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372GC - Bombshell Tattoo

Value: $500 Current Bid: $150

If you've been meaning to take the leap and get your first tattoo or cover up a name of an ex or update a vintage tattoo with new bright colors and sharp lines, then this is the gift certificate for you. Bombshell Tattoo of Redding has donated a gift certificate for a half day appointment up to the value of $500. Bombshell features 3 professional artists, all very versatile and creative. If you're looking for a particular style of tattoo, their artists will create it for you. They utilize the latest techniques and sterilization available, to give you the very best on your skin. Bid now for this gift certificate from Bombshell Tattoo for yourself or your loved one!

384GC - KIXE-TV Underwriting Spot

Value: $500 Current Bid: $100

Business owners or organizations needing marketing, listen up. Become part of our KIXE-TV family by bidding on this $500 gift certificate worth of underwriting with your local PBS Television Station. KIXE viewers know that it is well worth the investment to be represented alongside some of television's best programming available with a 15 second spot that will air on all three of our channels multiple times (exact number TBD when contract is written). Receive valuable exposure for your business or organization with this underwriting gift certificate valued at $500 and support your local Public Broadcasting Station at the same time.

385GC - KIXE-TV Underwriting Spot

Value: $500 Current Bid: $100

Business owners or organizations needing marketing, listen up. Become part of our KIXE-TV family by bidding on this $500 gift certificate worth of underwriting with your local PBS Television Station. KIXE viewers know that it is well worth the investment to be represented alongside some of television's best programming available with a 15 second spot that will air on all three of our channels multiple times (exact number TBD when contract is written). Receive valuable exposure for your business or organization with this underwriting gift certificate valued at $500 and support your local Public Broadcasting Station at the same time.

238M - Small Carl Haynes Table

Value: $500 Current Bid: $150

Fantastic as a game table or just to accent any room - this all hand crafted parquet chess table will be a lasting piece to admire. This table is made from seven types of hardwood - apple, cherry, oak, black walnut, madrone, chinquapin and manzanita. The measurements of the table are 2 feet 8 inches in length, 1 foot 7 inches wide, and 1 foot 9 inches high.

179M - Orient & Flume Summer Wood Vase

Value: $500 Current Bid: $175

Scott Beyers and Bruce Sillars of the world renowned Orient and Flume in the North State's very own Chico, bring you this crystal cased Summer Wood Vase standing approximately 7 inches tall and almost 16 inches around at the widest circumference. From the inside out, this piece is divinely detailed. One look at the inner workings of the vase and you will see thousands of flecks of color working its way to the outside with sparkling gold glittered leaves blooming from the earthy and rich browns and into the green luscious leaves.

305M - Carl Haynes Swing

Value: $325 Current Bid: $325

For a beautiful outdoor accessory to add to your outdoor arrangement, and from First Prize winner in wood work at Trinity County Fair, Carl Haynes comes this hand crafted two person patio swing - this swing is fashioned from Oak, Manzanita and Madrone - stained in Watco light walnut - this lovely midback swing will let you and your loved one indulge or lounge with style. The measurements are 6' x 5' 10". Handmade to last and be comfortable for you and your family for years to come.

135GC - Tahoe Beach and Ski

Value: $504 Current Bid: $150

Do you want a home away from home feel, good value and friendly faces? Then Tahoe Beach and Ski Club is exactly what you are looking for! The winning bidder will receive a gift certificate for a two night complimentary stay in a one bedroom suite for a maximum of four. Our well-equipped suite includes a king size bed in the bedroom and a queen size pull-out sofa bed in the living area, a partial kitchen and two bathrooms, one with a jetted tub and the other with a shower.

250M - Orient & Flume Echinacea Vase

Value: $528 Current Bid: $130

From Orient & Flume artists, Scott Beyers and Bruce Sillars comes this gold, iridescent Echinacea vase, standing 12 inches tall and 5.5 inches across at the widest point. The charming Echinacea flowers have salmon pink petals, a burnt orange center with a crisscross pattern and the lime green leaves and stem gracefully move along the base and center. Arrange your flowers in this lovely vase that shines with iridescent beauty and cheerfulness, generously donated by Orient & Flume of Chico.

269M - Chico Paper Co. Whiskeytown Piece

Value: $558 Current Bid: $140

This framed 30 inches by 25 inches serigraph from Jake Early of the Chico Paper Co. comes this Whiskeytown serigraph that depicts an early pioneer overlooking Whiskeytown. This piece would be perfect in a home of a proud Northern California native or someone who collects Jake Early and fine art pieces. This piece is numbered 35 of 160 and on the print it depicts "Shasta Trinity Trail, 100 miles from the Sundial Bridge to The Trinity Alps. All Day Hikes, Nature Walks, Hike, Bike, Horseback. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior." It is hand signed and numbered by Jake Early himself. Bid for this piece of Northern California history and rare art from Jake early on behalf of Chico Paper Company.

112M - Garey Ramsey White Gold Diamond & Ruby Pendant

Value: $570 Current Bid: $175

This 14 kt. white gold pendant containing a 24 ct. genuine ruby and 08 ct. total weight in diamonds, hung on this glorious 18", 14 kt. white gold chain, donated from the exquisite professionals at Garey Ramsey Jewelers in Red Bluff is exactly what your wife, mother, sister or daughter want this holiday season! This piece was hand selected by Gary from one of his reputable vendors. Spoil your special lady and splurge on this timeless and beautiful piece.

249M - Orient & Flume Hollyhock Vase

Value: $600 Current Bid: $150

Handcrafted by Orient & Flume artist, Bruce Sillars, this crystal cased Hollyhock vase is beautiful to behold. The vase is decorated with periwinkle and dusty rose hollyhocks with cool mint green vines and leaves. These darling flowers are popular in English and cottage style landscapes and gardens. The vase measures approximately 9 inches tall and 5 inches across at the widest point. The piece is quite heavy from the crystal casing and the thickness of the hand-blown glass. Display this lovely vase in your home or office and know that you've supported KIXE TV, a generous business, Orient & Flume, and the handcrafted, exquisite work of a local artist.

236M - Orient & Flume Almond Blossom Vase

Value: $650 Current Bid: $275

Standing approximately 9 inches tall and 16 inches around at the widest part of the circumference, this glorious crystal cased almond blossom vase crafted by Mr. Sillars and Byers of Orient and Flume is a timeless masterpiece for any household or environment. The perfectly painted shimmering almonds are a delightful touch to the wooded fantasy beneath.

286M - House of Design Centerpiece

Value: $730 Current Bid: $230

A lovely permanent floral arrangement, composed of English roses, ranunculus, Hellebores, hydrangea, rose hips and mixed berries, arranged in a metal compote. This beautiful English style centerpiece is suited to any traditional or transitional style decor. While its soft burgundy and ivory tones are well suited to Christmas, it is also a year round bouquet suited to these colors. The ceramic candlesticks are enhanced by floral candle rings which hold 3 pillar candles. Designed to accompany the centerpiece or be used in a pair or individually. They would look perfect on a sideboard in a dining room, paired with this beautiful centerpiece on the dining table.

237M - Carl Haynes Medium Table

Value: $750 Current Bid: $250

Looking for a unique, handcrafted end table that doubles as a chess table to complete your living room or office? Well, here is your opportunity to bid on this gorgeous table from longtime supporter and friend of KIXE TV, Carl Haynes. The cube illusion pattern is comprised of differing wood stains and textures to create a truly fascinating table top. The tones of wood include warm hues such as honey and maple red as well as a rich chocolate brown. The table measures approximately 33 inches in length, 25 inches wide, and 21 inches in height. The column table legs and frame are a dark brown color.

331M - Feel Good Art Refinished Hutch

Value: $500 Current Bid: $150

This glorious hutch donated by Jeannie's Consignment in Paradise is a one of a kind piece thanks to the hand painting of Feel Good Art in Redding. Comprised of two pieces, for easier maneuvering and durability (both approx. 3 feet tall and 1 foot 5 inches in depth) the hutch stands approximately 6 feet tall and facilitates storage for everything, from beautiful art pieces to glasses, dishes, pots, pans, or crafts and components of creativity. The pale gray is shown magnificently through the purposefully crackled warm light yellow. This hutch will add joy to any environment and is well worth the small investment for your comfortable and stylish home, so bid now!

423M - Marcozzi Jewelers Pearl Necklace & Earrings

Value: $566 Current Bid: $125

Nothing says elegant like beautifully set pearls in a necklace and earring duo from the generous Jewelers of Marcozzi's in Oroville. This 20 inch thin gold chain exhibits the three small freshwater pearls (measuring approx. 4cm) exquisitely, while the matching earrings measuring almost 4cm create a timeless set that any wife, sister, daughter, or mother would love to receive Christmas morning and cherish for years to come.

424GC - T.A. Schmidt Photo Session and Canvas

Value: $700 Current Bid: $300

Get memories captured for a lifetime or for this Holiday Season for Seasons Greetings in this creative photo shoot with portraits by the master photographer Thomas Schmidt. You will love the end result from T.A. Schmidt, The Art of Fine Photography. Package includes: a studio session for your family, child, or glamour shot plus a 16 x 24 gallery canvas wrap photo. These heirloom images will be a treasure for your family for generations and they could serve as the perfect "Happy Holidays or Happy New Year" from your family this season, so bid now!

154M - Chico Cash Exchange Necklace

Value: $785 Current Bid: $200 154M - Chico Cash Exchange Necklace

Chico Cash exchange has generously donated this beautiful white pearl and seven diamond, 14 karat white gold pendant, valued at $785. The pendant hangs from a delicate 18 inch white gold chain for a timeless look that is both classic and elegant. This piece will add sparkle to your outfit during any season of the year. Show yourself or your loved one some love with this gorgeous necklace from Chico Cash Exchange.

383M - Collectible Birdhouse

Value: $800 Current Bid: $100 383M - Collectible Birdhouse

Crafted by Artisan David Hill, this one-of-a-kind collectible birdhouse is fashioned with artifacts, collectibles, and jewelry that were gathered from farms, ranches and antique stores located in California. Bid on this birdhouse that was designed with pieces of rusty treasures, antique memorabilia, and hidden cats. This collector's item will be enjoyed for generations. A large portion of the small rusty trinkets, were found using a shovel & shaker method, in an area where an old tool shed once stood on the Hill Ranch. The wood came from an old fence and the tin for the roof came off the house that still stands on Harry and Ethel Hill's ranch, established in 1906.

This priceless piece measures 13 inches long, 12 inches wide, and approx. 11 inches high. Bid now for this opportunity to display this conversation starter for you or your loved one this Holiday season and for years to come.

330GC - Colt 45s Season Passes

Value: $800 Current Bid: $225 330GC - Colt 45s Season Passes

Hit a home run this year with these 4 Season Passes to the Colt 45s for the 2015 Baseball Season at Tiger Field in Redding. 16,000 fans turned out last year, and with 40 Home games to be played this season, you will NEED to take your family out the ball game! The Colt 45s raised over $18K for other nonprofits by sharing their gate receipts, and they are proud to partner with community oriented organizations.

377MGC - EveryDay Fitness Package

Value: $802 Current Bid: $175 377MGC - EveryDay Fitness Package

Getting yourself in shape will help you sleep better, live longer, be more productive, decrease illness, boost your confidence, and so much more. This package from Everyday Fitness & Training in Redding is your perfect start to a new life. Package includes two signature EveryDay Fitness Shirts (size small and large) and a gift certificate that is good for a 1 year membership for 2, plus a 1 month EFX Unlimited class. Attend classes in their 21,000 square foot facility, use their aerobic and strength training equipment, aerobic classes, lounge areas with complimentary wifi and coffee, kids club program (at an additional rate) and so much more.

124GC - Little River Inn Getaway

Value: $809 Current Bid: $500

Recognized by CNN as one of California's best Coast Hotels, The Little River Inn is the perfect relaxing getaway for you and your special someone to blissfully enjoy! Indulge in 18 holes of golf for two, a champagne dinner for two and a restful two night's stay in an upstairs ocean view Jacuzzi room at The Little River Inn. Perched on the Pacific Ocean, and offering spectacular views. Create a tradition with The Little River Inn. Valid Sunday - Thursdays only. Not applicable during holidays or tournament play. Max value for dinner $80.00. Meal does not include gratuity.

283GC - Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness Membership

Value: $975 Current Bid: $250 283GC - Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness Membership

From our generous friends at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness of Redding comes this One Year Fitness Membership for a family of four. Sun Oaks Tennis and Fitness, the finest full-service health club in Redding for 50 years, is not your average gym! They are located on over six beautiful acres in east Redding. Their tennis program features 3 full-time professionals, 7 outdoor courts and 3 indoor courts, the only indoor tennis courts in the north state. Throughout the year they offer numerous tournaments, social events, leagues and clinics for all ages ranging from juniors to adults. If tennis is your interest, Sun Oaks is the place for you. Sun Oaks has three pools and a spa for your enjoyment. Their covered 8-lane, 25-yard pool is open and heated year round and their recreation pool is designed for summer play and lap swimming, plus the toddler pool will keep your kids cool all summer long. Sun Oaks is also a complete health and fitness facility with a certified group exercise and personal training staff, complete weight and cardiovascular equipment, and over 140 group fitness classes seven days per week. Their dedicated personal trainers and group fitness instructors will help you see results and meet your goals whether in classes, one-on-one personal training or group training. Get your family moving and healthy this year with this one year membership to Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness.

138GC - Hotel Diamond Package

Value: $1200 Current Bid: $250 138GC - Hotel Diamond Package

This two night stay at the historic and charming Hotel Diamond of downtown Chico includes breakfast for two at Johnnie's Restaurant each morning, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival at your luxury suite, and a $100 credit each night for gourmet food at Johnnie's Restaurant plus two drink vouchers per evening. Hotel Diamond is a historic, elegant jewel located in downtown Chico, within walking distance of shops, boutiques and Chico State University. Detailed with antique furniture, custom woodwork, and original crown molding, Hotel Diamond offers every modern convenience with luxury, class and historic charm.

159M - Finders Keepers Wingback Chairs

Value: $1200 Current Bid: $300 159M - Finders Keepers Wingback Chairs

From Finders Keepers of Redding comes this set of wing back chairs valued at $1,200. Classic with a modern twist, these chairs have a versatile look that will suit a bedroom, living room, den or office, adding character and sophistication. The chair's details include the tan brown leather diamond tufts, burlap fabric on the outer sides and a cream colored damask fabric back. The seat is deep set for curling up next to fire with a good book. Normally retailing in designer stores for $1,200.00 a piece, this is a great deal, so, bid quick and often to take these leather wing back chairs from Finders Keepers to your home for a classy, cozy winter.

310GC - Disneyland Package

Value: $1275 Current Bid: $800 310GC - Disneyland Package

Experience "the Happiest Place on Earth" with these 4 Park Hopper Day Tickets to Disneyland and a three night stay in a club concierge room for four guests at Carousel Inn and Suites across the street from Disneyland. This could be for a couple that LOVES Disneyland and wants to go for two days, or a family of four that wants to adventure together all day where dreams come true! This is what every child, grandchild or any loved one TRULY wants for Christmas, so bid now on what will be a priceless experience to last a lifetime!

226M - Carl Haynes Large Table

Value: $1300 Current Bid: $450 226M - Carl Haynes Large Table

This gorgeous handcrafted table from longtime supporter, Carl Haynes, measuring approximately 45 inches in length, 22 inches wide, and 16 inches in height is perfect as a coffee table or a piece to complete your living room or office. The on-layered natural black walnut and oak wood, covered with an environmentally responsible coating creates a truly fascinating table top, and paired with the graceful lines and detailing on the legs, this table is both elegant and durable.

307GC - Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa Package

Value: $1300 Current Bid: $500 307GC - Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa Package

Want to getaway and experience the breath-taking Oregon coast? Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa of Astoria, a luxury boutique hotel, has donated a three night stay in a one bedroom waterfront suite. Named as one of the top 25 hotels in the west by Sunset Magazine, Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa is located 600 ft. out into the Columbia River. This package includes complimentary champagne, designer chocolates, a couple's relaxation massage with Aromatherapy upgrade in their spa, two tickets to all of Astoria's museums, (Columbia Maritime Museum, Flavel House, Oregon Film Museum, and Heritage Museum) and two riverfront trolley passes. Also included is lunch for two at the Astoria Coffee House & Bistro and at Clemente's Restaurant, plus dinner for two at Bridgewater Bistro and Baked Alaska. Soak in a claw foot tub while you drink in the unparalleled views of Columbia River, enjoy an expanded, gourmet continental breakfast each morning, as well as wine and hors d'oeuvres and freshly baked cookies in the evenings. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, an authentic Finish sauna, mineral therapy hot tub, chauffeur driven vintage cars, bicycles and more. Their onsite Spa offers massages, facials and a variety of therapeutic body treatments. Bid now for your chance to experience this luxurious package from Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa.

422M - The Goldmart Tanzanite Pendant Necklace

Value: $1300 Current Bid: $360

Don't miss this beautiful Tanzanite pendant donated from the generous supporters at The Goldmart! The 1.40 carat Tanzanite is framed beautifully by a quarter carat of diamonds set in 18 karat white gold. The 16 inch white gold chain makes for a perfect length and color for this elegant piece. Nothing says, "I love you" like a fine jewelry- give this exquisite piece to your loved one this holiday season.

126GC - Wells Small Fleharty & Weil Living Trust

Value: $1400 Current Bid: $600 126GC - Wells Small Fleharty & Weil Living Trust

Take care of your family and loved ones with a Living Trust from Wells, Small, Fleharty & Weil. Founded in 1970, the firm is one of the oldest and most diversified law firms in Redding and Shasta County. Plan for the future and consult with an attorney committed to providing quality legal services. With this living trust, have the security and peace of mind, not just for yourself but for the ones you love.

208M - Kirk's Jewelry Diamond Necklace

Value: $1495 Current Bid: $550 208M - Kirk's Jewelry Diamond Necklace

If you are looking for an exquisite gift for that special someone this holiday season, here is your opportunity. Kirk's Jewelry of Chico has generously donated a delicate and feminine chandelier-style diamond necklace, elegant on the d├ęcolletage, lays flat nicely and is easy on the eyes. This fourteen karat white gold necklace has .40 carats worth of round brilliant diamonds and measures approximately 1.75 inches in length. It is attached to a 16 inch chain embellished with two bezel set diamonds, a perfect piece for a wedding dress or classy outfit. Adorn your loved one with this gorgeous chandelier diamond necklace from Kirk's Jewelry and lavish her life with dazzling expression of love.

211GC - Enjoy Magazine Full Page Ad

Value: $1600 Current Bid: $1000 211GC - Enjoy Magazine Full Page Ad

From Enjoy Magazine, arguably one of Northern California's most popular magazines, comes an opportunity that many businesses or entrepreneurs would love to have. Bid on your very own full page ad to be featured in Enjoy Magazine, plus one hour of design fee for your featured ad. Restrictions may apply.

314GC - Enchanted Shots Photography

Value: $1600 Current Bid: $200 314GC - Enchanted Shots Photography

For those expecting the gift of new life this coming year there is nothing better than getting something to chronicle this treasured time. From Enchanted Shots Photography comes this exclusive package for a mommy to be. Package includes sessions for maternity, newborn, 3, 6, 9 months, and one year, 2 canvas photos and more. Make the first year memorable with this unique item. Enchanted Shots Photography is your premiere Bellies, Babies and Beyond photography studio.

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