This Week: Get the Deals at our Silent Auction!

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It’s a BIG week at Michael Taylor at Home…we’re hosting our first-ever Silent Auction this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4-5th! Michael is clearing out the warehouse to make room for fabulous new items and we’re putting 7,000 sq feet of inventory up for auction. That means YOU pick your price, and you don’t pay a dollar more than you want to!

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You’ll find it all in this sale…fine art, beautiful antique and high-quality home furnishings, lighting, rugs, crystal, china, florals, home decor, collectibles, patio decor. Dealers, this is a don’t-miss opportunity to find quality items at rock-bottom prices!

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At this sale, we’ll be featuring box lots! Who knows what kind of deals and treasures you’ll find when you buy by the box?? Summer is a great time to stock those antique mall booths for the upcoming season, or hunt for home decor treasures…at our silent auction, you pick your price!

Here are the details:

Auction runs Friday, Aug. 4th from 5pm-8:30 pm and Saturday, Aug. 5th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Join us for wine and light appetizers on Friday evening, or cookies and coffee on Saturday.

High bidders will be contacted after 3pm on Saturday, Aug. 5th. Pay and pick-up will be between 6pm-9pm on Saturday, Aug. 5th, and Sunday,. Aug. 6th from 11:00 a.m. until 4pm. Later pick-up is available by appointment only.

To participate in the auction, bidders must provide proof of permanent address and driver’s license number. All payments must be made in cash or via credit or debit card. All sales final.

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We’ve got a warehouse full of savings waiting for you…Michael says that we’re not holding anything back for this event…we’re selling down to bare walls to make way for fabulous new items.

Can’t wait to see our fabulous customers this week! Follow us on Facebook for updates, photos and details as the week progresses…we’ll see you there!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Companyu

New At Michael Taylor At Home: It’s a Silent Auction!

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We’ve got an exciting event in store for you! We’re trying something new and FUN at Michael Taylor At Home, and we know you’re going to enjoy it. We are having an everything-must-go silent auction on Friday, Aug. 4th and Saturday, Aug. 5th, so mark those calendars! In case you’re not familiar with how a silent auction works…you enter a written bid on a sheet for the item you are interested in, and the highest bidder is the winner!

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We’re making room for new inventory in our HUGE warehouse, so it’s got to go! This silent auction will feature fine furniture and antiques, artwork, china, lamps, rugs, glassware and more! Plus, we’re including box lots of items–great deals in those boxes. Pick-up for the winning items will begin on Saturday, Aug. 5th from 6-9, continue Sunday from 11am-4pm or we will have pick-up by appointment for one week. This silent auction is a fabulous way to get the best deals you’ll see all year on great home furnishings, decor, lighting and more!

Name brand furniture, discount prices!
Name brand furniture, discount prices!

We’ve got the deals and you pick the prices with our silent auction! You won’t pay a penny more than you want to with this sale.  It’s going to be a great time and we can’t wait to see you. Of course, we’ll have refreshments to keep you cool, and the warehouse fans will be turned up. We’ll have more details on Facebook as we get closer to the event, but definitely save those dates and plan on joining us here at Michael Taylor At Home!

Sale Dates: Aug. 4th 5-8:30pm, Aug. 5th, 8am-3pm. Bids close at 3pm. High bidders will be contacted immediately. Pay & pick-up betweeen 6-9pm on Aug. 5th and Sunday Aug. 6th 11am-4pm.

Address: 478 Allied Dr., 37211.

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

 

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..