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 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

 

 

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.

Winter Estate Sale Shopping Tips

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While some estate sale companies slow down or take a break during the winter, at the Michael Taylor Company, we are proud to offer year-round shopping opportunities, both at Michael Taylor At Home and at on-site sales.  This season of occasionally snowy roads and freezing temperatures can bring with it a few challenges, so we wanted to share a few tips to help you make the most of your time at the sales.

  1. Dress warmly! This might be a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many folks underestimate how cold it is, standing in a line outside to wait for an estate sale to open.  Arriving early to get the best deals is a good strategy, but be sure to bundle up! Some folks also take a bag or basket and use it to mark their place in line while they retreat to the warmth of their cars to wait…pretty smart, we say. Also, inexpensive hand-warmers from stores like Wal-Mart can help fingers and toes stay warm while you wait in line.
  2. Coffee. We always have coffee at our sales, but make sure to bring a travel mug or thermos so you can fuel up while you wait for the sale to open. IMG_5933
  3. Wear flat, closed-toed shoes. Again, this one seems like a no-brainer, but we can’t count the folks who wear flip flops or high heels to our sales. We do our best to carefully mark uneven patio steps or steep/slippery basement stairs, but in older homes, sometimes the footing can be challenging. We strongly encourage you to wear shoes that will help you stay steady on your feet, especially in the winter when ice and snow can be found on entrances and pathways.
  4. Park smart! Parking is always a challenge at estate sales. Residential neighborhoods aren’t always suited for a crowd of cars. We do the best we can to manage traffic, but the best strategy is to be a good neighbor wherever you are and to err on the side of caution. Be especially careful when parking in yards; winter weather often makes the ground soft and muddy, and it’s easy to get stuck.
  5. Follow us on Facebook.  We post snow day sale updates, info about discounts and time changes on our Michael Taylor Estate and Moving Sales Facebook page…be our “friend” at: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelTaylorEstateandMovingSales/

Come rain or shine, snow or ice…you just can’t stop us from holding great estate and moving sales! With a little extra planning/care, you can get some fantastic deals, so plan on coming out and seeing us soon. We’ve got two great sales in Nashville this week, lots of discounts and deals at Michael Taylor At Home and more awesome sales coming up this month!

My best,

Michael Taylor And Company

Off-site Sales are On Point!

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Michael Taylor Estate and Moving Sales has been the leading estate liquidation company in Nashville for several years, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve expanded our line-up of services to include off-site sales.
What is an “off-site sale”, you may ask? Great question! Sometimes, it’s simply not convenient for our clients to have their liquidation sale on their property. So, we now have the option to move the items that would be included in a sale to our 9,000 sq ft retail location, Michael Taylor At Home, and stage the sale on our retail property rather than in the client’s residence.
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Our 9,000 sq ft warehouse has tons of great display space for off-site sales!
What’s great about shopping off-site sales? The deals are just as good as a regular sale, but you have the advantage of shopping in the comfort of our conveniently located retail store, with lots of parking, great lighting and longer hours. No fighting for a parking spot on crowded residential streets, or navigating through narrow hallways or multiple staircases…we think you’ll like the sound of that!
Who should hold an off-site sale? These sales are perfect for clients who are unable to hold a sale at their residence due to HOA restrictions, or for clients who have a residence that is unable to accomodate the volume of street parking that a sale generates. An off-site sale is also great for the client who wants to liquidate the contents of a large storage unit; the contents can easily be moved to our retail store. We also recommend off-site sales for clients who want to clear out their home in advance of putting it on the real estate market so that the home can be professionally staged and show more effectively. Off-site sales are also an efficient way to do some downsizing or to liquidate a collection without the inconvenience of having the sale in the residence.
Of course, we price, research, advertise and stage items in our off-site sales with the same knowledge, care and experience as our on-site sales.
Our spacious, well-lit gallery is the perfect place to display the items in your off-site sale!
Our spacious, well-lit gallery is the perfect place to display the items in your off-site sale!

We’ll be holding more off-site sales at Michael Taylor At Home this fall and winter and encourage you to add them to your regular estate sale shopping schedule. You’ll find them listed with our regular sales on EstateSales.net. And, if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about our off-site sale options, please call us a 615-545-2867. We’d love to hear from you!

My best,
Michael Taylor & Company
P.S. We’ve got a lot of exciting stuff happening through the end of the month. 4 estate sales this week (check our listings for more info!) and our Tim Liddle art show is here at Michael Taylor At Home through the end of the month.

Estate Jewelry: Whether your style is vintage or modern, deals abound!

One of the “hidden gems” (pun intended!) of estate sale shopping is fine and costume jewelry. When you buy new jewelry at a fine jewelry store, you are also paying for the retail markup, designer name, etc.

By buying used, you are getting a much better deal. We have a great selection of jewelry at most of our sales, but we also feature gorgeous, one-of-a-kind pieces at Michael Taylor At Home. All the jewelry in this blog post is available NOW at Michael Taylor At Home…and for this week only, it’s 30% off!

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These opal rings are stunning! The ring on the left is $495, and the ring on the right is $525….and remember, take 30% off!

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This antique carved chinoiserie necklace is a beautiful neutral accent piece. At $195 (less 30%!), it would be fabulous with boho chic or traditional outfits for fall.

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Here’s a statement necklace for the modern gal! Designed by Margaret Ellis, a local jewelry designer, this unique piece is $250 (less 30%). So fun and different, right?

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If you’re a Margaret Ellis fan/collector, or just someone who enjoys contemporary or locally-made jewelry, look no further! We’ve got a wide selection of earrings in the $50-$75 range. They make fabulous gifts…and keep in mind, the holidays will be here before you know it.

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Speaking of holidays, here’s a ring that puts us in mind of Halloween. It’s a “poison ring” with a small chamber underneath the gem. Just $75! We’re not responsible for any trouble you get up to with this ring…just sayin’!

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Isn’t this turquoise and 14K gold filigree ring gorgeous? Turquoise and gold is such a pretty combination. $295…but 30% off this week!

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We have lots of fun, chunky statement necklaces in the $30 range. Gold tones are just the thing for fall…why not change up your look with a piece that’s really unique? (And at 30% off, it won’t break the bank!)

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We also feature watches, including this Anne Klein gold and silver toned Swiss watch for $75.

The 30% off jewelry sale is this week only at Michael Taylor At Home; please come down and let manager Jerry show you our fabulous inventory of estate pieces at great prices!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Co.