Our May 31st Gala & Benefit Auction, last Saturday 11, 2016, was a success! We are still waiting on the official grand total, but we are happy that all proceeds raised will help improve the school’s sixteen on-campus studios and further our mission. We thank the artists who donated fine work, our many dedicated volunteers, our Folk School staff members, and our generous Auction guests.
Auction Continues Online
We continue our fundraising this week on online on our eBay auctions. Bid on 14 beautiful handcrafted items on our eBay page. Due to unique set of circumstances, the Folk School has been given the opportunity to auction off a number of personal household items that once belonged to Folk School founder, Marguerite Bidstrup. The donors have kept these items safe for many years, but they thought it would be best to put them up for auction in the hopes that others might now take their place in the safekeeping of these treasures and share in their joy of owning a piece of Folk School history.
Marguerite Bidstrup Items on eBay
Four antique Chinese tea cups and two hand-carved saucers that were once owed by Folk School Founder, Marguerite Butler. The cups (4) are 2 inches deep and 2.75 inches wide. Auction ends Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 3:43 p.m. Bid today.
This Auction features a very unique item—an antique Wicker Picnic Basket that was once owed by Folk School Founder, Marguerite Butler. The basket is 11” wide, 17” long and 6” deep. Auction ends Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 3:35 p.m. Bid today.
This auction features several very unique items—an antique pewter coffee and tea pot set that were once owed by Folk School Founder, Marguerite Butler. The coffee pot is 8.5 inches tall and the tea pot is 6.25 inches tall. Auction ends Friday, June 17, 2016 at 4:45 p.m. Bid today.
This auction features an antique copper cream and sugar bowl set that were once owed by Folk School Founder, Marguerite Butler. The bowls are 2.25 inches tall and the plates are 9.5 inches wide. Auction ends Friday, June 17, 2016 at 4:50 p.m. Bid today.
See all the online auction items on the Folk School eBay page.
Cory Marie Podielski is a freelance graphic designer, photographer, and writer for the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has been writing for the Folk School Blog since 2012 and enjoys interviewing artists, musicians, and craftspeople. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the banjo, dancing, printmaking, playing in clay, and assisting in Folk School bread baking classes. podielski.com