Oh yes. These are the things that will be noticed and remembered. They change the look and feel of every room they are in. They turn heads. They make people look. We might call them a game-changer. We might call them a room-changer. We think you will call them "Mine."
- Chanda sculpture
- exquisite blend of green, aqua, cerulean, and gold
- set of two
Lamp With Horse Base$90
Light up your home with this beautiful horse sculpture. Vintage, cozy, and classy - it's calling to your wild equestrian heart.
Lenox Fine China$25
Does anyone do fine china better than Lenox? No they do not. This is the real deal - and it's gorg. Take home this embossed chickadee and maple tree vase with gold trim. For you - or the little chickadee in your life. (The vase measures 8-1/2 inches high.)
Silver Paul Revere Bowl$60
It's vintage and sleek, this 6.5-inch footed Paul Revere bowl by Gorham. Plus it's just fun to say, "Why yes! It is a Paul Revere bowl!" Beautiful as is or filled with candies, buttons, pennies, scarves, socks, or anything really that needs gathering.
It's a brand new year - why not clean the carpets? Better yet - use this $260 gift certificate from Caravan Rugs - and let THEM clean your carpets! Win-Win. 2023 is going to be a good year.
Air Ionization System$250
Do you want to breathe cleaner, fresher air? NOW YOU CAN with your very own iWave-R home air ionization system. It's really a pretty amazing system that uses a patented needlepoint bipolar ionization technology to clean the air in your home.
It's chunky, it's cozy, and it's soft as chenille - (well, it actually is chenille!). Beautiful grey goes with any decor and this throw is large (40 x 55) enough to keep you warm on a chilly day. Grab it when you want to curl up and read - binge watch a series - or just settle in with your S.O. for a long heart-to-heart. Sigh.
Blue & White Speckled Vase$65
It's blue. It's white. It's speckled - but what it really is - is a tall vase that you will love. (And psst - check out #420 - it is also a tall blue vase and these would look great as a set!)
Red, white, and blue - it's a rag flag! Whimsical and charming - you'll likely hang it up on Independence Day and leave it up until Christmas.
Does your mantle or dining table need just a bit of shine? Here you go! This lovely Oneida silver-plated vase brightens up any room. Fill it with flowers or just let it be a metaphor; it's comfortable in any role you assign.
Heart Ornaments Vietri$60
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Here are three hand-made, cheery-red hearts to hang, each one more adorable than the last. They're Vietri, so you know they are top line, and they're made of jute (durable and environmentally friendly!) You'll want all three and GUESS WHAT?? It's a set. Bid away!
This is truly something special: A quiet moment prayer sculpture of solid resin stone created by Timothy P. Schalz.
For over 25 years, Timothy has been sculpting sculptures that have been installed worldwide. Some of his most reputed pieces are installed in historical churches in Rome and at the Vatican. Timothy describes his most important work as visual translations of the Bible. Although most of his work is based upon a spiritual theme, he also creates large, complex public sculptures in bronze. Some of these include monuments that honour veterans and firefighters. Timothy strives to create epic artwork that connects with viewers through design and details that not only touch the viewer on an emotional level, but also allow them to feel somewhat a 'part' of the piece.
It's never too early to plan for Christmas - and this set is just the ticket. Buy them now and put them aside - you'll be so glad when your holiday table is set. Here is service for 4 featuring the brightest red placemats - clear glass chargers - appetizer plates - and tidbit bowls which bring a message of HOPE and PEACE - a message that is appropriate at Christmas and all the year through.
White Platter Vietri$250
Uh-oh. We have some bad news for you. You see this charming white tree platter? It's handcrafted of incanto stone by the wonderful Vietri artisans - and, well, we got the very last one for this auction. So if you love it ... (you know what to do).
Can you picture this dish filled with peppermint candies? Or a nut trio blend? Or BOTH?? (It is a two-part server, you know.) Handcarved by maestro artisan Stefano Roselli the Lastra server will be a charming addition to your holiday table. From Vietri with love.
Red Star Dish$50
This Festa Glass Red Star Dish will add glitz and glamor to any (did we say "any?" We actually meant "every!") holiday gathering. AND WE HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU!!! The pic doesn't show it, but this delightful red star? It's really a set of four. FOUR RED STARS from Vietri! Let the celebrations begin!!
Vietri Serving Bowl$50
Gold and red intermingle on the festive Festa Glass serving bowl from Vietri. Looks amazing all by itself - but you should see it with the star dishes that are item #415. Our advice? Bid on both - your holiday table will thank you.
This beautiful trinket box is another gorgeous and timeless creation of Tiffany and Co. Never goes out of style or fails to impress. 6" round, 2-1/2" tall. Gorgeous in the Tiffany blue we love!
Norwex Towel Set$45
Norwex towels - velvety soft and cozy. Handsome, too. But the real appeal of Norwex is its patented antibacterial agent that keeps towels cleaner and fresher for longer. IYKYK.
Ashley Gale Designs$40
Ashley Gale describes herself as an artist who presents "hand-painted home accents designed to bring joy!" And, this little pink gingham pumpkin she made lives up to its purpose. It's light as a feather (a feature not shared by every pumpkin in the patch) and it shimmers with shiny paint and sheer delight. Let it be your centerpiece - your mantle star - your thing that you have that everyone wants.
Blue & White Vase$90
This exquisite blue and white vase stands 18 inches tall - no wimpy flowers need apply. Instead, picture this vase filled with sunflowers - or glads - or lilies - OR IRISES! And picture it going home with you. If you love it like we think you do, bid and bag it now - AND consider its beautiful sister - a blue and white speckled vase hiding out at #407. They would make a terrific pair.
Bamboo Cheese Board Set$95
Nothing says serving and hosting sophistication like a beautifully designed cheese or charcuterie board - and would you take a look at this! This board is made of natural bamboo which is eco-friendly and safe - and it comes ready with all the right sized slicers and servers. Bid on this - then, when next you entertain - boldly arrange fruits, cheeses, crackers, and spreads, then pile on the meats. Just like that: Tray sophistication.
Pottery Leaf Dish$35
The first thing you may have noticed is that the colors are exquisite. They blend and shimmer, reflecting the light. If you've been looking for that one piece - something unique that will set your table apart, look again. This really might be it. One of a kind (like you), this is a pottery leaf dish you could love.
Throw & Border Collie Pillow$40
Border collies are widely considered to be the most intelligent of all dog breeds - and the people who love them? They are pretty special, too. If there is a beloved border collie in your life - dash up your home with this whimsical tribute pillow. (We threw in the throw because they looked so great together.)
Frosted Glass Vase$50
"... they shall mount up like wings of eagles ..." If this verse speaks to you, look closely at this frosted glass vase. The artistry of the eagle is a work of art and the bottom is stamped with the words of this powerful passage from Isaiah. Looking at the vase each day, you'll be reminded of the truth God's word reveals.
It's not complicated. This is a delightful, whimsical, handmade pottery tray - with a happy dragonfly right on it ... and you love it! There doesn't have to be a reason other than looking at it sparks joy. If it does, bid away. (But be warned: You will not be the only one. Everyone loves the dragonfly!)
This little guy not only looks good (really good, we meant to say) - but it works, too! Yes! It is a completely functioning handmade tiki torch for your patio or porch - and it's all ready to light your way.
It's the first thing they'll see when they approach your front door. And "they" may be a group of carolers, or "they" may be family members coming home, or "they" may be friends you've invited over for a meal. But they will see the colors, the sparkle, and all the Christmas colors ... and they'll know you hung the wreath to welcome them in. This is the warmth of Christmas, this is the light you give.
Wow! Have you ever seen a mailbox as beautiful as this? Look closely at the details (and the bright red flag!) and you'll instantly be picturing it on your front porch. Bid on this and take it home. Letters are waiting to be delivered!!
Carolina On My Mind$600
The maple and pinewood box was handmade and it is ideal for storing lap blankets - like the one that is included! There are also too many N.C. items to name - aprons and caps, ornaments, maps, towels, a cutting board, and a yummy yummy bottle of Blueberry Wine. This is a veritable treasure trove and you will enjoy unwrapping each and every thing. And that beautiful pine? It will thrive in your home (even if its first name is Kentucky).
Show off your love of state with this wreath of dogwood, cardinals, and pine cones. Hanging on your front door, it will welcome your guests all year long.
Large Pottery Bowl$185
This is a show-stopping pottery bowl that could grace your home for years. The artist - Dan Finch - is an award-winning potter from Bailey. His work has been featured in the Charlotte Mint Museum, the NC Museum of Handicrafts, and the Odgen Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. And - after tonight - his work will also be featured in the home of its highest bidder. Will it be you?? (Or will it be me??)
Tobacco Leaf Pottery$50
This pottery piece is special for a few reasons. First it's so beautiful. Really exquisite - look at the detail. Next it's bold. The colors call out from across the room. Put this on a table and people will notice. But here's another reason it's special, and this one you might not realize until you bid it, win it, and get it home: The leaf is reversible. Both sides reveal the artistry - both sides are ready to show. This piece is a keeper and - we predict - one of the crowd favorites tonight.
Who doesn't love a unique serving piece? This gorgeous duo's theme is realized with sand-textured shells on a sea-blue base. The round tray will hold your cheese and crackers and the cup is ready for your dips, relish, jams, and sauces. Sweet!
Tuscarora Needle Pine Art$75
Did you see it right away? This bowl is custom made ... from pine needles. (We'll wait while you look again.) There's a real artistry on display here - and it's a celebration of a natural material cultural tradition that originated with Indigenous Americans from this region.
Collectors are lining up - those who love their wooden ducks will not be able to pass this fella by. (Heck, non-collectors think this guy is pretty special, too.) If you love this hand-carved painted wood duck sitting on a pinewood base, our advice is bid early and bid often. This guy is worth a fight.
Corgi Dog Wood Carving$50
You're lingering, wondering if you should bid on this. Look at that face and ponder these questions - Do you love corgis? You should probably bid. Do you have a corgi? Then, yes, you should bid. Do you know deep down that there is a corgi in your future? You should definitely bid. Still hesitating? Then do it in memory of the queen. Hand woven pine needle tray with embedded wood carved painted corgi. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth would have loved this.
New Mexico Pottery$45
The Wedding Vase is perhaps the most popular Native American pottery. Traditionally given to the bride and groom for their wedding, it is crafted with two vase necks (representing the spouses) joined by a handle (in the image of their union). The circle formed by these elements symbolizes the common life of the spouses. This example is intricately made and would make a very beautiful wedding or anniversary gift.
This is a rug that - while warm on your feet - will brighten up any room. It's a STEMS style, hand-tufted in wool with light blues, greys, a little brown, and a splash of gold. It's 5 x 8 and will probably fit right in your car. It could be on your floor before the night is over.
For the green thumb you have and the green thumb you pretend to have - these are excellent choices. Here's a quick guide on these selections -
- First the succulent. It's called Hen & Biddies and it's super easy to grow - very resilient. It's a popular choice (probs because it is so unbelievably low maintenance).
- Next, behold the Baby Tears (Soleirolia soleirolii). This creeping, mat-forming perennial is ever green and will creep over, cover, and drape those problem areas in your yard.
- Ahhhh the Snake Plant. Love it - very popular - and one of the easiest houseplants to maintain.
Maple & Walnut Wood Bowl$196
We call this beautiful bowl "Beautiful 85" because it is handcrafted - yes! - with 85 pieces of maple and walnut wood. It could be an unbelievably thoughtful birthday gift for someone you love who is turning 85. (Imagine at the party that everyone writes down a favorite memory and tucks it in the bowl!) OR, you know, you could just keep this one for yourself.
Oyster Shell Ornaments$30
Does anything say "Merry Christmas" like a snowman painted on an oyster shell? These were designed as ornaments but we think they are fun any time of the year. Don't you??
Kitchen Towel Set$25
Who has cooked more meals for you than anyone else in your life? Celebrate them with a set of GOAT towels - adorable and useful - they also pair well with cheese (sold separately).
ICONIC. The KIT-CAT KLOCK is the purrfect gift for a child's room, kitchen or den. With his signature wagging tail, rolling eyes, and contagious smile; Kit-Cat have inspired joy for over 80 years. Let it spark joy in your home, too!
For the Birds$55
This is most definitely a great way to feed the birds and attract them to your yard. Very tidy - just slide the food cylinder in, snap snap, and you're done. From your kitchen window or maybe your front porch you'll delight in watching their flighty performance of discovery, joy, feasting, and gratitude.