2019 Catalog

The bidding is now closed.Thank you for your support and enthusiasm!!!

In your bidding form please refer to the Item Name. Thanks!

Item 01 — A Week in Paris Studio Apartment
Valued at $1,300
Minimum Bid $800.00
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Immerse yourself in the art and culture of romantic Paris, France by staying in this historic apartment. It is located in the 2nd arrondissement, on the right bank of the Seine. The apartment highlights historic stone and wood architecture and includes a double bed, a fold-out couch, open kitchen, and a separate study. The neighborhood is a place where Parisians live, so you will be surrounded by wonderful restaurants, cafés, and fabulous shopping. The 2nd arrondissement is near the center of Paris and includes theaters and the French National Library–it is also very close the the Louvre and to the Tuileries gardens.  The apartment is around the corner from a pedestrian street where you can find the best patisserie, charcuterie, and wine shops to supply yourself with a leisurely breakfast or relaxing dinner at “home.”  The apartment accommodates 2-4 people and has TV and internet access as well as free international phone calls. Dates beginning in December 2019 will be arranged with the owner. A small cleaning fee is required. Transportation is not included.
Donated by Tony Kleitz
Current Bid: $1350.00

 Item 02 — A Holiday Weekend at the Migis Lodge at Sebago Lake
Valued at $1,200
Minimum Bid $300.00
Spend a relaxing getaway on the shores of beautiful Sebago Lake in South Casco, Maine. This three-day, two-night package for two includes three meals a day, activities, and use of all facilities and accommodations in one of Migis Lodge’s private cottages or lodge rooms.
You will experience classic Maine, nestled in the woods on a secluded shoreline of Sebago Lake. You can enjoy the fresh air and the views relaxing by the water, playing tennis, and  sharing a lunch together on a private island, or spend time on the water sailing, kayaking, or water skiing.  Book a massage at the wellness center or join any of the wellness classes. End each day watching the sunset over the lake. Most importantly, you will enjoy time together!
The certificate is based on availability—weekends in July and August are not available. The season runs from Father’s Day in June through Columbus Day. Gratuity is not included. Transportation is not included.
More information is available at: www.migis.com
Donated by The Porta Family
Current Bid: $650.00

 Item 03 — A Week at Whitmuir Farm in Scotland
Valued at $1,200
Minimum Bid $800


Intrigued by the mystery, culture, and energy of Scotland? Have the best of all worlds in a stay at the quiet beautiful countryside retreat of Whitmuir Organic Farm. The Lowlands or Border region is awash with history—you will be surrounded by historic manors and the romantic countryside that inspired poets such as Sir Walter Scott to write of cavaliers, folk heroes, and stone cottages set in green hills. In fact, you will stay in a renovated granary at Whitmuir farm, a comfortable romantic cottage with stone walls, fireplaces, and all the comforts of home. Take walks in the countryside, relax with green vistas and herds of sheep, and plan excursions from this well-placed cottage. With Edinburgh just 16 miles away, you can visit this historic center, look out at the landscape from the Royal Palace at Hollyrood, shop along the Royal Mile, visit museums and tea shoppes, and even take a ghost tour in evocative Real Mary’s Close or Blair Close! The two-bedroom cottage sleeps four; dates are limited and must be arranged with the owners—April to mid May 2020 and from the end of the first week in September through October 2020. A small cleaning fee is required. Transportation is not included.
More information available at: http://www.unique-cottages.co.uk/cottages/south/selkirkshire/whitmuir_steading_cottage
Donated by Sula and Jacek Makowski
Current Bid: $1000.00

Item 04 – “Iris”
Framed watercolor by Melanie Tornberg
Valued at $200


A native Mainer, Melanie Tornberg has balanced careers in science and art. She, as a young girl, developed her talent under the guidance of local artists Lee Bean and Lajos Matolcsky and received a BFA from the University of New Hampshire.  She has shown in galleries in Portsmouth, South Berwick, Kennebunk, and in Western Maine, where she is the co-president of Western Maine Art Group in Norway. Melanie has been a generous contributor to the McLaughlin Garden family by making a yearly donation of one of her floral themed paintings to our gift shop to help support continued garden operations. This watercolor painting of an iris is especially meaningful as we continue to acquire and plant irises for our Currier McEwen Historic Iris bed.
The painting  is matted and framed and measures 15 1/2 inches wide by 18 1/4 inches tall.
Donated by Melanie Tornberg
Current Bid: $100.00

 Item 05 — “Winter scene” 
Framed painting by Duncan Slade
Valued at:  $3500
Minimum Bid: $1000.00

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 A retired product designer for UniRoyal, local artist, Duncan Slade (4/3/1918-610/2013) taught art at the Oxford Hills Middle School from 1974 until 1983. His paintings celebrate views of places he called home, including South Paris, Norway, Lewiston, and Portland. This painting is 32″ high x 42″ wide and is signed at dated 6/9/87. The landscape was commissioned from Duncan Slade by Bette Ann Cushman, a friend of Bernard McLaughlin and a founding board member of the McLaughlin Foundation, which preserves Bernard’s historic garden in South Paris. Bette Ann had an extensive garden of trees, shrubs, perennials, and vegetables surrounding her home in Hebron, Maine, with a distant view of the White Mountains. Slade has chosen to show a wintertime view of the landscape, with vegetation covered by an even blanket of snow. The painting captures a clear evening just before sunset, with a hint of the “gloaming”-the last rays of the sunshine on the hillside, but the sky is glowing with color before the growing dark. The still mountain landscape, with swaths of blue shadows and bright white reflections, punctuated by evergreens and topped by the turquoise sky,  captures the moment in a day when all is crisp, clear and peaceful.
 Donated by Bette Ann Cushman
Current Bid: $1400.00

 Item 06 — A stunning Victorian stained glass window
Valued at:  $1,500
Minimum Bid: $500.00
This superb piece of 19th-century stained glass is 37” high x 21” wide and comes with its own display easel. The window was saved from a residence in New Haven, Connecticut and features delicate interplay shields, oval elements, and ribbons. The opalescent glass has streaks of variable color in yellow, blue, green, and red—the opaque nature is suited to using the window in areas where privacy is needed, or for a purely decorative, delightful addition to your home. This is the perfect choice for anyone interested in Victorian decorative arts or architecture and is a very special, preserved remnant of the past.
Donated by Bill and Pam Delphenich
Current Bid: $500.00

 Item 07 –Convertible Bench-Tables
Crafted by Ray Snedeker
Valued at:  $300 each
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Craftsman Ray Snedeker made two convertible bench-tables using solid pine wood and finished with clear lacquer. The tabletop can drop down to serve as a back rest for the bench. You can have the best of two worlds: an outdoor bench for relaxing outside or a beautiful table for dining outdoors. We have two bench-tables that will be auctioned separately–you can bid on one or you can try for both (pushed up against each other the two bench tables make one full picnic table). Each bench-table is valued at $300
Donated by Ruth and Harold Kowal
Current Bid: $350.00

 Item 8 –A pair of “Wave Hill” chairs
Crafted by Ray Snedeker
Valued at:  $300 for the pair
Wave Hill chairs are based on a design by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld in 1918—the originals are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. The minimalist chair is simple but very architectural and is noted for its comfort. Ray has created two chairs in the Wave Hill style and has finished them with a muted green paint—perfect for your porch, deck, garden, or beside the campfire. But be sure to place them where you can see them—they are pieces of sculpture as well as useful objects!
Donated by Ray and Charlotte Snedeker, wood donated by Record Lumber.
Current Bid: $300.00

 Item 9 — One week stay at Snowbrook Village/ Sugarloaf
Valued at: $850
Snowbrook Village is located at the base of Sugarloaf Ski and Golf Resort in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Maine’s second highest peak, Sugarloaf in the summer offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking on an extensive trail network, and golf at one of Maine’s top golf courses. The Snowbrook Condo Association has a private indoor swimming pool facility, two tennis courts and a pond where owners and guests can try their hand at fly fishing. Snowbrook #2704 is a bottom floor end unit located on the pond, immediately adjacent to the tennis court and pool facility, and with direct access to Sugarloaf’s  trail network. The unit has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms and is available for a week of your choosing any time from May through the first week of October. Enjoy summer fun or perhaps head up to enjoy the foliage next season.
Donated by Leslie Guenther and David Stonebraker
Current Bid: $300.00

Item 10 — A pair of Panama Jack Sunroom Lounge Chairs
Valued at: $800
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Warm things up this winter. Invite your friends and the sunshine into your home and create a tropical and casual feel to your sun room or enclosed porch with these classic Panama Jack Rattan chairs and comfortable cushions. Constructed from sturdy rattan and rattan peel, the chairs are stained with a scratch resistant Antique finish.
Each chair measures 32″ H x  28″ W x  31″D
Donated by Greg Anderson
Current Bid: $350.00

Item 11 — An Original Lee Barth Handmade Quilt
Valued at: $800
 Donated by the artist,  we are delighted to offer this hand appliqued and pieced floral quilt to this year’s auction.  There is very fine gold threading throughout the lush border that adds the most subtle hint of the Orient. The rose and cream Manor House fabric is machine quilted with feathering, crosshatching and stippling for added texture and visual interest to this beautifully artful quilt.
This quilt measures 82″ x 84″ (full size) and is signed by the artist
Donated by Lee Barth
Current Bid: $350.00

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