SPICE UP YOUR HOME OR GARDEN WITH “CHIC CLASSICS” AND ONE-OF-A-KIND TREASURES IN THE POPULAR “VINTAGE MARKET”
Looking to spice up your outdoor or indoor living space? Don’t miss the “Vintage Market” as a shopping destination, with an eclectic collection of over 15 vendors for unique and surprising items for the home and garden. You’ll find everything from farmhouse collectibles and mid-century modern pieces to lighting fixtures and salvaged goods.
Local vendors and their offerings in the “Vintage Market” include:
Antique Liquidators of Seattle features curated antique, vintage, and industrial finds and furniture from around the country and across the globe. They will be featuring a mix of fine antiques and rustic garden finds with some amazing industrial pieces. From rustic cast iron table bases and vintage advertising window glass, to beautiful swirling industrial slip shades and antique medical cabinets with graceful cabriole legs, they are constantly acquiring stunning pieces for that vintage visual impact that you’ve always wanted.
Tacoma’s Fanciful Furniture and Whimsical What-nots will be bringing in vintage and mid-Century furniture that has been refurbished to look new and fun. Their booth will also have an array of items to perk up your home such as barware, dishes, decor items, beautiful lights, cool lamps, and a variety of vintage small appliances. From hutches, buffets and curio cabinets to hot chocolate sets, decanters and glasses, come find out what whimsical piece you can uncover.
Discover an interesting variety of vintage and antique repurposed goods at Her Shabby Chateau from Puyallup. They’ll be showcasing painted and refinished furniture and decor, vintage garden ornamentation, and handmade signs. They’ll also have fusion mineral paints, stencils and Iron Orchid Design transfers for those crafty attendees who want to add a unique look and instant style to their projects.
Love & Junk, from Puyallup, is a small family business specializing in repurposing all things vintage, rustic, industrial, salvaged, rescued, and reclaimed. They transform these vintage goods into stylish and distinctive furniture pieces and home decor. One of their staple pieces is the industrial-style barn door cabinet built from reclaimed materials–each one is unique and different. You’ll find other one-of-a-kind industrial pieces as well as fun and funky junk in their booth at the show.
Off the Beaten Path Antiques, from Sumner, loves to hunt for treasures on farms–discovering those quirky and rustic barn items that make a statement in the home and garden. Some of the gathered collectibles include old wagon wheels, blue Ball jars, metal tins, feeders, gas cans, vintage glass cloches, glass floats, old doors and vintage windows. You never know what you’ll discover in your own treasure hunt there!
Puyallup’s Rust features one-of-a-kind pieces that are handcrafted from original and primitive items that have outlived their purpose. Some of the beautiful, handmade and refurbished pieces that they create include live-edge wood tables with hairpin legs, a kitchen hutch with old dairy barn wood, hanging lights made from vintage barrel rings, assorted sizes of pulleys, meat hooks, traps, and other rusty cool stuff!
Second Use, in Seattle and Tacoma, will be bringing a variety of reclaimed and old-time finds from local homes and commercial spaces ideal for repurposing in the home or garden. Their high quality, affordable salvage includes a plethora of doors, cabinets, windows, lighting, hardware, furniture, and much more. Their mission of reclaiming salvage and building materials for reuse brings architectural treasures back to life for that unique and classic piece for your abode.
Other vendors, all from Tacoma, taking part in the Vintage Market are Brandy’s Attic, Mr. Junk Boy, Nine Lives Vintage Wears, Ruston Mercantile, The Gathering: An Urban Women’s Market, The Urban Gardener, and The Urban Squirrel.
NEW FOR 2018: “ARTIST ROW” FEATURES CREATIONS FROM OVER 20 LOCAL ARTISANS
The Tacoma Home & Garden Show introduces “Artist Row,” a collection of booths from local artisans selling unusual and one-of-a-kind artwork, garden art, sculpture, paper goods, and much more.
At “Artist Row,” you’ll find art offerings for your home and garden in this exciting new section of the show, including framed paintings, pencil art, and scenic and botanical photography. Local glass artists will showcase one-of-a kind housewares and items for the garden ranging from glass sculptures, windows and flowers. Stroll “the Row” for offerings by local woodworkers, ceramic artists, print makers, botanical jewelry artists and other craftspeople.
A sampling of local artisans and their offerings in the “Artist Row” include:
Urban Soule “Nature Inspired Botanical Paintings and Garden Art,” from Seattle, will be bringing contemporary art with soulful and colorful depictions of botanicals and wildlife. They’ll also have concrete garden art cast from leaves, fungi and other botanicals for beautiful and stylized garden pieces.
Ferndale’s Bear Arts Studio highlights sandblasted and etched glassware which gives the original designs a three-dimensional character. Each piece of glass is individually sand carved by hand; this process produces a lasting design that is dishwasher-safe. Come and choose a wonderful piece for everyday use or special occasions.
Rainbow Orcas Designs, from Bellingham, creates nature and wildlife-inspired hanging sculptures for one-of-a-kind and affordable art. The pieces are individually hand sculpted and feature versatile and lightweight three-dimensional paper and wire with beaded embellishments. Along with larger tabletop and wall sculptures and paintings, they create truly unique works of art that brings the beauty and wonder of the natural world into the home.
Peterson Scenic Photography, from Graham, features award-winning images of nature’s beauty in the Pacific Northwest. The husband and wife photographers are inspired in their work by their love of nature and by capturing moments in time to be enjoyed by all. From majestic and serene to eerie and visually stunning, their photographic art will create a statement that will make an impact on your walls.
The colorful, kiln-formed glass garden art from Marcus Harper GlassWorks of Browns Point is vibrant with sinuous lines and striking details. The garden art specializes in high-end fused and cast glass art which utilizes finishing techniques of carving, sand blasting, and polishing. The beautiful and bold pieces have that wow factor that will be a lively focal point in your garden or home.
Richard Jahn, from Kent, specializes in painting local landscape scenes from around the Puget Sound area. His artwork at the show will be available in both prints and original paintings. The effervescent, vivid art has an atmospheric and energetic quality that will be a dynamic spotlight in your home.
Tandecki Watercolors, from Sumner, highlights the marine life and rural history of the Pacific Northwest. His moody watercolors focus on the weather and evoke an entrancingly melancholic atmosphere. The reflective artwork will be a timeless complement to your living space.
Little Green, from Tacoma, carries a line of digitally printed greeting cards and original handprinted artwork. The colorful images highlight the personality and movement of nature, from the cheery blooms of a desert cactus to the gentle sway of sea kelp. The designs for the gorgeous paper goods are inspired by nature, family and community, which convey the expressions of life’s joy.
Oregon’s Clay Art Studio has been creating whimsical art with clay for over 30 years. Her one-of-a-kind art pieces are perfect for accessorizing yourself and your home. From whimsical to elegant, each piece is made by hand. The booth will showcase a unique and ever-changing line of jewelry, home decor, wine and table-top accessories and much more.
Other vendors who are taking part in the “Artists Row” include Aurora 21 Designs, Woodinville; Drawn 2 Draw, Puyallup; Kasydy Jayne Dolls, Marysville; Hinshaw’s Art Quest, Camano Island; Kara’s Creations, Stanwood; Gazebo, Vashon Island; Tim Wistrom Fine Art Paintings, Seattle; Mad Mozaics, Federal Way; Thorsteinson Woodworking, Everett; A Rhapsody in Bloom, Tacoma; Aletheia Creation, Seattle; and Over The Top, Portland, OR.
Top landscape professionals put their work on display in unusual, idea-generating display gardens created by Marenakos Rock Center and Olympic Landscape. These gardens spotlight techniques and plant varieties that are both creative and inspiring.
Marenakos Rock Center’s “The ABC’s of How to Get Your Garden Done” uses cut-away visuals to spotlight the creation of a classic Northwest garden. In collaboration with the Washington Association of Landscaping Professionals (WALP), Marenakos’ garden illustrates the evolution of the perfect outdoor getaway.
From boulders to bamboo, the in-process garden will include an abundance of all-season Northwest plantings, a completed waterfall against a backdrop of column rocks, flagstone patio surrounded by green grass, and construction vehicles – including a crane ready to place a hefty boulder into position!
Buds & Blades Landscape Company, Casey’s Landscaping, Nature Perfect Landscaping, Sawdust Supply Company and JB Instant Lawn are participating in the creation of this thought-provoking garden.
It’s Viva Italia! as Olympic Landscape invites you to visit their classic garden retreat, “The Italian Job.” There’s no need to travel abroad – or leave the state – as you dream of the sights and sounds of Italy.
Take a stroll through the garden to enjoy the natural stone walls and steps, the beautiful fountain at center stage, the serene color palette of the plantings, and the intimate covered sitting area—you’ll find the need to ponder and soak it all in. One standout with a modern twist is the lush lawn that will always remain green and never need watering.
What was once classic is new again, and it is always fun to mix things up in the garden.
Every great landscape starts with a well thought out plan; be sure to ask the Olympic Landscape representatives for help and information about creating your own garden retreat designed just for you.