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Cooking For the Hounds - Mercury Silent Auction
Saturday, September 10, 2011

These are the silent auction items for the Cooking for the Hounds event at the Mercury. Bidding will be open to attendees, of course, but this year, we are also opening it up to absentee bidders! If you would like to bid on one or more of these items, but cannot attend the actual event, please email the following information to our auctioneer, Marjy LaGesse at She will confirm your bid before the start of the auction - if you don't hear from her, try resending your email or call 972-539-5027. Marjy will bid for you by proxy during the auction up to your maximum bid.

  • Item Number
  • Maxiumum Bid
  • Contact Info (email, phone, address)

Please place your bids by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 9th. Winners will be contacted after the auction and will be responsible for shipping costs.

Auction Items

Item 1: Greyhound Wine & Glasses

Four New Style GALT Wine Glasses
Two bottles of Greyhound Wine (1 white, 1 red)
Wine opener, Greyhound glass charms, and napkins
Stainless steel cheese tray and accessories (7pc)
Everything you need for a good time with friends!

Value: $150

Item 2: Feel & Look Greyt Basket

Microderm Abrasion Treatment Certificate from 21st Century MedSpa
2 Plush Bath Towels in Taupe and White
2 Matching Washcloths
Tranquility Candle
Bath Sponge & Dead Sea Mud Bar
Jar of Hydroxatone Amazing Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream
Moisture Glove
Godiva Chocolates

Value: $375

Item 3: Greyhound Necklace

This necklace is simply a "work of art." Custom designed and created by Donna Pizarro, this whimsical pendant was masterfully crafted out of 16.5+ grams of .925 Sterling Silver. It was then suspended from a classic 24" long beaded necklace made from Akoya pearls and Black Onyx beads. Custom made for this event and one-of-a-kind!

Value: $450

Item 4: Porcelain Chinese Woman

Porcelain Chinese Woman with colorful and delicate detail.

Value: $140

Item 5: Sak's 5th Ave Tote & Trussardi Spray

Sak's 5th Ave Tote Bag: Teal, white and bronze floral deisgn wtih metallic leather trim, rolled handles with leather bottom, 2 exterior pockets, 2 interior pockets, and single zipper compartment.
Perfect for books, computer, and your favorite bottle of Trussardi eu de toliette spray.
Trussardi, an Italian luxury goods manufacturer founded in 1911, launched Trussardi by Trussardi fragrance in 1982. It is categorized as a feminine woods/chypre fragrance. Notes are fruity/floral with base notes of sandalwood and patchouli. In 1973 the Trussardi greyhound logo was attached to the company as a symbol of agility, elegance and speed. The perfumer is unknown. The bottle, designed by Nicola Trussardi, is adorned with Trussardi's greyhound logo.

Value: $225

Item 6: Onyx & Silver Jewelry Set

Onyx and silver necklace, bracelet, and earrings (pierced post). Necklace is 18" long and the bracelet is 8" long.
Perfect for business or an evening out - treat yourself! Created and donated by Isa Stoff.

Value: $175

Item 7: "Martin" by Kathleen Coy

The spirit of "Martin" lives on in this amazing reproduction of the original work of Kathleen Coy. The piece is signed and numbered 17 of 50. Certificate of Authenticity is included on the back. This work was professionally framed and is perfect for any decor.

Value: $200

Item 8: Marquis Waterford Vase

Simple design and highest quality crystal makes this a "must have" for your holiday table.

Value: $75

Item 9: Greyhound Wood Box, Pen & Notecards

Stylish and beautiful wood box customized with three running Brynns by the well known Northcoast Greyhound Support. 4.5" L x 3" W x 2" H
Custom wood pen with greyhound laser design
Greyhound note cards featuring "Willie"
Teddy Bear in a Chef's hat with a Godiva Chocolate bar

Value: $140

Item 10: Bose Speakers Model 251

Wall-mount outdoor speakers
Extremely wide sound field for larger outdoor areas
Outside speaker cabinet designed to reproduce low frequencies with minimal audio distortion
Tested to withstand snow, rain, salt and extreme temperatures
Five-year limited warranty
12.5" H x 4.5" W x 6" D
Donated by Bonnie & Phil Lowenstein

Value: $400

Item 11: Juicy Couture Handbag and Coin Purse

Juicy Couture Handbag & Coin Purse - leather with gold accents including a heart and mirror charms. Outside pockets, 2 inside utility pockets and zip pocket with chain closure. Coin/key purse and JC signature pink dust bag.

Value: $300

Item 12: GREYHOUNDS Print and Mat

The famous GREYHOUNDS poster by nationally known photographer Barbara Karant is matted in a soft gray suede.

Value: $80

Item 13: Greyhound Pillow

This beautiful pillow is handwoven with 100% wool in the Aubusson style. Made in Europe, it is an oblong 14" x 22" pillow with a fawn greyhound on a background of cream and olive tones. It is accented with attractive tassled fringe and trimmed and backed with soft velvet.
Value: $225

Item 14: Cuddle Time with the Hounds Basket

Gorgeous handmade quilt in brown, tan, beige, black and white with a puppy theme. Size is a roomy 64" x 80" - thickness is perfect for a cool winter evening.
The quilt, pillow, and a good book are all you need to enjoy a fall evening.
The book is "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron
All packaged in a stylish and useful square cane basket

Value: $325

Item 15: Ladies Seiko Gold & Diamond Watch

Ladies Seiko watch in gold tone with diamond accented bezel.

Value: $295

Item 16: Pearl & Silver Necklace

Fabulous freshwater stick pearl necklace with sterling silver. 18" of elegance!
Donated by Rita & Chris Wulke

Value: $200

Item 17: Travel Jewelry Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate for Travel Jewelry Precious Gems (6123 Berkshire Ln, Dallas). You can find everything to fit your jewelry needs from precious stones to antique jewelry to the most fabulous fakes! Custom designed and made jewelry is their specialty.

Value: $250

Item 18: Framed and Autographed Randy White Picture

Framed and Autographed Randy White Picture

Value: $175

Item 19: John Hudson Photography Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate from John Hudson Photography for 60 minute portrait session, gallery wrap and prints.

Value: $500

Item 20: Pearl & Aquamarine Earrings

Wonderful creations from Laura Gibson - freshwater pearl, aquamarine and sterling silver earrings on ear wires - wear the pale colors of seafoam!

Value: $200

Item 21: Lady with Greyhound Statue

Delicate colors and fine glaze add a touch of distinction and "Grey" to any decor.
Donated by Darla Szalla

Value: $75

Item 22: Aquamarine & Diamond Ring

Emerald cut Aquamarine with diamond accents on the 14K yellow gold band. A stunning look to add to your hand!

Value: $175

Item 23: Godiva & Greyhound

Take your "Grey" with you everywhere. This beautiful art deco style rhinestone greyhound pin has green eyes and collar. His running position flows perfectly on a lapel, hat, or scarf.
Alos including a Godiva-palooza: bear with chocolate bar, box of chocolates, mints, and a candle!

Value: $175

Item 24: Lladro Figurine "Having a Ball"

Lladro figurine: "Having a Ball"
Theme: Circus
Issue year: 1991
Sculptor: Antonio Ramos
Size: 7" x 4"

Value: $285

Item 25: Hand-Stitched Pillow

Hand-stitched 9" x 9" pillow. Front is 100% wool design of a brindle greyhound. The back is velvet with zipper closure for easy cleaning. The pillow is beautifully finished out and it is firm to hold it's shape if flat or standing.
Donated by Jackie Puls.

Value: $140

Item 26: Pampered Pooch "Doggie Bag"

Adorable blue stuffed greyhound, snacks from Blue Dog Bakery, initial service visit from Poo B Gone, grooming brush and doggie bath robe/jacket. All this, plus a hanging sign that says it all!

Value: $100

Item 27: Black Licorice Dog Snacks Art

Black Dog Licorice Poster with Black Frame
Contemporary expressionist Ken Bailey creates vintage-style images of cats and dogs enjoying human "treats" that delight with whimsical visual appeal.
Donated by Kathy Lyons

Value: $75

Item 28: O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge - 4 Tickets, Nov 5th

Texas Motor Speedway hosts the O'Reilly Auto Part Challenge
Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Four Tickets: Section PU417, Seats 5-6-7-8
Donated by Marjy & James LaGesse

Value: $280


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