Shop Small This Thanksgiving Weekend!

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Thanksgiving is almost here and we can’t wait! Who doesn’t love a special meal surrounded by the company of the people you enjoy? While all of our businesses are closed on Thanksgiving day to let everyone have a day of rest and fun, we have lots of great shopping opportunities for both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Every year, small businesses in local communities try encourage our shoppers to remember that little business is important. While we all love big box retailers like Amazon and Target, we ask that this holiday season, you don’t forget about unique and special smaller retail endeavors that help make up the fabric of our Nashville community.

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Here at the Michael Taylor Company, we have three separate businesses that provide jobs for local workers. We hire seniors, working moms, college students and retires who wish to return to work. Our estate and moving sale businesses returns items to the market that might otherwise end up in landfill or dumpster…we promote re-use and recycling every day at Michael Taylor Estate Sales and Michael Taylor at Home. We were a “green” business before it was trendy! Truly, we are worthy of your business and we are grateful for your ongoing support. Our customers are wonderful and so dear to us–we thank you for shopping!

We have two fabulous sales this weekend…great items and great deals! Plus, All Dog Nashville and Michael Taylor At Home will be open for business. You’ll find the most unique dog-themed gifts in Nashville, not to mention great hostess gifts, candles and more. Bring your dog and come shop with us!

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Hours and sale locations will be posted on our Facebook page–sometimes we made little adjustments depending on staffing, so please check Facebook for updates. We try to keep our page up-to-date every day!

Thank you for the gift of your patronage this holiday season–we can’t wait to help you find something for everyone on your list!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

We Love Rescued Dogs at All Dog Nashville!

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Every dog has a story, but dogs that have been rescued have a special place in our hearts.  If you have a dog that you’ve adopted from a shelter or rescue, you’ve done a good deed AND gained a friend for life. Michael Taylor’s own dog, Haley, was a rescue and everyone who meets her can see her sweet spirit; she’s a wonderful companion who definitely deserved a second chance at a happy life (which she definitely has!).

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Everyone loves Haley…Sweetest pup ever!

So, we have some special items in our store that are JUST for our customers who also have a heart for dog rescue, and we know you’re going to love them.

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The Puppie Love line of t-shirts is a super-cute way to wear your love of rescued dogs on your sleeve! We’ve got t-shirts in an array of sizes, and 10% of the proceeds go to dog rescue via Puppie Love. IMG_8443

Our Puppie Love shirts come in an array of colors, including tie-dye.

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Or, these great socks by FUNATIC are a fantastic way to showcase your love of rescue dogs–and the perfect stocking stuffer for the upcoming holiday season (I know, I know…it’s really early to be thinking about holiday shopping but these are going fast and we’d hate for you to miss out!).

We have special hours for All Dog Nashville this week–we’ll be open our usual 10-5 on Tues. and Weds. but 9-3 on Thurs.-Sat. because we’re also hosting an on-site estate sale in our gallery area in the rear of our store. We’ll have amazing deals on an assortment of furniture, household goods and more, so definitely stop by and check out both!

Thanks for sharing the good news about All Dog Nashville with your fellow dog enthusiasts! We’ve got a great collection of goodies in stock right now, and we’re looking forward to seeing you and your dog in store very soon.

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

We’re All In for ALL DOG!

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Exciting times are in store at Michael Taylor At Home! The grand opening of All Dog, our boutique for the discerning dog enthusiast, is on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 10am-7pm, and we’ll be welcoming friends to shop and see what’s new on Friday and Saturday, 10-5, as well.

Michael has really outdone himself with the displays in this store, located in the Gallery I space in our retail store located at 478 Allied Dr, 37211. His eclectic combination of new and vintage dog-themed merchandise is unique in Nashville–there’s simply no other boutique like it!

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We’ve shared lots of photos on our blog and Facebook pages but they really don’t do All Dog justice…it’s beautifully arranged and displayed for ease of shopping, and you’ll find unique and fun gift ideas for everyone on your list.  If you love dogs…you’ll love this store.

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We’ll have refreshments from 10-7 on Thursday…and wine after 5, so if you’ve got a busy workday, why not plan to join us for a little happy hour and shopping? We’re holding a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, and our warehouse is also open for shopping with NEW-to-us inventory at great prices. It’s going to be a great time.

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Shoppers on Thursday will get to meet Michael’s own dogs, Minnie and Haley…and please feel free to bring your own dog anytime you shop at All Dog! We’ll see you there!

All Dog Nashville will be open 10-5, Tuesday-Saturday each week inside Michael Taylor At Home located at 478 Allied Dr., Nashville 37211. Special hours this Thurday, 9/14–open until 7pm.

My best,

Michael Taylor & Co.

Fun Preview of All Dog Nashville!

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We just can’t wait to show you all the FUN stuff Michael has been sourcing to stock All Dog Nashville, our new boutique for dog owners opening on Sept. 14th at Michael Taylor At Home! We are going to be featuring some FAB items…including dog-themed home furnishings, pillows, artwork, rugs, lamps, bar ware, glassware, linens, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, concrete dog statuary. We’ll also have great gift items like dog-themed clothing, t-shirts, ball caps and ladies sleepwear, tote bags and umbrellas. AND…we’ll have one-of-a-kind dog-themed vintage collectibles and antiques that you just won’t see anywhere else. But since we’re a few weeks away from our grand opening, we thought we’d give you a fun little “sneak peek” into the items we’re unpacking and arranging in-store…

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This sweet scottie is adorned with greenery that will beautifully accent your holiday decor. It’s never too early to start planning for the upcoming holiday season…less than 4 months until Christmas, y’all! (I know, I know!)IMG_8234

Banish bad hair days with our fun “Dog is Good” ball cap…a perfect gift for your favorite dog fan!

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These sweet vintage toy pups are a unique and collectible home accent or gift for the canine enthusiast…we have so many special, one-of-a-kind dog-themed items in store! Really different and special stuff!

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Love this sweet dog statue…perfect indoors or on a patio! Add a festive bow for fall or the holiday season.

These items are just a tiny sampling of our extensive collection of gifts, home decor and more. Plan to join us on Sept. 14th from 10-5 at Michael Taylor At Home (478 Allied Drive, 37211) for the Grand Opening celebration…we’ll have a drawing for a $50 gift card and light refreshments. And you can shop with our dog, so please bring your favorite furry friend! Michael’s own dogs, Minnie Faye and Haley J will be on hand to welcome you…meet the dogs that inspired this fun retail concept!

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We can’t wait to see you (and your pup!) at the Grand Opening of All Dog Nashville…and tell a friend, won’t you?

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

 

Shop Michael Taylor At Home…From Your Home!

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While you probably know about the fabulous selection and variety of quality fine furniture, antiques, collectibles and more at our Michael Taylor At Home retail store, you may not be aware that we also have many great items available for sale via our website, too! That’s right…you can shop select items in our gallery from the comfort of your own home, AND you can have them shipped directly to your door.

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Our website store features original artwork from Tennessee-based artists like Tim Liddle and Billy Williams, plus works from internationally acclaimed artist, Anton Weiss.

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We’re known in Nashville for our vintage accessories and clothing, and we have some of our finer pieces featured for sale on-line…they make wonderful gift items!

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We feature the “South” candle line of hand-poured soy candles in our on-line store….these fabulous candles are beautifully packaged for gift-giving and come in scents like “Blue Grass” and “Gun Powder”. Send a little bit of Tennessee to out-of-town friends–it’s easy to order from our website!

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Here’s where to go: Michael Taylor At Home On-line Store

We’ve got items large and small, from collectible coins to china, silver, furniture and more! If you like our gallery, you’ll love our on-line selection.  We’re currently re-setting and re-stocking our gallery and warehouse at Michael Taylor At Home (call 615-545-2867 to shop by appointment) so if you’re missing us…just log on to our website and shop from home!

See you soon!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

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

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!

 

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

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

 

 

In Store: Unique Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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February is almost here and that means one thing…finding that perfect gift for the special someone in your life. If your sweetheart is tired of the same old candy and flowers, why not try something unique and different? We’ve got a huge assortment of gift items throughout our gallery at Michael Taylor At Home for men and women…drop by and see!

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We’ve got name-brand men’s watches from Yema and Invicta, and ladies estate jewelry…all at sale prices. Our estate jewelry collection of fine and costume jewelry has something for everyone–whether your taste is contemporary or vintage, casual or dressy.  Look for men’s cufflinks and pocket knives, as well.

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Men are notoriously hard to buy for…how about a cool metal sign or piece of western-themed art? Or for that truly special gift, we’ve got this amazing vintage pool table, red tag priced at $1,350!

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For the ladies…we have unique pottery and porcelain pieces, a fun mixed-media mirror or this beautiful wicker breakfast tray…just to name a few things.

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Roses are a tradition on Valentine’s day, but why not interpret this gift in a new way with a gorgeous decor piece that will last forever? This original oil painting by local artist Tim Liddle is sure to please your sweetheart.

Still not sure what to get? Feel free to ask gallery manager Jerry for ideas and suggestions! We’re open Thurs-Sat., 10-5 each week and are happy to help. We’ve got new midcentury decor pieces in store this week, as well as the best/most unique assortment of vintage and contemporary lighting fixtures we’ve had in awhile. AND…we’re still featuring fine furniture pieces from the downsizing sale of local Nashville broadcaster, Charlie Chase–gorgeous stuff, you really have to see it in person!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Co.