Attendees enjoy Summer in Full Bloom, our 2019 fundraiser.

Here is the current list of Back in Bloom auction items.  Thank you to all our donors!
Click on the photo for additional information on each item.

Enjoy a luxurious sunset cruise for six to eight aboard the vintage luxury yacht, À Bientôt. To take place first half of August on a mutually agreed date. Donated by Jim Jennings.

Sunset Cocktail Cruise Aboard A 60 foot Burger Yacht, À Bientôt.

Join the owners of the motor yacht Persistence II for a mutually agreed upon afternoon or early evening cruise for four to eight guests. Cocktails and appetizers provided.

Cruise on the beautiful Persistence II

Enjoy cocktails, wine, and a festive dinner celebrating Maine’s seafood in a special Castine private home – Lorelei Farm. We are auctioning off four pairs of seats for this dinner. Encourage your friends to bid or get the chance to meet new people at this fun dinner! Donated by Jane Bagot and Lisa Haugen

Two seats at a festive dinner for eight at Lorelei Farm on Tuesday, August 3 (Four opportunities for a total of eight people).

Visit New York City and enjoy admission for two people to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and lunch in the Wright Restaurant. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is arguably the most important building of Wright's late career. A monument to modernism, the unique architecture of the space, with its spiral ramp riding to a domed skylight, continues to thrill visitors and provide a unique forum for the presentation of contemporary art. Lunch will be included at The Wright, a James Beard Award–winning restaurant in the Guggenheim Museum, featuring a menu developed by Executive Chef Alejandro Cortez. Using seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients, Chef Cortez nods to the museum's midcentury roots by updating beloved classics for today's palate. Designed by Andre Kikoski Architect, the space is a contemporary response to the building's iconic design. The restaurant also currently houses site-specific artworks by Sarah Crowner.​ Included will be museum admission for two adults plus lunch of 3 courses, beverages, tip and sales tax. All is included! Must be redeemed in 2022. Donated by Mary Dearborn.

Lunch for two and tickets to the Guggenheim Museum, New York City.

A pair of stunning granulated sterling mini-cuffs with freshwater pearl drop earrings designed by Julia Parish. Donated by Julia Parish,

Julia Parish Pearl Earrings

This 8 foot long x 10 inch wide wrap is perfect for Castine evenings. It is hand woven using pearl cotton in a twill pattern by Peggy O’Neil Murphy. Donated by Peggy O’Neil Murphy.

Hand Woven Wrap

Andrew Young grew up in Lexington, MA where art was core to the K-12 curriculum. Classes at Truro Center for the Arts, a short walk from his grandmother’s house on Cape Cod, in the summer reinforced the exposure. After graduating from Princeton (American Studies, History), Andrew moved to Manhattan to pursue a career in financial services. There, he continued his art training at the Arts Students League and The Salmagundi Club. His work has been exhibited at The Schoolhouse Gallery (Truro, MA), The Salmagundi Club (NY, NY), Gallery B. (Castine, ME), Art Fluent (Boston, MA), The Limner Gallery (Hudson, NY), and The Cape Cod Museum of Art (East Dennis, Ma). Donated by Andrew Young,

“Harbor,” 2021
acrylic, oil stick, gesso and graphite on linen and canvas collage, 16” x 20”

Create the party of your dreams with this Meri Meri party package! Includes Jeremy the Crocodile made from organic cotton. Plus a $250 gift certificate to spend on the Meri Meri website! Meri Meri is the preeminent international children’s party brand. Their family of products are crafted lovingly because they come from one goal: to preserve the wonder of childhood throughout a whole life. Meri Meri products makes things for magical celebrations: a child’s birthday, an anniversary, an Easter egg hunt, or a perfect Christmas. If you’re planning a special event for children or adults, they’ve created something just for you. Meri Meri helps you evoke lasting memories. Donated by Meredith Stuart-Smith from Meri Meri,

Meri Meri Party Package – A World of Party and Play!

The meal will consist of hors d’oeuvres and five courses. Chef Gutow will do all of the prep work in advance and finish everything at the host’s house. It will be a five course catered dinner for six people. Donated by Tom Gutow.

Gourmet Dinner for Six in Your Home Cooked by Chef Tom Gutow

A three-hour bread baking lesson for 4 in the brand new Castine kitchen of Bread Alone author and famous artisanal-bread baker Daniel Leader. Includes your own signed copy of one of his cookbooks. Donated by Dan Leader,

Three-Hour Baking Lesson for Four with Baker Daniel Leader

Enjoy a picnic for up to six people at the scenic Scheer Boathouse. Bring your own basket of food and drinks and sit at the water’s edge enjoying the summer breezes and boats going in and out of the harbor. Stay as long as you like. Dates to be worked out with as much advance notice as possible. Donated by Ruth and Ken Scheer.

Scheer Boathouse Picnic (Three Opportunities)

These beautiful earrings are made from hammered sterling with 14K gold wire hanging from hand-fabricated sterling tube and wire swing arms. Earring dimensions are 2 ¼” long x 1 ½” wide. Designed and donated by Lisa Friedman,

Artist Designed Sterling Silver Earrings

Stay cozy this winter with 100 gallons of #2 fuel oil, not to exceed $400 in value, delivered to your home (location within Gary’s Fuel Service delivery footprint). Good through May 2022.

100 Gallons of #2 Fuel Oil

Kathleen “Billy” Washburn was a folk artist who lived in Orrington, Maine. Her primitive painting style lent itself to historical scenes such as this lovely interpretive view of Castine in centuries past. Donated by Jim and Leila Day.

View of Castine from Hospital Island
Oil on Wood, 1990, 42 x 58 inches

This beautiful antique platter features an urn and gondola type boat in a classical landscape. The oval platter with a scallop rim was made by Thomas Mayer, Longport, England in the second half of the 19th century. Excellent condition. Provenance: from the Collection of James Dunn, Springfield, Vermont. Donated by Jordan Richards, Antiques at the Inn

Victorian Staffordshire blue transfer-printed “Canova” platter.

Everyone needs a copy of George A. Wheeler’s important work, History of Castine. This is a rare unused 1923 edition complete with dust jacket. Anonymous donation.

Rare Unused Copy of George Wheeler’s History of Castine

A similar bottle of Old Taylor bourbon sold at Sotheby's recently for $800. Old Taylor Bourbon was named in honor of Edmund Haynes Taylor, one of Kentucky’s original bourbon aristocrats and the “father of the modern bourbon industry.” In 1894, Taylor and his sons organized a corporation under the name of “E. H. Taylor, Jr. & Sons”. Donated by Rev Courtley.

Rare unopened Bottle of 1918 E.H. Taylor, Jr. & Sons Bourbon

A fun sampling of items in our gift shop including a CHS boat bag, Pickering placemats of the ship Castine, House and Garden Tour tea towel, four flags logo polo shirt (sizes are limited), and a four flags black fleece (choose your size). Winner picks their size of clothing at a later date. Donated by the Castine Historical Society.

Castine Historical Society Gift Shop Goodie Bag

This beautiful painting in encaustic was painted by Diane Linscott. Donated by Stefanie Scheer Young

Pear Painting by Diane Linscott

Do you have a little pirate at home? Then this basket is for you! Filled with pirate-themed toys, books, and DVDs this gift basket is sure to please any pirate loving child. Donated by Karen Burnett Kurie.

Pirate Theme Children’s Basket


A perfect gift for that special child who loves the seashore, this basket is filled with kids books and toys. Plus a few goodies for you! Donated by Karen Burnett Kurie

Children’s Seashore Basket

Three matted and signed prints of Castine by noted Newburyport artist Ed Des Jardins. Donated by Ed Des Jardins

Views of Castine