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

 

 

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

 

 

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!

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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

 

 

We love mid-century modern!

 

IMG_6343We’re sure that y’all have noticed the fairly recent trend in retail stores toward the clean lines and modern design that was popularized in mid-century America. Mid-century modern items are enjoying new popularity, especially with our millennial-aged customers and we are delighted to include these in the mix at Michael Taylor At Home.  While you can easily find reproductions of 1950’s-60’s items in popular big box retail stores, there’s nothing like the real deal!

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This brass and wood atomic starburst clock is new-to-us ($125) and is a fabulous wall accent for mid-century fans.

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We have several GREAT examples of mid-century lighting throughout the store…this three-light brass pole lamp is a favorite of ours. Check out the vintage ashtray on a brass stand…and the swanky 007 poster!

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Note the signature mid-century hairpin-style legs on this open buffet cabinet…a red tag deal for $300! We’ve also got great decorative accent pieces like vintage barware, and drinking glass sets.

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This vintage hanging pendant light has a harlequin design that was a popular mid-century decorating motif…this unique and colorful fixture that would suit a dining room or entryway.

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Here we’ve paired a 1950’s footstool with hairpin legs with a 1960’s pedestal armchair…eclectic and fun!

Come see us this week for deals on everything in our 9,000 sq ft warehouse…we’ve got something for everyone, from fine art to cookbooks, all at the best prices in town!

My best,

Michael Taylor & Company

P.S…Looking for a great job? We’re currently hiring cashiers, sale setters and salespeople for our estate and moving sales company. The spring season is starting up…email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info or to set up an interview.

 

‘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.

Here’s Your Sign! Funny signs you definitely won’t see at our sales…

At Michael Taylor Estate and Moving Sales, we pride ourselves in our best-in-business practices, including our printed signage.

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Keeping it classy!

As a professional operation, we hold ourselves to the highest standards but we aren’t above having a laugh with (not at, we respect everyone!) the do-it-yourself-ers who take a lighter approach. Hey, we know better than anyone that putting on a sale is a hard job, and we see the funny side, too. Here are a few signs that we definitely won’t be using, but made us laugh anyway:

Photo credit: neverclassy.com
Photo credit: neverclassy.com

It’ll be huuuuuge! Well, we can’t get political, but it looks like they’ve got some hair-raising deals at this sale…

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Hey, it’s Lionel Ritchie…he actually lived here in Nashville when he was recording his country album and we know he’s a fan of local culture, so maybe he’d appreciate a sign like this? Funny stuff, but I think we’ll stick to our standard signs.

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Simpsons fans will appreciate this one. We’ve all had that “take all my money” moment when we see something great at a sale!

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Sometimes the truth is…too much?

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This one’s for you, Star Wars fans! May the force be with you and help you find amazing treasures at low, low prices!

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Just trying to help good ol’ mom out of her hoarder situation! Hope she has a good sense of humor…

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We couldn’t agree more with the sentiment behind this one. You deserve it! And we’ve got 5 great sales this week just FULL of amazing stuff…check the listings on our home page for locations, dates and photos. Of special note is our Red Carpet Sale in Manchester, TN–just a short hour’s drive from the Metro area. That sale has a really unusual assortment of chinoiserie, clocks, antiques, glassware, patio furniture and much more.

We can’t wait to see you there….just follow the (informative and professionally printed) signs!

My best,

Michael Taylor and Company