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!
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.
Four bottles of distinct, small batch bourbons and a15-count bundle of house signature cigars from B&B Tobacconists.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
Curtis Wright Outfitters
Enjoy a blissful nap in hammock!
Music lovers will enjoy performances by the Blue Ridge Orchestra with a pass for four tickets for a concert/s
Eliada’s historic horse barn has been captured by artist Bea Adams’ brightly painted “Country Cupolas”!
You’ll be stylish with this beautiful pair of Stuart Nye hand wrought copper earrings!
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.
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.
You’ll get lots of compliments wearing this beautiful hand-turned burl and resin bracelet!
It’s Tea Time!
Donated by Russell Borghere
Enjoy a cup of tea with friends using this vintage Bombay Company tea set.
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.
Umm Umm Good!
This Trader Joe’s reusable bag includes a number of its best-selling items!
Store and enjoy your favorite whiskey in this beautiful hand-blown decanter and rocks glass set.
Donated by Janet Ledder
Whether for rehabilitation or just plain relaxation, this 75-minute massage is just what you need!
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.
Cane Creek CSA
Donated by Cane Creek Asparagus & Company CSA
Enjoy four boxes of locally grown vegetables! Yum!
Cheer on the Panthers
Donated by Gail and Terry Mills
Attend the Carolina Panthers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Thursday, September 12.
Wood artist/craftsman Peter Gollup
This beautiful wall-hung wood sculpture, Seed of Hope, is made from Brazilian cherry and poplar.
Have photos to be printed or restored?
Blue Ridge Imaging’s gift certificate can be used for printing photos, photo restoration and other services.
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.
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.
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!
Donated by expert quilt maker Jayne McDonald
Bid on this bright, whimsical one-of-a kind quilt.
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!
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!
Donated by Crucible Glassworks
Your floral arrangements will look beautiful in this stunning vase.
Evening at the Theater
Donated by the Diana Wortham Theater
Win this gift certificate for two tickets to a 2019-2020 Mainstage series performance.
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!
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.
Donated by Metro Wines
Win a wine tasting for eight, including cheese and crackers.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Omni Grove Park Inn package
Enjoy a two-night bed and breakfast stay in a premium mountain-view room and breakfast buffet for two.
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!
Donated by Magnum Pottery
This gorgeous ceramic platter is perfect for your entertaining needs!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
From Miya Gallery
This beautiful black leather bound journal is a must for the writer in you.
Donated by Rose Pilates
Looking to get fit? Get a start with your own private Pilates lesson with Dianne Rose of Rose Pilates.
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.
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.
From Artisans on Main
This beautiful hand-made lamp features paper or print created from a live botanical.
Comprehensive Chiropractic and Posture Evaluation
From Haven Healing Center
Enjoy an initial chiropractic treatment.
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.
Donated by Weaverville Yoga
Wanting to start yoga or return after a long absence? Weaverville Yoga has offered five passes to get you started.
From SilverHawk Sawdust
You’ll enjoy writing notes or in your journal with this beautiful hand-turned Thuya Burl roller ball pen.
By artist Sue Dolamore
Take home this lovely watercolor of Eliada’s iconic barn built in 1927.
A Good Start
By artist Nancy Carlson
This painting will brighten up your breakfast nook or favorite coffee or tea drinking spot!
By artist Lisa Murphy
This fun mixed media painting of a rabbit will be treasured by kids from young to old!
By artist Nancy Carlson
Carbon Catchers will catch your eye!
By artist Meryl Meyer
This acrylic painting is of Sylvester Reaching for the Blossoms!
Scene in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
By artist Nancy Carlson
This scene captures one with a red wig in San Miguel de Allende.
Scene in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico 2
By artist Nancy Carlson
Painting of Large Wood Weaving Spindle on Veranda.
Donated by Rickie Sue Smith
This beautiful Colleen pattern includes water goblets, long-stem wine goblets, 4 ¾ wine goblets and oversized globe goblets.
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.
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!
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!
From The Olde World Shoppe
Add this angel figurine and Radko ornament to your Christmas decorations!
Santa Claus Sighting
Donated by Rod Douglas
Santa Claus will come to your business, organization or family Christmas party for up to two hours!
From Janet Tysinger
Enjoy wearing this beautiful opal ring set in gold.
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.
Donated by Artistic Expression
Looking for a new hairdo? This gift certificate entitles you to a haircut and color.
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.
From Jessica Meinch
Enjoy the benefits of Arbonne’s Shea Butter hand cream and Rescue & Renew Detox Wash.
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.
From TAP 3X
Receive expert firearms training with a two-hour lesson.
From TAP 3X
This gift certificate is good for a two-hour archery lesson.
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!
Biltmore Farms Package
From Biltmore Farms Hotels
Enjoy a two-night stay with breakfast at the Double Tree Biltmore Hotel.
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.
Donated by Kathleen Kurke
Get fit and stay fit with this Fitbit Versa Lite Edition.
Gardening Gift Card
Donated by Reems Cree Nursery
Garden to your heart’s desire with the help of this gift certificate.
Enjoy this basket from New Belgium that includes globe glasses, trucker hat, LED light, Frisbee and a six-pack of Fat Tire Amber Ale.
Donated by One Legged Charis
Enjoy sitting on your deck or in your garden in this beautiful western red cedar Adirondack chair made locally.
Head on down to Archetype Brewing with your growler and gift card to fill it, and then enjoy in your pint glasses.
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.
For the foodie in you, bid on gift certificates/cards at these fabulous restaurants and coffee houses:
131 Main Restaurant
A-B Tech Culinary Feast
828 Family Pizzeria
Doc Brown BBQ
The Wine & Oyster Bar
Yao Grand Buffet/Sushi Grill
High Five Coffee Shop (includes merchandise)
All Good Coffee
Star Diner (Marshall, NC)
Stony Knob Café
Village Wayside Bar & Grille
The Aux Bar