Auction/Raffle Items

Auction List:

Lodging and Travel

1. A Weekend in the Mountains: Enjoy 2 nights of luxury in Asheville compliments of the famed Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. Includes 2 nights in a deluxe “Club Level” room (including day access to The Spa, continental breakfast, and afternoon cocktails with hors d’hoeuvres), breakfast for 2 in the Blue Ridge Dining Room, and dinner for 2 at The Sunset Terrance, Horizons Dining Room, or In-Room Dining (excluding alcohol). Take some time to tour the historic Biltmore courtesy of AAA Vacations at Sharon Corners. ($1,600 Value)
2. An Evening at South Park: Enjoy a weekend night stay in deluxe accommodations and breakfast for 2 in the Fountain Grille courtesy of Renaissance Charlotte Southpark and a $50 gift certificate to Brio Restaurant. ($200 Value)
3. An Evening at Phillips Place: Enjoy 1 night in a King Spa Room plus breakfast compliments of the Hampton Inn at Phillips Place as well as a $50 gift card to PF Changs. ($240 Value)
4. An Evening in Dilworth: Spend 1 weekday night courtesy of the Morehead Inn, including breakfast for 2 and a $75 gift certificate to 131 Main. ($205 Value)
5. An Evening Uptown: Enjoy 1 night at the Omni Charlotte and breakfast for 2 the next morning. Stroll over for dinner at McCormick & Schmick to use $60 in gift certificates. ($360 Value)
6. Travel in Style: Down travel pillow from DeWoolfson at Stonecrest ($57 Value) and polka dot Bueno Collection suitcase from Steinmart

Let’s “Doll” Around

7. Chrissa, American Girl Doll, Girl of the Year 2009: Donated by Mattel. Available only until December 31st! Coupled with daughter/doll bracelets handmade by wish child, Eliza Bourg, and the following books donated by Learning Express – Stand Up for Yourself, Chrissa, and Chrissa Stands Strong! ($120 Value)
8. Felicity Merriman, American Girl Doll: Donated by Mattel. Current Design. She’s a “Revolutionary” Girl! ($95 Value)
9. Ruthie Smithens, American Girl Doll: Donated by Mattel. Ruthie grew up in the Great Depression but was truly enriched by her friendship with Kit Kittredge. ($95 Value)
10. Isabel Doll: Donated by Kelly’s Kids. ($68 Value)
11. Chloe Doll and $25 Gift Certificate: Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids ($64 Value)
12. Corolle Bébé Trésor Doll and $50 Gift Certificate: Courtesy of Shower Me With Love ($120 Value)

Let’s Dress Up!

13. Holiday Cheer for My Doll & Me: Size 5 “Santa’s Hat” green cord jumper and matching doll dress by Remilys ($54 Value)
14. Let’s Cook up Some Mother-Daughter Fun: Mother-Daughter apron set with free monogramming ($47 Value) and gift basket from Earth Fare
15. Vintage “Dress Up”: Vintage feather hat, handbag, and pumps from “A Step Back in Time” and a bracelet and golf pins from Karen’s Beautiful Things ($160 Value)
16. Fancy Smocking: Beautiful Size 6X Smocked Pink Flowered Dress from Fancy Pants ($104 Value)
17. Always a Flower Girl, Never a Bride: Size 4 Pink Flower Girl/Special Occasion Dress from Lily Rose ($200 Value)
18. Le Pink Princess: Size 10 Le Pink velvet and ruffled bottom dress from Linda’s Childrens Shoppe ($80 Value)

Jewels Are A Girl’s (and Her Mom’s and Doll’s) Best Friends!

19. One for Me, You, and Dolly Too: Treat all 3 of you to unique sterling silver, Swarovski crystal and faux pearl gold-toned mother-daughter-doll bracelets and mother-daughter earrings from Kelly Kucsma ($59+ Value)
20. This Pandora’s Box Is Pure Joy: Mother-daughter bracelets set – Mom’s is silver with tea pot, heart, and girl charms and daughter’s is silver with a ballet shoes charm! ($340 Value)
21. Show Off Your Pearly Whites: Mom can stun in this Honora Sterling Silver 7.5-8MM Oval White Freshwater Cultured Pearl 18 Necklace and Dangle Earring Box Set from Brownlee Jewelers ($70 Value)
22. Pearl of Wisdom – Girls Love Pearls: Freshwater pearl earrings with 14K gold posts from Gregory Jewelers in Morganton ($50 Value)
23. Steal Some Glances: With a “Steely Grey and Deep Blue” London Blue Topaz stone (7.60 ct, 14×10 mm) (the “Modern December Birthstone”) and a $100 credit towards a setting for the stone ($385 Value)
24. One for You, One for Me: Big Sky Silver “Friendship” and “Faith” bracelets from Leah & Co. ($98 Value)

I’m Not Cooking!

25. Eating Out South Charlotte: $75 at 131 Main, $75 at Big View Diner or Ilios Noche, $25 at Boneheads, $25 at Flying Biscuit ($200 Value)
26. Eating Out South Park: $50 at Barrington’s, $50 at BrickTops, $50 at Zebra, and $100 at Cheesecake Factory ($250 Value)
27. Eating Out Huntersville: $25 at Dressler’s, $30 at Eez Fusion & Sushi, $25 at Brixx Pizza, $25 at Positano Osteria, $25 at Shane’s Rib Shack, $20 at Tijuana Flats, and for a special treat — $100 to Killington’s Restaurant and Pub ($250 Value)
28. Take Out Today: Gift certificate for a lunch platter of 8 sandwiches and 8 sides from Manhattan Bagel and Take Home Value Pack for 6 from Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina
29. Italian Affair: Gift basket with $15 at Olive Garden, Dinner for 2 at Brixx (up to $25), $25 at Brio, $50 at Bucca di Beppo, Dinner for 2 at Carrabba’s Italian Grill (up to $45), and 1 free pizza of your choice from Donato’s (up to $25) ($200 Value)
30. Holiday Treats: Save yourself time this holiday and let someone else do the baking. Special occasion cake to serve up to 25 and a box of sweet treats for the season from Anne Bourg Catering ($105 Value)

Fun and Whimsical Gifts

31. Countdown to Christmas Cheer: Win a giant Christmas gift basket valued at $160 filled with many whimsical treats including an Elf on a Shelf, a Countdown to Christmas puzzle, and a $50 gift certificate – all from Cutie Pies and then head on over to spend a $100 gift certificate at Portrait Innovations ($260 value)
32. Flag Flying Over the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.: Receive a 3×5 foot nylon flag flown over the Capitol of the United States. Fly it in honor, memory, or recognition of anyone for any occasion on the date of your choosing.
33. Mother-Daughter Bookclub: Mother-daughter bookmark set by Kelly Kucsma and $50 gift certificate to Learning Express ($70 Value)
34. Holiday Fun Tote: Gold tote bag with assorted Christmas goodies for mother and daughter from More Lace in Morganton ($100 Value)
35. For Fido With Love: Pamper your pet with an assortment of treats from Petsmart ($50 Value)
36. For Animal Lovers: “Pup Tent” from Boutique Tents in Folly Beach, SC is a fanciful splurge for your favorite dog (or cat). (Minimum Bid $400)
37. I Love Aladdin: Framed Aladdin Disney Lithograph from Shelley Di Natale
38. Girly Gift Bag: Hot pink dotted girly gift bag from Swoozies at Blakeney ($100 Value)
39. This One’s For the Birds: Squirrel-proof peanut birdfeeder and 2 lb. bag of shelled peanuts from Wild Birds Unlimited ($70 Value)
40. Portable Gamer: Pink Nintendo DSi from Best Buy on Independence ($170 Value)
41. We Love Wii! Nintendo Wii console and Wii Sports from Target Blakeney and Stonecrest ($215 Value)

Calling All Food, Coffee, Tea and Wine Lovers

42. Starbucks Tote: African Tote Bag with two mugs and two bags of Starbucks Anniversary Blend ($50 Value)
43. Host a Fancy Wine Tasting: A bottle of Cabernet and a Bottle of Pinot Blanc from the Wine Store and 4 Orefors wine glasses from Elizabeth Bruns ($240 Value)
44. Orange It Good? 150th Anniversary Bottle of Grand Marnier ($235 Value)
45. Tea and Fancy: Serve up 8 flowering teas-to-floral displays from Urbana CitySpa & TeaBar on the Jamestown Tray from Angie Bytnar of Southern Living at Home ($98 Value)

I Need Some Retail Therapy

46. Shop and Eat at South Park: $100 gift card to Belk South Park, $50 gift card to J. Crew, and Dinner for 2 (up to $25) at Brixx Pizza ($175 Value)
47. Shop Fashion Show Styles for Mom: $100 gift certificate to Our Place and $100 gift certificate to Scout & Molly’s ($200 Value)
48. Girly Fashion Show Fashionista: $25 gift certificate to Milk Money Boutique, $75 gift certificate to Strasburg Children, and a $50 gift certificate to Peek-A-Boo Couture ($150 Value)
49. Blakeney Buys: $50 gift certificate to Denim Affair, $20 gift card to Sugar Plum, and $25 gift certificate to Hue ($95 Value)
50. Mail Order Your Outfit for Your Next Photo Shoot: $100 gift certificate to Hanna Andersson, $50 gift certificate to Olive Juice, and gift certificate for a 2-look fashion photo shoot with Kristi Stanfill Photography ($400 Value)
51. Lounge in Some Lingerie: $100 gift certificate to I.C. London ($100 Value)
52. Toys and Shoes For the Tot: $25 gift certificate to Shoe-In at Stonecrest and $25 gift card to Toys & Co. ($50 Value)
53. Trendy Shady Lady: $100 gift card to Trendy Styles by Stacy and Ralph Lauren sunglasses from Sunglass Charlotte ($200 Value)

Open Calls!

54. Capture Your Special Moments: 1 hour studio session for up to 6 and a framed 20×24 custom portrait from Moments in Time Photography ($500 Value)
55. Acting Out: Gift certificate for 1 month of acting classes at Acting Out! ($125 Value)
56. Dance Your Heart Out: $50 gift certificate and goodie set from Miller Street Dance Academy at Rea Village ($89 Value)
57. Let’s Sing or Play the Ivories: Gift certificate for 8 piano or voice lessons from Becky Cray in South Charlotte ($200 Value)
58. Take a Fresh Look: Get a photo session and a CD containing 75-100 images, 10 additional edited images, and a 16×20 electronic collage from Fresh Unique Photography by Suzie Barber and a 16×20 photo to canvas print and $30 off framing from Image Arts at the Promenade ($270 Value)
59. Prep Your Portfolio: Gift certificate for a 2-look fashion photo shoot with Kristi Stanfill Photography ($250 Value)
60. Classic Pictures: $100 gift certificate to Classic Portraits at the Arboretum ($100 Value)

Fun for Two or More!

61. Ready to Party: $25 gift certificate to Decadent Designs Bakery in South Charlotte and $25 gift certificate to Salutations at Ballantyne Village ($50 Value)
62. Dinner and An Evening at the Ballet: 4 tickets to the 7:00 p.m. performance of “Holiday Enchantment” by the Charlotte City Ballet Company on December 12 and a $50 gift certificate to Wolfgang Puck ($82 Value)
63. Bowling Night: $25 gift certificate to Strike City at the EpiCentre and 5 coupons for free shoe rentals and 4 cards for free burgers and fries at Five Guys ($75+ Value)
64. Host an Italian Wine Feast: Enjoy an in-house catering party up to $300 courtesy of Maggiano’s Little Italy and a Wine Tasting for 18 courtesy of Wines International (Valued at $500)
65. Hang with the Animals: 4 admission tickets to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro and admission for 4 to the River Banks Zoo in Columbia, SC ($79 Value)
66. Card Making Anyone? Card making class for 4-6 people at Paper Source at Phillips Place ($120 Value)
67. A Day on the Outback: View the animals from your car at Lazy 5 Ranch’s drive-through zoo in Mooresville and then enjoy dinner at Outback Steakhouse with a $45 gift card ($73 Value)
68. Tweetsie Railroad Adventure: 4 one-day admission tickets to Tweetsie Railroad ($124 Value)

Bag It

69. Vintage Fabrics But New Designs for You, Me, and Granny: One grey vintage fabric purse with a red gingham bow, one cream and tan vintage fabric purse with a bow, and one herringbone purse with a bow, all by Redux/Anne Melvin Girault ($128 Value)
70. Carry-All Fun: Summer Birds Carry-All from Oilily ($179 Value)
71. Guitar Cool: V-Guitar Bag from Oilily ($98 Value)
72. Tote Craze: Pink and brown tote bag from Poppies and $25 gift certificate to L & M Monogramming ($63 Value)
73. Tote this Tutti: Purse from Tutti at the Arboretum ($59 Value)

For the Home

74. Spice Up Your Sofa! Two custom made red Toile de Jouy pillows by Redux ($100 Value)
75. From Persia With Love: Hand sewn authentic Persian Rug from Carolina Place Rug Gallery ($950 Value)
76. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight: Tyndall Pedic memory foam queen-sized mattress set from the Tyndall Pedic Mattress Store and $30 gift card to Bed Bath & Beyond ($2,030 Value)
77. Dress Up Your Daughter’s Room: $500 gift certificate to Slumber Kids Furniture at Carolina Place ($500 Value)
78. Light Up Your Life: Set of lamps from La-Z-Boy Furniture ($300 Value)
79. Brighten Your Day: Set of lamps from La-Z-Boy Furniture ($200 Value)

Baby, Baby . . .

80. Your Baby Needs a Chaperone! Chaperone Car Seat and Stroller in Cowmooflage Print from Britax ($530 Value)
81. Don’t Blink! Blink Stroller in Double Dots Design from Britax and $20 gift card to Lollipop Décor ($170 Value)
82. Give Your Kid a Boost: The Frontier car seat-to-booster in Pink Sky from Britax transports your kid in safety from 25 to 100 lbs. ($280 Value)
83. Nurse Your Newborn: Christmas flannel for the baby from Magic Windows, $15 gift certificate to A Milky Way, and a Diaper Bag from Beaux Belly ($236 Value)
84. Baby Don’t Pout: Enjoy an asian inspired olive green diaper bag by Kalencom and a $25 gift certificate to Pout Couture ($100 Value)

For Your Health, Therapy, and Pampering!

85. New Year’s Resolution Zen Boot Camp: One 4-week boot camp session from Charlotte Adventure Boot Camp and a gift certificate for a 1 hour Swedish massage at Zen Massage at the Promenade ($240 Value)
86. Mother-Daughter Pampering Package: Gift certificate from Beauty Brands for mother-daughter manicures and spa pedicures and a coupon for a $38 introductory massage and Beautiful To Go Gift Set donated by the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. ($175 Value)
87. Make-Over Mania: $450 Gift basket from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics at Belk and haircut with Carmen Cutrona at Carmen! Carmen! Salon e’Spa ($650+ Value)
88. Don’t “Wine” . . . Relax: $25 gift certificate to D’Vine Wine Café, a $40 gift certificate to Modern Salon, and a $50 gift certificate to Massage Envy ($115 Value)
89. Let’s Take a Look at Those Chicklet Teeth: Gift basket with gift certificate for free cleaning, exam, fluoride, and x-rays
90. Savvy Spa Pack: Gift basket from Savvy Salon & Day Spa ($379 Value)
91. Make Me Over: Bare Escentuals Gift Tote and $100 gift card to Harmony Salon at Blakeney ($200 Value)
92. What Planet Did You “Origin”ate From? $35 gift card to Planet 21 Salon and $100 gift basket from Origins at South Park ($135 Value)
93. C’est Jolie: Gift basket with Pureology gift set, free hair cut, and discount color from Jolie Cheveux Salon ($165 Value)
94. Massages and Makeovers: 2 gift certificates for 1 hour massages at Massage Envy and a $75 gift certificate to Merle Norman at the Arboretum ($175 Value)

Let’s Hear It For the Boys!

95. Dress Me Up: Size Men’s Large Julian Shirt from Bruce Juiian and Barefeet Tie from Vintage Vines ($150 Value)
96. Wardrobe Need An Update? Take him to Men’s Wearhouse to spend a $100 gift certificate and tie on a Sailcloth Striped Tie or a “Barefeet” Tie from Vineyard Vines ($250 Value)
97. Anyone Up for a Round of Golf? Free greens fees for 4 at Birkdale Golf Club ($20 cart fee per player required) and $20 Bonus Certificate at Dick’s Sporting Goods ($176 Value)
98. Tailgate for the Bobcats: Tailgate package from Bojangles including a cooler bag filled with fun accessories and a $20 gift card and a Bobcats Fan Pack including a mini-basketball autographed by DeSagana Diop
99. Fly Fishing With A Friend: 1½ hour fly-fishing lesson for 2, 2 $10 gift cards, and 15% off the purchase of fly-fishing gear from Orvis at Phillips Place ($200 Value)

AND Many Decorated Christmas Trees throughout the room …!

Raffle Items:

1. $50 gift card to Cheesecake Factory
2. American Girl mini Julie Doll and Julie Book from Brilliant Sky Toys and Books
3. Blink Cowmooflage stroller from Britax
4. 4 Tickets to the Matinee of the Charlotte City Ballet Company’s Holiday Enchantment Performance on December 12th
5. American Girl Original Felicity Doll
6. Necklace and Earring Set from Nancy Harris Custom Jewelry Designs
7. $75 Gift Certificate to Merle Norman at the Arboretum
8. Jonas Brothers gift collection from Radio Disney (includes Camp Rock CD Board Game, Burning Up Tour Book, Jonas Brothers Concert Experience, and Jonas Brothers CD)
9. Candy Wrapper Purse from Go Fish
10. Set of unique sterling silver, Swarovski crystal and faux pearl silver-toned mother-daughter-doll bracelets and mother-daughter earrings from Kelly Kucsma
11. $100 gift certificate to McCormick & Schmick
12. $100 Gift Certificate to Lion’s Jewelers
13. Make-A-Wish Fairy by Mark Roberts from Dazzle at the Arboretum
14. Thursday evening wine-tasting for 4 from the Corkscrew Wine Shoppe in Birkdale Village
15. Gift certificate for 1 month of acting classes at Acting Out!
16. Two tickets to “Almost Maine” by the Davidson Community Players and Dinner for Two at Carrabba’s Italian Grill
17. Pink iPod Shuffle and $15 iTunes gift card from Best Buy at Blakeney
18. $50 gift card to Fresh Salon at the Promenade
19. 30 minute massage at Ballas Chiropractic and Makeup Bag with Samples valued at $50 from Merle Norman at Northcross Shopping Center
20. Bag of delicious treats from New York gourmand Dean & Deluca and a wine basket from Vino 100


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