Garden, home decor ideas at Fall Home Show today |

Garden, home decor ideas at Fall Home Show today

When Dale and Barbara White were planning to remodel their 1880s-era Victorian in Grass Valley, The Union’s yearly Fall Home Show was one of the places they went shopping for ideas.

They came upon Eve and Ed Mabe, specialty painters who spent 25 years working on sets in the motion picture industry in Southern California before moving to Grass Valley a few years ago. The Mabes, who own Faux Finishing Studio, had a booth at the show with samples of different finishes.

“Barbara came by and picked up a card and said, ‘I’m not ready yet!’ I said, ‘That’s OK, take a card,'” Eve Mabe said. “This summer, she called and said, ‘I think I’m ready.'”

On Friday, Ed Mabe was at the Whites’ historic house, finishing trim to make new wood match old.

Today, The Union’s fifth annual Fall Home Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds opens its doors to more home and garden improvement ideas and the people to help make them real. About 160 local business people are showing waterfalls, pellet stoves, hardwood floors, sun rooms, landscaping equipment, storage systems, Japanese antiques, spas – and offering the expertise to install them.

The free event is expected to draw 6,000 visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road. Parking also is free.

For more on the show, visit


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