Victorian Open House – Sunday, December 3, 2017

A Wisner Family Celebration

When: Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM


Pine Grove

405 Cesar E Chavez

Pontiac, MI 48342


Admission: $5 per person, $10 per family of 5.

Tour Governor Moses Wisner’s home all decked out in Victorian splendor!

Visit with Good Old St. Nick, enjoy music, carols, cocoa and cookies


12 Days of Christmas Silent Auction


Lot 1 – A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Lot #1 includes a Glass Pear that is 5.5 inches tall and a Bird Paperweight that is 5.5 inches from beak to tail.


Lot 2 – Two Turtle Doves

Lot #2 includes a turtle pin ( 1″) with an amber colored stone and a 24″ tall white porcelain pine tree adorned with “turtle doves” that are 5 inches from beak to tail, that can carry an candle on their back nicely (candles not included).

Not shown is the 2″ “pillow” base included in the overall height.


Lot 3 – Three French Hens

Lot # 3 is a tin toy rooster that clucks when you turn the crank. Toy is 5 inches tall.


Lot 4 – Four Calling Birds

Lot # 4 consists of a brass bell with a crane handle and a porcelain Canary music box that plays “Lara’s Theme” from Dr. Zhivago. The bell measures 4.5 inches tall, the music box was made in Japan, is 6.5 inches tall, has a makers mark of “Gorham”, and is dated 1979.


Lot 5 – Five Gold Rings

Lot # 5 is a collection of five gold ringed collectors plates from the early 1980’s. Each plate is 9.25 inches in diameter, with 22 kt gold trim. These were made for Avon in Japan.


Lot 6 – Six Geese A-Laying

Lot # 6 contains a goose figurine that is 8.5 inches from beak to tail and a brass sculpture that stands 24 inches tall and measures 5 inches a the widest part.

Lot 7 – Seven Swans A-Swimming

Lot # 7 comes in three parts. A bejeweled swan pin, a plate decorated with a swan, and a signed & numbered swan print.

The pin is gold in color and has multi colored rhinestones on its wing, 2 inches long. The gold trimmed plate has a marsh scene with two swans and is 8 inches in diameter. The print is signed by the artist, Jeane Tubman, and is numbered 31/300. The size is 6.25 X 8 inches and includes a certificate of authenticity.


Lot 8 – Eight Maids A-Milking

Lot # 8 has two charming cream pitchers and a set of smiling cow salt & pepper shakers.

The pitchers stand 3.5″and 6.5″ respectively and the shakers are 3″ and 4″ long, with a “Boseman” makers mark.


Lot 9 – Nine Ladies Dancing

This charming figurine is 10 inches and is all Lot #9 contains.


Lot 10 – Ten Lords A-Leaping

Lot # 10 is a vintage wooden “Jumping Jack” toy in the image of a Native American warrior. He is fully functional and is in near perfect condition.


Lot 11 – Eleven Pipers Piping

Lot # 11 contains two “Pipes”!

The flute is 23 inches long and the pipe wrench measures 13 inches.


Lot 12 – Twelve Drummers Drumming

Lot # 12 contains a drum and a tambourine, both suitable for drumming. The drum stands 8 inches high and the head is 7 inches in diameter. The toy tambourine is 6 inches in diameter.


Enter a drawing to win a holiday quilt – one of the last made by our anonymous Quilter!


This may be the very last chance you have to own a Quilt made lovingly by hand by the OCPHS Anonymous Quilter! This petal quilt in Holiday colors has button centers in each square and a backing in a tiny presents print.

Our Quilter has threatened to put up her needle, you do not want to miss this chance!

To find out how to win, see one of us at the Victorian Open House!


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