Years ago, Queenie lunched at L’ancestral with her buddy Stanley Marcus. After decades and decades, he was just getting ready to downsize from his legendary Once Nonesuch estate to a sweet home with a library in the Park Cities.
Queenie, who had recently “downsized” from a continent to a kingdom, asked Mr. Stanley how he was managing the situation of tossing out “stuff” he didn’t need.
Mr. S, who was as impeccable in his choice of words as he was about his ties, leaned over his Floating Island and with a twinkle in his eye, said, “I’m editing things.”
So, with spring approaching, it’s time to “edit” your worldly goods.
Ah, but come on. Don’t just edit. Why not make some money and feel hifalutin?
How can you do that?
Simple. The Dallas Woman’s Forum is having its third annual “Antiques at the Alexander” on this Saturday and Sunday at the Alexander Mansion on Ross.
The plan calls for lectures to be held on Saturday about French jewelry, art, furniture and porcelain from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a full day of activities, plus a buffet luncheon, the price will be $85.
On Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., appraisers and conservators will be on hand to evaluate “antique treasures” on the spot. Each consultation will cost $25 or three for $60.
To participate in both days including three consultations on Sunday, the cost is $125. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 214.823.4533. Proceeds benefit the Dallas Woman’s Forum.
So, find that YoYo that your grandmother swore Marie Antoinette played with and see if it’s the real thing. Who knows? You just may owe granny an apology.
* Photo provided by the Dallas Woman's Forum