Roll Out the Red Carpet!

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We’re excited to announce that we’re hosting our latest Red Carpet Event today, Wednesday July 19th from 5-8:00 p.m. at 4002 Newman Place, 37204…in scenic Oak Hills, Nashville. Join us for light refreshments and the first chance to view and buy a wonderful selection of traditional and antique home furnishings, artwork, rugs, china, collectibles and much more! Our Red Carpet Events are a wonderful opportunity to catch up with our customers over a beverage and some snacks…Michael will be on hand to show you around the home, as well as Michael Taylor At Home gallery manager, Jerry.

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This beautiful home is well worth perusing and features sophisticated home furnishings for the living room, dining room, den, library, several bedrooms and screened porch. Look for beautiful oriental rugs, Murano glass, clocks, fine jewelry, a wide selection of men’s hats by Stetson and Dobbs.

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It’s going to be a lovely summer evening and a great time to shop and catch up with friends. Please plan to come out to Oak Hill from 5-8pm and raise a glass with us! (Note: discounts will not be taken on Weds. evening).

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This is a great week for sales…we also have another spectacular 6,000 sq foot sale opening in Columbia, TN on Thurs. 7/20. Info is available HERE.

As always…thanks for shopping with us and we look forward to seeing you at the sales this week!

My best,

Michael Taylor and Company

P.S….Looking for a job that’s a new adventure every week? We’re hiring! Full and part-time jobs available…searching for sale setters, salespeople and cashiers. $11/hr, hiring bonus after 30 days, employee discounts. Send your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It’s Treasure Hunt Time…Our First Big Picker’s Sale of the Season!

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Okay…we gave hints and tips on how to be a successful picker in last week’s blog, but this week, we’re going to tell you all about the HUGE picker’s sale we’re hosting for a very special client in their 3-story log cabin home and on the 50+ acre wooded property.

This sale is rustic! You’re going to want to wear closed-toed shoes and long pants, and bring your work gloves. There are great items all over the property and they are for sale, so get ready to be out and about in Tennessee summer weather.  It’s a 60 year collection and not all items will be marked; managers WILL be on hand to make deals with you, so do not hesitate to ask! Don’t be shy…we’re happy to help and we want to trade with you.

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What are we selling? It’s a long list! We’ve got curio & china cabinets, two barrister bookcases, a Kohler & Campbell upright piano, antique wardroble, sideboards, pair twin beds, White and Fleetwood sewing machines, vintage zither, framed wildlife prints, crocks, moonshine mugs, pottery, prints, leather saddle, baskets, primitive farm tools, book cases, books, wash stands, side tables & chairs, two Globe-Wernicke wood filing cabinets, rattan furniture, Hatch Show prints, entryway bench, coat rack, farm tools, LP’s, vintage Archie and Looney Tunes comics and much much more!UKGJ0750

It’s a little dusty…maybe a little rusty…but that’s the fun of a picker’s sale! You never know what you might find…HZAN1584

We’ve got over 300 pictures available HERE, so click to see what’s going to be available!

Sale runs Thursday, 7/13-Saturday 7/15, 8am -3pm

Sale address is: 8421 Cub Creek Rd, Nashville TN 37209

Remember to park smart and get ready to have a pickin’ good time!

My best,

Michael Taylor

P.S. We’re looking for a few great folks to join our team…jobs available now for part-time sale setters. Work Mon-Weds, 7am-4pm and earn $11/hour with a $125 hiring bonus after 30 days. Send your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.…and tell a friend!

Pick like the pros! Tips for digging that perfect item out of barns & basements…

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Greetings! We hope that everyone had a spectacular 4th of July holiday with family and friends…summer is the time for outdoor fun, and for us, that means pickin’!  We love hunting for deals just as much as our customers do, and the abundance of sales in the summertime means that we’re out there having fun every week.  We’ve even got a special “pickers” sale coming up next week…this one’s a real treasure hunt! So, we thought that this would be a good time to share a few “pro” tips to help you get the most from a sale where you get to dig for your deals.

Most of us have seen the show “American Pickers”, where the hosts (one is local guy, Mike Wolfe!) visit locations throughout the country to buy items for their two retail stores and other customers.  They dig through piles and climb through barns and attics to uncover all kinds of deals. That’s “pickin'” and here’s what you’ll need to pick just like the industry professionals:

  1. Wear gloves.  We recommend keeping a pair in your vehicle when you’re out driving around to estate sales. The best deals can lurk in barns, attics and basements, but so can splinters and bugs. Always wear gloves when you are sorting or moving things like wood or heavy/rusted items, or when you are loading large items into a vehicle.
  2. Bring a friend.  A buddy can help you lift and load the larger items that (because of insurance and liability, etc.) we can’t remove from homes for you. Plus, it’s just more fun to pick with a friend!
  3. Wear closed-toed shoes. Y’all…we’ve said it on this blog many times but we still see customers each week wearing their flip flops to our sales. Please wear sturdy footwear! Attic, patio and basement stairs can be trickier than you think, and it’s so easy to mis-judge a stair step when you’re in an unfamiliar place and carrying an armload of treasures. Save your flip-flops for the pool or the beach; they are a real hazard at estate sales.
  4. Bring a measuring tape. This one is key for people buying vintage clothing. If you know your measurements, you can measure a garment at our sales and be sure that they will fit without ever trying them on. Or, you can be sure that you can fit that antique dresser through your front door! If you forget, we have them on hand, but it’s sometimes easier to carry a small one than track down a sales associate during our especially busy times.
  5. Bug spray. We live in Tennessee and we had a really mild winter…the mosquitoes are out in full force! If you’re picking in barns or sheds, wear that bug spray; you will definitely need it.
  6. Use your imagination! Rusty and dusty items can be re-used and repurposed in infinite ways–maybe that old oil can could be a great planter? Maybe that old planter could be a great umbrella stand? Think outside the box and you will find great pieces for your home that nobody else has!

We’ll be posting lots more information on Facebook in the upcoming week about our big picker’s sale…it’s going to be lots of fun, and we look forward to seeing you there!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

P.S….we’re still looking for cashiers and we’ve sweetened the deal…we’ve got a $100 hiring bonus! If you want a part-time desk job making $11/hr (Thurs-Sat., 8-3), you won’t find a better team than the Michael Taylor Company. Email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This week! Huge motorcycle, militariana & music sale…don’t miss it!

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We’re so excited to bring you this amazing 4-day sale this Wednesday-Saturday, June 28-July 1st.  We’ve been hard at work getting it set up for you to shop and you won’t believe the quality and selection we’ve got in store for you. If you’re interested in motorcycles, military items–from the Civil war to modern items, we’ve got great stuff! Not to mention the vast array of tools, shop gear, guitars & guitar equipment, 2 cars, 2 semi-truck trailers, advertising items, collectibles and more…it’s a whole warehouse full!

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Civil war gear? Yes, we’ve got it! If you’re a collector, re-enactor or history buff…you need to shop this sale.

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It’s a true “Music City” sale…we’ve got an assortment of guitars and musical gear…brand names and great prices.

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Motorcycles and motorcycle collectibles abound…names like Indian, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki…it’s all included in this sale. Over 1,000 motorcycle parts are available, so if you’re a vintage bike enthusiast on the hunt, or you know someone who is, you may just find what you’re looking for here!

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Tools galore, shop items, cars, semi-truck trailers…it’s all got to go and we’ve got just 4 days to move it out! We’ve got more photos than we can possibly include in a blog post, and you’ll just have to see it for yourself…click HERE to see over 1,200 pictures of items we’ll have available.

Sale Address: 526 Hagen Street, Nashville 37203

Sale Dates & hours: Weds-Sat., 6/28-7/1, 8am-3pm

We’ll see you there…bring a friend!

Also…don’t forget…we’re hiring!

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We have openings for part-time cashiers, full & part-time sale setters and salespeople. $11/hr start. Flexible hours, great team atmosphere, discounts on purchases. If you love our sales, join our team! Email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for immediate consideration.

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

P.S.  Michael Taylor At Home is closed this week, but we’re hard at work on a special surprise when we open…we can’t wait to share the news! Watch Facebook for updates!

 

 

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