Friday afternoon was the time for the Children's Fund Auction which I believed raised in the region of $10,000! Pretty amazing!
Our wonderful hostess Brenda announces the Auction and also tells us about the Blue Bonnet Charity Tea that will be happening during the auction as well. The Bluebonnet Doll Club collected teacups and these were all wrapped in tissue paper with a special teabag 'friendship' teabag for us all. I have yet to find the 'safe place' I put it so I can write about it. Of course, I may discover it was confiscated by customs as when I got home I realised my bag had been opened and searched by US Customs and Security! It is only now, I realise that something is missing. That is a shame as I was going to use it when I got home!
Sheila is our auctioneer and a very good job she did at it as well, although by the end of it, I think she was getting rather tongue tied with exhaustion!
The items auctioned off are as follows:
I think this was on the bidding list of rather a few people!
So many wonderful goodies!
My auction donations were a hardback copy of 'A Year with Henry'
Plus an outfit for Sasha & Gregor.
I would have loved to have won this for Peggy Sue after she lost her beret last year....good thing she doesn't know this was available!
More photos of the above baby and Crib later on in posot.
Loved this as well!
The bidders are getting younger each year and this young man was delighted to win his first Gregor doll.
The Baby Stine Auction Donation.
This was a very large collaboration and perhaps would have been better as a raffle item.
Some of the items only arrived during the auction and it was decided that it would be better to split it in order to raise more funds. This of course was sad that it had to be split up, but I can understand why it was done as indeed more money was raised than it would have been if the items had been complete. Although I have to say as a contributor to this raffle item it is sad to think it wasn't complete.
The following items were auctioned separately.
An absolutely superb contribution with lots of care and attention to detail
Lucky winners of this!
All in all I think there were some very pleased winners of the items from the auction. There were so many amazing and generous donations from everyone, with much effort and creativity involved.
Wish I could say I won some bids, but sadly I didn't.
Still more to come....