30th Annual TABA Home Products Show

Home Products ShowThe weather could not have been better Saturday, February 27th for Tylerites to come out to Harvey Hall and check out the Home Products Show held by the Tyler Area Builder’s Association.  We arrived this morning and saw the event had already drawn quite a crowd.  Area vendors displayed the best of the best light fixtures, hardware, wrought iron doors, and georgeous slabs of granite counter tops, all of which were intended to get the ideas flowing in and the money flowing out.

Nearly every vendors’ booth offered cool swag, and there were lots and lots of opportunities to enter for drawings for this or for that.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed on that zero-turn mower drawing I entered.  I don’t think the man believed me when I told him I do all the mowing in my household while my husband does the cooking.  Just in case the new lawn mower doesn’t work out, I made sure to get my ticket stamped at each major sponsor’s booth so I could enter the Blue Print for Prize drawing for a gift certificate for any one of the vendors who participated in the show.  What a wonderful dilemma that would be to have to pick just one of so many great vendors.

For me, the highlights of the show were the light fixture made of antlers, the wrought iron doors, and of course, the self-closing drawer hinges.  I thought those things only existed on HGTV.  Another really cool thing I saw were the sinks shaped like the state of Texas and one shaped like a martini glass.  The martini glass sink’s faucet was controlled by an olive adorned handle.  So cute yet so impractical!  Still, maybe in my next house I’ll be able to come up with a place to put one of those.

The 2010 Home Products Show was a lot of fun, and it certainly got me excited about the 2010 Parade of Homes coming up June 5-13.  For more information on the Tyler Area Builders Association, the Home Products Show, and the Parade of Homes please see their website at www.tylerareabuilders.com.

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