Friday, April 15, 2016

Silent Auction items were popular at David Wright House Evening Under the Stars

We are grateful for the wonderful donations to the Silent Auction April 9 to raise more funds for National History Day Thanks to all those generous donors and those who acquired them. Thanks also to Nina Filippi who organized the silent auction items, presented them in a most attractive packaging, determined pricing and bidding, then created a spread sheet of all the items, bidders, donors, solicitors and winning bids.

Silent Auction Items for David Wright House Event, April 9, 2016
“Dinner and Wine Pairing for Ten Imagine the opportunity to enjoy dinner at the AZ Heritage Center, with State Historian and Historymaker Marshall Trimble and Museum Director Tawn Downs, you and 7 of your closest friends? The dinner will be professionally and superbly catered by our own Dancing Chef with parings by Doz Cabazas Winery, Sonoita.
“Delightful Journey”; a 1940 signed Barry Goldwater book and video. It is filled with personal photos and his journal entries.

“Phil Mickelson 2010 Masters” greens flag. Handsomely framed and personally signed, accompanied by his signed book and video. Golf for 4 at the AZ Biltmore.


Splash Copperor Copper Splash; is an art piece from the AHS museum gift shop. It’s man-made art, with natural ingredients. The pieces are created by pouring molten copper at 2200 degrees F onto a flat surface, then cooling it by water. The pieces are then hand-buffed to give them a brilliant shine.
Rock my World” a unique Necklace from the AHS museum gift shop.
Necklace is sterling silver with amethyst (purple quartz) and drusy quartz (rainbow) gemstones. Drusy quartz forms when tiny quartz crystals grow over a stone or another mineral, usually agates. The crystals are coated in titanium to give them a rainbow effect.

“Wine and Dine” A variety of Restaurant gift cards and select bottles of wine. Restaurants include Sierra Bonita Grill, L'Amore, Alexis, Timos/Spoke and Wheel, First Watch.
 “Made in Arizona” basket filled with books by Arizona authors: Terri Fields, Marshall Trimble, Roger Naylor, Jan Cleere, Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger, Pam Stevenson, Kyle McKoy, Historical League.  Goldwater salsa, a bottle of Dos Cabezas wine and 2 etched wine glasses, along with our own customized Soleri bell.
A “Sustaining Historical League Membership.” Become a Lifetime member, dues paid for your lifetime.
“Cherished Family Recipes” is a chapter in our new Tastes & Treasures II cookbook. You will have Premier placement, 2 full pages. It includes dedication and photo of the honoree, and professionally styled color photo and story of recipe. Includes name listed on Acknowledgement page at front of the book. Includes framed copy.
Frank Lloyd Wright Lights the Way,” We have an extraordinary piece of architecture and function, a black edition of Wright’s Taliesin 3 Table Lamp 29” tall currently available for purchase only in Japan. Donated by Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the indoor table lamp uses incandescent candelabra bulbs. The light can be directed upward or downward as featured on the original light fixture, using the movable diffusers. It’s made from beech wood with a black stain finish.
“Cookbook Basket”; containing Barbara Fenzl signed cookbook, 4 Junior League, Western Horseman, Tastes & Treasures, Arizona Cooking Heritage, 2 sets of Old Ned aprons and more.
“Clouds and Ravine”, 17” X 28” framed print by renowned artist and Historymaker Ed Mell.