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2016 Silent Auction

Museum of Appalachia's

Annual Barn Dance Event

Silent Auction 2016

A sampling of items that will be available for auction during the event


Patricia Nash Heritage Collection Bolsena Tote

Double handle tote crafted from Italian leather showcasing the artistic craftsmanship synonymous with Patricia Nash.

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Courtesy of  Patricia Nash

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek Getaway

Enjoy a two-night-stay in our Gallery Suite. Amidst Oriental rugs, original art, and authentic Adirondack artifacts, our two-room Gallery Suites create the perfect haven to escape to. A large living room with fireplace and deck creates an inviting atmosphere in which to unwind and relax. Approximately 755 square feet of comfortable space, each suite affords the highest quality of luxury.

While staying at this mountain retreat you could easily spend your days enjoying walking trails, napping in the hammock by Buckberry Creek, and enjoying the delicious fare of the restaurant—and never need venture beyond the driveway; and if you are looking to explore incredible natural surroundings—hiking, fishing, skiing, fine arts and crafts, and scenic drives are just minutes away.

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Courtesy of The Lodge at Buckberry Creek

Primitive Basket and Contents

A 1920s split oak basket handmade in East Tennessee.  Basket contains a rabbit by Briar Rabbit Prims, Black Label Butter Churn candle, early copper funnel with Kentucky rag balls, Garden Seed pillow in vintage fabric, primitive black crow, and a vintage grain sack.  


Courtesy of Clay and Barbie Good

Polish Pottery Honey Jar

 Pottery honey jar, handmade in Poland.  Brightly colored, with lid and a pottery spoon. 


Courtesy of The Ferrell Shop

Hand-Painted Barn Quilt

Hand-painted Stars and Stripes barn quilt by Colleen Miller. 


Courtesy of  Colleen Miller

"The Snake Handler & His Flock" by Anne Freels

Dyed corn shuck, mixed media by Anne Freels.  Portrays the snake handler and his congregation.  Dolls stand on a wooden base.  approx. 13" tall.


Courtesy of Anne Freels

The Minnie Bell Knife

This handcrafted knife originated as a spike found on the late Minnie Bell’s homestead in Jackson County, TN.  It was forged into a Bowie knife by the Museum of Appalachia’s talented Blacksmith Jack Bligh.  The knife is housed in a wooden case and includes a signed letter of authenticity.


Courtesy of Jack Bligh

Bill Capshaw Raku Pottery Vase

A beautiful Bill Capshaw Raku Pottery Vase.  The style is described as “aluminum foil sagger”. A ferrick chloride solution was poured over the vase, which was then wrapped in two layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil.  The vase was fired to 1275 degrees then cooled.  Horse hair gives some lines in the vase and sugar gives it both black and white dots.  An overcoat design is created using ferrick chloride that was used to etch copper.  The vase is waxed with Renaissance wax.


Courtesy of Bill Capshaw


Gift Certificate for a Round of Golf for Four at Gettysvue Country Club

Enjoy a day on the greens at Knoxville’s premiere private golf club. Sculpted from the rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Gettysvue Polo, Golf and Country Club’s spectacular par 72, 6,540-yard championship layout was designed by Bland Pittman to blend seamlessly with its beautiful natural surroundings. Package includes driving range usage prior to round, 18-hole Greens Fee.  (Valid Tuesday-Thursday from 10:00-11:30 and after 3 PM. Valid Friday-Sunday after 1 PM.)

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Courtesy of Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club

Four Tickets on the Christmas Lantern Express

All aboard the Christmas Lantern Express! Before departure, enjoy hot chocolate and gingerbread men at the depot. Onboard the train a member of your party will be given the opportunity to read “The Christmas Lantern” book by Karen C. Bishop. Enjoy a visit with Santa, who gives each child a small gift. Become a part of this Knoxville tradition!

Christmas Lantern ExpressTrain


Courtesy of Gulf & Ohio Railroad

$500 Towards Michelin Tires from Ray Varner Ford and Detailing from Synergy Car Detail

Get your ride ready for summer travel with $500 towards new Michelin tires from Ray Varner Ford and the Platinum Plus detail package from Synergy Car Detail. Detail package includes: wheels, tires, & wheel wells, colored foaming soap, HAND Wash, undercarriage wash, polish wax, HAND dry, door jams, window cleaner, interior vacuuming, doors/dash panels/console, tire dressing.

Courtesy of Ray Varner Ford & Synergy Car Detail

Decorative Pottery Bowl by Rose Templin

A stunning pottery piece handmade by Rose Templin featuring a star flower design that radiates out towards a delicate lace-like trim.  This blue bowl could also easily serve as a platter.

Courtesy of Rose Templin

Sea Glass Pendant


What is sea glass? Sea glass is a reverse gem. Traditional gems (diamonds, rubies, emeralds) are made by nature, and refined by man. Sea glass is originally made by man (bottles, jars), but refined by nature to become smooth, frosty beach found gems. It could take up over 30 years of tossing and turning In water before the perfect piece of sea glass is made.

This reverse gem was found by Jane Kirk on the Forgotten Coast near Apalachicola/St. George Island, Florida during an early morning beach walk with her dog, Lucy.  Jane, former Marketing Director at the Museum of Appalachia, makes sea glass jewelry out of the beautiful gems from the sea, and sells at small local festivals and farmers markets along the Panhandle of Florida.

Courtesy of Jane Kirk

Tickets to see the SteelDrivers and Dinner at Babalu

Two tickets to see the 2016 Grammy Winners for Best Bluegrass Album live at the eclectic Bijou Theatre Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8pm.  Enjoy a $50 gift certificate to Babalu Tacos & Tapas and enjoy dinner before the show!

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Courtesy of the Bijou Theatre and Babalu

Weeklong Cabin Stay and Paddleboard Adventure

A weeklong stay at the Gambrel House on Norris Lake nestled in a quiet cove off the main channel. Relax on the dock of this 3 bedroom retreat, or ride down to Beach Island Marina or Bubba Brews which are minutes away.  During your stay, learn to paddle board with a $60 gift certificate to Norris Paddleboarding Adventures and experience the lake in a whole new way!

 Norris Paddling Adventures

Courtesy of Alan & Susan Flanigan & Norris Paddling Adventure

Wooden Turned Bowl

Hand-crafted by Herb Williams, this exquisite wooden bowl is signed and dated.  The bowl measures approx. 10” wide x 4" tall.


Courtesy of Herb Williams

Antique "Forgotten" Quilt

This quilt was found in the walls of a 150 year old house in Clinton, TN.  It was used for insulation along with newspaper, rags, and other quilts.  It was forgotten for years while serving another purpose, until it was found and restored to its original beauty.  The edge of the quilt has been repaired and it has been cleaned.  The unique quilt was made in the 1880’s and features the ‘Hole in the Barn Door’, ‘Monkey Wrench’, and ‘Churn Dash’ Patterns. 

Forgotten Quilt

Courtesy of Elizabeth George Tavener

 One Year Residential Heat/Air Maintenance

What is your home's best defense against the cold of winter? It's an efficient and effective home heating system. But to get the highest level of performance from your system, you will need to give it some TLC in the form of routine maintenance.  Package includes two preventative maintenance checks per year.

Courtesy of Volunteer Mechanical