2019 Auction Items Preview

Eliada’s Signature Event features unique and exciting live and silent auction items generously donated by local businesses and individuals who are helping children succeed.  Preview auction items here so you can plan ahead on what to bid on!

Live Auction

Warren Haynes Christmas Jam VIP Passes for two can be yours! 

Donated by Wes Wright.

Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam is one of the most celebrated and longest-running live concerts in the country.  With tickets in high demand and sold out quickly, you’ve got your seats and other benefits with these VIP passes.

Value: $500


Kentucky Bourbon & Cigars Package

Four bottles of distinct, small batch bourbons and a15-count bundle of house signature cigars from B&B Tobacconists.

Value $400


Asheville Humane Society Puppy and Gift Certificate from The TailGait Market

Your gift certificate entitles you to adopt a puppy or other dog from the Asheville Humane Society and welcome your fur baby home with items from The TailGait Market.

Value: $375, plus priceless puppy kisses and cuddles


Farmer for a Day at Eliada and Lunch with CEO Cindy Davis-Bryant

Do you want to learn more about farming at Eliada and in a hands-on way?  Come spend a day working with Eliada farmer Erica Blumenfeld where you might find yourself seeding, planting, harvesting ready vegetables, feeding the fish in our grow dome or helping with class planning for students learning about farming and gardening.  Then take a well-deserved break and have lunch with Eliada CEO Cindy Davis-Bryant and a campus tour if you haven’t had one.

Value: $250


Seabrook Island Vacation

Donated by Jessica Martin-Lane and Alan Lane

Enjoy a seven-night stay in Seabrook Island at Bohicket Marina. If you love relaxing by the water, watching wildlife and boats go by, and experiencing one of best waterfront sunsets around, this villa is for you!  With room for four, you and your family or friends can take a leisurely stroll down the boardwalk to easily access restaurants, bars, shops, fishing, kayaking, boat rentals, dinner cruises and more!

Value: $1,260 


Catered Dinner for Eight Plus Special Dinner Guest, UNC Asheville Professor of History Dan Pierce

Acclaimed chef Dan Silo, owner/chef of Sawhorse Restaurant, will work with you to create a menu for your guests.  You will be joined by UNC Asheville Professor of History Dan Pierce who is a recognized national expert in Appalachian, Great Smoky Mountains National Park and NASCAR history.

Value: $1,125


Stay and Play at Harrah’s

Enjoy a 2 night stay at Harrah’s New Orleans. Spirit Airlines vouchers included for your flights. Breakfast and dinner included.



Silent Auction

Eno Double Nest Hammock

Curtis Wright Outfitters

Enjoy a blissful nap in hammock!

Value: $70


Concert Passes

Music lovers will enjoy performances by the Blue Ridge Orchestra with a pass for four tickets for a concert/s

Value: $60.00


Country Cupolas

Eliada’s historic horse barn has been captured by artist Bea Adams’ brightly painted “Country Cupolas”!

Value: $275.00


Copper Earrings

Stuart Nye

You’ll be stylish with this beautiful pair of Stuart Nye hand wrought copper earrings!

Value: $54


Foraging Tour

No Taste Like Home Tour

You want these two adult tickets to a foraging tour with Alan Muskat–so special!  You will find and gather lots of wild edibles.  You’ll get to taste your pickings with some “find dining” at a restaurant that will prepare your “catch of the day” with lunch or dinner, for free.

Value: $150



For the cooks out there, you’ll enjoy these additions to your cookbook collection with Savour the Inns and Good Cooking, Good Times donated by the Dry Ridge Inn.

Value:  $30


Hand-turned bracelet

SilverHawk Sawdust

You’ll get lots of compliments wearing this beautiful hand-turned burl and resin bracelet!

Value: $125


It’s Tea Time!

Donated by Russell Borghere

Enjoy a cup of tea with friends using this vintage Bombay Company tea set. 

Value: $100


Beekeeping class and jar of honey

The Honey & The Hive

Bee more knowledgeable about beekeeping through a class at The Honey & The Hive and enjoy right now a jar of wildflower honey. 

Value: $94


Umm Umm Good!

This Trader Joe’s reusable bag includes a number of its best-selling items!

Value:  $26


Whiskey decanter and two rocks glasses

Lexington Glassworks

Store and enjoy your favorite whiskey in this beautiful hand-blown decanter and rocks glass set.

Value: $270



Donated by Janet Ledder

Whether for rehabilitation or just plain relaxation, this 75-minute massage is just what you need!

Value: $80


Women’s Work- Fiber

Artist Karen Eve Bayne

This award winning unique piece features Australian fabric on a vivid yellow mono printed, painted canvas embellished with the famous Aboriginal dots in 3-D and bound in a wavy fabric border of aboriginal fabric.

Value: $600


Cane Creek CSA

Donated by Cane Creek Asparagus & Company CSA

Enjoy four boxes of locally grown vegetables! Yum!

Value $220


Cheer on the Panthers

Donated by Gail and Terry Mills

Attend the Carolina Panthers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Thursday, September 12. 

Value: $350


Seed of Hope wood sculpture

Wood artist/craftsman Peter Gollup

This beautiful wall-hung wood sculpture, Seed of Hope, is made from Brazilian cherry and poplar.

Value: $2,500


Have photos to be printed or restored?

Blue Ridge Imaging’s gift certificate can be used for printing photos, photo restoration and other services.

Value:  $25


Day at the WNC Nature Center

Donated by the Friends of the WNC Nature Center

Four will spend a fun day at the WNC Nature Center experiencing the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Value: $44


Legal Consultation or Legal Fees Services

Donated by The Alleman Law Firm

Enjoy a gift certificate for legal consultation or legal fees services plus a gift basket.  Attorney at Law Cynthia Alleman specializes in trust/estate planning, wills, elder law, guardianships, power of attorney, probate/estate administration, and special needs trusts.

Value $150


Tickets to the Orange Peel

Donated by the Orange Peel

For you music lovers, get these two tickets for a show of your choice at the Orange Peel!

Value: $50


Handmade quilt

Donated by expert quilt maker Jayne McDonald

Bid on this bright, whimsical one-of-a kind quilt.

Value $200


Pubcycle Tour

Donated by Amazing Pubcycle

You and three others will have fun on the Amazing Pubcycle’s 1.5 hour tour!  Bring your own wine or beer!

Value:  $100



Donated by Callie’s Confections

Callie’s Confections will satisfy your sweet tooth with a cake to take home and a gift certificate for another cake for a special occasion or just because! 

Value:  $150


Hand-blown vase

Donated by Crucible Glassworks

Your floral arrangements will look beautiful in this stunning vase.

Value: $120


Evening at the Theater

Donated by the Diana Wortham Theater

Win this gift certificate for two tickets to a 2019-2020 Mainstage series performance.

Value $100


H & H Distillers Basket

Donated by H & H Distillers

The spirits and rocks glasses in this basket are just what you need for a great craft cocktail or smooth after dinner drink! 

Value $60


Lake Toxaway Golf Outing

Donated by the Lake Toxaway Country Club

You and three friends will enjoy a round of golf, including carts, at the award-winning Kris Spence designed championship golf course at the Lake Toxaway Country Club. 

Value $600


Who is in for a Wine Tasting!

Donated by Metro Wines

Win a wine tasting for eight, including cheese and crackers.

Value $250


See the sights of Asheville!

From Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville

With these four two-day passes, you and your family or friends will enjoy a fun and informative hop on/hop off tour.  Passes include a second free day!

Value: $124


Eliada Farm’s CBD Oil for Humans

Be one of the first to have a 1000 mg bottle of Eliada Farm’s initial CBD Oil production!

Value $95


Eliada Farm’s CBD Oil for Pets

Your pet will be one of the first to benefit from a 200 mg bottle of Eliada Farm’s initial CBD Oil production!

Value $40


Biltmore Estate

Donated by Spencer Hilgeman, Executive Chef at the Village Social, Biltmore Estate

Passes for two and a meal at the Village Social are hard to beat!  And you’ll also take home three bottles of Biltmore Estate Wine and a copy of Biltmore: An American Masterpiece.

Value:  $250


Adventure Package

From the Asheville Adventure Center

For the adventurer in you, this package includes two passes to Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, Asheville Zipline Canopy Tour, KOLO Bike Park, and Wildwater, Ltd. Whitewater Rafting.

Value: $394


Omni Grove Park Inn package

Enjoy a two-night bed and breakfast stay in a premium mountain-view room and breakfast buffet for two.

Value:  $750


Pizza and movies for two

Have a fun night out at Asheville Pizza & Brewing with a gift card for pizza and beverages, two movie passes and take home a beer glass and koozie!

Value: $35


Ceramic Platter

Donated by Magnum Pottery

This gorgeous ceramic platter is perfect for your entertaining needs!

Value: $100


Mother-Daughter Weekend       

Donated by Skyland Camp for Girls

Fun mother-daughter, grandmother-granddaughter or aunt-niece weekend where you’ll live the life of a Skyland camper!  Explore camp activities and spend peaceful nights in Skyland’s famous screened-in sleeping porches.  For moms, grandmoms and aunts of any age and girls in rising first grade to rising sixth grade.

Value:  $600


Wood sculpture

From artist Tim Bauer

Take home a piece of Eliada with this beautiful Tim Bauer sculpture hand-carved from a piece of an Eliada tree.

Value: $300


Roof and Exterior Cleaning          

With this gift certificate from Precision Pro Wash, you can get your roof and home exterior cleaned with a “no pressure” environmentally safe and effective chemical cleaning system.

Value:  $500



Brighten your day or a loved one with flowers from the Flower Gallery!  You’ll take home a beautiful arrangement and a gift card for flowers in the future.

Value: $125


Fenton Glass Perfume Bottle

From Eve Layman

Collectors will enjoy the addition of this beautiful Fenton Glass perfume bottle made by one of the world’s foremost producers of handmade art glass.

Value: $75


Who Done It?

Donated by The Conundrum

Murder Mystery meets Escape Room in Big Boss Mahone’s underground VIP Lounge!  Located at the Battery Park hotel, this immersive experience for four at the Conundrum will combine sleuthing of a murder mystery with the escape room flow and puzzles as you figure out Who Whacked Wiseguy!

Value:  $100


Hand-Sewn Journal

From Miya Gallery

This beautiful black leather bound journal is a must for the writer in you.

Value: $80


Pilates Lesson

Donated by Rose Pilates

Looking to get fit?  Get a start with your own private Pilates lesson with Dianne Rose of Rose Pilates.

Value: $75


Handmade Tote

From Rachel Elise Studio

Whether going to the farmer’s market or heading out on a trip, this handmade geometric tote bag is just what you need to take with you.

Value:  $88


Stay-cation package

From Biltmore Farms

Bid on a package from Biltmore Farms that includes a 2-night stay at the Hilton Asheville, a gift certificate to the Roux Restaurant at the Hilton, and then relax with a gift certificate to Sensabilities. 

Value: $750


Hand-made lamp

From Artisans on Main

This beautiful hand-made lamp features paper or print created from a live botanical.

Value: 175


Comprehensive Chiropractic and Posture Evaluation 

From Haven Healing Center  

Enjoy an initial chiropractic treatment.

Value: $150


Termite Mounds & Honey Ants-Fiber

By Artist Karen Eve Bayne

This award-winning unique piece depicts the life below the ground and above ground in the amazing termite mounds of Australia.  Presented on hand mono printed, painted canvas and embellished with the famous Aboriginal dots in 3-D. 

Value: $600


Yoga! Yoga!

Donated by Weaverville Yoga

Wanting to start yoga or return after a long absence?  Weaverville Yoga has offered five passes to get you started.

Value: $75


Hand-Turned Pen

From SilverHawk Sawdust

You’ll enjoy writing notes or in your journal with this beautiful hand-turned Thuya Burl roller ball pen.

Value: $55


Watercolor of Eliada’s Barn         

By artist Sue Dolamore

Take home this lovely watercolor of Eliada’s iconic barn built in 1927.

Value: $200


A Good Start

By artist Nancy Carlson

This painting will brighten up your breakfast nook or favorite coffee or tea drinking spot!

Value: $375


Rabbit Painting

By artist Lisa Murphy

This fun mixed media painting of a rabbit will be treasured by kids from young to old!

Value: $100


Carbon Catchers

By artist Nancy Carlson

Carbon Catchers will catch your eye!

Value: $399


Who Doesn’t Love Goats

By artist Meryl Meyer

This acrylic painting is of Sylvester Reaching for the Blossoms!

Value: $275


Scene in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

By artist Nancy Carlson

This scene captures one with a red wig in San Miguel de Allende.

Value: $425


Scene in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 2

By artist Nancy Carlson

Painting of Large Wood Weaving Spindle on Veranda.

Value: $250


Waterford Crystal

Donated by Rickie Sue Smith

This beautiful Colleen pattern includes water goblets, long-stem wine goblets, 4 ¾ wine goblets and oversized globe goblets.

Value: $1,390


Serenity Spa

You’ll look great after Serenity Spa’s four red light skin treatments, Keratin last lift and tint, and top or bottom permanent eye liner.

Value: $460


Hand-Knotted Rug

Donated by Rug and Home

Need to update a room in your home? This hand-knotted 7×9 ivory and grey reversible wool rug is just what you are looking for!

Value: $756


Rock Away

From an anonymous donor and Eliada’s kids

Enjoy the sunrise, sunset or any time of day on your porch in this rocking chair with seat cushions painted by Eliada’s kids!

Value: $150


It’s Christmas!

From The Olde World Shoppe

Add this angel figurine and Radko ornament to your Christmas decorations!

Value: $89


Santa Claus Sighting

Donated by Rod Douglas

Santa Claus will come to your business, organization or family Christmas party for up to two hours! 

Value: $100



From Janet Tysinger

Enjoy wearing this beautiful opal ring set in gold.

Value: $800


WagHab Rehabilitation Package

Donated by WagHab

Take your older fur baby to WagHab Rehabilitation for an evaluation and one month in its Fit for Life program designed to support healthy aging in dogs. 

Value: $400


New Do!

Donated by Artistic Expression

Looking for a new hairdo? This gift certificate entitles you to a haircut and color.

Value: $95


High quality skin care products 

From Asheville Compounding Pharmacy

This basket includes Charlotte’s Web hemp cream and Derm-E skincare products including soothing relief lotion, day cream, firming serum and other products.

Value: $200


Arbonne Gift Bag

From Jessica Meinch

Enjoy the benefits of Arbonne’s Shea Butter hand cream and Rescue & Renew Detox Wash.

Value: $52


Guided Rafting Trip on the French Broad

Donated by Nantahala Outdoor Center

Enjoy a half-day fully guided half-day rafting trip on the French Broad River for two.

Value: $100


Firearms Training

From TAP 3X

Receive expert firearms training with a two-hour lesson.

Value: $100


Archery Training

From TAP 3X

This gift certificate is good for a two-hour archery lesson.

Value: $100


How High Can You Jump?!

From Skyzone Trampoline Park

With eight thirty-minute passes, you and family or friends can jump to your heart’s content at Skyzone Trampoline Park!

Value: $88


Biltmore Farms Package

From Biltmore Farms Hotels

Enjoy a two-night stay with breakfast at the Double Tree Biltmore Hotel.

Value: $550


Dry Ridge Inn Package

From The Matt & Molly Team

Enjoy a stay in Weaverville with a night at the Dry Ridge Inn plus a gift basket with wine and gift along with gift certificates from Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub, Clay Spa & Salon, Creperie & Café, Eluvium Brewing and Weaverville Drug Company.

Value: $305



Donated by Kathleen Kurke

Get fit and stay fit with this Fitbit Versa Lite Edition. 

Value: $160


Gardening Gift Card

Donated by Reems Cree Nursery

Garden to your heart’s desire with the help of this gift certificate.

Value: $25


New Belgium Brewing

Enjoy this basket from New Belgium that includes globe glasses, trucker hat, LED light, Frisbee and a six-pack of Fat Tire Amber Ale.

Value: $72


Adirondack Chair

Donated by One Legged Charis

Enjoy sitting on your deck or in your garden in this beautiful western red cedar Adirondack chair made locally.

Value: $240


Archetype Brewing

Head on down to Archetype Brewing with your growler and gift card to fill it, and then enjoy in your pint glasses.

Value: $48


White and Champagne Diamond Necklace

Donated by Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn

This beautiful necklace includes white and champagne diamonds set in sterling silver with chain.

Value: $400


For the foodie in you, bid on gift certificates/cards at these fabulous restaurants and coffee houses:


131 Main Restaurant

Value:  $50

A-B Tech Culinary Feast

Value $100

Native Kitchen

Value: $50

828 Family Pizzeria

Value: $25

Blackbird Restaurant

Value: $50

Sawhorse Restaurant

Value: $50

Sovereign Remedies

Value: $50

Doc Brown BBQ

Value: $50

Strada Italiano

Value: $50

The Wine & Oyster Bar

Value: $75

Yao Grand Buffet/Sushi Grill

Value: $30

High Five Coffee Shop (includes merchandise)

Value: $40

All Good Coffee

Value: $20

Well Bred

Value:  $50

Star Diner (Marshall, NC)

Value: $110

Stony Knob Café

Value $100

Village Wayside Bar & Grille

Value: $50

The Aux Bar

Value: $25