All it takes is a tassel.
You don’t need to buy all new furniture to give your home or garden a fresh makeover.
A few vintage decor items will do the trick.
“You need that one unique piece in a room to make that room stand out,” said Nicolette Sigler, who arranged the Home Inspirations Vintage Market with 20 vendors at next weekend’s Everett Home & Garden Show that starts Friday.
“It can be a pretty pillow or an armoire. I decorated around a tassel. It was a beautiful green and pink tassel. I decorated an entire bedroom around it because I loved everything about that tassel. My husband thinks it’s hideous, and I think it’s fabulous.”
Sigler, a Lake Stevens resident, owned Home Inspirations, which had about 30 vendors, before closing the downtown Everett shop in January due to the rent price. She approached home show promoter Jim Ashe about setting up a vintage marketplace.
It gives the Everett Home & Garden Show a bit of a makeover itself from what people are used to seeing.
“I am kind of excited to see how this is going to work,” Ashe said. “These booths have all these interesting vintage items. It will be kind of a little village. They’ll be together. People can mosey through and take a look.”
Home show visitors can expect to see the usual trappings: Appliances. Hot tubs. Furnaces. Beds. Roofs. Floors.
“There will be a number of my longtime exhibitors,” Ashe said. “You still need the key elements, the bread and butter — the remodelers, contractors, roofers, landscapers. Those kinds of guys.”
Most of the show’s keynote speakers are WSU master gardeners on topics such as pollinator gardening, tool sharpening, vegetable gardening and mole management.
There also will be free wine and beer tastings daily.
The vintage market gives people a chance to do some spring shopping.
“People can buy stuff right there that is fun and different,” Sigler said. “There will be thousands of items and a lot of garden things — furniture, statues, iron gazebos. Two dollar items to $1,200 patio sets.”
She’s bringing that eight-piece wrought iron set, complete with chaise lounges. “Delivery available,” she said.
Sigler, 51, has been a vendor for 18 years, after getting hooked at a young age.
“From the time I was little kid, my parents dragged me to every antique store they could,” she said. “I love every piece of furniture. Anything pretty. My mom was from Germany, and my dad worked for the airlines and we got to travel for free. My summers were spent in Germany going to castles and museums.”
She has set up shop temporarily at 3rd Street Marketplace in Marysville. She hopes to reopen her Home Inspirations store in Smokey Point this summer with about 40 vendors, including many that were at her Everett shop.
So keep looking if you don’t find that perfect tassel at the home show.
If you go
The Everett Home & Garden Show is March 9, 10 and 11, Angel of the Winds Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett.
Show hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Wine and beer tastings are 4 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors. Ages 16 and under get in free.
Beat the clock by coming early on Sunday. To celebrate Daylight Saving Time, admission is free between 10 and 11 a.m. Sunday only.
More at www.everetthomegardenshow.com.
Friday, March 9
1 p.m. “Pollinator Gardening”
Dave Hofeditz, master gardener, talks about how pollinator gardening can help the environment and how you can create and maintain a pollinator garden.
2 p.m. “Let’s Talk Pruning”
Bring your questions to Steve Smith, owner of Sunnyside Nursery, known as the Whistling Gardener, as he shares his insights about how to simplify pruning and make it understandable.
3 p.m. “Tool Sharpening and Care”
Dave Whitesell, master gardener, shares some basic sharpening and maintenance techniques to make your hand tools work better and last longer.
Saturday, March 10
11 a.m. “Understanding Current Solar Incentives”
Blake Birrell, Forecast Solar, talks about the solar array that is paid for by state incentives and federal tax benefits.
Noon “Vegetable Gardening”
Martha Clatterbaugh, master gardener, talks about starting a garden and techniques that will keep it growing up to a great harvest.
1 p.m. “Solatube Versus Traditional Box Skylights”
Dawn McMillion demonstrates how to brighten rooms more evenly and effectively, providing consistent light.
2 p.m. “Creating Year-Round Interest”
Everyone wants their gardens to look interesting all season long. Steve Smith will take you through 12 months of plants.
3 p.m. “Mole Management: An Underground Movement”
Sheryl Kelly, master gardener, shares legal ways of evicting that mole, which may or may not work for your particular soft-pelted intruder.
Sunday, March 11
11 a.m. “Indoor Seed Starting”
Jerelyn Resnick, master gardener, tells how to start seeds indoors and the supplies you’ll need plus how to use light, humidity and temperature for more success.
Noon “What’s New for 2018”
Steve Smith tells about 32 new introductions for gardens that will add more pop and sizzle without more maintenance.
1 p.m. “Understanding Current Solar Incentives”
Blake Birrell, Forecast Solar, talks about solar array that is paid for by state incentives and federal tax benefits.
2 p.m. “Follow that Slime! Management of Slugs and Snails”
Sheila McKinnon, master gardener, shares some interesting facts about slugs and snails, the bane of every gardener. Our frequent cool, damp conditions make the Northwest heaven for these creatures. Learn strategies for managing them without making yourself crazy.