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.

Spring Decor and More!

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Well…the calendar may say January, it’s true. But we’re looking ahead to warmer months instead of dwelling on the short days and cold temps.  This time of year, we’re drawn to romantic, shabby chic decor…Valentine’s Day is on the way, and we’re romantics at heart, aren’t you? And we’re definitely thinking about what we’d like to plant in our gardens/on the patio once the last frost is over. So, we’re sharing a few items that might spark early spring decorating ideas or help you make plans to perk up your outdoor decor.

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Bring the outdoors inside with dried or silk florals, or a gorgeous vintage floral-themed lamp (available now at Michael Taylor At Home, $95).

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A vintage dress in a pretty pastel, whitewashed antique furniture, a beautiful wicker plant stand and 1950’s era McCoy planters help fill a home with romantic charm and are PERFECT with the gray wall paint that’s so popular right now. (Seems like everyone’s painting their interior walls gray, am I right?)

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Planters and outdoor garden statuary are a fabulous accent to a patio or entryway, and we have some truly incredible pieces at rock-bottom red tag prices right now…plan ahead and pick one of these up to make a new focal point for your favorite outdoor space. Prices start at just $130…well below retail; these will go fast!OMOP9274

We have vintage Valentine’s day cards and romantic accents starting at $3.00…come see what’s new at Michael Taylor At Home this week! Open Thurs-Sat., 10-5. Our Charlie Chase downsizing sale continues this week, so please drop by and check out the items from the home of this country music broadcasting legend. Plus, we’ve got a HUGE Lebanon estate sale and another great 2-day sale in the metro Nashville area.

Don’t let the cold weather get you down…come plan for spring with us at the Michael Taylor Company!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Co.

 

 

 

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 www.crookandchase.com. 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

 

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

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Decor & More!

IMG_5633 (1)Holiday season is here and it’s time to deck the halls! We’ve got some fun ideas for getting into the spirit of the season, even if you’re short on time and budget.

  1. Set a festive table! Get out the Christmas china, festive glassware and crystal. It’s time to enjoy using your “special” dinnerware…why not even for simple family meals? ‘Tis the season! We frequently feature holiday-themed dinnerware at our estate sales, so if you’re lacking that special Santa mug, check our weekly listings…we might have just what you’re looking for! WIJT6994
  2. Indulge in nostalgia and special memories. Everyone has a few vintage holiday ornaments or decorative items that bring back the past…share the story behind the vintage Santa with a new generation. LIMI3505
  3. Get out those fun seasonal collections and holiday displays! It’s a lot of work to set up the Christmas village or to decorate the tree, but isn’t it worth it? It’s the time of year for over-the-top decorating…enjoy every minute! We love this village set up in an old china cabinet…don’t the lights make it special?
    photo credit: cindysfracturedfairytales.blogspot.com
    photo credit: cindysfracturedfairytales.blogspot.com

    4. Wear a festive outfit…it doesn’t have to be a Christmas sweater! (Although we think those are pretty fun!) If you haven’t been to the “Vintage Boutique” at Michael Taylor at home, you can find this retro ladies suit and lots more fun holiday garb at great prices…what are you waiting for?IMG_5565

And if you’re looking for food and friends, we’ve got a special holiday event coming up on Dec. 11 from 1-5 p.m. at Michael Taylor At Home…it’s our holiday open house, and we’d love to see you there! We’ve got prize drawings, refreshments and special deals…bring a friend and come say hello. IMG_5547

It’s a busy month, but we hope to see you at our sales and our open house…our customers are very special to us and we truly appreciate your business!

My best this holiday season,

Michael Taylor & Co.

Come Party With Us…at our Holiday Open House!

 

IMG_5547Tis the season to be jolly…and shop, and decorate, and host friends and family, and bake, and cook, and wrap….whew! Sounds like a big job…and we’re here to help. Our 9,000 sq ft retail space is absolutely filled with home decorating inspiration and unique holiday gift ideas…and we’ve got plenty of parking!

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We’re hosting our special open house event on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1-5 p.m. Michael Taylor will be in store to personally answer your holiday home decor questions, or let our retail store manager, Jerry, help you select the perfect accent for your holiday decor, or gift for that hard-to-find friend or relative.  Raise a glass of holiday cheer with us, and enjoy snacks, prize drawings and special one-time-only deals…we enjoy spending time with our customers and we can’t wait to see you!

IMG_5504If you’re like most of us, you’re trying to get the best value for your holiday shopping dollar this season….AND you’re trying to find gifts for the “person who has everything.” Well…unique, one-of-a-kind items at affordable prices are our specialty.  Plus, we’re one of the few local retailers who still offer a lay-away plan to make buying as easy as possible. Consider this your personal invitation to our event on Sunday, Dec. 11th…and please bring a friend or two!

See you then!

Michael Taylor And Company

P.S….we also have three great estate sales this week, and we’ll be discounting select items and holiday merchandise at Michael Taylor At Home, where we’re open for extended holiday hours from 10-5, Weds.-Sat. and 1-5 on Sunday.

Small Business Saturday

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Michael Taylor At Home: Sneak preview of our Gallery update!

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Our 9,000 sq ft retail gallery, Michael Taylor At Home, is closed this week for restocking, so it seems like the perfect time to give you a sneak peek of the awesome new stuff that we’ve added to our “modern mix” of fine furniture, antiques, one-of-a-kind vintage finds, artwork and more. If you haven’t been out to our gallery, it’s conveniently located at 478 Allied Drive, 37211, and our normal hours are Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Bamboo style furniture is “having a moment” in popular decorating right now; these two occasional chairs are a great example. The hand-knotted oriental rug is one of many in our gallery–we have a large selection of wool and silk oriental rugs in an assortment of shapes, sizes and colors (and at a price that won’t break the bank!). The jade statue is one of several high-quality antique jade pieces that are a gallery feature.

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Have a collection you need to display? This dark antique display case would make a dramatic backdrop for bright Fiestaware dishes, or treasured family photos. The antique dolls are just a sampling from an extensive collection we’ve taken on consignment. I think we can say with confidence that we have one of Tennessee’s largest antique doll collections for sale in our Gallery right now; check out the photos on our website for a preview of these special dolls.

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The ’70’s are back with this awesome lucite bar chair set. These are absolutely amazing…very Saturday Night Fever!

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Here’s another 1970’s-era set that we just love. The soft green tones of the painted wood of this dining room set are gorgeous. We’ve featured ruby glass in the china cabinet, but blue and white china would be pretty, as well. LKRF6240

Have y’all met our glamorous gallery ladies? Well, be sure to drop by and say hey to the best-dressed gals in town. We offer a curated selection of vintage gowns and furs in the Gallery–only the very best of the best from names like Lillie Rubin.  Stand out at your next charity function or holiday event–these dresses are truly amazing.

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We specialize in one-of-a-kind vintage items, and these 1960’s era Colorforms toys can’t be beat. For the toy collector, 1960’s enthusiast or nostalgia buff, these would be a great gift item (and we’re closer to the holidays than you think!).

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This carved buffet would add vintage style to holiday meals, events and gatherings…you also get a glimpse here of more of our beautiful hand-loomed rugs.

These items are just a small sampling of what’s new-to-us and in store waiting for you.  If you’re looking for specific pieces or if you’re an interior designer shopping for your clients, please consult with gallery manager Jerry when you visit- he’s got a wealth of ideas and resources for you, and would love to assist you in finding the perfect piece for your collection.

Again, the Michael Taylor At Home Gallery is located at 478 Allied Dr, Nashville and open Thurs.-Sat, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Come see us soon!

My best,

Michael Taylor and Company