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Stress Relieving Furniture    

Enter the world of pampering and stress relief with this iJoy 130 Robotic Masssage Chair and the Ottoman 2.0 Robotic Calf & Foot Massage. You deserve it when coming home after a long day! Enjoy the chair's 4 massage functions and 3 massage sessions in every 15-minute massage program at the same time as receiving a calf & foot massage!


Donated by: Michael Botnick 

Value: $1385


Think By Steelcase    

Think is the chair with a brain and a conscience. It's intelligent enough to understand how you sit and adjust itself intuitively. It's thoughtful enough to measure and minimize its lifelong impact on the environment.


Donated by: Heritage Office Furnishings  www.steelcase.com

Value: $800



As Canada's definitive guide to fine living, Nuvo is a general interest, all encompassing, spectacular publication. Enter the milieu of this world class sophisticated glossy Vancouver magazine with one of these 3, Three Year Subscriptions (One issue per season in each of three years for a total of 12 issues per subscription). Each recipient will also receive luxury items such as Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin Shampoo, Sin'Sational Sweets, Baci di Dama Gourmet Italian Cookies, and a compact stylish Nuvo umbrella!


Donated by: NUVO Magazine Ltd.  www.nuvomagazine.com

Value: $600


Style By Design    

Blackford Designs has created a stunning entertainment centre to store and display your television and stereo equipment. Convenience and craftmanship make this a one-of-a-kind piece that offers both elegance and function.


Donated by: Blackford Designs 

Value: $500


Celebrate the Old    

The Antique Warehouse is one of Vancouver's largest importers of fabulous one of kind antiques and vintage furnishings from Belgium, France and England. With over 12,000 sq. ft. and containers arriving regularly from Europe, the Antique Warehouse insures it's customer an exclusive array of items found no where else in the city. Reward yourself from this amazing antique cornucopia.

Restrictions: TBA

Donated by: The Antique Warehouse  www.antiquewarehouse.net

Value: $500


Rosewood Beauty    

Accent your home with this magnificent large natural wood Sheesham (Rosewood) Cairo Chest (36" long x 18" D x 18"H) with slanted sides. One of its many potential uses could be for a spectacular coffee table and storage cabinet.


Donated by: TABLE+CHAIR Furnishings  www.tablechair.ca

Value: $475


Coral Fire    

Bring design, beauty and form to your home with this magnificent red lacquered aluminium coral candelabra on a stainless steel base, fashioned by acclaimed artist Michael Aram.


Donated by: Chachkas  www.chachkas.ca

Value: $375


'Billy Barstool'    

An original hand crafted wrought iron swivel barstool with an upholstered seat ... a collector's item because it has recently been taken out of our production line. The metal finish is flat black with a high back that is scrolled. The seat's diameter 15"/height 30". Total height 45". Oh so comfortable!!


Donated by: Ainsworth Custom Design 

Value: $360


Relaxation Defined    

A gorgeous whoseit


Donated by: MOE'S Home Collection  www.moeshomecollection.com

Value: $350



Four individual Sid Dickens Memory Blocks from his 'Pompadour' collection that were released this Spring. PENTIMENTO; The ribbon of memory marks every artist's journey, connecting past to present in time's long book. MIDNIGHT STAR; The star is as old as time itself, a symbol of our highest aspirations illuminating darkness, and lighting our imaginations. THE CLASP; Youth is a cherished charm, no need to chase, deep within, dwells the eternal face of grace. UNICORN; Life is magic where the unicorn plays, symbol of eternal spring, the pure and noble.


Donated by: Sid Dickens Inc.  www.siddickens.com

Value: $350


Rockin' Relaxation    

It's good for your eyes and soothing to the soul. This is one carrot you cannot eat, but you can sit on it with ease. It's perfect for a surprise houseguest as it pulls out to accomodate one tall sleeper. Orange you glad you found me!

Restrictions: No exchanges

Donated by: Industrial Revolution  www.industrialrevolution.net

Value: $300


Caffeine Heaven    

No need to wait in line for your morning Cuppa Joe. Brew your own with this fine selection of fair trade organic coffees. 20lbs. ensures you'll be brewing for a long time.


Donated by: Cuppa Joe Coffee Co. 

Value: $250


Heavenly Attire    

Compliment your suite of dreams by wrapping yourselves in these two luxurious Westin Grand Vancouver "Heavenly' Bath Robes.


Donated by: Westin Grand Vancouver  www.westingrandvancouver.com

Value: $250


Warm and Cozy    

Any picnic adventure or outdoor event will be enhanced when you arrive with one of these 5 microfibre blankets, complete with it's own elegant carrying case.


Donated by: Sandhill Wines  www.sandhillwines.ca

Value: $250


Cutting Edge    

Two Sets of Commercial Quality Chef's Knives - a 'cut above the rest!'


Donated by: Paragon Food Equipment Inc.  www.paragondirect.ca

Value: $240


'Home and Garden" basket    

This beautiful lined basket has a stainless steel watering can and a Woodpecker stainless steel hand tool set (3) with wooden handles for your gardening. Wash your hands with the French liquid hand soap, don your French linen apron, lay your vegies on the round cutting board to prepare dinner. Don't forget your linen towel to dry the dishes. And later in the evening as you are relaxing, light your Ambrosia candle and write a short note to your aunt on a beautiful Dogwood photo card.


Donated by: Hollyfields Home and Garden  www.hollyfields.ca

Value: $230


With a Twist    

Dazzle your guests with these 4 amazing hand decorated martini glasses (2 "Pride White" & 2 "Palace") from the now world renowned "With a Twist", whose dynamic glass painting and art studio is located on West 5th Avenue in Vancouver.


Donated by: With a Twist  www.withatwist.ca

Value: $225


Fantastically Fused    

Uplift your home and impress your guests with this beautiful original fused circular 12" glass platter, signed by Kurt McVay, the renowned Seattle area professional glass artist ($200US).


Donated by: R & D Cruises and Tours  www.rdcruises.com

Value: $225


Energize Your Home with Feng Shui Interior Design    

Lucky Monkey Home specializes in healing designs for your home. Invite love, wellness, prosperity, and transformation with a personal Feng Shui consultation with Tien Wee. Explore yourself and your space with this unique opportunity to create with intention and commit to transforming your life!


Donated by: Lucky Monkey Home  www.luckymonkeyhome.com

Value: $188


It's For The Birds    

No matter what your style, a birdhouse can add an interesting element to any garden. This charming hand crafted, folk art birdhouse is sure to please both you and your feathered friends. The cork will stand the weather exceptionally well.


Donated by: Ernie Brooks 

Value: $175


Red Banana    

A magnificent and rare four foot Red Banana plant together with assorted colourful plants in a decorative (16" diameter x 13" high) blue pot.


Donated by: Garden Genie  www.gardengenie.ca

Value: $125


These Boots Weren't Made For Walking    

Knees or back sore while gardening? This bench, at just the right height for weeding or cultivating your garden, will help you out. Makes a perfect addition to any yard, garden or patio.


Donated by: Newpot Creations 

Value: $120


Magnificent Obsession    

Two $50 gift certificates towards purchase of items at any of the unique and incomparable Obsessions Stores.


Donated by: Obsessions 

Value: $100


HOT from the oven    

Real Bread, Real People, Real Delight! COBS Bread introduces a brand new way to spend dough. COBS Dough is the most convenient way to enjoy our fresh baked bread 7 days a week. Keep a fresh slice in your pocket or share it with your family and friends. Load it, register it, swipe it, enjoy it! We know you'll enjoy their bread as much as they enjoy making it.


Donated by: COBS Bread  www.cobsbread.com

Value: $100


Hot Seat    

A funky spectator chair with spots, sporting cool and hip snacks for serious cocktail munching! It also comes with stainless steel martini glasses - Oh Yeah!


Donated by: Studio 96 Designs  www.studio96decor.com

Value: $100


Passport for Savings    

Four $25 gift certificates good at any London Drugs location. London Drugs is 100% Canadian owned and is focused on local customers' satisfaction. Across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia, London Drugs' 63 stores employ more than 6000 staff dedicated to providing their customers with a superior shopping experience.

Restrictions: If gift card not used for 24 consecutive months, a monthly service fee of $2 will be deducted until the card is used or the value is reduced to $0.

Donated by: London Drugs Robson St. (019)  www.londondrugs.com

Value: $100


Serving Up-Style    

Show panache in your home by pouring from this chic, classic European styled, black Stelton (1 Litre) Thermo Jug.


Donated by: Inform Interiors Inc  www.informinteriors.com

Value: $90


Simply Bishop's & Cooking at My House    

John Bishop has earned his reputation as icon with his eponymous restaurant being a hallmark of exquisite cuisine and ultimate service. Thoughtful, sincere and unassuming yet an unswerving perfectionist, John is a consummate host who in 20 years of business, has placed his brand of understated West Coast cuisine firmly on the map. "Cooking at My House" is imbued with John Bishop's philosophy that graciousness and good taste are never wasted. The true test of a chef is to dine at his house. Essentially John's personally signed book invites you to join him at home by preparing some of his favourite family recipes. "Simply Bishop's" provides more than 100 new, easy to prepare seasonal recipes with the trademark Bishop's emphasis on flavour and texture. There are many useful and friendly tips about selecting produce and preparation techniques, along with wine suggestions for entrées and a section on basic stocks.


Donated by: Bishop's Restaurant  www.bishopsonline.com

Value: $85


Sleeping on a Cloud    

Whether you sleep on your back or side, the Relaxus Neck Tech Space Pillow (high-density queen) is designed to promote correct cervical positioning, relieve muscle strain and pressure, and offer unparalled support. Its advanced technology conforms to your upper anatomy, changing shape as you move. It's unlike any standard fill or foam pillow - for a truly restful night's sleep!


Donated by: Relaxus Products  www.relaxus.com

Value: $62


A Touch of Indonesia!    

Made out of teak bark and "octopus" twigs, this beautiful Indonesian lamp stands about 19"H x 10"W.


Donated by: Blue Terra Home 

Value: $59


Creations For All Life's Occasions    

Treat that special someone or yourself with an arrangement of seasonal cut flowers, from Tapestry Florist. The prefect accent for any occasion, adding warmth and beauty.


Donated by: Tapestry Florist  www.tapestryflorist.com

Value: $50


Captivating Cerulean    

Add some beauty and serenity to your home with this gorgeous black planter pot, accented with turquoise blue. (16"W x 10"H, 12"Mouth)


Donated by: Randy D. Flather 

Value: $50


RONA Shopping    

It's time for Home Improvement and here's a $50 gift certificate to RONA - the BH Allen Building Centre on 1st Street in North Vancouver.

Restrictions: Expires Nov 7, 2006 (Note: In one month's time)

Donated by: B. H. Allen Building Centre Ltd.  www.homebuilders.ca

Value: $50


Fly the Flag    

Use this $50 gift certificate to fly a flag from the Flag Shop and show the world your patriotic pride.

Restrictions: Expires Oct 7, 2007.

Donated by: The Flag Shop  www.flagshop.com

Value: $50


Save Big with Little    

Solve your home hardware needs with your $50 gift certificate. Nestled in the heart of Davie Village, Little Hardware Store will give you the personalized and friendly service that has built its reputation.

Restrictions: Expires October 7, 2007

Donated by: Little Hardware Co Inc. 

Value: $50


Address Art    

Two Handmade address books - made of natural materials such as banana leaves, mulberry papers, recycling papers, etc. Made in Indonesia.


Donated by: Garuda Jewellery & Craft  www.beautifulstuff.com

Value: $40


Apres Liqueur    

Serve beauty and style to your guests with 6 unique liqueur glasses.


Donated by: Randy D. Flather 

Value: $35


Inform, In Style    



Donated by: Inform Interiors Inc  www.informinteriors.com



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