Shopping and horses at MAI? Save this date!

Love shopping or horses, or both? Be sure to save Wednesday, May 3, for MAI. 

mai ginger barber event for animal rescue

Well-known interior designer Ginger Barber – along with MAI – will be hosting an event on Wednesday, May 3, to benefit Habitat for Horses. (Click on their names to learn more.)

MAI ginger barber event for animal rescue  

Ginger Barber, shown here at one of the equine rescue’s locations, is a designer known throughout the country, and she will unveil some inspiring window designs at Building 1 on May 3. Barber has long loved horses and supported Habitat for Horses. Since 1998, this charity has worked closely with law enforcement in Texas and across the nation in animal rescue efforts.

mai ginger barber event the waffle bus

What YOU will also love on May 3 are the activities and store sales, the sipping and shopping . . . and the munching. If you haven’t enjoyed The Waffle Bus’s temptations, you will on May 3!

mai ginger barber event

Did we mention MUNCHING? You will also meet miniature horse Mr. Munchie, who will appear at MAI’s Building 1 from 11 – 2. He’s a little horse who’s big on love!

MAI will offer store sales and 10+ trunk shows all day on May 3, too. Perfect shopping for bridal showers, end-of-school gifts and more! Portions of proceeds will benefit the equine rescue, and we’ll post more about our trunk shows soon.

Be sure to save Wednesday, May 3, for MAI shopping and Habitat for Horses. Great fun for a great cause!



Shopping at its best – MAI this week

Great antiques + up-to-the-minute decor = MAI. Add fabulous pop up shopping to this mix!

MAI pop up shop

Shopping for gifts gets easier with the custom jewelry, beautiful linens, custom embroidery with quick turn around, and much more at Building 2 this Thursday. (We’re thinking gifts for yourself, too.) Local charity MAM (Memorial Assistance Ministries) will benefit from your shopping, which is always good.

And our dealers are returning from Round Top with lots of new ideas and inventory this week, too!

MAI antiques   European antique at MAI 

What’s not to love about shopping at MAI? 


On the (antiques) road again!

Antiques and the out-of-doors – if you love them, you are hitting the road again these days – to Round Top! 

Bluebonnets and antiques in Round Top

The bluebonnets are out this time of year, especially around Round Top. That’s where the area swells with antiques vendors and buyers. 

You can find some of MAI’s dealers at Round Top, and they will love seeing you!

THE COMPOUND, open now through April 1, click here.


Susan Horne Antiques

BLUE HILLS ANTIQUES SHOW, open now through April 1, click here.

Brocante French Antiques

MARKET HILL, now through April 1, click here.

Susan Horne Antiques

ARBOR ANTIQUES, March 22 through April 1, click here.

Mario Silva Designs

Renouveau Antiques

Susan Horne Antiques

Tres Bien Antiques

MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW, March 28 through April 1, click here.

Art and  Antique Hunter

Bird Dog Interiors

Maison Pernoud

Mustard Seed Antiques

Just remember, you can always find the best selection at MAI – seven days a week. See you soon, in Round Top and in Houston.


Springing into color

Sunshine and warmer breezes definitely = we’re wanting new color for our interiors! MAI offers you great ways to refresh your home with pops like these . . .

Mid-century modern decor at MAI Houston   Green decor at MAI Houston  

Pantone is praising green for 2017, and we think all greens are wonderful for spring . . . whatever your style.

Custom pillows at MAI Houston   Custom pillows at MAI Houston   Custom pillows at MAI Houston

We know that pillows are quick fixes, right? MAI has custom pillows around every corner! Perhaps the colors above are to your liking. Or . . .

Custom pillows at MAI Houston

See how color can change a look? From neutral (always lovely, in our opinion) to neutral with P-O-P!

Get it at MAI Houston. See you soon!


Exclusive trunk show this week

One of your favorite trunk show vendors will be here this week, and she is bringing a friend with her! We think you’ll love the fresh inventory from these two!

Trunk show at MAI

Custom jewelry PLUS fine textile findings for yourself and your home. How can you miss? A few samplings here…

Trunk show at MAI   Trunk show at MAI

And here.

Trunk show at MAI

Susan McVicker Jewelry and Ash West will have what YOU want! See you at Building 2 this Friday and Saturday.


Come & get it, Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what could be more fun than shopping for your Sweetie (or yourself) at MAI?

Valentine pop up shop

Shop the pop ups, sip some wine, enjoy the treats – and save money too!

When you donate any amount to Lola’s Lucky Day while you are at MAI, you’ll enjoy 20% off any one item regularly priced at $100 or more. For more information about this wonderful and loving animal rescue organization, click here.

See you this Thursday – Friday, Valentine!


Designing Windows for charity

This month at Building 2, MAI’s Designing Windows are beautiful – as always! – thanks to nationally-known designer Julie Dodson. 

MAI Designing Windows series

For more information about Dodson Interiors’ design services, please click here.

Even though Julie is busy, busy, busy, she finds time to help animal rescue organizations such as Lola’s Lucky Day. This is a very special animal rescue… below are just two of their many rescues who have found loving homes. MAI will help out this week, too. During our pop up shopping on Thursday – Friday, any donation to the rescue will result in 20% off any MAI item regularly priced at $100 or more. For more information about Lola’s Lucky Day, please click here.


So what are you waiting for? Come in to see the windows, donate, and get shopping!


Looking in on MAI

We love it when customers comment on MAI’s front windows! 

Below are Building 1’s current windows, designed by local well-known artist Nedra Hawks. If you know MAI, you know that Nedra has been a dealer here – and dare we say resident artist? – since doors opened in October 2006.

MAI front window design

White pops against the red background, and several of Nedra Hawks’ original paintings are showcased on the walls. Looks like she had fun cruising the aisles in search of just the right white and red-toned accents to stage.

MAI front window design   MAI front window design   

Again, red and white – why not, with February around the corner? – showcase the slip-covered arm chairs while an over-sized mirror and lucite accent pieces keep it lighter and “now.”

Come to MAI and be inspired by the front windows. They are always changing. Building 2 even hosts a monthly “Designing Windows” series where Houston designers stage their special looks to inspire customers coming in the store. Hope to see you soon!


What’s a winter elephant?

What’s a Winter Elephant Sale? For the first time ever, MAI will host a winter version of our popular summertime Anything Goes Sale.

MAI winter elephant sale

For the sale starting this Thursday, dealers in all three buildings will bring in great design leftovers, odds and ends, and more… all at low, low prices you’ll love.

Does 50% OFF sound good? Dealers will mark some items in their booths 50% off – or even more. Plus, all items store-wide regularly priced $100 and over will be discounted 20% off. 

Mid century modern at MAI   french trumeaus at MAI


Whatever your style – these vignettes were photographed yesterday – you’ll find something to love! See you at MAI this Thursday – Sunday.



Here’s to a beautiful new year!

Happy New Year! Great beginnings call for great looks, and you know where to find them.

If the new year inspires you to add fresh looks to your home, MAI’s three buildings have beautiful furnishings. Antique, vintage, custom, new!

Style mix at MAI Houston     Style mix at MAI Houston 

These vignettes, both found in Building 2, show how beautiful a mix of styles and time periods can be.

Style mix at MAI Houston    Style mix at MAI Houston 

Rustic, natural, clean-lined looks can be found on MAI’s aisles as well. Our customers know that something new is always coming in, too.

Come see us soon. You might be inspired to find some new looks for your new year! Happy 2017!


Last minute gifts…

… that don’t look last minute!

We get it: you haven’t had time to shop for holiday gifts until now. No worries. MAI has great last minute gifts, just waiting for YOU!

   Last minute holiday gifts at MAI Houston

What host or hostess wouldn’t love monogrammed guest towels or Houston tea towels? These are reasonably priced at $20 and $18.50.

Last minute holiday gifts at MAI Houston   Last minute holiday gifts at MAI Houston

What fun it would be to open mid-century bar ware or decorations! The bar ware seen here is priced under $50 and found at Building 2.

Last minute holiday gifts at MAI Houston Last minute holiday gifts at MAI Houston Last minute holiday gifts at MAI Houston

How we love our fur babies! This mid-century brass greyhound is $195, the custom framed 1800s setter litho is $325, and the beagle oil painting can be purchased for $495.

Last minute holiday gifts at MAI Houston   Last minute holiday gifts at MAI Houston

A world traveler would surely appreciate an antique globe like this large one, available for $975. Large coral specimens like these on acrylic stands start at $225.

MAI offers unique gifts like these in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Our staff will happily help you find just the right gift, too. Who needs those crowds at the mall? 


This week at MAI: giving and saving!

The holidays are all about giving, and when MAI adds saving to the mix, you know it will be good!

MAI holiday specials

Save 20% off storewide, or make the holidays even brighter with 22% off when you bring much-needed donations of cleaning supplies to Building 1. We will deliver them to MAM/Memorial Assistance Ministries.

This week will see more pop up shopping in Building 2. For a special gift at a great price point, check these out:  

MAI pop up shop   MAI pop up shop 

The week will end with a pop up shop full of vintage and fabulous! You won’t find these oh-so-special gifts just anywhere.

 MAI pop up shop

When you come in for the pop up shopping, you can’t help but notice all the wonderful antiques and home furnishings that MAI is known for… most are waiting just for you at 20% – 22% off!

See you this week at MAI!



Find that special gift at MAI

Mall shopping may be fine for some holiday gifts, but when you want something special… count on MAI!

MAI pop up shops 

Come in for the pop up shopping (always fun!) and stay for the unique inventory on every aisle. You’ll find something special, and it may be discounted too!

MAI holiday specials

Check the galleries on this website for extra-special gift suggestions, and come to MAI soon.

You’ll find that special gift and you can give back to the community, too!