Top 10 Gifts under $100

Just in time for the holidays, here is MAI’s Top 10 List of gifts under $100… perfect for hostesses, teachers or anyone on your list!

MAI Paperwhites

Back again this year are our customer favorites, planted and ready to bloom paperwhites! Find these in vintage silver containers, starting at $19. Now in Building 2. Below are other great gift ideas, all priced under $100.

MAI gifts under $100

#2 Nickel trays, footed and handled, starting at $85.

#3 Horn barware, $49 each.

#4 German made holiday birds on lucite stands, $32.50 each.

#5 Large executive tumblers, $12 each.

#6 Mid-century Murano flowers on lucite bases, $88 each.

#7 Antique leather-bound books, starting at $20 each.

#8 Lucite reindeer, $34 each.

#9 Candles, bath products, etc., starting at $29.

#10 Marble cheese boards, $52 each.

These are just a few of the many items at MAI that make perfect “under $100″ gifts. Come in soon!


Thanksgiving Sale just for you!

MAI is thankful for our great customers and friends! To show our gratitude, how about a sale?

MAI Thanksgiving sale


Company coming soon?

How time flies! With the holidays fast approaching, you may be looking for a few new pieces to welcome all that company…

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Mirrors like these above will greet your guests with a little dazzle.

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If a new buffet or sideboard is on your wish list, MAI has so many just waiting for you to choose.

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Holiday meals will be easy to serve at dining tables like these. The French table at the right is 10’6″.

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A new chest will spiff up your hallway or guest room, too.

So much to choose, so little time until the company comes… you are invited to visit MAI today!


It’s about time!

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and that means it’s time for MAI’s annual holiday market…

MAI annual holiday market

This is the market that you love… come enjoy your favorite vendors and some fabulous new ones, holiday decorations, gift certificate drawings, lite bites and libations. See YOU on Wednesday, October 28!

You’re invited!

MAI hopes to see YOU at “Entertaining with Style” on Thursday, October 15. Here’s the scoop…

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This will be such a fun event… Here’s more!

MAI entertaining with style

We hope to see you. Come by, be inspired and be entertained!

Getting ready to entertain you…

Just like you when you entertain, MAI designers and dealers are renewing and redecorating these days. Our “Entertaining with Style” event is October 15, right around the corner! (See our previous post for more info on the event.)

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Building One’s front windows are in process… soon you’ll see even more entertaining vignettes, from the front windows on into the store. Building 2 is working on this, too.

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Some fabulous tablescapes and buffet-scapes are in place now, with many more on their way. We think you’ll be inspired!

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We’re just like you when it comes to decorating for the entertaining season ahead. Come see what we have for you at the store now, and definitely plan to attend Entertaining with Style on October 15. You’re invited!

Save this date!

Save the date October 15 for MAI’s biggest event ever! Tony Vallone’s new Memorial area restaurant will be serving, Uptown Park’s Elizabeth Anthony models will be strolling the aisles, and inside-the-loop’s David Brown Flowers will be highlighting our spaces. Proceeds from a wonderful silent auction – and a portion of the event’s sales – will benefit Memorial Hermann Foundation. 

MAI’s designers and dealers will be featuring great looks for entertaining at home this fall and into the holidays, too.

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MAI entertaining with style

Please join us for a stylish and entertaining evening. And you don’t need tickets, either!

This week’s sale keeps getting better!

Just announced: our always popular Anything Goes Sale will also feature 20% off *  storewide! 

You’ll be able to purchase any items in our 50+ dealer/designer’s spaces that are * regularly priced at $100 and over. In addition to hunting for treasure among our dealers’ warehouse clean-outs, project leftovers, what-was-I-thinking items, you can save on their regular inventory, too.

For more details, please see the post below. See how anything goes this week at MAI?

Anything Goes Sale!

Next week, anything goes at MAI! It’s time for our annual sale that is one of our customers’ favorites. Our 50+ dealers and designers will be bringing in great items at great prices.

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Just for fun, look at some of the items snapped up at last year’s Anything Goes Sale.

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Come see what we have for you this year – in all three buildings! Any. thing. goes!

There’s nothing quite like…

A   S A L E . . . right? Linda Gale White’s booth in Building 1 really has us seeing stars this week. Stars on numerous tags in her large space indicate discounts of 20%, 30% and more on quite a few items. Here’s a sampling of what’s on sale now.

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An 18th c. painted Swedish console is on sale for $4,200. This recently upholstered Louis XIV period arm chair has been marked down from $3,500 to $2,650.

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We spotted a pair of gorgeous painted and gilded Italian sconces, once priced at $3,900, now $2,200. Custom framed, hand-colored German prints are now priced at $475 each.

More items from furniture to accessories are on sale in Linda Gale White’s booth in Building 1. Hope to see you here soon!

Is it time?

Is it time to accessorize? When the heat of the summer has you down, there’s nothing like a few new accessories to boost your spirits! Below are snaps of accessories found on the aisles of Buildings 1 and 2.

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Vignettes like this one in Building 2 can inspire you in your hunt for those perfect accessories.

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Custom pillows may be just what you want to update your seating. MAI has more pillows than you can count, at all price points.

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Pops of a different color can transform a room, and color is everywhere at MAI.

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Original art, found items, books and more… whatever your style, you’ll find accessories to love – and to boost those end-of-summer spirits – at MAI Houston.