Reunion Auction dilemma

Old 08-11-2010, 12:09 PM
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Ok guys need some input. Our family Reunion has a live auction and they ask for donations. One year I made a set of greeting cards 12 all occasion cards envelopes, pen and candle in a pretty basket tied with ribbon, it sold for...............$3.00
Last year I made a Pillow and hand quilted it, they ................put it on the free choose a gift table. What would you do? I said never again BUT these are a bunch that will remind me that I "Forgot" I would like to forget to go but hubby likes it and has a much better time than I do. I have a week and a half!!
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:13 PM
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I would probably just donate a white elephant. A good way to get rid of something and keep them off your case.
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This sounds like the perfect time to "regift" something you have and don't particularly want!
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Pick up something from Target? UglyCook has a great idea!
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:15 PM
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I know what I would do. Make the donation for the auction and buy it back and give it away as a gift. It really is a win, win situation. I have a friend that does that for a local club. She wins the auctions on her items and they still get some money.
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re-gift, yard sale find, something from Big Lots? ? ? :?
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:30 PM
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We don't 'do' that family reunion auction thing anymore - once was enough...
my contribution was machine embroidered dish towels and DH did some fancy scroll work to make a small shelf - we aren't talking garbage, done careless, or ugly but something made out of used babyfood jars brought in more....

just take a hotpad or something, or a pincushion like that one in the flower pot...
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:34 PM
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The more I think about it I may just go with the I forgot or Just not enough time to make something. Or Are you kidding after the last things I donated! LOL The invite came today, I knew about it for a year tho. These are people who will bid $15.00 for a jar of homemade pickles!!
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Go to Wally World and p/u a candle. :lol: :lol:
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LOL, go buy a jar of pickles, take the label off and put a piece of fabric on the lid, tie a ribbon around it and get $15.00 for it.
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