Dining with Daisies Auctions

We have a splendid selection of auction items donated by local businesses and supporters.

Live Auction Sampler
Here’s a sample of the wonderful items donated for our Live Auction.
Dinner for Six in Historic Burbank Home with Chef John Ash
For the very first time offered, six lucky people will experience a gourmet dinner served in the historic Luther Burbank Home! This old-fashioned cottage is filled with memorabilia and antiques once belonging to the Burbank family, and the Dining Room provides the perfect setting for a perfect meal prepared and served by one of the most creative and successful chefs in Sonoma County. Mr. Ash’s menu will be created with fresh local ingredients, and he will serve priceless wine selected from his own personal wine cellar.

Kaanapali Beach Club on Marvelous Maui! 
Have a luxurious resort getaway for one week in a one-bedroom master suite with sparkling ocean view! The suite has a living room with sofa bed, kitchenette, bedroom with king-size bed and spacious bathroom. Café and restaurant are on site. Outdoor barbeque facilities are a nice way to meet fellow travelers while you cook up that fish you just caught. A one-acre pool with waterslide offers all-day fun.

Oil Painting by Maury Lapp
Born in 1925, Maury Lapp just celebrated a prolific 50-year career as an artist and continues to paint every day in his basement studio. Revered as an art teacher for many years at Santa Rosa Junior College, his oils and watercolors are collected and exhibited in Sonoma County, California and beyond.
Well known for his on-site paintings of San Francisco scenes, Lapp also has sketched and painted on location on both the East and West coasts of the USA. Th is oil on canvas painting is of Salmon Creek in Sonoma County, and measures 22 x 28 inches.
 
Here’s a sample of more wonderful items donated for our Live Auction.

Cedar of Lebanon

Commemorative Bench
This bench is #6 of the 21 produced in 1993 from the iconic Cedar of Lebanon. The buyer never found the appropriate spot for this special piece of furniture so it remained protected and unassembled in its original shipping box for 20 years. This beautiful bench is well aged but, essentially, brand-new!  It was recently assembled and expertly stained with a clear, weather-resistant finish to help preserve its precious wood. The carving on the back is of the historic Cedar of Lebanon.

Donated by John Sawyer, assembled & finished by PB Renovators

Carmet Cottage: Close By and Charming!
Have a wonderful weekend getaway at this compact “mid-century modern” cottage less than an hour from Santa Rosa. Located in Carmet, off Highway 1 just north of Bodega Bay, you will relax and rest at this spotless small home. Enjoy the unobstructed ocean view from the living room and its attached deck. Fully furnished, with a bright and complete kitchen and nautical art, this home sleeps two comfortably.

Donated by Bob & Dolores Zeni

Four Collectible Wood Items
Over the years, historic trees on the Burbank property have been damaged or had to be removed. Two of these, the Paradox walnut that was partially logged due to a long-ago fire and the Cedar of Lebanon which marked Burbank’s grave until 1989, were recycled and made into collectible items. Luther Burbank planted both of those iconic trees, so their beautiful remnants have an important provenance.
Diamond Stud Earrings
These earrings are classic and beautiful!  “Sparkle Plenty” when you wear them, or “Be Brilliant” and give them to your Significant Other.  If you had to choose only one kind of jewelry it would be these!

Total carat weight is .45, clarity is SI, color is I. The setting is 14k white gold.

Donated by Montgomery Jewelers and John Sawyer