Thursday, August 24, 2006

Waltrina Stovall estate sale

Foodies & collector types should set aside some time this wkend (& next) for the estate sale of Waltrina Stovall, ex-dining critic/vintage columnist at the Dallas Morning News. Stovall, who remains alive, is a well-known collector of vintage memorabilia, w/ special emphasis on food-related items incl. prized glassware & pottery, aluminum trays, and the motherlode: a stash of 3,000+ cookbooks. An inveterate smoker, she also has a fascinating collex of ashtrays, lighters, & other incendiary gadgets. The sale's curated by Ralph Willard, one of Dallas’ best-known estate-sale gurus; for a sneak preview of the stuff, hit www.24-7estatesales.com

Aug 25-27, Sept 1-3 at 5614 Richmond Ave., off Greenville about 4 doors west of Dodie's. 214-826-2584

13 Comments:

At August 24, 2006 12:47 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I'll take anything I can use to set fire to stuff.

 
At August 24, 2006 12:52 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

We'll definitely be among the throngs.

 
At August 24, 2006 1:41 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

I DON'T SEE ANY DOG BOWLS. I THOUGHT WALTRINA WAS INTO FOOD.

 
At August 24, 2006 2:24 PM, Anonymous ex-coworker said...

I like the unconventional pictures you are adding. This photo comes from Waltrina's estate sale?

 
At August 24, 2006 2:42 PM, Blogger madpercolator said...

Cheers to the lucky person who gets the $4.00 percolator!

 
At August 24, 2006 3:45 PM, Anonymous Philumenist said...

Ms.ery, you got any un-used matchbooks or boxes from any of the "legendary" Dallas establishments you must have been to during your reign?

 
At August 24, 2006 3:54 PM, Blogger BK said...

I was wondering who made off with my mother's mixmaster... now I know.


That place looks like it was airlifted right off of Austin St. in Jefferson, TX.

 
At August 24, 2006 4:42 PM, Anonymous R. Sonist said...

Matchbooks! Now we're talking.

 
At August 24, 2006 7:33 PM, Anonymous Cunning Linguist said...

I hope there are some cookbooks that go beyond "Great Martinis" with loopy cover pictures, because if there are, I am so there! A soliloquy about Grey Goose vs. Belvedere is not what I need right now in my life.

 
At August 24, 2006 9:59 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

tg: thanks for the big mention. I just looked at the 24-7 site and have e-mailed them asking them to correct that food editor for the News bit. I was food editor for the Sunday magazine for 10 years, but as you and probably ex-coworker know, I was never editor of the food section. Who is ex-corker?

twisted dog: the photos only show a tiny bit of what is being offered. They were taken as the displays were being set up, and the woman who took them kindly tried to avoid showing the most embarrassing parts of the house. I don't recall having a dog bowl, but I do remember seeing a cat-shaped cutter for making dog biscuits, and there are lots of dog things in the sale, like the handmade Snoopy coat hanger.

Philumenist: not many good matchbooks. I used them up smoking, but I do have a great lamp from the original Old Warsaw and a French cookbook with the owner-chef's name inside.

if any of you do make it by, look for the haggard-looking woman who's talking to herself and going outde to a cig every now and then. That will be me. getting this sale ready has been a real challenge and we still have stuff to do before the 10 a.m. Friday opening.

 
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At September 30, 2008 1:19 PM, Anonymous Real estate key boxes said...

lol@twisted link "I'll take anything I can use to set fire to stuff." thats funny. I wish i knew about this sooner!

Cheers,
Robyn

 

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