Friday, March 14, 2008

The BirdHouse Thing Auction

Last evening, the WO Smith Community Music School held its birdhouse auction at the Mall at Green Hills. Last month, I featured a few of the birdhouses that were auctioned last night. The majority of the more than 100 birdhouses sold via silent auction (left), while about 10 other items were the highlight of a live auction. In addition to the birdhouses, other auction items included jewelry, wine, Nashville Speedway tickets, paintings, and more. Area restaurants and caterers provided some great food and beverages, too.

Joe White (above), who happens to be my neighbor, was the auctioneer. He's showing off This is Music Row, one of my favorite birdhouse entries and one of the live auction items.

A side note. . . The birdhouse that I designed was in the silent auction. When we left the event, it was still in the auction, and the bid at the time we left was over $100.

If you didn't see my three original posts on the WO Smith School and/or The BirdHouse Thing, click here, here and here.


Anonymous said...

Your linked birdhouses are really nice and your photos of them are wonderful.

This should be an exciting time for me. Your bird house auction reminded me of that. I made one bird house out of cedar boards leftover from my new fence. Not as pretty as your bird houses but OK.

I just started looking at new plants (Ohio natives) for 2008 and it should be exciting but I have lost some energy along with my youth and it is hard for me to imagine myself digging holes and planting things with all the aches and pains that I have these days.

Jim said...

They all look so good. Some people are so talented and artistic and some are named Jim.

Anonymous said...

So how did the auction for your birdhouse end?
Do you know?

Halcyon said...

Yay! I'm glad your bird(dog)house was a success!

GMG said...

Hi Chris, another hectic week, so I’m sorry to have been a bit absent. Anyhow TGIF, so I managed to drop by to see some wonderful pictures. Loved the birdhouses, the wines and the world market... But was impressed with the March snow storm; I'm always impressed (badly) with snow storms, as we don't have that in Lisbon... ;)
Posted some Greek Isles sun at Blogtrotter. Hope you enjoy. Have a great weekend!

Southern Heart said...

How fun, Chris...I knew that your birdhouse would be a big success!

George Townboy said...

$125! Do I hear $130?

You are talented!

Yesterday a bird nest, today a birdhouse, lol.

Chris said...

Thanks for your kind words, everyone! I do lie to help out when I can.

And, George, it never hit me that I did the bird's nest and then house. DUH!!

lv2scpbk said...

I hung up a bird house yesterday and a few more feeders. Trying to attract more birds this year. I am going to try and get a bird bath and some plants in an area so I can sit and watch them. And, take photos of course.