Former Westporter Martha Stewart to host tag sale at NY home

If the pages of a Martha Stewart Living magazine look like the ideal inspiration for a forthcoming home redesign, her upcoming tag sale might be a good place to find new décor straight from the namesake herself. 

A post on Stewart’s website details the chef and lifestyle guru’s first-ever estate sale, which is set to take place at Stewarts Katonah, N.Y. farm on April 23 and 24. Billed as “Martha’s Great American Tag Sale,” the sale will include Stewart’s “furniture, tableware, art, linens, clothing, plants, decorations, holiday items, kitchen essentials and more,” according to her website. 

While her first tag sale is taking place at her N.Y. estate, Stewart was formerly a long-time Westport resident, where she owned a farmhouse on Turkey Hill Road South. In a tribute to the property she penned in 2011, Stewart wrote that she and her husband Andy purchased the property in 1971 for $46,750 and spent the next several years adding acreage and additional barns and buildings to the land. She also furnished it with antiques, noting she went to tag and garage sales in the area where she found “four-poster beds, Sheraton settees, beautiful 19th-century tables and [her] collection of gilt-framed looking glasses.”

Now hosting a tag sale of her own, sale goers can purchase a ticket for $250 in advance in order to get the earliest Saturday time slots and “be one of the first people to peruse Martha’s treasures, according to the sale announcement. Ticket prices drop to $25 for one-hour time slots on Sunday. Attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination and valid identification upon arrival.

Those who can’t make it to Stewart’s in-person tag sale can watch the event unfold in the ABC special, “The Great American Tag Sale with Martha Stewart.” Airing on May 25, the special will show Stewart, her team and her friends preparing to sell their items, as well as shoppers who were able to purchase some of Stewart’s items. The sale announcement notes that “Those who attend in person will be asked to sign a release form for the filming prior to entering the event.”