Auction

A silent auction was held at the 2016 Olde South Ball. 

Proceeds will benefited Calvary Home for Children in Anderson, SC. 

We thank our donors for donating these special items for the 2016 auction!


Vintage Tilting Parasol
Donated by Maggie Reese,
Allie’s Trunk


Ladies of the 1860s wanted to keep a perfect peaches and cream complexion so a sunshade was just the thing! This is a “carriage parasol,” meaning that the shade can be tilted sideways on the handle to block sun from a carriage window. It sports a wooden handle and finial and is elegantly recovered in period-correct black silk.


Drawn Bonnet
Donated by Sandra Freeman,
Blue Belle Bonnets


This lovely blue cotton batiste drawn bonnet features period-correct flowers, lovely taffeta ribbon and a perky yellow feather. Beautifully handcrafted by Sandra Freeman, this bonnet is sure to compliment any 1860s reenactress’s ensemble!


“James Ewell Brown Stuart” by Jeff Trexler
Donated by Jeff Trexler,
Trexler Historical Art


One of General Lee’s most dashing officers and a trusted confederate of Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart is pictured here in all the glory of a cavalry commander, with flashing saber and his signature ostrich plume. 


Cut Steel and Lace Shoe Rosettes
Donated by Heather Sheen,
Creative Cockades


Ladies of the 1860s loved to dress up their shoes and boots with rosettes! These lovely black and white ornaments are handcrafted from silk, vintage lace and vintage cut steel buckles. Shoe rosettes did not have to match a lady’s shoes, so these will compliment any outfit! They come with shoe clips on the back, making it easy to put them on and take them off.

Norwegian Morning Cap
Donated by Sandra Grant,
Seams Right


Based on an original 1860s patterns, this knitted cap is not only snugly warm but makes quite a fashion statement! Sandra createded this from a pattern from Godey's Lady's Book, Vol 62, February 1861. This cap would be worn upon waking, for breakfast, and early morning with your wrapper. Knitted from 100% wool in two colors, it is a wonderful addition to keep your head warm in the cool morning hours!



Black Net Fichu
Donated by Holly Sheen,
Southern Serendipity


Based on an original 1860s fichu in Holly's collection, this lovely hand sewn fichu is a perfect compliment to any lady's outfit.

Wear it over a ballgown as an elegant wrap or use it to dress up a nice day gown. Pin it shut or tuck it into your belt. It's versatile and beautiful!



1861 Five Dollar Bill
Donated by the Museum & Library of Confederate History


This stunning original piece of Civil War currency is hand-dated October 5, 1861. The central picture on the money features a lithograph of "General Marion Inviting a British Officer to Share His Meal," by South Carolina artist John Blake White. In this famous story from the Revolutionary War, the "Swamp Fox," General Marion, invited a British general to dinner after they concluded some military business. The British general was surprised to see the noted American general was eating the same diet as his soldiers - sweet potatoes!

White Net Fichu
Donated by Holly Sheen,
Southern Serendipity


Based on an original 1860s fichu in Holly's collection, this lovely hand sewn fichu is a perfect compliment to any lady's outfit.

Wear it over a ballgown as an elegant wrap or use it to dress up a nice day gown. Pin it shut or tuck it into your belt. It's versatile and beautiful!


Matching Pearl Bracelets
Donated by Heather Sheen,
Creative Cockades


Perfectly matched swarovski pearls and vintage-style box clasps make this matching set a lovely touch for any lady's ensemble. Matching bracelets were very stylish in the 1860s and pearls are a timeless tradition. Wear with your ballgown, your fancy day gown, or to accent a modern outfit!


Jefferson Davis Cockade with Antique Pin
Donated by Heather Sheen,
Creative Cockades


The removable antique pin in the center is a T-bar C-clasp style from the mid-1800s. The  reproduction Jeff Davis photograph in the pin honors the Southern statesman. Red and white were often called the “colors of the Confederacy” and the color scheme was featured in flags and cockades across the South. Many cockades were made with the slogan “Jeff Davis: The Right Man in the Right Place.” This cockade is full of history and makes a flashy statement of Southern patriotism!


Beaded Victorian Bracelets
Donated by Raquelle Sheen,
Genteel Treasures


Beaded cuff bracelets made from very tiny seed beads were fashionable throughout the 1800s. Floral motifs were especially popular. This gorgeous cuff bracelet is a reproduction of an original 1860s-era bracelet in the collection of Holly Sheen. Handmade by Raquelle Sheen, the stunning recreation of this bracelet features more than 4,000 tiny beads and a period-correct silk backing for comfortable wear. Perfect for ballgowns, evening wear, dressy daywear  - or even modern dress!