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

Easter contests, prizes & deals…Get Your Easter On!

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Our longtime customers and friends know that we celebrate holidays in a BIG way at the Michael Taylor company, and Easter is one of our very favorites! This year, our theme is “Get Your Easter On!” and we’re taking our annual events to the next level…you won’t just be hunting for deals this Easter weekend (although with three sales plus an on-site sale at Michael Taylor At Home, we’ve got LOTS of deals!) We’ve also got egg-citing events on Friday and Saturday and you’ll want to be there for both.

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On Friday, we are hosting Easter egg hunts at EACH of our THREE estate sales, plus an additional hunt at our retail location, Michael Taylor At Home. At EACH hunt location, we’ll have 4o eggs hidden…eggs will contain candy, or money AND there will be one Grand Prize egg per hunt location. The Grand Prize is a fabulous Easter basket containing lots of goodies and a $25 gift certificate.  At our Michael Taylor At Home retail store, there will also be a golden egg…this special egg will contain a “Gift for Mom”, a $100 Michael Taylor At Home gift certificate! Easter egg hunts start at 8am SHARP at our sale locations and 10 am at our Michael Taylor At Home retail store.

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On Saturday, April 15th, we’ll be hosting our 4th annual Easter bonnet contest! Wear your craziest, prettiest or most fun hat and visit our Michael Taylor At Home retail store (478 Allied Dr., Nashville) to be entered to win. We’ll have first, second and third place prizes of $25, $50 and $100 gift certificates, so please come to see us at Michael Taylor At Home.

Also, we’re offering a special opportunity this weekend at Michael Taylor At Home to enter to win a flat-screen TV! With every purchase made at Michael Taylor At Home this Friday April 14 and Saturday, April 15th, you will be entered to win a fabulous, free flat screen…drawing will be at 4pm on Sat., April 15; must be present to win.

This is truly one of our most fun weeks of the year, and we can’t wait to see our fabulous clients and celebrate this fun spring holiday in style! As always, thank you for shopping with us…we appreciate your business and look forward to spending time with you this weekend at our sales AND at Michael Taylor At Home.

Hippity hoppity…Easter is on it’s way!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

 

 

The Michael Taylor Co. Difference: Quality Staff, Quality Training

 

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As Nashville’s leading estate and moving sale company, we take pride in setting the standard for liquidation sales here in Tennessee, and have for almost a decade. Our customers expect well-organized sales, professional workers, policies that benefit the client and customer alike, and a welcoming atmosphere.

We know that it is of the utmost importance to our clients that they receive the highest value for their estate items.  To ensure that our workers know what to look for, we hold in-house training sessions, conducted by Michael himself, in which workers learn how to research and accurately price items for the resale market.

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Michael teaches our staff to accurately price and value items in every sale.

This tradition of training sets the Michael Taylor Company apart from our competition in the estate and moving sale market. We also carefully screen our workers, making sure to conduct through background checks. Many of our workers have been with the company for years, and we have a strong culture of teamwork. Our clients can feel confident that their homes are in good hands with our company, and we work to ensure that our professional standards are met with every sale.

Raise your hand if you love estate and moving sales!
Raise your hands if you love estate and moving sales!

As you can see, it’s all hands on deck at the Michael Taylor Company…we love to have fun, too!  If you or someone you know are considering having a liquidation sale this season, we hope you’ll call us at 615-545-2867…our schedule fills up fast, so don’t wait! Or if you or someone you know is looking for a GREAT job on the best team in town, email those resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.…we still have room to grow.

This week we’re offering 25% off of all fine and costume jewelry and watches at Michael Taylor At Home…drop by and see our fabulous selection! And we’ve got two sales in Brentwood this Thurs-Sat. so plan on coming out to shop with us there…tons of deals on fine furniture, rugs, lighting, collectibles and more! Of course, next week is our annual Easter hat contest so we hope y’all are getting those bonnets together. We will have fabulous prizes, guaranteed.

My best,

Michael Taylor And Company