Gift Basket Auction

Tuesday, August 4 - Saturday, August 8

How It Works:

You can place bids in two different ways:

  • In-person at the ACWL-Nuveen

  • Over the phone by calling (231) 893-2524

When placing a bid, you must raise the price by at least $5


The auction will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 and final bids will be due by 1:00 on Saturday, August 8.

We will be collecting phone numbers when you place a bid so we can notify you when you’ve been outbid!

Bids will also be updated on this page as they come in.

We will also be hosting two Facebook Live events on our Facebook page at 4:00 on Tuesday, August 4 and Friday, August 7. You will be able to view the baskets and learn the current bid. 

If you would like to bid, but will not be able to pick up a basket, please get in touch! A friend or family member could pick it up for you or we can arrange shipping. Just call us at (231) 893-2524.

Gardening Supplies

Donors: Pam Lewis & Sally Kahlo

Contents:

- Twist nozzle

- Bypass pruner

- Women's visor

- Garden tool set: trowel, cultivator, transplanter

- Gardening gloves

- Knee pad

- Assorted seeds

Value: $80

Starting Bid: $60

Current Bid: $60

Pamper Your Pet

Donors: Laura Schultz & Judy Stojak

Contents:

- Two bowls, ceramic with nonskid silicone base

- Plush bed with reversible cushions

- Dog lovers towels

- $25 Gift Card from Tri-County Feed

- Pet naturals super foods treats

- Lamb Chop toy

Value: $100

Starting Bid: $80

Current Bid: $100

Italian Dinner

Donors: Laura Schultz & Judy Stojak

Contents:

- $25 Cheese Lady Gift Card

- Tablecloth

- Felidia Cook book (Chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich)

- DaVinci 2018 Chianti

- Ilio DiPaolo Restaurant & Ringside Lounge - A Buffalo, New York Tradition since 1965 goodies

--Bread Crumbs, Italian Dressing, coffee, and 2 jars of Marinara Sauce

Value: $110

Starting Bid: $90

Current Bid: $90

North Grove Brewers

Donors: North Grove Brewers & Blueberry Ridge Neighborhood

Contents:

- $100 Gift Card to North Grove Brewers

- North Grove Brewers T-shirt (can be exchanged for a different size)

- North Grove Brewers baseball cap

- North Grove Brewers glass growler

Value: $150

Starting Bid: $125

Current Bid: $135

For the Birds

Donors: Kathy Rogers & Kaye Bitter

Contents:

- Hand-painted birdhouse

- Bird dish from Hokey Pokey

- Card by Marilyn Troutman

- Set of 20 notecards

- Bell-shaped seed feeder

- Mealworm & Peanut whole coconut feeder

- Birds and Beaches of Michigan book

- Decorative wire bird sculpture

- Suet feeder

Value: $75

Starting Bid: $60

Current Bid: $70

Art, Ice Cream, & Treasures

Donors: Blueberry Ridge Neighborhood

Contents:

- $25 in Twisters Ice Cream Gift Certificates

- $25 Walmart Gift Card

- $50 ACWL-Nuveen Gift Certificate

Value: $100

Starting Bid: $80

Current Bid: $80

WLCL Book Basket

Donors: White Lake Community Library

Contents:

- Book-themed tote bag

- Sand Dunes of the Great Lakes book

Unsalted DVD

- The Living Great Lakes book

- Beside the Inland Sea book

- 10 notecards with envelopes

- Petosky stones

- Heart stone necklace

Value: $75

Starting Bid: $50

Current Bid: $100

A Treat for Food Connoisseurs

Donors: Dave & beth Pickard, Phil & Loraine VanderPol

Contents:

- $30 Cheese Lady Gift Card

- Three homemade gourmet jams

-- Champagne Mango with rose petals, rose water, & saffron threads (no pectin)

-- Strawberry-Rhubarb infused with almond and vanilla extracts and a touch of pepper (no pectin)

-- Peach with a dash (or more!) of Kentucky Bourbon

- Trader Joe's finest GF rice crackers

Value: $60

Starting Bid: $50

Current Bid: $100

Cheers!

Donors: Blueberry Ridge Neighborhood

Contents:

- $100 Fetch Brewing Co Gift Card

Value: $100

Starting Bid: $80

Current Bid: $80

Art & Activities

Donors: Ruth & Jack Grenell

Contents:

- Color-Your-Own Greeting Cards book (28 cards)

- Colored pencils

- Dandelion Breakfast 300 piece jigsaw puzzle

- Canvas painting by Linda Block

- Framed painting by Linda Block

Value: $50

Starting Bid: $40

Current Bid: $40

Beach Day

Donor: Laurel Geis

Contents:

- Beach dress

-- 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, hand-dyed and hand-printed. Washable. Size small/medium (2,4,6,8)

- Zip Pouch

-- hand-dyed and hand-printed

- Watercolor sketch book 

Value: $55

Starting Bid: $40

Current Bid: $55

Christmas Basket

Donor: Montague Tree Farms

Contents:

- Custom-made Christmas Arrangement (to be used at Christmas time!)

- 6' - 8' Christmas Tree from Montague Tree Farms

Value: $85

Starting Bid: $75

Current Bid: $85

Garden Treats

Donor: Shelley Williams

Contents:

- Trigger spray nozzle

- Fatal funnel hornet trap

- By-pass pruner

- 3 piece garden tool set: trowel, transplanter, cultivator

- 3 sets of gardening gloves

Value: $50

Starting Bid: $40

Current Bid: $55

Moo!

Donors: Jon & Jane Blyth & Susan Newhof

Contents:

- $25 Country Dairy Gift Card

- Hand-embellished Cow Canvas Art 16" x 16"

Value: $100

Starting Bid: $75

Current Bid: $0

Peace Jams & Jellies

Donor: Brenda Rogers

Contents:

- 2 Wine glasses

- Grand Traverse Select Semi-Dry Riesling

- Mackinac Trail Strawberry Rhubarb Wine

- Riesling Jelly

- Strawberry Rhubarb Jelly

- Merlot Jelly

Value: $60

Starting Bid: $50

Current Bid: $0

Nautical Treasure Chest

Donor: Mary Wisnom

Contents:

- 2 Peter 'the Potter' Johnson wine chalices

- Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

- 2 Nautical refrigerator magnets (anchor & seahorse)

- Anchor bottle opener

- Anchor wine bottle stopper

- Nautical napkins

- 2 water bottles with anchor decal

- Anchor flour sack towel

- Assorted snacks

Value: $100

Starting Bid: $75

Current Bid: $80

Batik Fiber & Paper

Donor: Sarajane Fellini

Contents:

- Indigo tie dye kit

- Marbling Kit

- Bark basket

- How-to-Batik Book

- Wax

- 3 Tjantings - Batik wax tools

- Small box of beads

- Assorted fabric pieces

- Blank journal

Value: $75

Starting Bid: $60

Current Bid: $70

Wine & Gift Bags

Donors: Jane Hanna & Jan Gorecki

Contents:

- 3 Hand-crafted wine gift bags

- Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Value: $40

Starting Bid: $30

Current Bid: $40

Shopping Spree at Figgs

Donor: Blueberry Ridge Neighborhood

Contents:

- $140 in Figgs Gift Cards

Value: $140

Starting Bid: $120

Current Bid: $140

Handmade Coffee Mugs & Treats

Donor: Susan Wink

Contents:

- 2 Coffee mugs

- 2 Espresso mugs

- Tea towel

- Leelanau Coffee

- Biscotti

- Biscuits

- Espresso

Value: $115

Starting Bid: $85

Current Bid: $85

Anchors Away Happy Hour

Donor: Barb Lundquist

Contents:

- 2 Glasses

- Handle Tanqueray Gin

- Handle Tito's Vodka

- 4 Tonic waters

- 8 Cocktail plates

- Cocktail Napkins

Value: $100

Starting Bid: $75

Current Bid: $115

Super Heroes

Donor: Gary Jasick

Contents:

- Tales of Suspense featuring The Power Of Iron Man matted print 24" x 18"

- Fantastic Four by Jim Lee matted print 26" x 21"

Value: $50

Starting Bid: $35

Current Bid: $35

Plants & Cards

Donors: Deb & Craig Harris & Diane Fitzgerald

Contents:

- $50 Gift Certificate to Montague Tree Farms

- 2 Coneflower plants from Montague Tree Farms

- 4 handmade quilted floral cards by Diane Fitzgerald

Value: $100

Starting Bid: $85

Current Bid: $100

Java & Prague Art

Donor: Jon & Jane Blyth & Susan Newhof

Contents:

- $25 Book Nook & Java Shop Gift Card

- Original Framed Watercolor 23" x 16"

Jane and Jon Blyth purchased this beautiful watercolor painting in Prague when they moved there in 1995. The painting was already quite old when they acquired it. Its lovely frame and delicate backing appear to be original to the painting.

It is paired with a $25 gift card to the Book Nook and Java Shop where you can purchase books of every genre, including history and travel guides that will transport you to exciting places around the world such as Prague! Or treat yourself to the writings of beloved Czech authors Milan Kundera and Vaclav Havel, and celebrate your purchase of this extraordinary vintage painting with your favorite vintage beverage from the Book Nook's Best Cellars wine bar.

Value: $400

Starting Bid: $300

Current Bid: $0

Baby Time

Donors: Mimi Kunz & Jane Hanna

Contents:

- Hand-knitted baby afghan by Mimi Kunz (washable acrylic)

- Baby wipes

- Baby shampoo, oil, wash, and lotion

Value: $50

Starting Bid: $35

Current Bid: $40

Soup Fixings

Donors: Patty Kelly & Jane Hanna

Contents:

- 2 Soup koozies

- Chicken Noodle soup mix

- Creamy Potato soup mix

- Eleven Bean soup mix

- Sesame Thins wheat snack crackers

Value: $50

Starting Bid: $40

Current Bid: $60

Ready for Winter

Donors: Alice Gambel, Jane Hanna, & Laura Ritchie

Contents:

- Recycled wool mittens by Alice Gambel

- Hand-knitted scarf by Jane Hanna

- 2 bottles of Aveeno Lavendar Chamomile body lotion

- 2 Burt's Bees Cucumber Mint Beeswax Lip Balms

Value: $60

Starting Bid: $50

Current Bid: $50

The Nuveen Center is accessible to all visitors–whatever their ability. Each room is wheelchair accessible, including classrooms and restroom. Guide animals are also welcome. Feel free to call us in advance of your visit so we can accommodate any special needs. 

Address: 106 E. Colby St.

             Whitehall, MI 49461

Email: Nuveen@artswhitelake.org

Phone: (231) 893-2524

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