Take home this stunning 14K yellow gold and sterling silver pendant featuring a 14.5 carat river scene landscape Australian Boulder Opal cut by Bill Gangi of Tuscon, AZ on an 18 inch sterling link chain. Designed by local goldsmith Rebecca Bunting and inspired by the view of the Lieutenant River from the banks of the Museum.
Winning bidder will take home a Cornus Florida white flowering dogwood tree, a species in the family Cornaceae native to eastern North America and northern Mexico. Grows to about 15 to 30 feet high with a 15 to 30 foot spread. This tree was hand-picked and donated by Drew J. Kenney owner and designer from Outdoor Lifestyles in East Lyme specializing in coastal reclamation, urban space utilization, and high end development along Connecticut's Shoreline. Includes delivery and planting services by Wilber & King Nurseries within a 50-mile radius of the Museum. Date to be agreed upon by October 7, 2022.
The winning bidder will receive two entries for Vista's Tour de Shore 2022 on Sunday, October 9, 2022! This annual cycling event and fundraiser features a variety of route lengths for cyclists of all abilities, starting at the Westbrook Elks Lodge and traveling along Connecticut's scenic shoreline at the peak of fall foliage. All participants will come together on event day to ride and celebrate their hard work with food, music, and raffle prizes! You will also receive three $100 gift cards to Zane's Cycles in Branford to get you and your bike ready for the event, plus a sterling silver Tour de Shore pendant created by Branford Jewelers. Check-in is 7:30am on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Westbrook Elks Lodge #1784.
Enjoy three bottles of Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a bottle each of the following vintages 2015, 2016, and 2017. A medley of three of the Napa vintages of the last decade. this wine cannot be purchased commercially. Made for members only of the Napa Valley Reserve, a wine country club established by legendary Napa winemaker Bill Harlan of Harlan Estates.
These wines are full-bodied with layers of intense dark berry flavors and will age beautifully for at least two decades but are also drinkable now. Decanting for at least two hours beforehand is recommended.
Take home these teak root stools/end tables, each with a beautiful inner cutout design. Perfect for your woodland garden or patio and sure to be a conversation piece among your guests. These were on display during the Museum's 2021 Wee Faerie Village. Each one measures 14 inches high with a diameter of 17 inches.
This stunning runner, measuring 24 x 67 inches, was hand knotted in northern Afghanistan by an ethnic Turkmen woman using handspun, vegetable dyed wool from her own sheep.
Celestial Buddies is an original line of plush characters each personifying a celestial body occupying our heavens. The Celestial Buddies' "Big Bang" moment occurred after the creator, Jessie Silbert, saw a documentary series on the Solar System and realized that there were no plush toys depicting our planetary neighbors. So she set to work, and Celestial Buddies is the result. Take home this set of 15 plush buddies including: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Comet, Our Precious Planet, Polaris and Two Little Stars. Also, includes the Black Hole Stuff Sack to hold all your buddies. Perfect for children or adults of all ages!
Zen & Now Wellness Studio in Niantic is passionate about empowering others to be the happiest, healthiest and most balanced version of themselves - in body, mind and spirit. They have a vast array of yoga, cycle and fitness classes, as well as private coaching, workshops and trainings to help you achieve your wellness goals. The winning bidder will receive a certificate valid for 90 days of unlimited classes. Expires 90 days from first use, valid for regularly scheduled classes.
A trio of select vintages of Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2008, 2011, and 2012, rated 95, 94, and 96 by Robert Parker's Wine Spectator. Coming from the classic Rhone estate dating back to the 16th century, this wine is organically and bio-dynamically farmed by the Perrin family since the 1950s. Each vintage uniquely includes all thirteen of the grape varietals permitted by the appellation, with the two largest components, Grenache and Mourvedre.
Wine critics use red fruit, black currants, blackberries, spices, thyme and lavender to describe the enticingly complex aromas of these wines.
Take home this beautiful decoupage tray by Annie Modica titled Grandma's Roses measuring 21 x 15 inches and signed on the back side. You will also receive a collection of items from master tea blenders, Harney & Sons, including a bamboo heirloom tea chest featuring eight teas in wrapped sachets; a Harney & Sons black bell teapot; Harney & Sons teacup; and a box of Allens Scottish Shortbread. Perfect for afternoon tea!
A collection of five different LEGO sets including: Star Wars: The Mandalorian The Child (75318) for ages 10+; Dots Creative Designer Box (41938) for ages 7+; City Town Center (60292) for ages 6+; Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course (71360) for ages 6+; and Vidiyo Music Video Maker Punk Pirate Ship (43114, retired) for ages 8+.
It's time to pamper yourself with a $150 gift card for any service offered at Salon Pure in Old Lyme (tip not included), plus take home a collection of Moroccanoil products including a 16.9 ounce duo "extra volume", medium hold hairspray, treatment oil "light", and a Kitsch king size satin pillow case.
The winning bidder will receive a 6-week CSA PECK (2 dry gallons = 2 to 3 person share) produce share. Produce Share includes vegetables, herbs, fruits, specialty greens, lettuces, and root crops and you fill them yourself so you only take what you like. All
produce is grown at their farm in Colchester, CT. You will also receive one dozen farm fresh eggs each week. Valid May - October 2023.
The winning bidder will receive a selection of assorted beef and pork products, all of which have been raised on the family farm in Canterbury, CT and USDA inspected. Assorted cuts will vary based on availability, and will be frozen. Package will be available for pickup at the Florence Griswold Museum by mutual agreement and must be picked up by December 31, 2022.
Take home this mid-20th century wicker braided patio set consisting of two side chairs (without cushions) and round table painted forest green with red trim. Possibly manufactured by Heywood Wakefield. Chairs measure 34 inches high x 18 inches deep x 20 inches wide and the seat is 14 inches from the ground, table measures 25.5 inches tall and is 24 inches in diameter. A perfect addition to your porch or sun room.
Take home two bottles of 2006 Mate Brunello di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese from the Mate vineyards which occupy a site in the hills of Tuscany which was a Roman vineyard 2000 years ago. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rates it 95 points and calls it "An opulent, fruit-driven style, yet fresh, with cherry, raspberry and blackberry up front and tar and licorice lurking behind. This richness is mouth-coating, and there are dense tannins hanging out in the finish. Has immediate appeal but will also age well, best from 2014 through 2027."
Take home two bottles of 2007 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino from a historic estate on the Eastern side of Montalcino, where forty hectares of vineyards produce one of the most consistently high quality wines of the appelation. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rates it 95 points and says "Sweet red berries, flowers, mint, spices and anise are woven together beautifully in this large-scaled, generous wine. The wine gains volume and depth in the glass as the flavors build to a huge cresendo. Anticipated maturity 2015-2027."
Take home two bottles of 2011 Tenuta San Guido "Guidalberto" Toscana, a classic super Tuscan, this wine is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot grapes grown in the famed Bolgheri coastal region. Vinous rates it 93 points and says "The 2011 is a harmonious beauty, with delicate red fruit and rose petal scents. The detail expands as the wine opens in the glass, a brisk, complex layering of red berry and tart cherry, clear and resonant."
Adorn yourself with this beautiful three drop blue/green 6mm faceted apatite necklace with adjustable sterling silver clasp by local jewelry designer Ann Lightfoot. Her hand-crafted jewelry has been exhibited in art galleries and museums and can be found in fine stores from Los Angeles to London. Be the first to be seen in a stunning piece from her new fall collection!
A classic shape with modern flare! This popular style from Blackkat Leather in Chester, CT features a removable crossbody strap now with button rivets that allow no-fuss adjustment, convenient exterior pocket and spacious interior compartment. Brass hardware and copper rivets complete this stylish design in tan leather. The LG is the perfect everyday hybrid crossbody that can hold all your gear.
Dimensions: 7 inches high x 10 inches long x 4 inches deep with an adjustable shoulder strap.
Take home this unique necklace by Gillian Preston an artist working out of Pittsburgh, PA, where she creates fine art in addition to her line of glass wearables. She studied glass at the Cleveland Institute of Art under Brent Kee Young with a strong emphasis on drawing, earning her BFA in glass. As a result of these dual interests, she combines the intimate qualities of hand drawn imagery with contemporary and traditional glass practices to bring light and character to her ideas and narratives. Broken Plates is a line of glass jewelry, cut from the surface of hand blown glass. The process begins in a hot glass studio, where layers of bold, crisp colors are applied to molten glass and blown into a flat surface (or plate) that will serve as the canvas for these glassy wearables. This piece is a large turquoise and yellow airplant necklace on a sterling silver chain.
A hummingbird garden provides a colorful array of nectar-producing plants that attract hummingbirds to your garden (and often butterflies as well). The winning bidder will receive an assortment of twenty-five one-gallon perennials to create their own hummingbird garden. Plants will be picked up at a mutually agreed upon time from Judge's Farm in Old Lyme, CT in the fall of 2022 or summer of 2023.
Pamper yourself with a luxurious anti-aging facial with collagen eye treatment and anti-aging peel with Sylvie Murphy, then relax with a 60-minute sound and reiki therapy session with Aimee Thomas-Oswalt. Expires December 31, 2022.
Take home this beautifully sparkling sterling silver Tacori Cresecent Station 18-inch necklace featuring a Chalcedony gemstone pendant encased within a floral silver basket with milgrain detailing.
Add this beautiful hand-chiseled feather to your garden, carved from granite by stone mason Brant Amacher. Measures approximately 17 x 11 x 4 inches.
Add this handsome hand-carved bird bath to your garden, carved from granite and polished by stone mason Karl Kaufmann in 2020. Your feathery friends will thank you! Includes delivery and placement to your home within 50 miles of the Museum. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Measures approximately 16 x 16 x 6 inches.
Dress up any outfit with this dazzling trio of Billie Beads teardrop earrings with sterling silver hooks. Made of polymer clay and decorated with Swarovski crystals by Robert Nielsen and Billie Tannen of Billie Beads.
Be refreshed with the Rob Rivers Retreat. You will be whisked away and treated to The Exclusive Facial, Deluxe Manicure, Deluxe Pedicure. Lasting three and a half hours.
Please note that the prices of the packages do not include tax and gratuity. Must book in advance.
The image of a compass rose has long symbolized adventure and exploration by pointing the way through life's journey. Maggie Lee Design's 3/4 inch Compass Rose Coordinates Pendant in Sterling Silver features a laser-engraved compass rim highlighted with black enamel, customized with the longitude and latitude of Old Lyme, CT. Comes on a 16 inch 1.5mm sterling silver wheat chain with lobster claw clasp that makes it easy to use and offers a secure strength.
Receive two 12 ounce bags of coffee delivered to your home (or available for pick-up at Ashlawn Farm Coffee in Old Saybrook) each month for six months with the Globetrotter Coffee of the Month Club. Explore specialty coffees from Africa, Asia, and the Americas, as well as some of Ashlawn's signature blends.
Inspired by the starry sky, the winning bidder will take home this beautiful 18-inch sterling silver "Star Gazer Necklace" and "Triple Star Swoop Studs" designed by Kelley Soloman of Aquinnah, a woman owned, handmade jewelry company with locations in Killingworth, CT and Oak Bluffs, MA.
The cosmos is not the only place for the stars. This cluster will look great arranged in your garden, or illuminated on the side of your house, garage, or barn. The stars are attractive by day and twinkle by night. Originally conceived as a fundraiser for the Chester Historical Society, these cheerful stars appeared all over the town and in other nearby communities. Last winter, a vast collection of stars were featured in Starry Nights, an art installation in Chester Center comprised of over 200 twinkling stars in a variety of sizes. These stars created by Christopher Owens are painted wood wrapped in holiday white lights and measure approximately 42 x 2 inches.
Take home this brilliant trio of shrubs from Broken Arrow Nursery.
Fothergilla x intermedia "Mt. Airy" Hybrid Fothergilla, an outstanding selection made by Dr. Michael Dirr from a plant found growing in Mount Airy Arboretum in Cincinnati. Excellent fall foliage display of red, orange and yellow. An industry standard and excellent garden plant. Growing slowly 3 to 6 feet tall and about as wide, this multi-stemmed shrub has a rounded compact habit.
Ilex verticillata "Winter Red" Winterberry Holly, a highly prolific fruit producer with brilliant red fruit that illuminate the landscape well into January. Plants are large growers and among the finest for cut branches and holiday decorations. Introduced by Simpson Nursery. Pollinated by "Southern Gentleman". Grows with an upright-rounded habit up to 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. Generally pest and disease free.
Callicarpa dichotoma "Early Amethyst" Beautyberry, a wonderful form of purple beautyberry that produces copious crops of dazzling, violet berries on a gracefully arching shrub. Grows up to 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide.
The winning bidder will take home an interstellar tree! The "Centennial" Star Magnolia, named to honor the prestigious Arnold Arboretum's 100th anniversary, Centennial Star magnolia produces a spectacular show of large, creamy white flowers in early spring. The lightly fragrant blooms have many thin, delicate petals tinged with pink. Grows with a broadly pyramid habitat up to 15 to 20 feet tall and wide. You will also receive a $50 gift card to Van Wilgen's Garden Center with locations in Clinton, Guilford, Milford, North Branford, and Old Saybrook.
Take home a lovely orchid dish garden. (Exact details coming soon.)
Gorgeous, oversized, brushed gold crescent earrings. Solid brass, heavily plated in 18K gold. Ear wires are 18K gold filled. Designed by Aquinnah.
Enjoy the breeze while you pedal comfortably on this black KENT Custom Cruiser Bike imprinted with the Subaru logo. Ideal for casual riding while showing off your Subaru love! Bike consists of a steel frame, alloy handlebar and aluminum rims; double-spring comfort seat and quick-release seat clamp; 26 inch wheels; plastic and steel peddles; and full cover chain guard. Fits riders 5'3" - 6'2" tall with a 250 pound weight capacity. Also, includes a unisex XLC gray bicycle helmet size small/medium.
The winning bidder will receive a 12 x 16 inch matted and framed custom portrait by local artist Mary O'Connor. Simply provide your favorite photo to her and she will recreate a vibrant watercolor image. Mary's work in both acrylics and watercolors has been shown by the Lyme Art Association, Essex Art Association, and Clinton Art Society, and is found in the homes of individual owners of treasured pet and people portraits. She is a member of the Florence Griswold Museum, where she volunteers as a docent. These are examples of her portraits.