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Sandra Lee is currently on eBay auctioning off the tablescapes from this season of Semi-Homemade. 100% of the proceeds will be going to benefit Share Our Strength’s “No Hungry Kid” project, which is a great charity that’s trying to end childhood hunger. Maybe it’s just my cynical side, but this whole thing reeks of a perfectly orchestrated, perfectly timed, intensely-thought out PR move on Sandra Lee’s part. It’s an election year. November is right around the corner, and her boyfriend’s name is on the New York ballot after all. Can’t celebrities and rich people just give to charity without auctions and hoopla and making sure as many people know about their donation as possible?
That aside, the first auction went live yesterday. It was the ridiculous “pom poms hanging from the ceiling” tablescape from the first episode of season 14, and it currently has one bid of $200. The most ridiculous part is that Food Network valued the tablescape package at $877! Yes, you read that right: EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SEVEN DOLLARS.
To be fair, the auction also includes a Kitchen Aid mixer, which is about $250. But still, that puts the value of the tablescape at around $650. I find that incredibly hard to believe, considering all of the components look like they came from a Family Dollar store. So what’s the message? Save time and money serving your guests absolute shit to eat, and blow 5x your budget on the tackiest accessories you can find?
Here’s what the lucky winner will get:
8 chargers, 8 plates, 8 bowls, 8 placemats, 8 utensil settings, 8 plastic cups, 8 napkins, 6 votives, 4 votive holders, 2 flower bouquets, 2 pinwheel bouquets, 2 tall vases, 2 medium vases, 8 luggage tags, fabric for tablecloth, a Kitchen Aid mixer, and a signed copy of Sandra Lee’s book.
We’ll keep you posted on the final selling price. And stay tuned – because on November 8th, Sandra Lee will be auctioning off a “VIP Experience to attend a taping of her show, tour her studio and MEET her for an intimate conversation.” Sounds terrifying. You mean she doesn’t have to pay US for that?
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