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.

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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. 

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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! 



So nice to be noticed!

MAI continues to hear compliments from our friends and customers who attended the recent anniversary festivities. Paper City Houston recently posted some great photos taken during the events.

Who could resist such cute puppies? Annie and Flower posed, representing Citizens for Animal Protection, a leading animal shelter in Houston and charity beneficiary.



Trunk show customers and vendors enjoyed cruising the aisles in all three MAI buildings.

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News you will love!

Just in case you want more enticement to visit MAI for our 10th anniversary events this week…

MAI anniversary sale  MAI anniversary

Plus, you’ll L-O-V-E our popular annual Holiday Market tomorrow! See the preview below.


MAI’s new shop AXELLE is opening, too! AXELLE shares Building 3 space with freshly re-vamped Consigned.

MAI Axelle new shop

And for more about a runway-style vintage fashion show and Segreto Vignettes book signing, check out our posts below.

We hope to see YOU soon!



Anniversary Event Calendar

Mark YOUR calendars for all the events MAI has planned just for YOU!

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Previously posted, below, are a few event preview pics to whet your appetite. But these are just the beginning… check back soon for more details. Note: You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-the-minute news and more preview shots!



Event preview! Save these dates…

MAI turns 10 this month! To celebrate – and to thank our many customers and friends – we are planning special events just for you. 


Can’t wait to see what’s in the works? Here is a preview:

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MAI’s oh-so-popular Holiday Market will be a big part of the three-day celebration.

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Leslie Sinclair will be dropping by to sign her newly published book Segreto Vignettes. You’ll love Leslie’s new book AND each day’s lite bites and libations, too!

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A new venture and a redesigned Building 3 will be unveiled, a runway-style fashion show will inspire you, and Houston’s Citizens for Animal Protection will benefit.


MAI’s customers have always enjoyed our event door prizes, raffles and special dealer discounts… check back soon for more details.

You’ll be thrilled you did!