yes folks, the results are in! 7 of 9 (no, not her) placed. here's how they placed.....
optical illusion wall hanging (old bulging cutting board) - 1st place $8
trebuchet - 3rd place $4
chair - didn't place (waiting on score sheet)
clock - 3rd place $4
table - 4th place
jardiniere - 2nd place $6
goblet - didn't place (waiting on score sheet)
optical illusion cutting board - 4th place
backgammon set - 1st place $8
with 2 firsts, 1 second, 2 thirds, and 2 fourths, i feel pretty good. the associated $30 doesn't hurt either, and the $30 sale of the trebuchet is just the icing on the cake.