of the "Maryland Dove" which brought settlers to these shores over 300 years ago. Visit cbmm.org to see all the benefits of membership.
This unique nesting box is made from very rare Southern Long Leaf Yellow Pine used in the planking of the 1888 Classic Sailing Yacht ELF, at berth at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The back of the box honors the so-called Oxford Fence, with the distinctive "Napoleonic Key" design. Directions for the care and installation are included.
The Shore's premier public golf course is donating a round of golf for a foursome, plus golf carts! Hog Neck has been nationally recognized for the quality of the course and its commitment to the community.
In 1903, Collier Magazine published a coffee table book, Everyday People, showcasing the drawings of Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, humorist and the creator of what was called The Gibson Girl Look. Book cover is a bit worn, but the artwork is in perfect condition. This is a first edition. and a wonderful look into the lifestyle of the late 19th century.
Friends Council vice-president Beth Hott has assembled a delightful assortment of red and white wines and gourmet snacks to satisfy even the most discriminating taste! Also included is a beautiful, sturdy basket!
Former stained glass artist Cyndy Carrington Miller has created a lovely 24" x 31" panel depicting two swans. The panel features beveled glass accents and a black wood frame. It is based on a photograph by Barry Hollritt,, who has exhibited at the Waterfowl Festival. Cyndy named this panel "Barry's Swans". She no longer works with stained glass, focusing on paintings instead.
With a quirky take on the 1950's romantic comedy Bell, Book and Candle, this package is named School(Bell), Book(case) and (soy) Candle!
It includes a gently used handmade maple bookcase (35"h x 22"w x 10"d) donated by the Goose on the Roof Antiques Emporium in Hebron. The candle is an exquisite Aqua de Sol natural soy calendar, donated by E.S. Hubbert & Son in Cambridge, a shopping experience on its own. The brass antique school bell was donated by a Friend to complete the package!
Captain's Ketch Seafood will provide all the ingredients for a New England-style clam bake for two. Package includes 12 clams, 2 lobsters, twice-baked potatoes and cornbread.
For those seeking the latest in women's international fashion trends, Marc Randall has it all at 3 E. Dover St. in Easton. A Talbot County fashion icon for over 25 years, Marc is donating a $50.00 gift card to tempt you to his store where "the ordinary just doesn't exist" !
This hand-made porcelain Plum Vase comes from Troika Gallery in Easton. The coral red vase was created by Bo Jia of Middle Kingdom, and measures 7 inches tall and 4 inches wide. It comes boxed.
ELF is America's oldest active racing sailboat (built in 1888) and spends summers at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, maintained by The Classic Yacht Restoration Guild, founded by Capt. Rick Carrion. The Captain has campaigned ELF for over 50 years, and invites 4-6 enthusiasts to join him on an afternoon sail on the Miles River., a cruise generates income for CYRG, and is valued at $200.
Sailing experience is requested, as it requires several people to serve as crew (no children please). Capt. Rick will work with the winner to find a mutually agreeable afternoon in August-September, and have contingency plans in case of unsuitable weather..
Any existing Covid guidelines will be observed.
Time to pamper your pet with this Canine Comfort Gift Basket. The Easton Veterinary Clinic & Rehabilitation Center is donating a complete wellness exam and a free month of Heartgard & Nexgard; plus toys & treats!! Then off to Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed Pet Groomers in Easton for a complimentary shampoo and grooming, with a lot of TLC.
If you like what you see, bid on this case of those wines, donated by Harrison's Wines & Liquors. An excellent Italian table wine!
The annual Oxford Fine Arts Show features 25 selected artists in a weekend exhibition at the Oxford Community Center. In fact, The Fine Arts Show is free with a virtual ticket for the preview experience, which includes early access to the gallery and a 5 pm Happy Hour with many of the artists and a Happy Hour gourmet basket. OCC director Liza Ledford has two VIP tickets for the highest bidder!
Council member Suzanne Sanders has been entertaining library fans with her ukulele and is sharing the music! Suzanne is donating a chromatic tuner and a Celtic Tunes playbook to accompany a New Ukulele courtesy of Crackerjacks Toys and Children's Books. Suzanne's musical partner Jonathon Williams of the Shore Community Music Center of Royal Oak is donating three lessons (details to be arranged with winner). You can see Suzanne and Jonathon perform at the Easton Farmer's Market one Saturday a month!
This is a fascinating local history collection of books and maps compiled by TCFL. The package includes James Dawson's History of Trappe, a copy of a 1910 aerial print of the town of Easton, and a reproduction of the 1858 map of Talbot County. Packaged in a TCFL book bag and ready for the history buff! And for your book table, a wooden box shaped like a very old book!
The 12 x 12 oil painting, Bass Harbor Lighthouse, was the work of an artist named Hanson, and is the gift of Studio B Gallery in Easton. It is framed and ready to hang.
Library friends Jay and Patty Heim are offering their delightful furnished guest house for a two-night retreat at their Oxford Road corridor estate. The Heims and the winner will arrange for a date between June and October, with Covid guidelines in effect. Meals and beverages are not included. To add to the package, Easton Cycle & Sport is donating one-day rentals of two bicycles and two kayaks!
This is a limited reproduction of the very famous female nude sculpture by Virginia Morris Pollack (1898-1967), a noted artist who helped revolutionize the medical world using clay, plaster and metal for reconstructive surgery.. She also established a gallery for educating the blind through three-dimensional objects.
The sculpture is 16.25" high, with width of 5".
John Jelich of Trappe has earned a local reputation as an excellent cook, and he will create a fabulous dinner for four and deliver to your door. John is a library associate and a Person in Charge (PIC) of the St. Michaels branch, which is the beneficiary of all auction proceeds. And has he got a dinner for you! The package will include appetizers, main course with side dishes and desert, plus a bottle of wine. Some prep may be required, but John will offer detailed instructions.
This unique blue bird nesting box is made from the rare Southern Leaf Yellow Pine, now nearly gone from forests. The wood was part of planking for the 1888 Classic Sailing Yacht ELF, at berth at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The box was designed , built and donated by ELF Captain Rick Carrion.
Eastern Shore artist Rudolph Roesel painted this stunning 21" x 18" orchid, in acrylics, which is in a gold enhanced wooden frame (24" x 21").. The painting was donated by his son Thomas Roesel of Bozman.
For those who love collectibles, this is a gift basket filled with memories of soda fountains and the iconic Coca Cola products and memorabilia, including two antique trays, souvenirs and the iconic polar bear! To learn all about it, a recently published book on the history of Coke is also included. A must have for the Coca Cola collector!
Noted Plein Air artist Nancy Snyder painted this Talbot County scene of a red barn in Trappe. The oil painting is the gift of an anonymous supporter of TCFL., and is framed and ready to hang.
Jamie Merida and his creative, talented staff have assembled a generous collection of some of the best BOUNTIFUL HOME gifts for the lover of our library. The package includes a library puzzle, zip code tablet, large bottle of foaming soap, candle in a book and a dish to keep your reading glasses!
Town & Country Wine, Liquor, Etc offers a huge assortment of fine beverages, and deli products, so it is a particularly unique donation to receive a Mont Alpi Portable Propane Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven for this auction. And to accompany what you cook, a 3 liter bottle of Bogle Phantom Wine!
This Devil's Backbone Cooler by top of the line Field & Company has everything you need for a great relaxing summer! it is soft-sided with many pockets to hold all sorts of things! There is a backpacker hammock where you can enjoy a Vienna Lager or Orange Smash! DB is a sponsor of the Washington Nationals, Capitals and the Washington Football Team. The stuffed cooler includes Capit-Ale koozies, Caps T-shirts, Caps beanies, and Nationals koozies & hats. Pamper the pooches with Devils Backbone dog leashes & portable dog bowls;and treat yourself to a DB Columbia fishing shirt, DB T-shirt, DB hat, DB sunglasses, DB pen & key chain hand sanitizer and last, but not least, a wood-handled bottle opener!
A St. Michaels landmark, Carpenter Street Saloon is a local favorite usually crowded with tourists but worth the wait! Owner Johnny Mautz is donating breakfast for 4 (a $50. value), alcohol not included.
The legendary local artist John Moll left a legacy of painting, sketches and portraits depicting Eastern Shore life, and this is a rare chance to own a limited edition, signed and numbered print, "Chesapeake Skipjack". The 24" x 30" color print is framed and ready to hang. John Moll's "Chespeake Bugeye" is Item 108 in this auction. The shaded corner of the frame is not part of the print....poor lighting when we took the photo!
Family owned and operated for 68 years, P T Hambleton Seafood of Bozman is a wholesale crab and oyster distributor. They are donating a bushel of # 1 crabs for your summer/fall enjoyment.
If you have never shopped at Sunnyside of Cambridge, you have missed one of the coolest gift shops on the Shore, and this $25.00 gift certificate will be a great start!!
Pamper yourself or a friend with this $40 gift certificate from Nailed It! Salon in Easton's Talbottown Shopping Center. Rave reviews for great customer service and creativity!!
Start your day at Oxford Social on Morris Street by Oxford Town Park with coffee and pastries before crossing the street to look at all the great gifts at the Treasure Chest. Grab a sandwich and souvenir at Oxford Market, Finish the afternoon at Scottish Highland Creamery for the best ice cream you will ever taste. And before you leave town, make sure you have everything you need for the boat or the house by stopping Oxford Market.
From the company known for its rejuvenating and revitalizing products, here is a sample of the best! The Pursoma wellness gift basket includes Hot Tub Detox bath treatment with clay; Resurrection Detox Bath treatment with clay; Minerals de Mer bath soak; Sweat & Rest post-workout bath soak; Apres Savasana post-yoga soak; Detox Beauty Dry Brush; Purbody Body Butter; and a 6-pack of Pursoma herbal wellness tea (Lavender, Mint, Banana Chamomile, Tumeric Ginger).
Rudolph Roesel captures the idyllic scene of a beach waiting for you! The watercolor is approximately 21" x 30" and framed, ready to hang.
Never lose your luggage again! These two CalPak Power Luggage Tags come equipped with electronic means to keep up with your travel schedule and track where your suitcases have traveled as well!! Valued at $32 each, with charger included.
One of the Shore's favorite places is Cole's Seafood House and it is donating a bushel of fresh oysters in season. Ready to pick up and be shucked by you.
One of the most unique, and popular book stores on the Shore is Mystery Loves Company, at home in Oxford, housed in what was once the bank/post office! The special book collection includes mystery favorites, Eastern Shore authors and local history.
Need a shave? This online company is just the ticket, and this $25. gift card will take good care of you!
This is a purely prejudicial statement, but Sam's Pizza in St. Michaels is awesome!! And this $30 gift card will prove it when you see the extensive menu for carryout or dine-in.
Isn't it time to have your boat's name look as good as your boat? Marine designs professional Jim Richardson of Claiborne is donating one vinyl boat name, size and font to be determined by the owner. It's a $200 value but priceless for your boat!
It's My Style Furniture Store is one of Talbottown's newest tenants, with a great inventory of home decor, furniture and gifts, including this 14" x 22" framed print of a couple of dogs relaxing on adirondack chairs!
A standout in the vast array of eateries in St. Michaels, Limoncello is a charming bistro serving classic Italian fare. With this very generous $200 contribution from the TCFL Board of Trustees, you and friends will enjoy being in the center of St. Michaels with an entertaining street view!
Dragonfly Boutique is an upscale women's shop on Goldsborough St. in Eaton, offering fashion from the fun to the chic, and this $25 gift certificate will be a great reason to visit!!
When your car tells you it's time for service, Miles Automotive in Easton will provide the oil change and filter service ($100 value) if you're the highest bidder!
Piazza Italian Market in Easton's Talbottown Center has just about everything you can imagine if you happen to love Italian food. This package includes a cookbook, and what you need to create an awesome Italian meal!!
Polly Cox has translated thousands of miles of worldwide travels into a variety of paintings, sketches and other art. Nationally recognized, and a local favorite, Polly created this piece Birthday Tulips exclusively for the Friends Online Auction. It is painted in mixed media and measures 12 x 18 in. .
Polly is an active member of such groups as
Watercolor Society of Oregon, Northwest Society , Working Artist Forum, Saint Michaels Art League, the Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Annapolis Watercolor Club.
Doc's Sunset Grille in Oxford is the best place to see the glorious Eastern Shore sunsets, and this $50 gift card will help you enjoy the extensive menu, local flavor and live entertainment from such local favorites as Birddog & the Road Kings! (card is good at the other Doc's locations in Easton and Chestertown)
So you need a case of diesel oil? Tilghman Island Marina has a case of Mobil Delvac 1300 Super 15W40 Diesel Oil ($70 value). And to take a trip down motor history lane, the Classic Motor Museum in St. Michaels is donating two complimentary passes to visit their ever-expanding collection of antique vehicles.
Perk up your propeller with this generous "wellness check" by Kastel Bros, Inc., marine propulsion center in St. Michaels. Barney Kastel will give your boat's propeller (up to 28" diameter) an MRI scan, balancing and readout of specifications. And to add to this $5o package, Barney will toss in a free T-shirt!!
Legendary local artist John Moll painted, sketched and captured life on the Eastern Shore, from homes to watermen to the iconic sailboats of the Chesapeake Bay. This 24" x 30" limited edition, signed and numbered print of "Chesapeake Bugeye" is a treasure that pairs nicely with Item # 86, Moll's "Chesapeake Skipjack". The photo of the framed print was in poor light......the shading is not part of the print or frame..
The YMCA of the Chesapeake is donating a One Month Adult Membership at any of the branches. The Y offers a vast assortment of programs and has the perfect one for you!
Gina has gone out her way to create a fantastic basket of goodies for the Friends. The turquoise basket contains $75 in gift cards, a tablecloth, napkins, two bottles of wine, 2 Dr. Suess books, a ceramic library sign and a Gina's Cafe T-Shirt. A generous donation from a St. Michaels favorite!