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

 

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

‘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.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…Decorating with Mirrors!

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Mirrors are an interior design staple, and with good reason! A beautiful mirror is like a window you can move around your home.  They reflect light and brighten dark spaces. Their reflective properties visually expand small rooms, making them seem larger and more welcoming.

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We love mirrors at Michael Taylor At Home, and you can see from the photo above that we stock a wide variety of styles and sizes. Our selection varies from antique to contemporary.

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The way this mirror is framed elevates it into an art piece…but it’s as useful as it is beautiful. Isn’t it nice to have a mirror handy to make a final check of your appearance before you dash out the door? Entryways are the perfect location for mirrors because they are often small areas that lack natural light.

photo credit: rebecca-gatheryeroses.blogspot.com
photo credit: rebecca-gatheryeroses.blogspot.com

Here’s a fun idea…hang a collection of mirrors to accent a staircase wall. Painting the frames all white gives the grouping a purposeful and cohesive look.

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photo credit: Miss Zeit

Here a dramatic crystal-framed mirror dresses up a bathroom. If you want an instant upgrade in your bathroom, install a vintage or antique mirror. Who says you need to buy your bathroom mirror from a home improvement store, anyway?

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photo credit: Dormify

Here smaller mirrors are added to a wall display of family photos and other framed art. The mirrors in this grouping reflect light into a small hallway space and add a little unexpected visual interest.IMG_3092

Tall mirrors that rest on the floor are dramatic and contemporary…the one in this photo is part of a set of three that are each 6 ft tall; available now at Michael Taylor At Home. Imagine creating a wall of mirrors with these three…so beautiful!

We love working with you to create the unique home interior of your dreams at a price you can afford. Whether it’s mirrors, or fine furniture, antiques, rugs, lighting, jewelry, vintage furs, china or home accessories, we’ve got it in stock at the best prices in town. Come see us this week!

P.S. Our deal of the week for Sept. 15-17 is 40% off of rugs, lighting and select art.

My best,

Michael Taylor and Company

De-Light-ful Deals: Lighting fixtures are the best value in estate sale shopping

It’s no secret that you can save money by shopping estate sales. Just like cars, most brand-new housewares, furniture and home accessories drop in value once they leave the retail store. At our sales, we sell pre-owned merchandise and thus are able to pass this cost savings along to our customers. But, there are some things that retain their value better than others, and we’re happy to shed some light on that subject! (Pun intended!)

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This dramatic crystal chandelier from a recent Brentwood-area sale is a great example. Fixtures of this size, type and quality retail for tens of thousands of dollars at popular lighting retailers.  It’s easy to understand why; the sparkle and drama of a huge crystal chandelier makes a beautiful and timeless statement that instantly upgrades the look of any home.

At our sale, this fixture listed for much less than the retail price, but here’s where the value comes in–it was in the exact same condition as the day it was purchased. Classic ceiling lighting fixtures typically don’t incur much, if any, wear and tear. And lighting fixtures defy trends; this fixture wouldn’t have looked out-of-place 50 years ago, nor is it likely to look dated 50 years from now. Now that’s a deal!

While the condition of some items (for example, fabric-covered furniture) deteriorates with time and use, this isn’t typically true of lighting. An exception would be cords or shades on table lamps. However, replacing wiring or cords on vintage or antique fixtures is a simple matter; cord “kits” are available at Home Depot and a new cord can replace a frayed one in a matter of minutes.  And replacing a shade is easy; we tend to have a lot of them at our sales or big box retailers like Target carry them at low prices.

With the availability and abundance of both ceiling and table lighting fixtures at our sales, we can say with confidence that there’s no reason to ever buy a new lighting fixture.

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Here are a few great examples available at Michael Taylor At Home, where we showcase a tremendous variety of table and ceiling fixtures, from contemporary to antique. If you are looking to upgrade the look of your home AND get the most value for your dollar, we cannot recommend starting with lighting strongly enough!

Come see us this week at our 4 great sales in Madison, Old Hickory, Franklin and Thompson’s Station…or at Michael Taylor At Home. We’re happy to help you find a great new light fixture (at a great price!).

My best,

Michael Taylor And Company