This Week: Get the Deals at our Silent Auction!


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!


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.


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

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


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.


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!

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



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


New hours…new items at Michael Taylor At Home!

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This week kicks off our NEW spring schedule at Michael Taylor At Home. We’re now open every Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm…extended hours to give our fabulous customers more flexibility when you shop! With 9,000 sq ft of combined gallery and warehouse space, we have so many treasures in store that it’s hard to pick just a few to feature on this blog, but we wanted to highlight several new things we’ve got in store right now.

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We just received a large assortment of these charming framed mottos from the 1930s-40’s.  These are just a few examples…they have sweet graphics and quotes about friendship, family or relationships, and look wonderful hung as a group. Very collectible, and would be a great gift item for a vintage-loving friend.

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These photos just don’t do the lush colors of these hand-painted china pieces justice. They are SO beautiful! Ranging in price from $115 for the serving plate to $125 for the sugar and creamer set. The pastel colors are just the perfect thing for an Easter table.

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We have beautiful chinoiserie pieces in store–Michael has a special fondness for it, and is a collector himself. The large vase with plums on the handles is $800, but the covered dish is $72, and sweet figurines are in the $25 range. Something for everyone!IMG_6043

This spectacular inlaid chinoiserie low table with 6 matching stools is a true one-of-kind piece…we get the most unique things in our gallery, don’t we? Really special and unusual!


Crystal, florals, fine furniture and fabulous artwork…you really have to see for yourself! Our inventory changes each week…and we get new inventory in all the time, so if it’s been awhile since you’ve shopped with us, we promise that it’s not the same old/same old.

This week, we’ve got lots of shopping opportunities…in addition to our new extended spring schedule at Michael Taylor At Home, we have three estate sales going on. Check our estate sale listings tab on the home page for details…

And, we are still looking to expand our estate sale team. We’re hiring salespeople, sale setters and cashiers–$11/hr start, must be available 3 days/week, must lift 25lbs, pass background check. Honest & hardworking team players only! Email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.…and if you refer a friend and we hire them, you will receive a $25 gift certificate as a referral bonus.

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company



Charlie Chase Downsizing Sale!

Oh, we’ve got exciting news for you at Michael Taylor At Home this week! We are thrilled to host a downsizing sale in-store for a special person…Nashville country music radio and broadcasting legend, Mr. Charlie Chase! crook and chase

Who hasn’t enjoyed the “Crook and Chase Show” over the years? Charlie and co-host Lorianne Crook have informed and entertained the public since 1983. They were inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2013 for their longstanding and successful career contributions to the industry. If you’d like learn more about their current radio and television shows or find out how to tune in, go to Great talent and great folks!

We feel very fortunate to have been selected by Charlie Chase to help him do a little downsizing. Yes, even country music industry legends sometimes like to pare down and simplify a bit…and this is a GREAT opportunity for our customers to own a little piece of country music history at a fantastic price! We’re offering more than 60 fabulous pieces in this sale–everything from fine furniture from names like Bernhardt, to beautiful antiques, paintings, mirrors, home accessories and more.

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Isn’t this unique antique settee with velvet upholstery just gorgeous? Mr. Chase has great taste in antiques…this is one of many nice examples we will offer in the sale…charlie chase 3

The hand-carving on this buffet really makes it special, doesn’t it?charlie chase 4

Mr. Chase is an art fan and we are, too! Beautiful painting…one of several included in the sale.charlie chase 5

We’ll also have smaller, accent pieces like this antique, marble-topped bedside table. Something for everyone!

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These photos are just a small sample…for more pictures of this fabulous sale, please go to: Charlie Chase Estate Sale

We know you won’t want to miss this fabulous shopping event…it’s opening this Thurs., Jan. 18 from 10-5, and you can also shop on Friday and Saturday (10-5).  Of course, our 9,000 sq. ft. gallery is full of great deals on antiques, fine furniture and more…and we’ve got red tag discounts throughout.

Thanks for shopping with us…2017 off to a tremendous start and it’s just the beginning! We’re going to make this year our BEST year yet for sales, deals and discounts…see you soon!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company


We wish you a Merry Christmas!

IMG_5795It’s been a spectacular holiday season at the Michael Taylor Company, and we wanted to take a moment to thank our wonderful customers, clients and friends for your business in 2016! We couldn’t do it without you, and wish you all the very best for a happy holiday and time with friends and family.

We’ve got a special surprise coming up next week, so watch our Facebook pages and/or your email for more information…shh, details are still a secret, but I will let you know now that it’s a HUGE sale with the biggest and best giveaways and deals we’ve ever offered. And if you’ve been shopping with us for awhile, you know that’s saying something! You simply won’t want to miss it, so be sure to follow us there in the upcoming week. We’re going to have a lot of fun with this one!

In the spirit of the season,

Michael Taylor and Company

Small Business Saturday


This Saturday, Nov. 26th is designated as a special day to honor and shop local businesses in your community. We wanted to take a quick minute to share what we love about being a small business, and thank you, our customers and clients, for keeping us going!

The Michael Taylor company has been on the forefront of the estate and moving sale scene in Nashville since 2008, when Michael started the company with a handful of workers. Since then, Michael Taylor Estate and Moving sales has grown to become the area’s leading estate and moving sale company, with a 9,000 sq ft warehouse/retail space. We’ve conducted sales in tiny East Nashville cottages and huge Brentwood mansions, and everywhere in between.


The company has created 15-20 (varying seasonally) jobs, both full and part-time, for local Nashville folks. While in recent years, we’ve seen national chains come in to town and establish franchised estate sale companies, we’ve been here all along–creating jobs, serving the estate sale needs of our neighbors and friends, making friends with our dear and loyal customers.


You hear a lot about “green” businesses these days–businesses that are committed to keeping their environmental footprint small, or have a strong commitment to recycling. Without actually aspiring to trendy labels, the Michael Taylor Company is as “green” as they come. Through our estate sales, we re-introduce tons of diverse household items into our local community and marketplace. When you buy a pieces of antique furniture from our retail store rather than picking up a piece of new, imported furniture from a big box retailer, you are recycling this item by giving it new usefulness in your home. It may seem different to think of what we are doing as part of the “reduce, re-use, recycle” movement but we are making environmental impact on a local level–and you are, too, when you shop with us!


Many small businesses (also local!) source their goods from us, creating a livelihood for countless local people in the vintage resale industry. Resellers shop our sales to stock antique stores, estate jewelry stores, flea market booths, Ebay stores, craft shows and more.


This Nov. 26th, we hope you will consider shopping with us…we’ve got a great estate sale (see link to listing on our homepage) and Michael Taylor At Home will be offering 50% off of all glassware and 50% off jewelry. In addition to Saturday, we’re also open Weds., 10-5, Fri., 10-5 and Sun., 1-5.

Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Small Business Saturday and THANK YOU for being our wonderful customers and clients. We think the world of you and love to see your smiling faces!

My best,

Michael Taylor and Co.

Summer Tips for Successful Estate Sale Shopping



Ah, the great outdoors! Are you wearing your bug spray and sunscreen?
Ah, an estate sale in the great outdoors! Are you wearing your bug spray and sunscreen?

Is it hot enough for you? Summer is here for sure in Tennessee, and that’s great news for estate sale fans. This time of year boasts the largest number of estate sales, barn sales, tent sales…you name it! There’s lots of shopping fun to be had, but it’s also a time of year when you need to plan ahead and take a few precautions so that you don’t run into trouble when you’re on the hunt for discounted treasures.


Warmer temps mean that sales are held outdoors as well as inside. When you’re picking through items that have been stored in barns or sheds, you might want to bring along a pair of gloves to protect your hands from dirt, rust, splinters…and the occasional spider. A little good planning helps make the experience safer and more fun.

Park smart and avoid trouble! It's worth the effort.
Park smart and avoid trouble! It’s worth the effort.

Estate sale parking can be challenging, especially with larger summertime crowds. Neighborhoods are rarely designed for the influx of vehicles that a sale can attract, and often times people are in a rush to park and get inside to shop. However, it’s important to remember that there’s not ANY deal that’s worth a scraped bumper. Take special care in older neighborhoods with narrow streets (Inglewood) or inside condominium complexes not to park on both sides of the street–there must always be a clear path for emergency vehicles. Summer often brings heavy rains; if an area looks muddy, be extra careful about parking your vehicle!

Yeah, that's how you roll your ankle on the uneven terrain or rickety basement stairs at an estate sale. Wear closed-toed shoes!
Yeah, that’s how you roll an ankle on the uneven lawn or rickety basement stairs at an estate sale.

Can we talk about flip flops? We love our flip flops in the summertime…but they are a hazard at estate sales. Often, older houses have uneven flooring, or steep/slippery/narrow basement and attic stairs. Navigating narrow hallways in a crowd of estate sale shoppers while wearing flip-flops can be dangerous to your toes! Please consider saving the flip flops for the beach, and wear your closed-toed shoes to the sales.

Hydrate, hydrate! We'll have the lemonade waiting for you at our summer sales.
Hydrate, hydrate! We’ll have the lemonade waiting for you at our summer sales.

Summer estate sales are often hot…especially outdoor barn and tent sales! Be sure to stay hydrated in warm weather. We offer complimentary lemonade, coffee and ice water at all of our sales, so please be sure to take advantage of this.

Keep bugs and sunburn at bay!
Keep bugs and sunburn at bay!

If you’re out at estate sales, it’s good to keep a bottle of sunscreen and bug spray handy. With the warmer weather, often times we will have items for sale outdoors; and y’all know that mosquitos are out in force this time of year. A little spray will help keep ’em away!

Join the fun and line up early!
Join the fun and line up early!

If you really want to beat the heat, arrive early. Our sales open at 8:00 a.m., and folks generally start lining up on the first day at about 7:00 a.m. It’s generally as cool outside as it’s going to be at that time, and there are lots of friendly people to chat with in line.  We really do have the best customers and we love seeing them each week!

Check our estate sale listings (link on our home page) for where we’ll be, and come join us for great deals and a glass of lemonade. See you there!

My best,

Michael Taylor and Company


Behind the Scenes: Setting the Sale!

Believe it or not, this closet will be clean, organized and ready to shop in a few short days!
Where’s Waldo?? Believe it or not, this closet will be clean, organized and ready to shop in a few short days!

It’s no secret that we host some of Nashville’s largest estate and moving sales. While many local firms also handle single family homes, our area of specialization–and we really shine here!–is in liquidating the contents of larger properties. We have the experience, staff volume and knowledge to set even the largest of sales in 3-4 days. One of the most frequently asked questions we get from estate sale clients is, “Will you be ready to go on time?” because they can’t believe that we can clean, organize and set up large and complicated sales in such a short time frame. But, we get it done!


Supplies are key, and we bring them to each sale. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, light bulbs, extra lighting, air fresheners…we bring it all in and get right to work!

Sometimes treasure, sometimes trash. We sort it out!
Sometimes treasure, sometimes trash. We sort it out!

Every sale has some items that need to be thrown out to ensure that the property is clean and the areas in the home are shopable. Some homes will have larger items in need of disposal; in these cases, we call in a dumpster to make clean-up easier.


And then once the cleaning is done, we start setting the sale. All furniture, accessories, etc. are arranged and priced for easy shopping.

This guy! (Hey, we've got to have a little fun...)
This guy! (Hey, we’ve got to have a little fun…)

And once the sale is all set, we try out the bathtubs! Ha ha…no, we totally do NOT do that; our fearless leader, Michael Taylor, is just joking around in there.

Tool guy/gal alert!
Tool guy/gal alert!

This particular sale (located in Brentwood, TN, starting Friday, 7/1 and running through Monday 7/4) has something for everyone–from antiques to Craftsmen tools and cabinets.

Need glassware, crystal or barware? We've gotcha covered!
Need glassware, crystal or barware? We’ve gotcha covered!

We’ll have tons of glassware, crystal and bar accessories. The homeowner was a former antique dealer, as well, so we have some really great antiques.


Lighting, candlesticks and crystal pieces are a special feature of this sale.

You are definitely going to need a ladder to reach the top shelf!
You are definitely going to need a ladder to reach the top shelf, Michael!

Not to mention, these 12-foot tall cabinets (set of 2). Michael is in the photo to provide scale; he’s well over 6 ft tall. These are huge cabinets!


More china, glassware and lighting! This really is a huge sale. Antique dealers, take note!


Plus, we’re selling a boat. Boats, cars, jet skis…if the seller has a clear title, we’re always happy to add it to the sale! These items usually move VERY fast, so be there early if you’re looking for a vehicle or watercraft.


Our last step before opening a sale is to get out our signage…after that, we’re open for business and ready to go!

Information and more photos about this Brentwood-area sale are available under the “Estate Sale Listings” tab on the home page of our website. It’s truly a don’t-miss sale and we look forward to seeing you there!

My best,

Michael Taylor and Company