Saucy Minx was given a warm welcome from show manager DENISE HAYWARD when visiting this year’s TORONTO FALL HOME SHOW at the Enercare Centre (Exhibition Place). The show runs today through the weekend (Sept. 15-17) and all the info you need to get there can be found at www.fallhomeshow.com – but here’s Denise to tell you herself…
“Become inspired and informed with helpful advice at this year’s Toronto Fall Home Show,” states Denise Hayward, Show Manager. “Organizing your space, whether it’s big or small, a house or condo, is everyone’s goal. Visitors come to the show to get ideas and tips for tackling their reno challenges, discovering small space inspirations and choosing the right technology for their home.”
Saucy Minx wandered the aisles today, checking out all sorts of gidgets, widgets, hoo-hahs and whatsits (yes, you can tell she’s quite challenged in the home reno field!) but here’s some cool home accessories and decor she thinks you might enjoy.
First off, Enbridge Gas has launched a Home Energy Conservation Program where you can learn how to save money and upgrade your home to preserve energy. “Granny’s House” (below) showcases all the outdated and inefficient ways we used to squander our energy, so drop in for a visit and learn how you can bring your home into the 21st century. Visit enbridgesmartsavings.com for details.
Saucy Minx then met Carol & Fred Wideman (pictured below) from MadMatters.ca who sell gorgeous door mats and throw rugs, may of which are made from recycled t-shirts and plastic bottles…wow! Need a tub re-surfaced? As the signs all say, The Tub Guys are the best!Now Saucy Minx really fell for these two handsome woodsmen – they looked a little lonely so Ms. Minx moved right on in! They’re from WoodworkStudios.ca a custom carpentry & design business in Whitby and their modest booth showcased some spectacular handcrafted wood furniture including this stunning tabletop. Sadly the overhead lighting was not complimentary to the rich wood grain but you can see more photos on their website or Facebook page.
Saucy Minx has one of these Tibetan salt crystal lamps in her bedroom and definitely recommends the soft mood lighting…nice to see a great selection at this booth.Speaking of lighting, how about these sleek contemporary lamps from Page One Lighting Co. ? Saucy Minx then visited the ladies of WOW…Wooden Owl Woodworks from Manitoba. Here’s Jodie (L) and Jacquelyn (R) showing off their fab wooden BBQ grill. See more of their great handcrafted furniture and home accessories here: woodenowlwoodworks.com More fun things to see down the aisles… And now for a quick demonstration of……something!
Typical! All the boys are clustered around the new techie stuff…LOL….and we don’t know what this is but we want one! Apparently it’s a post hole driller and pounder (huh?)And there’s lots more home reno and furnishing displays that will keep you busy for hours. You can learn all about the displays, the experts giving advice on the main stage and all sorts of demonstrations taking place throughout this weekend at the show website: www.fallhomeshow.com and if you run into Denise, just say hi and tell her Saucy Minx sent you.