Silent Auction

Welcome to the Maple Corner Community Store silent auction! Please bid generously, all funds will greatly assist the community efforts to buying the Maple Corner Store & Whammy Bar!

In addition to purchasing shares and becoming a community owner of the Maple Corner Store, please consider buying some of these great Silent Auction items! Many thanks to all of the generous community members who donated these treasures!

If you bid on an item, please be prepared to make payment immediately upon the end of the auction should you be the highest bidder. If you are bidding on a physical item, please expect to pick it up in Maple Corner. If that won’t be possible, please be email us before you bid to discuss options.

This auction will be live online until 4pm on December 14th at which point we will be hosting a community Shareholder party at the Maple Corner Community Center. This will be the final chance to bid on items before the auction closes at 6pm! There will also be a chance to view items and bid in person at our table at the Maple Corner Community Center Holiday Craft Fair on December 7th.

When available, Artist websites are linked, just click their names!




#1 – “Kent’s Corner Barn” – Painting by Mary Thulman

  • Value: $175
  • Minimum Bid: $25
  • Current Winning Bid: $200
  • Highest Bidder: Charlotte Hanna

Kent’s Corner Barn by Mary Thulman
14 ½”x14 ½” , original oil on paper, matted and framed




#2 – “Vermont Fall” – Painting by Mary Thulman

  • Value: $175
  • Minimum Bid: $25
  • Current Winning Bid: $40 Highest Bidder: judith henkin

Vermont Fall” by Mary Thulman
15”x12”, original oil on canvas, framed in a solid maple float frame




#3 – Online Course in Women’s Health By Dr. Claudia Welch

  • Value: $440
  • Minimum Bid: $200
  • Current Winning Bid: $280
  • Highest Bidder: Elizabeth Malloy

WOMEN’S HEALTH & HORMONES PART I: HORMONAL BALANCE AND STAGNATION

This course is one Dr. Welch has been teaching around the world, in one form or another since 1998. It is the information, along with what is in Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science, that we wish every woman could know.  It is explained and synthesized in a way we have not seen elsewhere, and that we have found useful for MDs, students or clinicians of Ayurveda, practitioners or students of Chinese or Daoist medicine, or really anyone –regardless of background in medicine or health. We are so pleased to be able now to offer it here. Here’s what it’s about:

When we consider a woman’s health from cradle to the grave, it can feel overwhelming to understand all her changes, transitions, fluctuations and conditions, and to begin to address or resolve them. In this course, we explore how women’s primary hormones and most gynecological conditions and experiences can be sorted into two underlying categories from perspectives that combine Ayurveda, nāḍi theory, Chinese Medicine, and Western science.




#4 – Barnet Barnyard – by Jan Brough

  • Value: $250
  • Minimum Bid: $35
  • Current Winning Bid: $50
  • Highest Bidder: Don & Bev Heise

Barnet Barnyard – 9 x 12 inch Matted and framed print.
Jan Brough is an American painter living and working in Calais Vermont, among other places.

Donated by Judy Bingham




#5 – “Bernard’s Sugar House” – Original Painting by Diane Fitch

  • Value: $500
  • Minimum Bid: $300
  • Current Winning Bid: $300
  • Highest Bidder: Debbie Clark

Bernard’s Sugar House – 2018
Diane Fitch – Painter
8 x 10 inches, framed oil painting on canvas
Donated by Diane Fitch




#6 – Forrest Dwellers – By Sam Colt

  • Value: $650
  • Minimum Bid: $250
  • Current Winning Bid: $250
  • Highest Bidder: John Rosenblum

Forest Dwellers – 2019
9X12 unframed
grassello/silver-leaf/shellac/walnut-ink & pastel
on 300lb. water color paper




#7 – The Indigo Outsiders – By Sam Colt

  • Value: $650
  • Minimum Bid: $250
  • Current Winning Bid: N/A
  • Highest Bidder: N/A

The Indigo Outsiders – 2019
9X12 unframed
grassello/silver-leaf/shellac/walnut-ink & pastel
on 300lb. water color paper




#8 – Color Consultation – Sam Colt

  • Value: $150
  • Minimum Bid: $50
  • Current Winning Bid: $50
  • Highest Bidder: Patty Giavara



#9 – “REFLECTION” – Susan Wahlrab

  • Value: $600
  • Minimum Bid: $200
  • Current Winning Bid: $200
  • Highest Bidder: Roni Colman

Reflection
40×30 Print of Curtis Pond
Limited edition 8/10 print
Museum quality digital giclee printing on heavyweight archival watercolor paper




#10 – Portrait Session: Josie Colt

  • Value: $60
  • Minimum Bid: $20
  • Current Winning Bid: $36
  • Highest Bidder: Jennifer Murray

One portrait session with local artist Josie Colt. The portraiture style can be described as blind-ish contour, a technique in which the artist strives to keep her eyes on the subject instead of the paper and draws in one continuous line. Josie uses pen and watercolor for her portraits. A session could be had in person if circumstances allow (take 20-60 minutes depending on subject matter ) or through a photograph of the customer’s choice. Family portraits and pets are options too.




#11 – PC Laptop Servicing

  • Value: $80
  • Minimum Bid: $40
  • Current Winning Bid: $40
  • Highest Bidder: Donna Smyers

PC Laptop Servicing by Tom Frost: One PC Laptop Checkup

Includes:
1: Finding and removal of any viruses and malware.
2: Health check of the hard drive to see if it needs replacing.
3: Cleaning of exterior
4: Opening the Laptop up and cleaning out the cooling fan. (Fans are usually clogged with
dust if the laptop is more than a year old.) Fans should be cleaned at least once every two
years.
5: Making sure operating system and drivers are up to date.

Note: This does not include parts if parts are needed. If I find that a particular part needs
replacing I will provide the parts at cost with your permission. Also, I only work on Windows based machines. Ask questions or get details: 456-1335
Donated By Tom Frost




#12 – Pottery Utensil Crock

  • Value: $50
  • Minimum Bid: $20
  • Current Winning Bid: $40
  • Highest Bidder: Grace Worcester

Donated by Maple Corner potter Alan Paschell: Pottery at Maple Corner




#13 – Knife Sharpening

  • Value: $50
  • Minimum Bid: $20
  • Current Winning Bid: $35
  • Highest Bidder: Flora Lamson

Mike Kaye will sharpen 4 of your straight edged kitchen knives to a razors edge. Details: (802) 505 5870 or Mckaye82@gmail.com




 #14 – Lomi Lomi Massage Treatment by Caity Kaye

  • Value: $300
  • Minimum Bid: $150
  • Current Winning Bid: $160
  • Highest Bidder: Claudia Welch

Enjoy a deep and therapeutic Lomi Lomi massage treatment. Lomi Lomi massage, is an ancient healing art used in Hawaii. This is a healing form of body work that assists the removal of stuck emotions and wounds.  Lomi can take anywhere from 2-4 (depending on each individual) hours and will leave you feeling renewed and transformed.  This is a heart centered and very powerful, ready yourself to feel the power of Aloha radiate through you! 

Caity has been practicing massage and healing arts for over 10 years now. She does not label her craft as any, other than that it is intuitive.  Caity incorporates many healing modalities, such as Lomi Lomi, reflexology, reiki and deep tissue.  Each and every session is conducted from the heart and from source. 

Donated by Caity Kaye – (802) 585 0170 or beewellnaturallylmt@gmail.com




#15 – Fabulous Dinner for Ten in Calais

  • Value: $650
  • Minimum Bid: $400
  • Current Winning Bid: $400
  • Highest Bidder: Mary Admasian

Enjoy a delicious four course meal with wine for ten by Nel Emlen.  Date and menu negotiable. Prepared especially for you and served at the Emlen home.  A great opportunity to support the store while dining together with a group of friends.




#16 – Taste Of Montpelier

  • Value: $110
  • Minimum Bid: $50
  • Current Winning Bid: $95
  • Highest Bidder: Mary Hanrahan

Taste Of Montpelier – With these three coupons combined, you and yours truly will have the excuse to visit three of Montpelier’s finest establishments!

Includes: Capital Grounds – 2 bags of Coffee & 1 size Large Tee-Shirt (value $50)
Hunger Mountain Coop – $40 Gift Certificate
Three Penny Taproom – $20 Gift Certificate

Donated by Capital Grounds, Hunger Mountain Coop, & Three Penny Taproom




#17 – Three Bouquet’s by Elodie

  • Value: $60
  • Minimum Bid: $35
  • Current Winning Bid: $75
  • Highest Bidder: Betsy Unger

Elodie Flower Farm – Three bouquet gift card!
Jenna Ryan, owner of Elodie Flower Farm will coordinate with you to pick up your bouquets on a mutually agreeable date or dates, at the Maple Corner Store.
Donated by Elodie Flower Farm




#18 – July Fourth Whammy Barge Tour of Curtis Pond

  • Value: $75
  • Minimum Bid: $35
  • Current Winning Bid: $35
  • Highest Bidder: Rebecca Davin

Join Don Heise on the Whammy Barge Pontoon Boat for a July 4th weekend tour of
Curtis Pond. Enjoy a 90 minute tour of the mile long Curtis Pond to view wildlife, snack on wine and cheese, and chat about how the pond has played a role in our community. Limited to 4 adults and 2 kids. We’ll hope to see the loons, perhaps a beaver and some ducks. The barge will be leaving from the Curtis Pond waterfall at a negotiable date and time. Please contact donheise@comcast.net for more details.

Donated by Don & Bev Heise




#19 – 1 Yard – Vermont Compost Company Manure Compost

  • Value: $89
  • Minimum Bid: $40
  • Current Winning Bid: $100
  • Highest Bidder: Hasso Ewing

Vermont Compost Company 1 cubic yard (1200 lbs) of Manure Compost
Must be picked up, delivery not included

Donated by Vermont Compost Company




#20 – Accordion

  • Value: $500
  • Minimum Bid: $200
  • Current Winning Bid: N/A
  • Highest Bidder: N/A

Accordion Weight is 23 pounds, Keyboard is 18.5 inches
A couple of free lessons with it to go to whoever gets it

Donated by Nathan Longo




#21 – 1 Week Vacation Stay – Maine Vacation Home

  • Value: $1000
  • Minimum Bid: $500
  • Current Winning Bid: $500
  • Highest Bidder: Alan and Piper Rexford

Come stay at our house in Sorrento, Maine for a week in June, the first week of August or September. A beautiful single story home with a sleeping cabin.

The main house has a double bed and futon couch in separate rooms. Kitchen is fully equipped, washer and dryer, full bath with additional outside shower and an open living/dining/kitchen layout. The sleeping cabin has two bedrooms with double beds, a living area and full bath.
Sorrento, Maine is a small community with a working harbor, post office and lots of beautiful coastline. We are an hour from Mt Desert and Acadia National Park, 1/2 hr from Schoodic Point, also part of Acadia. There are many hikes, kayaks and other outdoor adventures in Sorrento and in the area.

Donated by Hasso Ewing and Bob Hannan




#22 – A weekend getaway in Rockland Maine home

  • Value: $300
  • Minimum Bid: $150
  • Current Winning Bid: $240
  • Highest Bidder: Eva Gumprecht

Weekend Getaway – Rockland Maine!
Two bedrooms, one bathroom, walk to downtown, harbor, and beach. Enjoy a barbecue on the back deck, walk to a small in-town beach, bakeries, breweries, sushi and other restaurants.  A favorite jaunt is to walk the jetty to the lighthouse in Rockland harbor. Watch historic schooners sail in and out past the jetty in season. The Farnsworth Museum and “Christina’s House” are destination art museums. Live music abounds, five museums in walking distance, including the Sail and Steam Museum. Dates are negotiable but many 2020 dates are still open. Option to stay beyond the 2 nights for an additional payment.
Donated by Linda Gray and David Healy




#23 – 1 Hour Massage

  • Value: $75
  • Minimum Bid: $35
  • Current Winning Bid: $50
  • Highest Bidder: Rebecca Davin

Jean MacLachlan, CMT – 1 hour Massage




#24 – “My Mothers Vase” – By Judy Greenwald

  • Value: $375
  • Minimum Bid: $50
  • Current Winning Bid: $80
  • Highest Bidder: Grace Worcester

My Mother’s Vase by Judy Greenwald
18”x25”, original framed pastel

Donated by Judy Greenwald




#25 – Treasures from Around the World

  • Value: $100
  • Minimum Bid: $20
  • Current Winning Bid:$20
  • Highest Bidder: Anne Nomi Mouse

Pitcher from Ukraine
Print from Japan
Scarf from China
Wallet from Madagascar
Flat purse from Madagascar
Donated by Linda Gray and David Healy




#26 – “Snowy Woods” Etching by Bruce Peck – 1989

  • Value: $110
  • Minimum Bid: $25
  • Current Winning Bid: $100
  • Highest Bidder: Betsy Unger

Bruce Peck Etching – “Snowy Woods” 1989
Double matted and framed hand colored etching
print is 5 x 6.75 inches

Bruce Peck, a Vermont printmaker, was born in India. He has been making etchings for over 25 years. His detailed hand colored etchings explore the beauty and character of the landscape of New England and India. Bruce is committed to creating etchings of the finest quality using traditional techniques and the best of modern materials. This commitment has led to award winning prints and representation by galleries in New England and India. He prints his copperplate etchings in limited signed editions on 100% rag print paper. Each original etching is hand pulled and hand colored by the artist to create a collectible work of fine art.




#27 – High Mowing Seeds – $75 Gift Certificate

  • Value: $75
  • Minimum Bid: $35
  • Current Winning Bid: $50
  • Highest Bidder: Hasso Ewing

A $75 gift certificate from High Mowing Organic Seeds, a mission based Vermont business selling 100% organic and non-GMO professional quality vegetable, herb, flower and cover crop seed that is regularly tested for germination rates, disease and GMO contamination.
Donated by High Mowing Seeds




#28 – Stoneware Crock by Adrian Wade

  • Value: $75
  • Minimum Bid: $25
  • Current Winning Bid: $40
  • Highest Bidder: Liz Benjamin

Adrian is an artist and an art teacher who lives right in Maple Corner. This high fired stoneware crock, flower pot, decorative piece is dishwasher safe and has many uses! 

Donated by Adrian Wade




#29 – The Royal Tour of the Vermont State House

  • Value: Priceless
  • Minimum Bid: $75
  • Current Winning Bid: 80
  • Highest Bidder: Steve Gallagher

Vermont State Curator David Schutz will lead the winning bidder and a group of (no more than 20) friends and family on a behind-the-scenes tour of Vermont’s most spectacular building— including a climb into its dome!  This tour is custom-planned to suit the occasion and audience— and can be taken anytime the State House is open within the coming year!

Donated by David Schutz




#30 – Montpelier Dinner & A Movie

  • Value: $78.50
  • Minimum Bid: $40
  • Current Winning Bid: $90
  • Highest Bidder: Hasso Ewing

Sarducci’s$50.00 Gift Certificate
Savoy Theatre Gift Certificate for 2 movie tickets + 2 Med. Popcorn. Value $28.50

Donated by The Savoy Theatre and Sarducci’s Restaurant




#31 – Onion River Outdoors Gift Certificate – $50

  • Value: $50
  • Minimum Bid: $25
  • Current Winning Bid: $50
  • Highest Bidder: Claudia Welch



#32 – Original Silk-Screen Print Cards

  • Value: $24
  • Minimum Bid: $12
  • Current Winning Bid: $25
  • Highest Bidder: Betsy Unger

Original Silk Screen prints made into greeting cards for any occasions. Made by Maple Corner based artist & U32 art teacher, Adrian Wade. 3 packs of 5 cards each.

Donated by Adrian Wade




#33 – Hand Quilted “Pod” (blue) by Kristina Snook

This 13×23″ hand quilted “Pod” makes a lovely wall hanging! Made by Maple Corner artist Kristina Snook.

  • Value: $200
  • Minimum Bid: $75
  • Current Winning Bid: $100
  • Highest Bidder: Anne Marie Shea



#34 – Hand Quilted “Pod” (red) – By Kristina Snook

  • Value: $200
  • Minimum Bid: $75
  • Current Winning Bid: $125
  • Highest Bidder: Ulrike Wasmus

This 13×23″ hand quilted “Pod” makes a lovely wall hanging! Made by Maple Corner artist Kristina Snook.




#35 – 3 Day Stay in Brooklyn Apartment

  • Value: $550
  • Minimum Bid: $225
  • Current Bid: Winning N/A
  • Highest Bidder: N/A

Garden apartment in Brooklyn townhouse available for three nights anytime in the month of May. Sleeps 3, 1 queen bed, and a daybed in the living room. The neighborhood is Bedford Stuyvesant, Street parking isn’t too bad, and we are one block away from the G train at Classon. Valid for any three night period in the month of May 2020 (or potentially between December 12th and 20th 2019). Well behaved dogs are welcome!

Donated by Jenny Ferguson




#36 – Dog Training Session for You and Your Dog!

  • Value: $75
  • Minimum Bid: $35
  • Current Winning Bid: $35
  • Highest Bidder: Hasso Ewing

Take advantage of Jason Neimark’s 30 years of dog training experience! Jason lives right on Curtis Pond and would like to help you and your dog. Jason is a professional dog trainer who caters to your individual life style. For the past thirty years he has been working with dogs and their people. Jasons methodology is based on education and results.




#37 – Handwoven Belt Pouch

  • Value: $100
  • Minimum Bid: $40
  • Current Bid: Winning $75
  • Highest Bidder: Paige Canfield

Diagonal plaited woven pouch made from responsibly harvested and hand-processed materials in the Northeast Kingdom. Has a leather flap and belt loop with an antler button closure. 
Penny Hewitt, a longtime and skilled basketmaker, seeks to create objects of beauty that are useful in everyday life. She is especially inspired by the traditions of other cultures, and grateful for the opportunities of connection to people, place, nature, and self that her craft cultivates. She teaches a variety of basketweaving workshops and offers private lessons as well.

Made & Donated by Penny Hewitt of Lazy Mill Treecraft
https://lazymillhillfarm.com/lazy-mill-treecraft/




#38 – Susannah Blachly & Patti Casey House Concert

  • Value: $350
  • Minimum Bid: $175
  • Current Bid: $300
  • Highest Bidder: Debbie Clark

When schedules allow Patti Casey and Susannah Blachly love to perform together. Two of Vermont’s most talented and best known singer-songwriters enjoy playing smaller, accoustic venues where they can display their vocal harmonies, songwriting ability and good humor. Bring their beautiful music into your home! House concerts are ideal for their blend of Americana and New England-tinged original music. For more info visit www.patticasey.com and www.susannahblachly-music.com




#39 – Three Night Stay in Historic Nantucket

  • Value: $1500
  • Minimum Bid: $650
  • Current Bid: Winning N/A
  • Highest Bidder: N/A

A three-night off-season stay in historic Nantucket for hearty Vermonters! Fully furnished second-floor vacation condo, with two bedrooms, two baths and a loft with four twin beds. (Fireplace nonfunctional). Easy walk to the downtown and its cobblestone streets. Pick a time between Dec. 20 and March 30. Might be really fun for New Years! This can be fine time of year if you like cold-weather hiking and have an aversion to crowds, but check websites to see what restaurants, museums etc. are open.

Donated by John Coale and Greta Van Susteren




#40 – VW Bug Clay Mug

  • Value: $45
  • Minimum Bid: $25
  • Current Winning Bid: $30
  • Highest Bidder: Jamie Moorby

This mug is made with red stoneware clay which is hand-thrown on a pottery wheel and adorned with a Matchbox VW Bug and handcrafted rainbow glaze colors. The mug is 5″ tall and it holds 20 ounces comfortably.

Made and donated by Sarah who grew up in Maple Corner in the 1970’s and 80’s and has been creating with clay for the past 20 years in Montpelier and West Glover. She recently returned her studio to her family’s Calais home where she continues to spin her original pottery ideas into solid reality.