Jun 282016

As part of this year’s Winter House tour, the Silent Auction has been set up at the library and is ready for bids. This year the auction is open through Sunday, December 11th. Bids close at 4:00 pm on that Sunday. This year’s items are in the main part of the library so a ticket to the Winter House Tour and Boutique is not necessary in order to bid. Bid high and bid often! It all supports our library.

This year’s silent auction has over 20 items or baskets of items. They include rare books, jury-awarded framed photos, beautiful quilted Christmas tree skirt, exquisite handmade felt bag, gift cards from local merchants, family membership to the Falmouth Historical Society, a Paul Sellers reindeer and many more items. There are themed baskets, as described below.

The silent auction baskets/items are:

Wooden Reindeer by Paul Sellers – starting bid $50

Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt by Cathy Williamson – $150 value

Simon Pearce Christmas Tree – $110 value, donated by Village Trading Company

Chapaquoit Big House Photo by Milt Williamson – $300 value

Meet Me in your Cape Cod Kitchen

$25 gift certificate from Dana’s Kitchen “Meet Me in My Cape Cod Kitchen” cookbook

Salmon pan with lid

Grilling planks

Fish trivet

Lobster dish

Kay Dee kitchen towel



Be the Star of the Show

Starfish basket

Clear holiday ornaments


For Your Cape Cod Library

“My Own Cape Cod” by Gladys Tabor

“Walking the Cape and Islands” by David Weintraub

“Sippewissit, Life on the Salt Marsh” by Tim Traver

“Between the Forest and the Bay” by Candace Jenkins

Library Card socks

West Falmouth Library block


Good Morning, Sunshine

French coffee press

Day and Night mug

Café mug

Napkins with basket

Cape Cod coffee


Ready to Party

Basket of Gourmet Food donated by N. Falmouth Cheese Shop

$ 25 gift certificate donated by N. Falmouth Cheese Shop

2 bottles ERA wine donated by W. Falmouth Market

Teak serving tray

Mudpie corkscrew/cheese marker set


Feline Fantasy

“If Cats Could Talk” by Michael Fergit

“Cats of Martha’s Vineyard” by Lynn Christiffers

“The Big New Yorker Book of Cats” by Anthony Lane

“The Contented Cat” by Nobuo Honda

“Why Cats Paint” by Heather Busch

Cat print

Bottle of Gatao wine


Wine glass with mice


Partridge in a Pear Tree

4 Decorative pears

3 Kringle Bartlett pear candles

2 Pears handsoap

Pear trivet

Pear napkins

…and a partridge in a pear tree


Be the Belle of the Ball

$50 gift certificate to Image Makers donated by W. Falmouth Image Makers

14” glass container

Vintage silver and pearl evening bag

Vintage women’s silver sandals (size 9)

Calvin Klein silk scarf

Vintage brooch


Garden with Beeatrix

“Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life” by Marta McDowell

Brass miniature pitchfork

She Sells Seashells by the Seashore

2 shell topiaries

Glass soap dish with shell soaps


Shell place cards

“She Sells Seashell” bucket of shells


Life on Cape Cod

Cape Cod Life – 1 yr subscription

Cape Cod Home – 1 yr. subscription

Arts Annual Guide

Seascapes calendar

$100 Coonamessett Inn gift certificate”

“Learn to Cook” cookbook


A copy of the book A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain, 1880. Starting bid: $100

Hartford: American Publishing Company; Good condition; Illustrated; Originally sold by subscription only; All pages and endpapers intact. Edition: Dating inconclusive, likely a very early edition. Second state of frontispiece (caption reads “Titian’s Moses” instead of “Moses”). Binding: Full sheep, most delicate of leather bindings. Spine repaired once but executed very well. Professionally appraised, 2016.

A copy of the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, 1873. Starting bid: $275

Boston: George Smith and Co.; Good condition; Illustrated; Originally sold by subscription only; All pages and endpapers intact; Lovely shelf presence; Captain Nemo using a sextant on front cover. Edition: First American edition, second printing (without “The End” on p. 303). Binding: green cloth, elaborately gilt. Professionally appraised, 2016.