Our Favorite Home and Garden Show Finds

In January, the Tacoma Dome filled with vendors selling goods for home, garden, and life needs. We stopped by The Tacoma Home and Garden Show, which ran Jan. 26-29. Here are a few of our favorite things.

The Gourmet Garlic Grater

The Gourmet Garlic Grater

There were the usual home items like new windows, hot tubs, and flooring. But there were also smaller items for the home, like the Gourmet Garlic Grater — a ceramic plate that easily minces garlic with less of a mess.

And the tiny house craze came to the show as well. This year, show attendees toured tiny homes on display from Carriage Houses Northwest, based in Shoreline. The company has six different models, two of which were on display at the show — the Big Little Barn and the Northwest Bungalow.

Or, if funky finds were on the shopping list, there was the Vintage Market, with charming objects for your home from local stores such as Urban Exchange.

On our trip to the show, we were treated to a star show thanks to StellarVision. The company will paint the night sky in any room so when you flick off the lights, it will make you feel like you’re camping under the stars. You can even have the company paint your room to look like the night sky the day you were born.


There were displays that brought the outdoors inside from Marenakos Rock Center and Olympic Landscape. The display from Marenakos Rock had the fitting title “Gardening Like Jazz.” It had a grassy setting, barbeque area, and dazzling water feature. To make a silly pun — it rocked.

Feeling left out if you missed it? Stay up to speed at otshows.com/shows/ths.

is a staff writer at South Sound magazine. Email her.
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