HUGE sale…Deals on Harley Davidson, military collectibles & more!

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In the history of the Michael Taylor Company, we have conducted some truly huge and spectacular estate sales…ones that we talk about for years after! Well, we think we’ve got another one for our record books coming up Weds-Sat., June 28-July 1st here in Nashville.

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We are liquidating a very special and extensive collection of vintage motorcycles, over 1,000 vintage and newer motorcycle parts and petroliana collectibles. If you are a motorcycle rider or fan, or you know someone who is…you will definitely need to see this sale with your own eyes!AQFO3741

We also have an assortment of military uniforms and collectibles included in the sale…plus several vehicles, semi-truck trailers, firearms, office furniture and store fixtures, tool chests, tools, appliances, guitars (of course…it’s Nashville!), clothing, shelving units, speakers, jewelry, auto parts…did I mention that it’s a huge sale?

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These photos are just a sneak preview of the sale…we are still setting and photographing everything. Follow our progress and see many more photos at: Motorcycles & More Sale Listing

The sale is four days only and we’re expecting large crowds…plan to shop early for best selection! We will reveal the location early next week, but for now, mark your calendar and call your shopping buddies…it will be conducted Weds-Sat., June 29-July 1st.  Follow us on Facebook for all of the latest news and updates on our sale here: Facebook Page

We’ve also got three fabulous sales in Franklin, TN this week that are filled with our more traditional assortment of fine furniture, antiques, home goods, collectibles, vintage and more. It’s a great month for sales and we can’t wait to see you!

My best,

Michael Taylor and Company

This Week: Three Fabulous Estate Sales…Come Shop With Us!

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Greetings, friends! Summer estate sale season is so fun…it’s our busiest time of year and we have THE most fabulous sales. This week’s blog post highlights what we are offering this week and you absolutely will not want to miss a single one! As always, we offer our signature Starbucks coffee, lemon water and cookies at each sale, so grab a shopping buddy and start making plans to come visit us this Thurs.-Sat., June 15-17 from 8am-3pm.

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This Tara-inspired 5,000 sq ft home is filled with treasures worthy of Scarlett O’Hara! You will find beautiful antique furniture, showroom-worthy fine furniture, rugs, Tennessee history books, original artwork, designer home accessories and more around every corner.  Shop early for best selection because these deals will be Gone with the Wind soon!

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Our Cantrell Sq. sale features a lovely Green Hills neighborhood home filled with the beautiful antiques, vintage treasures, original oil paintings, rugs, lighting and fine furniture that you would expect from a home in this area. Antique dealers especially won’t want to miss the truly special pieces in this sale.

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Our Franklin sale is jam-packed with fun finds…great vintage picking with everything from mid-century items to an entire collection of Harlequin Romance novels (ooh la la!).  Don’t let the modest size of the house in the photo fool ya…there’s a TON of stuff here including craft and holiday decor items, lawn & garden gear, lighting, super-cool vintage clothing and accessories and much more.

It’s Father’s Day weekend, so why not take Dad out to hit the sales? You KNOW he loves a deal! And to all the fathers out there, we hope you have a great day on Sunday!

Find links to photos and info about ALL of our upcoming sales on our home page…and look for updates and sale markdowns on our Facebook page; we post them every week!

We’ll see you at the sales, friends! Remember, the early bird gets the best deals!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

Summer Estate Sale Shopping: Our Top 5 Tips

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Summer time is the BEST time for estate sale shopping…okay, we have great sales year-round, but warm weather and sunshine really add something special to the usual estate sale treasure hunt!  With a full season of sales on the horizon, we thought we’d share our top 5 tips and tricks for estate sale shopping success. We’re the experts, and we want you to get the very best out of our sales this summer.

Tip #1: Read the listing carefully!

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There’s nothing worse than arriving too late to get the item you really had your heart set on. Remember, our sales are first-come-first-served…and the early bird gets the best stuff! We post our sale information on our website AND on estatesales.net, so keep your phone handy and check your info before you head out.

Tip #2: Have fun & be creative…look at items with an eye towards repurposing them!

Old items can be new again with a little creativity!
Old items can be new again with a little creativity!

Look at estate sale items with a creative spirit…that old TV could be the coolest bar ever! Our discount prices make it possible to try your hand at fun DIY projects without breaking the bank. Why not challenge yourself this summer and see what you can make with what you find at our sales?

Tip #3: Don’t be afraid to dig for deals!

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Often times, the attics and basements in our home will be so full of great stuff that it takes awhile to go through everything…take your time, look around! We have refreshments at every sale to keep you going, so don’t be shy about hanging around, having a cup of coffee and seeing everything our sales have to offer.

Tip#4…Park Smart!

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Our sales are commonly held in residential neighborhoods which often have a hard time accommodating a large influx of cars. Always be extremely careful when you park! Don’t block in other cars (please!), and be careful not to block neighboring driveways or mailboxes. Also, if you are parking on a lawn, make sure that it’s not in a muddy area where your vehicle could get stuck. A little care and common sense make all the difference when parking at a sale.

Tip #5…The time to buy it is when you see it!

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No regrets, y’all! Our sales are first-come-first-served and the items go fast. If you love it, get it…and if you truly aren’t sure about the price, leave us a bid in our bid box. You might get just the price you are hoping for!

We’ve got sales in Clarksville, Brentwood and Old Hickory this week and we can’t wait to see everyone…we’ve got a ton of great stuff and you’re going to love it! Our retail store, Michael Taylor At Home, is closed for inventory this week but will be open next week with lots of great ideas for Father’s Day gift giving and much more, so plan on coming to see us then.

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

 

Summer Deals at Michael Taylor At Home!

IMG_7483 (1)We love summer! It’s a great time of year to renew and refresh your home decor, and we’ve got a 9,000 sq ft warehouse full of fine furniture, antiques, rugs, lighting, unique home accessories and more to help you get started. We’re bringing in a LOT of new inventory in the coming weeks, and it’s time to move some of our older (but still amazing!) stock at fabulous prices. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the great items we’ve got in store…come see manager Jerry this week and he’ll give you a great deal!

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These dramatic brass candlesticks look fabulous in pairs or grouped together. Brass is definitely on-trend in home decor at the moment…at $80-$100, our price can’t be beat!

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This fabulous oversized chair would be beautiful in a rustic contemporary home…just $895.

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This fun and colorful elephant plant stand ($125) would be beautiful indoors or as a patio accent. We have a wonderful collection of garden statuary and patio furniture…it’s the season to be outside, so why not refresh your porch and patio with something new?

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This photo doesn’t do the BRIGHT colors of this contemporary original oil painting justice…it’s absolutely eye-catching and would compliment anyone’s summer decor beautifully. $950

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Add a retro touch to a patio or bar with this pair of 1970’s era melon-colored bar chairs. So colorful and fun…just $345 for the pair!

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This oversized green wineglass would be perfect to display a wine cork collection, wouldn’t it? Or maybe shells from beach vacations? Summer’s the time to make memories, and we love fun ways to display them.

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Yes, we’ve got a great collection of vintage vinyl in store…why not indulge in a new-to-you album or two this summer? Vinyl is definitely making a comeback…we’ve got a huge record manufacturing facility just across the street from our gallery/warehouse and they are doing big business!

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These sweet porcelain figurines are beautiful collectibles and/or gifts. Starting at $195. We have a huge variety of porcelain and glassware…truly something for every taste!

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All of our fabulous sterling, gold and fine jewelry is 70% off this week! We have such a beautiful selection…you really have to come and see for yourself. At these prices, these items will go fast. Look for items by David Yurman and Tiffany, plus name-brand watches and men’s items. Father’s Day is coming soon…don’t forget good ol’ Dad!

Thank you for shopping with us, and don’t forget…we offer lay-away to make purchasing easy! We’d love to see you soon…we always offer coffee and bottled water free in-store, so drop by and chat with manager Jerry about what’s new!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

P.S. We’re looking for a few new team members! Great part-time or full-time sale setting, cashier and salesperson jobs available at our estate sales. Earn $11/hr to start and receive discounts on purchases…email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.…and tell a friend!

 

Let’s Get Crafty…DIY Ideas for Estate Sale Finds!

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Nobody loves estate sales more than us, and we come across SO many great treasures! But…sometimes you need a little inspiration to know what to DO with all the great stuff you run across, right? Well, we’ve put together a few ideas to help get you in the mood to hit the sales…you never know what you’re going to find! We’ve got two great sales this week and many more to come all summer…

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Add a set of wheels to a stack of old crates (Home Depot has wheels like the ones pictured), stack those crates high and you’ve got a rustic storage area to corral clutter in an entryway. The soda bottle box on top holds sunglasses, mittens and scarves. So unique and different, right? Plus a great re-use of old items.

IMG_7392Decorate a set of basement stairs with old license plates! We come across these in basements and garages all the time! A fun collection that you can display and add to over time, right?

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So easy! Stack old suitcases to make a great bedside table…and they are excellent storage for things like linens and out-of-season clothing items. Add a tray or mirror on top for a finished look.

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We love this one! An old treadle sewing machine cabinet has been transformed into a vanity table with storage for make-up and jewelry. A great way to update and re-purpose this stylish antique piece.

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Create a pet bed out of an old dresser drawer! A new set of legs are added, plus a cushion…much fancier than your typical foam pet bed.

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Here’s one for us here in Tennessee, right? Almost any bottle can be transformed into a soap dispenser with a simple pump kit; they are easy to find at Michael’s craft stores or on Amazon.

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We see so many gorgeous vintage linens in our sales. Here’s a great idea that anyone with basic sewing skills can accomplish…what a fun way to re-use that pretty embroidery!

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Create a drinks station with a simple wooden shelf and a galvanized bucket! We often come across small occasional pieces like this…just cut out the top with a jigsaw and drop in your bucket. Perfect for 4th of July parties.

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Up-cycle that old picture frame…paint it, staple strips of lace to the back and hang an earring collection. Wouldn’t that be a great gift item?

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Here an old grater holds a beautiful bouquet of dried flowers…an easy and unexpected idea that would look great in a kitchen or on a patio.

Ready to hit the sales? We’re going to keep ’em coming all summer and we definitely have some fabulous ones coming up this season. Our retail store, Michael Taylor At Home, is open this week with TONS of great items ready to use as/is or to re-purpose in creative and new ways!

See you soon!

Michael Taylor and Co.

P.S.  We’ve got the best team in town and we’re looking to expand! Need a great full or part-time job with flexible daytime hours, discounts on purchases, and $11/hr to start? Get a new job today…hit the “Employment” tab on our home page and apply on-line or email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We’ll train you…looking for fun people who love a challenge!

 

It’s that time of year…Wedding Season!

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It’s that time of year…the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and special occasions like weddings are occurring nearly every weekend! We are celebrating June brides this week with a special promotion from Michael. We know that weddings are so expensive, but every bride deserves to feel like a princess on her special day. Do you know a deserving bride would should receive a FREE wedding gown?  If so, write us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell us why…if we select your entry, the winner will receive a FREE bridal gown AND a formal gown for her maid of honor from our beautiful collection of hand-selected vintage bridal wear.

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Our bridal collection is very special and every dress is truly unique! We’d love to help a deserving bride get a fabulous gown…and all you have to do is share their story!

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We love weddings, don’t you? If you’re going to be a maid of honor, or perhaps the mother-of-the-bride…we also have some spectacular attendant dresses in our collection! And remember, the winner of this promotion receives a FREE attendant gown as well as a bridal gown.AMXP3621What’s a wedding without accessories? Vintage charm is so popular, and it’s fun to add a unique vintage accessory like a beaded handbag or jewelry to your bridal or attendant ensemble…and maybe after the wedding, you can incorporate your vintage jewelry into a fun art piece like the framed bouquet.EUUA7776If you’re planning a bridal shower, vintage china sets a beautiful table…old photographs and a vintage cake topper are fun to incorporate into fabulous tablescapes or decor…and you absolutely can’t go wrong with our “South” candles, which would be great gifts for bridesmaids. They are already packaged for gift-giving…so easy!MIRG1378Let us help you celebrate…whether you’re looking for a unique wedding gift, planning a vintage-themed bridal shower or getting married yourself…Michael Taylor At Home has personalized service, one-of-kind items, a convenient lay-away program and so much more!

Come see us this week…we’re open 10-5, Tuesday-Saturday, and our 9,000 sq ft warehouse is conveniently located near Sidco Dr. and the Berry Hill district at 478 Allied Dr., Nashville.

My Best,

Michael Taylor & Company

It’s all about Mom! Mother’s Day Deals & More

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It’s that time again…that special day where we honor the wonderful place mothers have in our hearts and show appreciation for all of the work they do. Are you ready for Mother’s Day? If you’re looking for gifts that aren’t the same old/same old…we’ve got them at Michael Taylor At Home!

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Flowers are a traditional gift…but how about flowers presented in a non-traditional way? Our gorgeous floral oil painting ($400) is sure to please her, as well as our assortment of Capodimonte floral arrangements (starting under $50) and hand-painted Victorian floral china (many pieces starting under $20). These flowers never wilt!

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You can’t go wrong with jewelry…our collection from contemporary jeweler Margaret Ellis can’t be beat! Or, our David Yurman gold and silver bangle is a classic addition to any jewelry collection.

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Does mom prefer a more traditional look? We’ve got lots of pearls and colored gemstones in traditional settings. Something for everyone!  AND…we’ve got a couple of special offers this week that will make shopping for mom that much easier. All jewelry is 50% off this week only!

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Also, we just know that Mom would love a candle from our gorgeous line of “South” hand-poured candles. These candles are already packaged for gift-giving…you don’t even have to wrap! (Guys…this one’s for you!). This week only, we’re offering a FREE piece of costume jewelry with every candle purchase ($15 value). A candle AND jewelry…there’s a gift that will make Mom smile, for sure!

Don’t forget, we’re still hiring team members for our summer estate sale season…applying is easier than ever, just click the “Employment” tab on the front page of our website to submit your application…or tell a friend! Salaries start at $11/hr for flexible, part-time OR full-time work…great jobs with daytime hours!

We’ve also got two estate sales this week with tons of deals…we’d love to see you so come on out and see what’s new at our sales!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

 

 

It’s that time…Semi-Annual Clearance Sale Time!

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This week is THE week! Our spring semi-annual sale is here and we couldn’t be more excited to bring you savings of 50-75% at Michael Taylor At Home.  If you are new to our BIG sale, you are in for a treat…we are offering our best prices and deepest discounts on items in our gallery and warehouse. Now is the time to purchase that fabulous item you’ve had your eye on…but don’t wait! Our sale items will go fast…

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We are clearing out our selection of china and hand-painted dishes–prices start at 75% off on most, so now is the time to find those special pieces for springtime entertaining! We’ve got a great selection of wrought iron fencing and decorative pieces in store for rustic decor or unique garden accents…normal prices start at $90, but we’ll be offering deep discounts on these pieces.  Of course, our selection of vintage and consignment designer clothing can’t be beat, and at 50-75% off, this is a great time to add some springtime style to your wardrobe.

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Our collection of antique and fine furnishings can’t be beat…the old-world craftsmanship of vintage furniture is hard to find in today’s new furniture market, and we’ve got wonderful examples like this carved full-sized poster bed and matching nightstand, from the home of country music broadcaster Charlie Chase. Yes, this will be discounted, as well!

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So many fun treasures await you…we’ve got a huge selection of gorgeous wedding gowns, artwork, fine and costume jewelry, sterling silver, rugs, lighting, garden statuary…the list goes on!

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This is the BEST time all year to buy those investment pieces like dining room sets (we have some GORGEOUS sets in store!) or fine artwork…you can find name-brand, high-end pieces at a fraction of their retail value.

This sale will run Thurs., May 4th through Sunday, May. 7th…10-5, Thurs.-Sat. and Sunday 10-4. We are located at 478 Allied Dr., just minutes from Berry Hill and the many home design/furniture stores on Sidco Dr.  Plenty of parking is located in the rear of our warehouse; signage will be posted.

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Also…we’ve got awesome part-time and full-time job opportunities at our gallery and with our estate and moving sale companies. We offer a flexible schedule, daytime hours, $11/start…great team atmosphere! Questions? Call us at 615-545-2867! Email resumes to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Looking forward to seeing you at the BIG sale!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Co.

 

 

Fun with “Feud”…Get Vintage Movie Star Style at Michael Taylor At Home!

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We have enjoyed the F/X network docu-drama television series, “Feud” so much and hated to see it end last night (Sun., 4/23). If you somehow missed it, it’s a fictionalized version of the long-time grudge match between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, arguably the most talented and beautiful actresses of their generation.  The series is full of fabulous outfits and mid-century glamour, and the costume and set design are as much fun to watch as Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange in their respective roles.  Want to keep the “Feud” fun going? How about adding some “Feud”-inspired items to your wardrobe or home? We’ve got some great examples of vintage glamour at Michael Taylor At Home…

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You’d almost never catch the fabulous ladies of “Feud” without a cocktail in hand…so let us help you add some mid-century inspiration to your bar cart or tabletop. We have a beautiful and diverse selection of barware and glassware from the 1950’s-60’s that will give your cocktail hour at home some old Hollywood glam.

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Ready to take your style game up a notch? Rock a turban like Joan, or a fabulous flowered chapeau like Bette…we’ve got great examples of both in our vintage ladies boutique.  While hats might not be everyday wear for most of us, events like Steeplechase and the Kentucky Derby are coming and are a fun excuse to wear a fabulous hat.

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Do you know that the great Bette Davis reportedly smoked an average of 100 cigarettes/day until her death? Wow! While we aren’t fans of smoking, we like the style of vintage ashtrays, and think that they make great coasters for drinks!

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Throughout the series, Joan wears an assortment of fabulous vintage loungewear. We’ve got a bunch of similar and VERY stylish mid-century pieces that will make you feel like a vintage movie star.

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Here’s a photo of a young Bette Davis (note the cigarette!) in a flowing v-neck dress…and a similar style in our collection at Michael Taylor At Home. You’ll be ready for your close-up in this gorgeous gown!

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And here’s a green dress that’s reminiscent of one that Jessica Lange wears as Joan Crawford in the series…such a pretty color! And don’t get us started on costume jewelry. We have THE best selection of vintage costume jewelry in Nashville, hands down.

Even if your life is more down-to-earth than Hollywood drama, you can always enjoy a little fun and glamour.  We’ve got lots of ideas, inspiration and deals at Michael Taylor At Home…drop by this week to see what’s new in store!

Also, we’re hiring part-time and full-time salespeople, sale setters and cashiers for spring and summer. $11/hr start, discounts on purchases, fun team atmosphere…it’s a great company to work for! Email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.…and please tell a friend!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Co.

 

Vintage Up-cycling Idea: Wedding Gowns

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Wedding season is almost upon us, isn’t it? We love these celebrations of commitment, family and fun, and is there anything like the sight of a beautiful bride in a fancy, white lace wedding gown? So pretty!

We have a lovely selection of vintage and pre-worn bridal gowns in our Vintage Boutique, and while they would be perfect for upcoming brides just as they are, we think that these gowns also offer a lot of opportunity for creative re-use and upcycling into new and useful items. Gowns typically use a large amount of lace, fabrics like silk or satin and beaded trimmings that are great for crafts and home decor.

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Here, a portion of lace  has been transformed into a gorgeous window covering. Wouldn’t this be a great use for the larger lace pieces that are often found on wedding dress trains? So pretty! Lace is quite expensive by the pieces, but taken from a vintage dress, the cost savings could be significant.

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We love this one! Here, a wedding dress skirt has been transformed into a Christmas tree skirt. Isn’t that gorgeous and dramatic? With all-white ornaments, it would be a beautiful Victorian or French country look.

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Here, bits of lace are decoupaged onto mason jars for a pretty shabby chic look. Wouldn’t these make great gifts?

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A pillow is a project that’s easy enough for even novice sewers.

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Slip some reclaimed wedding dress lace into an inexpensive frame for a pretty and romantic wall art display.

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This idea is fun and easier than it looks…craft stores like Michael’s sell DIY jewelry kits…make a locket or necklace out of bits of wedding dress lace!

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If you have a little girl in your life, she would probably love a fancy princess bride dress for her doll…old wedding gowns provide the perfect raw materials for this fun sewing project.

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Here’s a gown at Michael Taylor At Home, just waiting to be transformed into one of these creative and fun projects! We have a wide selection of vintage gowns at crafter-friendly prices…so regardless of what project you choose, we’ve got great options for you!

And, thanks to all of our wonderful customers who participated in our Easter festivities last week! From Easter Egg hunts to prize drawings to our Easter Bonnet Contest, we had a blast and can’t wait to do it again next year.  Come see us this week at our three estate sales in Murfreesboro, Nashville and Franklin, and of course, we are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5 at Michael Taylor At Home.

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company