Earlier this month Oprah Winfrey tweeted she was having the “biggest yard sale ever!” That Tweet was accompanied by a release from Kaminski – the auction house hosting the event – saying that “antiques, contemporary furnishings, and fine art” from the TV star’s homes in Indiana, Hawaii, Chicago, Santa Barbara and her “La Quinta” estate would be going under the hammer on Nov. 2 at the Santa Barbara polo and Racquet Club.
A full catalogue of what is up for grabs was posted on the Kaminski website and buyers hoping to nab something once owned by Oprah can take heart: there’s items to suit budgets both big and small. More than 300 items, including furniture, artwork, rugs, autographed prints, throw pillows, picture frames, chandeliers and assorted tchotchkes, are listed with price estimates ranging from $100 to over $50,000.
The sale is being held in order to accommodate an interior rehaul of Winfrey’s 23,000-square-foot Santa Barbara estate, with the proceeds going to her leadership academy for girls in South Africa.
Those wishing to take a look at what were once some of Oprah’s favorite things can make their way to Santa Barbara for the free preview being held Wednesday Oct. 30 through Friday Nov. 1.
Pre-registration is required for bidders wishing to attend the auction on Nov. 2, while Oprah fans from around the globe have the option to place their bids online.