It’s looking a bit like this week might just be ol’ home week in OTown. In fact, it would seem there is an abundance of house & home related happenings for those – like me – who might be ready to confess their obsessions.
First up is Ottawa’s own Mountain Road Production’s casting call for an upcoming TV show pilot. Between 5pm -7pm tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23rd, at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore (East) at 2370 Walkley Road, Unit 17, Mountain Road will be recruiting individuals who are planning on selling their home, who have some work to do getting it ready, but might be willing to roll up their sleeves and do it themselves (along with the help of some television magic). Those arriving to audition will be asked to complete a mini-made-for TV challenge for the cameras, and then have a chance to meet with the producers and ask questions about the show.
If you can’t attend the event, but want to apply, you still can by visiting the casting page here.
For those of you thinking about making a move who would never consider a guest spot on TV, this girlaboutOtown would be remiss if I didn’t remind you of the fabulous real estate services offered by my fella, Malcolm Gibb (who now features prominently in my sidebar). In addition, it would be silly to skip this most obvious opportunity to suggest that you might also benefit from my assistance as design coach through what is really quite an important transition.
Moving onto what lies ahead this weekend, the Ottawa Home & Garden Show celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Whether you are renovating, decorating or planning on some springtime landscaping, the Home & Garden Show is one-stop-shop of more than 300 Ottawa retailers, service providers and experts who will be on site to offer advice and/or inspiration.
Look for local blogger, designer and modernist fan Marie-Judith Jean-Louis of m2jlstudio, who last year offered an insightful critique of Ottawa’s show on her popular Ottawa blog MOOT. This year, she got busy being the change she wanted to see by joining the Canadian Decorators Association (CDECA) as Program Director for the local Ottawa chapter, and by getting involved with the Home Show. Marie will be tantalizing visitors with her take on dining rooms trends for 2010, and displaying 30 distinctive decorative ‘objets’ she has curated from around the Ottawa area.
For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. Admission is $11, but if you buy online, you can save 3$.
Lastly, as if that weren’t enough to get your decor related dreams started, it appears as though you may want to put this Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 26-28 on your agenda if you want to attend Ottawa’s spring Antique Show. With thousands of old things to be discovered, the Fieldhouse at Carleton University – with it’s 40, 000 sq ft. of display space – may just be the place to be. The show runs Friday from 5 to 9pm, Saturday from 10 to 5pm, and Sunday from 10 to 4pm. Admission is $8 and parking is free.
Check out this slide show and preview some very pretty things!