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A Tisket, A Tasket, basket descriptions 2009
Tisket, Tasket basket descriptions 2009 1. Solve This Mystery The donor is being secretive, but she’s left you clues for you to solve the mystery of what you’ll be buying in this puzzling basket! Though she has suggested it is geared toward a female, even the title of the featured book will only be revealed to the buyer. So, study these clues. Any ideas yet? Clue 1—Got Milk Clue 2--$0-$777 Clue 3—Out Darn Flame Clue 4—Memory Keeper Clue 5—Say Cheese Clue 6—Hide It in Here Clue 7—Take Me Away Clue 8—Inside Fortune Clue 9—Tiny Lights Clue 10—Rummy? Clue 11—Look at Me Donor: Penny Cook Value: $25.00

2. Everyone’s Favorite Orphan—Annie If this classic story is one you love to revisit (or share with a child or grandchild), then the contents of this basket were selected just for you. Don’t wait for tomorrow to bid for this one! “Little Orphan Annie” Fantagraphic book 1933 “Annie” DVD 1983 collector’s plate of Annie, with original box Handy plate stand Bone for Sandy Frilly socks for Annie Daddy Warbuck’s “money” Donor: Page Turners Book Club (Newcomers) Value: $90.00

3. One Jazzy Little Basket If you did not get a trip to Rio or N’Orleans to experience Mardi Gars this year, console yourself with the jazzy offerings contained in this collection. So, don a mask and bid away! “Jazz Anecdotes”, a book full of historical and social insights of jazz, which captures the feel of jazz Louis Armstrong CD of jazz Café Du Monde coffee from New Orleans Hand-designed cross-stitch of jazz Glen Miller CD, which has him playing his version of “A-Tisket, ATasket” Mardi Gras beads Red rice and beans mix Donor: Mike and Mary Tully

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Value: $90.00 4. If You Like Us… Yes, this opening phrase is familiar to all of us. If you like the Barter Theatre, then this basket is a perfect souvenir of our unique state theatre. So, will you just talk about us, or will you bid on our basket? “Will Work for Food”, the First 75 Years of the Barter Theatre book “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Tee-shirt (XL) “Joseph” CD Barter Theatre mug Barter Theatre cedar sage & sweetgrass candle Donor: Barter Theatre Value: $100.00

5. Time for a Tea Party This is a lovely collection of everything you need to host a perfect afternoon tea party. There is even a gift certificate to “The Hope Chest” in Abingdon. What a charming gift for a wedding shower, Mothers’ Day, or even a perfect hostess gift from a house guest. “Tea Party” by Tracy Stern “The Tea Companion” by Jane Pettigrew Nature Garden Society tea pot with four cups Twig basket Bentley’s Exotic Teas in wicker chest Craftmaster elegant floral napkins Chantaine Four Fruits Preserves Nathan Crisps Dassant Scone baking mix La Tempesta Italian biscotte $50.00 gift certificate to “The Hope Chest” Donor: The Hope Chest, Sandy Massicotte, shopkeeper Value: $206.00

6. Do You Fondue? You’ll certainly want to fondue, when you see this great collection of absolutely everything essential to impress family or friends with a memorable dessert. Check out the gourmet marshmallows! “The Best Fondue Cookbook” Roshco stainless fondue pot Gourmet marshmallows in cinnamon, vanilla, and strawberry Gourmet chocolate and caramel fondue sauces White chocolate fondue mix Four kitchen towels Bamboo skewers Pretzel rods “Chocolate Makes Everything Better” candy bar Serving basket/tray Donor: Between the Covers Book Club Value: $130.00

7. The World’s Best-Loved Cat

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The true story that inspired this cat-lover’s basket is found in the book with his name, Dewey. He was a small town library cat whose personality endeared him to his community and to the world. Not only will you love reading his biography, the other items in this collection will please any feline fancier. Check out the “basket”—your kitty surely will! “Dewey, the Small Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” Oatgrass and container Cat treats recipe booklet and cutter Pet dish Mug “Best cat toy ever made” Organic catnip Cat bed Donor: Whitley H. Smith Value: $70.00

8. Slow Cookin’ Slow cookery is making quite a come-back, and the machines are better than ever. Look at the “basket” with this collection—a beautiful slow cooker! A fabulous gift for Mother’s Day or a wedding shower, this has it all, so bid now, because this one is sure to go quickly! “So Easy Slow Cooker” cookbook Slow cooker Measuring cups Four kitchen towels Cutting board Vegetable peeler Paring knife Knife and scissors Scrub brush Donor: Penny Cook Value: $40.00

9. Woodworking with Kids Children love to do the same things they see adults doing, so if you are into woodworking, this is a must-have for a child in your life! The themed books will encourage projects which can be started with the cool tools included in the tote bag. What a perfect Easter basket for a child who has outgrown plastic eggs. “Woodworking with Kids” (book for ages 8-12) “Builder Boards” (book for ages 8-12) 5-piece screwdriver set Hammer Steel square Clamp Safety glasses Retractable tape measure Tote bag Donor: Anonymous

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Value: $70.00

10. Reigning Princess Any little princess you know will be thoroughly enchanted by this bountiful gift, which is packaged in a lovely pink parasol. This is above-and-beyond what the Easter bunny usually brings! “Disney Aladdin” book Belle Shimmer Princess Doll (large) “Disney Cinderella” book Cinderella Doll (small) “Enchanted Princess” book Sleeping Beauty make-up “Jumbo Color and Activity Book” Tiara Pom-poms Pillow Plate and bowl set Slide puzzle Chalk 7-pc. study kit Diary Markers Bubble wand Crayons & paint set Puzzle Stickers Silly Putty Stamp activity set Jump rope Princess umbrella Donors: Girls’ Night Out Club (Rachel Bales, Dee Dee Bodenhorst, Julie Ferguson, Emily Gibson, Robin Harrell, Cherie Herndon, Mary Beth Hylton, Vicki Hungate, Faith Jennings, Jill Lambert, Canice Weddle, Sharon Wimmer) Value: $60.00 11. Season for Growth This cleverly composed basket follows growth in all facets, and just look at the charming container! Grow spiritually with “How People Grow” book Grow organically with gardening supplies and herbs Grow physically with walking weights and vitamins Grow mentally with a Quiddler game and dictionary Grow socially with Biltmore Estates blackberry drink mix Child-sized wheelbarrow Donor: God’s Growing Girlfriends’ Bible Study Value: $115.00

12. Birds, Birds, Birds If bird-watching is a hobby of yours or of a loved one, then you will find this a perfect basket. The field guides are excellent resources to help you identify the birds that will be attracted to the charming handmade birdhouse and the bird feeder included that are also included in this basket. “The Audubon Backyard Bird Watcher’ “The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America” Wooden handmade bird house Cattail bird feeder Bag of Mayo’s Nyjer Thistle bird see Donor: Black’s Fort Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Value: $75.00 13. Loads of Fun This gift basket will make you a hero with the lucky little one who receives it. It is packaged in the coolest Tonka dump trunk. It would be a fabulous Easter gift or a wonderful birthday present. “Diggers and Dump Truck” book “Wheel” Step into Reading book “Tonka” book—push button and sound “My First Puzzles” (Trucks) Tonka die cast collection of four trucks Tonka construction rug with 2 Tonka dump trucks Construction paper Crayola 64-count crayons Transportation puzzle Traffic fun bath toys “Bob the Builder” video game, plug-in play 2 Caterpillar mini collections (dump truck & bulldozer) Touch and feel large puzzle Large metal Tonka dump truck Donors: Girls’ Night Out Club (Rachel Bales, Dee Dee Bodenhorst, Emily Gibson, Robin Harrell, Cherie Herndon, Mary Beth Hylton, Vicky Hungate, Julie Ferguson, Jill Lambert, Faith Jennings, Canice Weddle, Sharon Wimmer)

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Value: $60.00

14. Lolly La Crumbs Cupcake Adventure This gift is a real charmer for a young chef you may know, and it would be such a unique Easter basket to give. “Crumbs—Bakeshop in a Box” book Sugar cookie mix Child’s apron Silicone cake pan shaped like a butterfly Muffin cups Set of four unique cupcake plates Metal polka dot bucket Donor: Mr. and Mrs. John Snodgrass Value: $100.00

15. Miso Pretty If you like Asian food, then you will wish to bid on this basket, which contains essentials for Chinese cooking. It would also make a wonderful hostess gift or wedding shower gift. “Perfect Wok and Stir Fry” cookbook Wok “Miso Pretty” shopping bag Crystallized ginger Chinese cooking sauces and noodles Wooden spatula Bamboo cutting boards Fortune cookies Donor: Allen and Sue Clark Value: $100.00

16. Make Way for Ducklings The childhood classic is tucked into a basket that could be mistaken for a nesting Mallard family. Any child would be thrilled to receive this as an Easter basket. “Make Way for Ducklings” Stuffed animal male duck Stuffed animal female duck Stuffed animal baby ducklings Donor: Perfect Air Value: $50.00

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17. Whiskey River What an assortment for the whiskey connoisseur! You won’t need to make a run to the ABC store for a very long while. Cheers! “Whiskey Bible” “Whiskey” (Eyewitness Series book) 1 bottle Jameson Irish Whiskey 1 bottle Crown Royal Special Reserve Little nips (airplane size) of Glenlivet, Jim Beam, Chivas Regal, Makers Mark, Wild Turkey Set of 4 highball glasses Basket that can also be used to store CD’s Donor: Wolf Hills Energy Value: $100.00

18. Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of… A pirate theme cleverly ties this basket together. It will be like buried treasure to the lucky winner. “The Pirate’s Daughter” book CD: “A Pirate’s Treasure: 20 Jimmy Buffet Gems” Bottle of Captain Morgan rum Set of 5 vintage cordial glasses with pirate scenes Box of “Coco Rhumbies” candy Plastic pirate play sword Planter disguised as a pirate ship for the container Donor: Allen Bean Value: $100.00 19. Tallulah in the Kitchen Cooking is such a popular activity for all ages and any gender nowadays, and kitchen-themed baskets make wonderful gifts. This one is no exception! “Tallulah in the Kitchen” book Chocolate chip pancake and waffle mix Measuring cups and spoons Silicone spatula/spoon Recipes Mixing bowl Mini mitts Mini colander Flour sack “mice” towel Donor: Jack and Joyce Ferratt Value: $75.00

20. Souper Supper for Two A cozy, comforting meal for two will be the result of purchasing this gift basket. Even after the chowder mix is gone, you’ll still be using the fabulous recipes and the bowls. Light the fire, soup’s on! “Mollie Katzen’s Recipes for Soups” 2 Soup bowls 2 Placemats 2 Napkins 2 Salt & pepper napkin rings Farmhouse chowder mix Donor: Jack and Joyce Ferratt

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Value: $55.00 21. Easter Basket for a History Buff You will have quite an assortment of things if you win this basket, which is a cross between an Easter basket and a collection of White House souvenirs! “The Big Book of U. S. Presidents” 4 gold U. S. president dollars 1990 keepsake White House historical ornament “First pooch” stuffed toy Easter candy Donor: Anonymous Value: $70.00


All Things Adriana For locals, only the first name is needed! Best-selling author Adriana Trigiani (of Big Stone Gap fame) continues to be a popular author in our region, and this lovely basket has quite a set of Adriana’s books—autographed, no less! Anyone who has read one of her novels will know that being Italian is part of Adriana’s persona, so this basket also has goodies for the Italian gourmets out there. Look at all the lovely items included in this basket, along with the books: a pasta serving bowl, a cutting board, spaghetti and sauce. Donor: Anonymous Value: $200.00 23. Here Comes Peter Cottontail! If you do not bid on this, the Easter Bunny will surely take it to deliver elsewhere, because this is the perfect Easter gift for any little girl you know. Just look at the beautiful felt bunny basket! Tucked inside are other Easter treats: “The Great Easter Egg Hunt” book “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” book, with a stuffed plush rabbit Sidewalk chalk Candy necklace Magnetic tablet Jumbo plastic eggs Bunny slippers $20 gift card to Target Felt bunny basket tote Donor: Conway Law Firm Value: $60.00


Yea! It’s Hokie Game Day! If you are a Hokie fan (or know one), then step up to the plate and sign on the line, because bidding might be brisk on this all-things-Hokie basket. Great gift for an alum or for a current student or for someone heading there in the fall for the first time. In addition to the signature book, “Yea, It’s Hokie Game Day” you will also get a V Tech car flag, slippers, a key ring, a collegiate “Hokie Bird” flag, and two re-usable shopping bags. Donor: Gene and Libby Seymour Value: $100.00 For the Dogs Inside this lovely basket are items that any dog-owner must have, so if you own a dog, are about to adopt a dog, or know someone who will be getting a puppy soon, this basket was designed especially for you and the pup. See Spot sit. Sit, Spot, sit. “Cesar’s Way—50 Tips for Training your Dog” “Merle’s Door” book Nylabones


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Classic Kong Greenies’ Smart Biscuits Donor: Kim and Glenn McQuate Value: $50.00

26. Wines of Italy An Italian wine enthusiast will salivate over this basket. No need to make reservations at a trattoria, just head to your own kitchen to enjoy the delights within: “Williams-Sonoma Italian Favorites” book “Wine Enthusiast” magazine of April 2009 Ecco Domani Italian red wine, 1997 La Torretta wine, 2007 Di Martina spaghetti Basil garlic seasoning 4 Artland wine glasses Donor: #1 Ladies’ Book Club Value: $80.00

27. By Myself The anonymous donor of this basket has assembled items around the theme “By Myself”, as you can see. The centerpiece of the collection is a collector’s plate, #9219A (with original box and certificate), titled “By Myself” by foremost children’s painter Donald Zolan. You will also get an artist sketch book and colored pencils (so you can color by yourself), Easter candy, a butterfly pin from Belgium, the book “Peter Pan”(for you to read by yourself),and a hand mirror (so you can look at yourself). Donor: Anonymous Value: $75.00

28. At the Stationer’s The collection in this basket is an array of items one might have found at a stationer’s store in the “good old days”. The charming chest sets off the contents beautifully and can be used later for a lovely storage chest, perhaps of photo albums or travel diaries? Hope you have a nice desk to house these useful items! “Remember When 2009” calendar 8 postcards 2 packs of pens 4 x 6 photo frame Calculator/pen set Deluxe journal Diary Stationery set Journal 2 writing tablets with coordinating envelopes 1 book of stamps Candle holder Colorful chest Donor: Penny, Lisa and Debra at the Washington County Public Library Value: $44.00

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29. The Secret Life of Beer The theme book in this fun collection is titled “The Secret Life of Beer! Exposed: Legends, Lore and Little Known Facts”, and it will answer every question you might have. You’ll need I.D. for all the beer in this basket: 6 Micro Brewery beers, with a label page, and 6 imported beers from Wines of Distinction. Other goodies include: 4 pilsner glasses, 1 beer boot, beer nuts, cocktail napkins, coasters, a bottle openers, a beverage cosy, a poster, and a great plastic tub. You’ll be singing “Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall…” Donor: Linda White and Robin Small Value: $86.00 I Will Make Miracles Do you know a youngster dreaming of the future? Don’t wait to make plans—start now by talking with a financial planner about saving for college. Let this book and the make-believe items spark your child’s imagination toward making miracles after receiving a good education. Included with this basket is Savings Bond for a college fund and a meeting with financial advisor Bruce Hatch. The make-believe items are dress up clothes, educational tools, and magic glasses to help see into the future. Donor: College Community Club of Emory, Virginia Value: $120.00 Twilight The romantic quadrilogy by Stephanie Meyer is all the rage among teens, and this basket contains all four titles: “Twilight”, “New Moon”, “Eclipse”, and “Breaking Dawn”. You won’t lose your place while reading if you use the “Edward” bookmark, and you can read well into the night with the mini booklight. You will also get the recently released movie “Twilight”, as well as the CD soundtrack from the movie. Try the authentic “Vampire” wine for a romantic evening of your own. Everything comes packed in a black magazine holder. Bid on this collection to enter the enchanting world of vampires in love! Donor: Lisa Bare, Tiffany Bandy, Nina White, Janie Patrick Value: $200.00 Barbara Kingsolver’s Bookshelf Book lovers as well as book collectors will be greatly rewarded by owning two of Barbara Kingsolver’s critically acclaimed and award-winning books. “Prodigal Summer” was published in 2000 and is signed by the author. Her most recent book, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” was written with her husband, Steven Hopp, and her daughter, Camille Kingsolver. This is a scarce copy that is signed by all three authors. Donor: Barbara Kingsolver Value: $100.00





Spice of Life You will be able to spice up your kitchen…and your life…with this collection. Included are three recipe books, twenty assorted spices, a bread-dipping spice, a salt and pepper grinder, and three spice containers. This could be a fabulous wedding shower gift or a housewarming gift. Donor: Cathy Lowe/Alter Ego Gift Shop Value: $110.00 The BAT Basket This basket takes its theme from the Batman movie included within, “Dark Knight”. You also receive three comic books and one graphic novel about Batman. To re-enact the scenes yourself, you will get six Batman figures, a Bat Woman figure, and a Joker figure. While watching your movie at home, you


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can imagine yourself at the theatre, with all the movie goodies included: popcorn, Milk Duds, Raisinettes, and Goobers. Donor: Shannan Roark Value: $100.00


The Morning Grind For the caffeine addict, this collection will surely find favor. The featured book sounds like fun: “On What Grounds: A Coffeehouse Mystery”. To get you going in the morning, you will receive eight small packets of flavored coffees and three large packets of flavored coffees. Just add hot water and you’re good to go. Donor: William Van Keyser Value: $35.00

36. Classic Winnie the Pooh Baby Basket This basket is a real charmer that would be a perfect baby shower offering. The featured book is “Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh”. Following this theme, you will receive all of the following items with the Pooh motif: 4 Receiving blankets Two-piece cap and gown set 3 Bibs Two sets of 3-6 mos. Outfits Towel set Stars blanket Stuffed animals: Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore Donor: Associates of Bank of America Value: $200.00 37. Tooth Fairy A basket dedicated to oral hygiene! Showcased in this basket is a certificate for an oral examination, dental cleaning, and parafin treatment from the donor. Also included are a book, a DVD, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and mouthwash. Smile! Donor: Carla Keene Value: $150.00


Instant Garden If you do not have a green thumb, then maybe this basket is just what you need to assist you in having a wonderful garden! In addition to the featured book, there are gloves, a trowel, a bird that glows in the dark, and a gift certificate good for a ceramic planter and a live dogwood tree. This is the perfect season to take advantage of this basket. Donor: Donor: Ryan Monahan Value: $250.00 Pretty Nails No need to visit the spa! This gift collection has absolutely everything you need to pamper yourself: the spa kit is in a wooden basket, with a nail art kit, nail polish remover, two packs of press-on nails, 3-in-1 cotton set, a nail buffer, a supply of purse-sized emery boards, and twenty (20!) bottles of nail polish. It will be a difficult decision whether to keep this for yourself or give it as a terrific gift to a best friend! Donor: Dorothy Worley and Penny Cook Value: $20.00 Marley & Me The recent popular movie “Marley & Me” supplies the theme of this cute basket for man’s best friend. There are two packages of canine cookies, two bowls (one for water and one for food), a placemat for



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the bowls, Pedi Paws, a Frisbee, a brush, a picture frame, and chew toys. If you know someone about to adopt a puppy, this basket would be a thoughtful gift. Donor: Fisher Hollow Veterinary Clinic Value: $100.00 41. Who Was Leonardo da Vinci Look inside this polka dot bucket to find a great assortment of gifts. First, there is the T-shirt. Then, there is a $25.00 gift certificate. Plus, there are two ceramic pigs, a ceramic picture frame, twenty-five brushes, soap, and paint pens. Donor: Anonymous Value: $75.00 Pampered Chef: Stars and Stripes Items from everyone’s favorite gourmet catalog, Pampered Chef, fill this fabulous basket, which is actually a stoneware deep covered baker (13 cup capacity)! Packed within are a “Woven Selections” rectangle server (15”x9 ¾”), a patriotic tablecloth (60”x84”), two patriotic hand towels (19”x28”), “Season’s Best” cookbook, a patriotic basket liner, and his Excellency: George Washington! You’ll be able to host celebrations in style for all our red, white & blue holidays: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Election Day, and Veterans’ Day. Donor: Nikki Rohrig, Independent Consultant for The Pampered Chef Value: $185.00 Pampered Chef: Patriotic Cook-out Your summer picnic will be totally patriotic with all of these Pampered Chef items! You will receive a drink tray (13 ½”), four 16 oz. tumblers, two star ice cube trays, eight dinner and eight salad plates, 16 dinner napkins, eight cups, and “1776”. The only thing you need to supply is the food! These coordinated pieces will be delightful for all your picnics or cook-outs, whether it is a patriotic holiday or not. Donor: Nikki Rohrig, Independent Consultant for The Pampered Chef Value: $45.00 For the Love of Horses Look at the wonderful canister set contained in this gift basket! Horse owners, horse lovers, or any of the rest of us (!) could put this nice four-piece set to use! Following the equestrian theme, the basket also has a “horse”, a T-shirt, a hat, a horse magnet, a wash cloth, and horse plaque. Hey, ho, Silver! Donor: Abingdon Rotary Foundation, Inc. Value: $75.00 Celebrate! The theme book in this great collection is an autographed copy of Maya Angelou’s book of poems titled “Celebrations”. To help with your personal celebration, you will also receive a Biltmore Estate wine called Celebrations! (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah). There is a Celebrate picture frame, a Celebrate bottle stopper, hand-painted wine glass, eight Celebrate black tea bags, and beverage napkins. All is gathered in a great wine party tub. Let the party begin! Donor: Otey and Mary Dudley





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Value: $100.00 46. Entertain Southern Style The featured book in this basket is “Puttin’ on the Grits: A Guide to Southern Entertaining”, and the other items in this collection will help you do just that. To begin, you put on the apron with rhinestone bling, perfect for both preparation and the party itself. There is a fashion-forward batter bowl stuffed with local stoneground grits (Trade Mille; Trade, TN), Ghiradelli milk chocolate squares, a kitchen organizer that includes a recipe book, a file organizer, designer magnets, six beautifully colored crystal votive candle holders, a pink polka dot canvas wine tote that is filled with “Polkadot” (a medium sweet German Riesling wine, pfalz 2007), and some Lolita strawberry cocktail crystals. This basket would be a fabulous hostess gift to give (or receive)! Donor: Winterham Ladies’ Lunch Bunch Value: $140.00


An Enchanted Evening with Only the Finest th The book offered in this elegant basket is “The Silver Palate 25 Anniversary Cookbook”, the book that claims it changed the way America cooks. A second book, “Pocket Guide to Cocktails” will also come in very handy for your own enchanted evening. To enhance your entertaining, you also receive a Lenox accoutrements square serving tray, a Wilton Armetale (“Boston Cook and Serve on the Stovetop, in the Oven, on the Grill, from the Freezer, to the Table”) serving bowl, four silver traditional spreaders that are perfect for serving hors d’oeuvres, and a bottle of California’s Sonoma Valley County Chardonnay—Chalk Hill Estate Bottled 2005. After the wine and hors d’oeuvres, head over to one of Abingdon’s newest fine dining locations, Willa Jacks, to use the $25.00 gift certificate toward something from the creative menu or their contemporary bar. Donor: The Supper Clubbers (Susan and Bill Baker, Leslie and Bill Blanchard, Kim and Carl Greear, Pam and Andy Kramer, Lisa and Jerry Silcox, Nancy and A.D. Witt) Value: $150.00 Money, Money, Money Featured in this basket is the book “The Total Money Makeover”. For the collector of things of value, you also will get the World Coin Library’s 19992008 date set of Washington Quarters Statehood Commemoratives in a hardbound album and the current issue of “Coin World”, which is the number one publication for coin collectors. Also included are four handmade, imported fine cigars: Ashton, Macanudo, Flor de Dios, and Partagas 1845, along with a cigar cutter that is brand new to the market. And, a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Old Time No. 7 Brand Tennessee Whiskey rounds out this set of items for the discerning collector. Donor: Winterham Ladies’ Birthday Girlfriends (Martha Gibson, Nancy Witt, Glenna Buchanan, Janie Patrick, Tina Dixon, Jenn Eschle, Liz Harrison, Cathy Gardner, Lola Wells, Susan Godfrey, Cina Adams, Susan Patrick, Sue McClure, and Ellen Thomas) Value: $160.00 Fun at the Country Club Beginning with the Glenrochie basket filled with range balls, your day at the Glenrochie Country Club will include two golf lessons from their Golf Pro, Euggie Jones. You will also receive Titleist Pro VI golf balls, a golf towel and glove, and the book “Men on the Bag—the Caddies of Augusta National”. To close your day at the country club, you receive a certificate for two at the seafood buffet.



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Donor: Value: Glenrochie Country Club $210.00


Hissy Fit This basket is titled for the featured books, “Hissy Fit” and “Little Bitty Lies”, which are books about love, marriage, and divorce. Filling out the basket are other goodies, like two bottles of wine, one is “Kelly’s Revenge”, the other is “White Lie”. There are two wine glasses, a wine bottle opener, napkins, coasters, a bath kit, and hair dye! Are you sensing a theme here? Donor: Gary and Susan Kimbrell Value: $75.00

51. Best Easter Basket for a Boy This is an unbelievable collection that even the Easter bunny would have trouble providing. The contents will keep a young lad occupied for hours! In addition to the book, “The Story of Easter”, there are: Easter egg decorating kit kite sketch book Frisbee Easter candy markers animal crackers Slinky Easter Peeps bubbles silly putty yo-yo Egg coloring cups crayons glow bracelets Nerf football DePaul tote bag pinwheel Lego kit marbles Note pad pens jump rope Donor: DePaul Community Services Value: $55.00 52. Best Easter Basket for a Girl What a remarkable basket of delights for a young lady you know--the Easter bunny has been outdone! Besides the book, “Junie B. Jones, First Grader, Dumb Bunny”, the contents include: Easter egg decorating kit jump rope sketch book Frisbee Easter Peeps coloring book markers Slinky Egg coloring cups sidewalk chalk crayons Silly Putty Easter candy glow bracelets bead kit pinwheel DePaul tote bag lip balm animal crackers bubbles yo-yo kite notepads pens Donor: DePaul Community Services Value: $50.00


Bond, James Bond! Words can hardly describe this amazing collection! Ian Fleming himself could not have assembled a better basket. First, you will notice that there is an autographed photograph of every actor who has portrayed agent 007 on the big screen—all six of them! These might look great framed in your home media room or bar. The theme book provided is “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, and there is a mini high-tech booklight to help you read this late into the night. You also get a CD of the 22 best songs from the Bond films and a collectible replica of the silver Aston Martin driven in the “Casino Royale” movie. Then, you will notice that there are two martini glasses, a martini shaker, the necessary bottles of alcohol, the recipe for the famous “Vesper Martini”, found in “Casino Royale”, and an elegant gold serving tray for these. Finally, the grand finale is a seafood buffet for two from Glenrochie Country Club that includes the option to dine with a genuine BOND GIRL! Yes, Belle Avery, who appeared in “The Living Daylights” lives nearby and has agreed to share a meal with the winner! All of this is packed

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into a unique newsprint basket. (Now, without peaking, can you name all six actors who have played Bond, James Bond?) Donor: Bruce and Kristi Hartshorn Value: $225.00 54. Chicken Soup for the Soul The title of this basket says it all! The recipient will get the popular book of this title and Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup, of course! Also included are crackers, cookies, tea, and a mug. Total comfort for you or maybe a friend who is under the weather. Donor: Lois Humphreys Value: $25.00 The Clock Is Ticking Featured in this unusual collection is the book “Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age”, which is described as a “powerful model of time…a realistic window into what we can expect for the mysterious year and beyond”. You also receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Willa Jack’s, enabling you to enjoy some “time” in a lovely, fine-dining atmosphere. The basket is rounded out with two reed diffusers (a safe way to diffuse fragrance throughout your environment), an indoor/outdoor weather resistant garden clock, and a Nature’s Pottery solar-powered decorative garden elephant. Donor: Jim and Mary Jones Value: $100.00 Summer Fun in a Basket Two charming books are included in this collection, “How a Seed Grows” and “Wiggling Worms at Work”. To encourage your young gardener, you also receive gardening gloves, a hat, a nature net, a magnifying glass, a charming bug “house”, a spade, a rake, and the “Hungry Caterpillar” card game. Note that the “basket” is an outdoor seat! This will be a great gift of learning and appreciation of nature for a youngster you know. Donor: Trupoint Bank Value: $50.00 I Scream, You Scream… Everyone can complete this rhyme, so you know this basket has ice cream for a theme! There is a great recipe book, a fabulous ice cream maker, and everything you need to enjoy your divine frozen creations: 4 Italian ice cream bowls, 4 spoons, ice cream cones, assorted toppings, polka dot napkins, and a beverage tub. Now, what flavor would you like? Donor: Marvin and Marcia Gilliam Value: $125.00 Wildflowers and Gardens You will be able to decorate indoors and out with all the charming items contained in this collectible hand-painted, numbered and signed Williamsburg basket. The theme books are “Field Guide to Wildflowers” and “Flower Gardens”. There is also a lovely hand-painted watering tin, a hand-painted heart, a fake decorative rock for the garden, a large vase for your wild flowers, two decorative dispensers for oils or lotions, an English garden reed diffuser, a kitchen towel, three packs of mixed flower seeds, and three chocolate flowers. I’m sure you can think of several possibilities for using (or giving) this floral collection. Donor: Alyson and Rim Dillow, Rachel and Trent Bales, Connie Bundy Value: $250.00 Guests Are Always Welcome What a helpful collection this is! With a theme of “hospitality”, the basket has a book titled “The Fine






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Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Leave a Positive Impression” and the game “Buzz Word”, which is a challenging game that “fuzzes your memory and buzzes your brain”! Because pineapples are the symbol of hospitality, you will get a Grasslands Road statue of a “welcome” pineapple. To really welcome your guests, there is a bottle of Frei Brothers Dry Creek Valley Merlot (2006) and a CD of background music for your entertaining (titled “Free Spirit”). So, get your guest list ready! Donor: Marvin and Marcia Gilliam Value: $95.00 60. Mommy and Me Growing Help your child grow an appreciation of working in the garden with you. Packed into the little wheel barrel, you will find an autographed book, “Night, Night, Morgan”, as well as a bountiful supply of outdoor fun. There is a knee pad, mommy-sized gardening gloves, child-sized gardening gloves, garden grip gloves, child-sized cultivator and trowel, a garden marker, garden trowel, “Artist in a box”, a flower pot, three small flower pots, a small plastic shovel, a cute fish sprinkler can, bubbles, a bird feeder, and even a little bunny. Nothing has been forgotten! Donor: Women of the Moose Chapter 2019 Value: $25.00

61. 1001 Ways to Look Younger Well, even if you only feel younger, this is a fabulous collection that anyone would love to receive. There is a spa wrap with a certificate to receive free monogramming for it. There is paraffin wax therapy with pomegranate cranberry paraffin, as well as paraffin hand and foot protectors. You also get a bottle of Shiraz wine, a bottle of white Zinfandel wine, and a deluxe bath pillow, to help you relax. To get that youthful look, there are: OPI Chapel of Love nail polish, a pink glossing buffer file, and Avon Foot Works scrub, spray and lotion, For your enjoyment, there are included fresh cut roses tea light candle, a pink bath toy, and vanilla bean truffles. Get ready to relax and look younger! Donor: The Birthday Bunch Value: $185.00

62. La Dolce Vita Yes, this basket is all about “the sweet life” (and the donors wish to thank the artistry of Katherine Rose of Wines of Distinction for her help in assembling the collection). You will be bidding on some delicious wines: Fossi Chianti and Cornaro Pinot Grigio. A lovely Italian glass wine stopper is included, in case you do not drink the whole bottle in one sitting. There is a wonderful white platter imported from Italy. You will receive a Florentine notebook, a wine journal called “In Vino Veritas”, a Natalini picture frame, some Florentine fruit blossom soap, Le Telerie Toscane tea towels, and notecards. For your sweet tooth, try the Di Camillo Torrone, the Baci, or the Ambrosoli honey. Someone of Italian heritage would swoon over the contents of this basket. Donor: Jeanne and Don Preston Value: $200.00 63. In the Pink

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A truly feminine basket! You are bidding on a Swarovski watch, a Bulgari key ring, a Rosenthal crystal paperweight, two books: “Cakes & Bakes” and “The Comfort of Color”, a leather notebook, Hallmark notecards, and a 2009 journal. For your further pleasure, you also receive a shoe bag, a Meri Meri gift bag, hand towels with pink blossoms, and rosewater & jasmine shea butter soap. The donors wish to thank the artistry of Katherine Rose for her help in assembling this lovely collection. Donor: Jeanne and Don Preston Value: $200.00 64. Three Cups of Tea Drawing inspiration from the featured book, “Three Cups of Tea”, this collection celebrates all things related to this very civilized drink. According to this best-selling book, there is a tradition of drinking three cups of tea, because with “the first you are stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family.” With this collection, you actually receive “three cups” in that you will be getting a beautiful tea pot with its own cup and saucer, a Rosenthal china tea cup and saucer in the Desert Rose pattern, and an antique oriental pre-stained tea cup! There are also two tea balls, one tea bag squeezer, four locally hand-crafted coasters, tea lights, and assorted loose teas from Zazzy’z. Another book, “Tea Time: Traditions, Presentation, and Recipes” is also included. Is it tea time yet? Donor: Washington County Public Library Second Monday Book Group Value: $40.00 65. NASCAR For the fan of NASCAR, this basket will be the winner. The book you will receive is the delightful “The Art of Racing in the Rain”, which offers a dog’s perspective on life and racing. The highlight of the basket is two tickets to the August 2009 Sharpie 500! You also get a 6-pack of assorted beers, a bottle of Childress red wine, 2 BMS hats, a BMS mug, and assorted snacks to enjoy during your race weekend. Gentlemen, start your engines! Donor: Abingdon Newcomer “Chapters Book Group” Value: $200.00 66. Symphony of the Mountains The centerpiece of this gift collection is two season tickets to our regional Symphony of the Mountains! The other contents will also offer pleasure: a bottle of Yellow Tail Shiraz wine, Darjeeling tea, cocktail napkins, a CD of music for an afternoon tea serenade and a cookbook. Pure enjoyment! Donor: Zane Myers Value: $250.00

67. Fancy Nancy Dress-Up This basket will charm any young lady, because it’s all about dress-up! The featured books are “Fancy Nancy Bonjour Butterfly” and “Fancy Nancy’s Fashion Parade”. Your little lady will adore the 18” Fancy Nancy doll included. For hours of dress-up fun, there is a feather boa, a tiara, a posh party dress (size 3+), fuschia dress-up shoes, a scepter, and other accessories. If your daughter or granddaughter has a birthday soon, this is the basket for you! It would also make a terrific Easter basket. Donor: John and Beth Mahaffey/The Mahaffey Agency Value: $130.00

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68. Your Own Spa Pamper yourself (or someone special) with this glorious collection of delights. Begin with the book “Miss Julia’s School of Beauty”, then enjoy a $60.00 gift certificate to Healing Waters Spa, and continue the pleasures with a spa bath pillow, Mountain Rose Pardee red wine, a bath sarong, Bath & Body Works’ Sweet Pea lotion and bubble bath, a mesh bath sponge, a Yankee Candle in lemon lavender, decorative Villa Bacci bubbled chiliinfused vinegar, Godiva chocolatier biscuits and chocolate bars, and Whitman’s chocolates. Pure indulgence! Donor: Friendly Book Club Value: $229.00 69. Our Own Camelot The featured book in this basket is “One Special Summer” by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and Lee Bouvier Radziwill. To take you back to the golden era of Jackie, you also receive a pearl necklace and pearl earrings, a bottle of champagne, champagne glasses, a pink lady’s handkerchief, a pair of white gloves, and a black clutch purse. This would be a charming gift for Mother’s Day…or any special day. Donor: Cottages on the Creeper Value: $125.00 70. Loving your Laptop Do you have a love/hate relationship with your laptop computer? Show your laptop you care with the contents of this clever collection! You get a laptop sleeve, a 2 G flashdrive, a 1 G memory card for a digital camera, a ream of recycled copy paper, CDR’s, CDR storage cases, a leather legal pad holder with a calculator, a canned duster, and the featured book, “Laptops for Dummies”. What a great gift for a college student or any business person on your gift list! Donor: The Office Place Value: $110.00 71. Falcon Awesome Abingdon High School fans will want to bid on this collection! Show your school spirit with the AHS hooded sweatshirt (adult medium), AHS T-shirt (women’s large), flip-flops (adult large), AHS belt, AHS bumper sticker, AHS socks, AHS hair ribbon, AHS temporary tattoos, AHS keychain, AHS coffee mug, and AHS car flag. The featured book is a recipe collection called “Falcon Favorites”. An appropriate gift for an Abingdon High School student, teacher, or alum! Donor: Leslie Cumbow Value: $75.00

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