A silent auction was held at the 2023 Olde South Timeline Ball. A portion of the proceeds benefited Calvary Home for Children in Anderson, SC. 

 We thank our donors for donating these special items for the 2023 auction! 

Turquoise Necklace & Earrings Set
Donated by Holly Sheen, Southern Serendipity

Turquoise has been popular for many years as a fashion statement. This gorgeous handcrafted necklace and earrings set is a beautiful accent for any fashionable lady.

Whatever era you are reenacting, or even if you'd like to accent a modern outfit, this set is the perfect touch!

Handcrafted 18th Century Ladies Cap
Crafted and donated by Kay Dodge, Rocking Horse Toys and Games

Accent your 18th century hairstyle with this handcrafted linen day cap. Beautifully sewn and hand-embroidered--just the right finishing touch for your ensemble!

Block Printed Silk Scarf
Donated By Virginia's Scarves

This creamy yellow silk scarf is hand-dyed and hand-blocked printed using historical techniques. Generously large enough to wear in many ways, either historical or modern. 

Handcrafted Edgefield Pottery 
Donated by Justin Guy, Olde Edgefield Pottery

Created by Master Potter Justin Guy from South Carolina clay, this stunning historically-inspired piece is a beautiful addition to any home decor. Edgefield pottery is a 200-year-old tradition and one of three indigenous art forms in South Carolina. The tradition continues to this day as modern artisans dig local clay, use traditional forms and glazes, and fire in an authentically designed wood-burning kiln to produce beautiful stoneware. Take this amazing piece home with you! 

Custom Dress or Suit
Donated by Victoria Vane, Sew Vane Couture

Made-to-measure custom dress or men's suit by Victoria Vane of Sew Vane Couture up to $500 in value! Ladies' designs can be any style from the 18th or 19th century (Colonial, Regency or Victorian eras). Men's designs can be civilian style Colonial or Regency era. A variety of fabric options will be provided by Sew Vane Couture, or the auction winner is also welcome to provide their own fabric if desired. Dressmaker Victoria Vane is located in Pendleton, SC. Sample styles can be viewed at her Etsy shop.

Victorian Gentleman’s Smoking Cap

Crafted and Donated by Jackie Jacobs, Past Reflections

Using an 1862 Godey’s pattern, this handcrafted smoking cap is made of wool, lined with quilted silk taffeta and adorned with wool appliques. Perfection for your Victorian loungewear impression.

Game of Questions and Answers, Plus Gift Certificate
Donated by Kay Dodge, Rocking Horse Toys and Games

This fun and historically authentic game is quite simply but very fun and entertaining! Question cards and answer cards are supplied and the combinations can be quite hilarious. Be prepared for laughter and mayhem, as one never know what will be asked and what the answer will be! Also included is a $25 gift certificate to Rocking Horse Toys and Games so you can add even MORE fun choices to your recreation!

Repro 1860s Ladies' Leather Hand Bag
Donated by Lora Webb, bonnet ties specialist at The Studio at Cedar Grove 

You'll fall in love with this lightly-used stunning handcrafted leather ladies' valise created by Merrick's Custom Leather. Based on an original mid-19th century design, this petite travel bag is the perfect authentic solution for carrying all your small accessories at events. Highly recommended by the ladies of the Olde South Ball committee, each of whom have one!

Vintage Bonnet Ties
Donated by Heather Hook

This gorgeous silk damask ribbon is perfect for making those flashy Victorian ties for your bonnet! 

The American Revolution 
1000 Piece Puzzle
Donated by Sandra Lovelace, Time To Be You

Learn Revolutionary history while enjoying puzzle time with friends! Full of fun facts and pictures that trace the main people, places and events of the American War for Independence. 

You'll not only have fun, but you'll wind up smarter too!

18th Century Style Blank Book
Crafted and donated by Bob Sullivan, Sullivan Press

This blank book is completely handmade using period correct 18th century techniques. The cover is leather and marble paper. Use for a journal, to keep your accounts, or perhaps to draft "Common Sense-style" articles against dastardly Tory plots! 

Gentleman's Posy Pin
Donated by the Olde South Ball Committee

This silver-plated lapel pin vase is perfect for holding an elegant floral boutonniere. Posy holders historically were created to keep expensive clothing protected from water. The handle of the posy holder collected the wet stems of the flowers together, preventing any water from dripping down. This posy holder comes with a beautiful southern patriotic nosegay of red and blue flowers paired with a cotton boll. 

11 Yards of Cotton Fabric
Donated by Deep Springs Discount Fabrics 

This gorgeous historically patterned fabric features a delicate green print on a white background. Perfect for either Regency or Victorian fashion! Along with the fabric, enjoy some coordinating green shoe rosettes that also fit any decade of the 1800s. 

"Spilling the Tea" Cockade
Donated by Heather Sheen, Creative Cockades

This stunning, one-of-a-kind cockade celebrates the Founding of our nation! A golden teapot and golden Declaration of Independence hang from the beautiful luster of a red, white and blue rosette. And the center emblem is the perfect slogan for America's 250th birthday: Spilling the Tea Since 1773!

"South Carolina in the American Revolution" 
Donated by Aliene Shields Humphries

South Carolina American 250th Cockade
Donated by Heather Sheen, Creative Cockades

A marvelous encyclopedia of all the Revolutionary War sites in South Carolina, this book is invaluable for any tourist or history buff who wants to visit them all! Descriptions, summaries, even GPS coordinates, all make your trip fun, easy and informative. 

And while you're there, be sure to wear your South Carolina American 250th Cockade to celebrate the history of America's founding!

Miniature Quilt Kit
Donated by Raquelle Sheen, Upstate Music Lessons

The perfect vintage work basket, featuring all the supplies to make a beautiful miniature quilt! There are six different vintage prints of 1/8 yard each, plus one yard of cotton muslin for the quilt back. In addition, a handcrafted needlebook with wool felt is just right for keeping your pins and needles handy. The pattern book includes instructions and templates for 20 mini quilt patterns. 

Victorian Dance Kit
Donated by Robin Coppock

Everything you need to hold a Victorian dance! A CD contains all your music, a manual lists the steps for each dance, and a video walks you through how to do each dance. Perfect for your upcoming events!

Handcrafted Tatted Lace
Donated by Mr. Ernest Shealy, Sunglass Island

Once again, Mr. Shealy is creating some gorgeous hand-tatted ecru lace especially for the Olde South Ball! Delicate and fairy-like, it will make a lovely accent to a wide variety of projects.

Historically Themed Necklaces
Donated by Amy Vaughn, Glass With A Past

Carolina Memento Necklace
Take home a little piece of South Carolina with this hand-crafted necklace made from a Pawley's Island oyster shell tinted with sparkling gold leaf paint. An attractive vintage earring from an estate sale in Sumter is added for extra flair. Perfect for a modern-day Southern belle! 

Historical Spoon Necklace
This found-as-is antique spoon was recovered from a historic battle site in Charleston. Carefully sealed to prevent rust or damage, it is accented with a reproduction Confederate button on an attractive vintage strand of red and silver beads. 

Antique Beach Glass Necklace
The unique piece of "pirate glass" was recovered from the Charleston harbor. "Pirate glass" is glass that looks black but is actually a different color when held up to the light. Many pieces of pirate glass found in the sea date back to the 1700s. Who knows what fabulous story this piece could tell if it could talk! Wear it around your neck for a great conversation piece!  

Hand-Sewn Authentic Civil War Haversack
Crafted and Donated by Chris Sweatman

Similar to the modern day backpack, the haversack was a Civil War soldier's catch-all. Haversacks often contained items such as rations, personal effects, tools, entertainment items, and fighting equipment. This beautifully hand-sewn haversack is the perfect accoutrement for any Civil War enthusiast. 

"The South Was Right!" Signed Copy
Donated by Rivers Bridge Camp 842, SCV

"The South Was Right!" is an authoritative and well-documented study dispelling many common misbeliefs about the South in the Civil War. In their new edition for a 21st century audience, the Kennedys have updated their message to provide guidance for protecting the survival of the South in the face of current attacks against truth and liberty. 

If you love the South, you need this book!