Dog days of summer, this week’s puppy update, and more

Thanks to a very nice turnout, generous underwriters, and designer Julie Dodson’s creativity, MAI’s Barks and Bubbles event was great fun. . . and even though the event was held last Saturday, it seems the fun is continuing!

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Above are some of the lucky pups who found their “furever” homes at the event. We hear that they are enjoying their new homes, and their new owners seem pretty happy, too.

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Whether lining up for NFL players’ autographs – Garret Graham and Owen Daniels – or browsing Lola’s Lucky Day puppy paraphernalia, customers enjoyed the day. The press attended, too, and this week they posted their own wrap-ups of the event. Thanks, Houston Chronicle and Fox 26!

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Currently, MAI is continuing to ask customers to support animal rescue Lola’s Lucky Day by bidding on custom designed dog beds and crate covers. Come see them at Building 1 – you know your pup will love you for it.

Look who’s coming to MAI this week!

MAI and designer Julie Dodson are hosting Barks and Bubbles, a fun-filled and heart-warming animal rescue event this Saturday, July 18, 11 – 3, at MAI. Please join us!

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These cute pups – and others too – will be at our event, looking for their “furever” homes. Photo credit Julie Soefer.

Denver Broncos player Owen Daniels signing autographs at MAI     Houston Texans Garret Graham signing autographs at MAI Houston

Two animal-loving NFL players – Denver Broncos’ Owen Daniels and the Texans’ Garret Graham – will be signing autographs from 12 to 1.

MAI Barks & Bubbles windows

Also, event-goers can find designer dog beds complete with canopies and cushions – see them in our front windows, here. Designer dog collars, too!

Animal rescue event at MAI Houston

This event is graciously sponsored by Link Outdoor, Thompson Custom Homes, Lasco Enterprises, Dodson Interiors and Gibson Law Firm.

For more information about this event that benefits Lola’s Lucky Day, please visit and

Your favorite MAI sale is this week!

Preview all week, and plan to save, save, save this Friday, July 10, at MAI. It’s our third annual, once-yearly big sale of furnishings and decor!

MAI sip & stroll sale


What’s hot in July?

If you’re in Houston, you. just. know. It’s hot!

And here’s what’s hot at MAI these days, whether outside in your garden or inside for a fresh look.

fresh succulents in vintage pots     antique stone garden fruit     antique garden urn

Freshly planted succulents in vintage pots and antique garden urns are just starters…

Tall garden statue     cast stone whippets     Garden statue

If garden statues are what you want, we’ve got those too!

rustic glass topped table   arthur umanoff table and chairs

Furniture like you see above can be used inside or out, just like everything else you see in this post.

Want prices? These are all detailed in the garden section of our Shop Antiques page. Check them out!

Company coming this summer?

Summertime means company’s coming, and we have the dinner solution for you!

Not menus, perhaps, but big dining tables for all those meals…

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The two big, big tables above can be found in Building 1. For more details, check the Shop Antiques page here on our website.

18th c. dining table at MAI













If a round table better suits your needs, check out this beautiful 18th c. table found on our Shop Antiques page and in Building 1. It has two leaves, too!

Italian table from reclaimed wood     

The Italian table above is made from antique reclaimed wood – see it in Building 2 – and it’s even larger than it looks! Details are on the Shop Antiques page.

MAI’s three buildings are packed with tables of all sizes, shapes and finishes. Custom orders are welcome, too. Come see us soon!

Sale-ing into summer…

There’s nothing like a sale, right? Check out Ashley Radack’s gorgeous space in Building 1. She’s making room for an unloading, and we think you will love shopping her sale this week.

French antiques on sale at MAI

The entire space, up to 50% off! Now that’s a sale. Come see!

Looking for a little color…

… or a lot? If you’re looking for color to refresh your home for summer, check out what MAI has for you!

Original contemporary art at MAI in Houston     French chairs at MAI in Houston     014aaa

Loving orange? All of these pieces are available in Building 2, and pricing can be seen on our Shop Antiques and Art Gallery pages.


If you have the “blues,” and want more, accents such as these are found in Buildings 1 and 2.

Coming soon: new windows as part of Building 2’s Designing Windows Series. (They’ll have lots of color. Come see!)

Rain, rain… go away (time for a sale)

With all the rain that Texas has been experiencing, isn’t it time for some light to come into our area? Check out the lighting on sale now in a very large and very beautiful space in Building 1.

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Stop by Faded Rose Antique’s space in Building 1 for spectacular lighting options, all on sale now through June 15. 

Just in!

Just in, fabulous mirrors that you will love. Last year’s shipment, brought exclusively to MAI by J. Nash Antiques, flew out the doors. Better hurry… when these are gone, they… are… gone!

MAI final e-blast for Jodi mirrors

Look who won (and faces in the crowd)!

     What fun we had at our Temptations Market!

MAI Temptations Market 2015

$300 winner Lisa Ray (top left) “hooted and hollered all the way to the front desk” when she heard her name called as a winner!
$100 winner Eliza Brown (top center) exclaimed, “I love this place!”
Additional $100 winners include Kristen Valicek (middle right), Veronica Peckham (bottom center), and Lisa Neblett (bottom right).

You’re invited! Save 20%+ and look who will be here!

Look who will be bringing the BEST trunk shows to MAI on April 28! Plan to come see, and plan to save 20%+ on all regularly priced items of $100 or more, storewide.

MAI Temptations Market 2015

MAI looks forward to seeing YOU on April 28. Our annual event is always F-U-N… bring your friends, too!