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The Bachman's Holiday Ideas House Part 3...

Today, I'm going the share the rest of the very inspirational Bachman's Holiday Ideas House!  If you are just
joining in the tour, you can visit my last two posts here and here to see the all the other ideas!  Remember, too, there are links to three previous Ideas Houses~ spring, summer, and fall, on my sidebar!  The craft room was so wonderful!  Used for sewing, crafts, and gift wrapping...just look at all these fun wrapping ideas!  You can click on the photos to enlarge them...

I love this fun colorful storage solution...drapery rods were wall mounted as wrap holders...

and this was one of my favorite ideas... charming fabric ragballs used as cute!

You've probably seen measuring stick stars...but I love the graphic stencil letter additions ...

The fun valances were made with fringed pompom trimmed sewing pattern pieces!

And here's another fun way to use those vintage hangers~ gift bag organization!

Storage baskets were labeled with Scrabble letters!

One wall had this great, changeable wipe-off calendar!  It was made with scrapbook papers and covered with plexiglass~ it looked wonderful and oh-so-useful!

There were some pretty ideas in the last bedroom~ this glass topped urn looked so lovely for the season...

A vintage screen door half was backed with a mirror, for a great look!...

and isn't this glassware charming used for candles?

Outdoors, the house was decorated with beautiful natural and vintage elements... old red fan blades looked festive in the flower beds!...

and the potting shed was decorated with letters cut from old ceiling tin (that must have taken some careful work) and lots of greenery...

The outdoor fireplace was decked for the season, too!

I loved this last idea...branches were tied to a lantern-holding yard hook ...they lined the walkway to the house!

Well, that's it for the Bachman's Holiday Ideas House!  I hope you enjoyed the tour!  The house was so successful this year, they are already planning it for next year, too!  It will be open again for the Spring Ideas House, March 31st- April 17th 2011!
I am linking to~

My Cottage Charm's Treasures and Trinkets Thursday
Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday

Until next time...I'm going to spend some time catching up with your blogs!


  1. Wow! Those people have the most wonderful imagination.

  2. I want to live in that potting shed. I like the big red balls in the flower boxes. Thanks for showing this great house.

  3. Oh Linda THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for givin' me reason to smile here at 'the pesky day job'....There's just NOTHIN' like a trip to the Bachmans House is there to brighten ones mood....** sigh ** .... :o) !!

    Have an AWESOME weekend Lovey....!!

    Tamarah :o)

  4. Oh my gosh, I would love to go there in person, thank you for sharing your trip with us! I am in love with the pattern paper valance and pom pom fringe! That is genius! Theresa xoxo

  5. What a wonderful bunch of Christmas cheer! I love the wrapping!

    Thanks so much, Linda, for your kind words of support. I appreciate them so much!


  6. Hi Linda, You are so fortunate to live so close that you can visit and soak in all this inspiration in person!!! Their ideas just blow my mind!! Each one cuter than the last! Thanks for sharing, Julie

  7. We lived in Mpls. many years ago & still remember the fun of going to Bachmans. I've loved these tours you've given us. Thanks! Jan

  8. I just love these home tours many wonderful ideas...thanks! ~Deb~

  9. That tour always has the BEST ideas! I love the gift wrapping ideas, oh so cute! :) Who would have thought to use pattern pieces as a imaginative!
    Thanks for your kind words about my Christmas's my favorite time of the whole year and I try to enjoy every second of it! :) I'm taking off all next week from homeschooling so we can just wrap presents, watch xmas movies and drink hot chocolate...can't wait! I'm so excited for Christmas....I truly love to give WAY more than receive!
    Love ya lady!

  10. More fabulous ideas. Loved all of the clever ideas in the sewing/craft room. That valance was very cool!
    Thanks again for being our tour guide.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Linda,
    I think you saved the best for last. I loved each and every picture. How on earth do you walk away from that and not want to try every idea in your own home???
    I'm sad the tour is over..

  12. Thanks for sharing this with us Linda...the creativity just doesn't stop there, does it? Love the potting shed too - so perfectly "Christmas"


  13. Linda, do these folks do nothing but think up things like this all the time? For they are amazing! Must have creativity oozing from their pores.

  14. Hello Linda,
    Thanks so much for visiting my new blog. Your blog and style are wonderful! It's so fun to meet folks with the same interests. :)
    - susan

  15. Hi Linda, What Fabulous Photos & So Many ideas.... Love them all
    Thanks for joining in on the Give-Away & for linking up... Goode Luck

  16. Linda, thank you so much for this series of posts! What a terrific inspiration that place is! :) I really appreciate you sharing with all of us. Such creative ideas and I would LOVE to put some of them to good use around here. This gives me an idea what sort of things I need to look for throughout the year. :)

  17. Oh Linda,
    Thanks so much for posting about these wonderful ideas. I had to go look at all your Bachman House posts before leaving a comment. There are just so many great ideas that I'm going to have to come back and bring my notepad!

    Hope your staying warm,

  18. I am so inspired for next year thanks! Looking forward to your tour of their spring showing!!

    Have a great weekend!

  19. Love love the valance and those stars! You are the creative person I aspire to be :)

    XO L

  20. Oh my...I DREAM of a craft room like that!!! And that screen door mirror has me thinking...
    Thanks for the peek. I haven't made it to this yet either...I NEED to get out more here in MN! These kids are really cramping my style...kidding of course ;) Laurel

  21. Wow, I love it all!!! I love the Fa-la-la boxes--so adorable!!! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday time!!!

  22. Oh My Goodness! What a Wonderful Place for Inspiration Linda!I remember my Girlfriend Ginger Mentioning this place when she lived in the Cities! So Many Wonderful Idea's. Thank you for sharing!
    Hope you are having a Wonderful Weekend and staying Warm!
    Many Blessings and a Merry Christmas to you and your Family!

  23. I love this tour! What a great idea to use scrabble letters for the baskets! Thank you so much for sharing all this fun!
    Have a Merry Christmas!

  24. OK< part three was even better than one and two!
    What a great place. And those rag ball Pin cushions are wonderful!
    Happy Holidays Linda!
    We leave for the south to spend a few winter months in our cabin....I will think of you,....brrrrrrr :Smile:

  25. What great ideas, Linda! My favorite is the wrapping paper organizer, and I especially love the little fabric organizers hanging above them! Wow, I sure could use these people to help me clean up and organize my craft room!!

  26. Wonderful ideas! I love being organized but just don't have enough room:(

  27. Hi Linda, Love all these great and creative ideas! I wish I could think up some of this stuff :). Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! I always appreciate your visits. I look forward to following you this year.
    ~ Julie

  28. Hi Linda,
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New year!
    Hugs, Sharon

  29. I started to leave a comment and got distracted by something sparkly, it disappeared when I went wondering off to one of your other commenters blogs....
    Great picture, I missed the potting shed, doh! Those ceiling tile letters are fantastic but pricey, we're looking at $1000+ to spell out "Happy Holidays". Heck I don't know if I could swing "Hi"!
    Thanks for sharing your visit. Merry Christmas!

  30. Oh so inspiring as always...I love the plexy glass calendar board..and well...actually all of the neat ideas in this post!
    thanks for sharing!

    ciao bella

    creative carmelina

  31. The wrapping area was
    so much fun and what
    creative ideas!! Loved
    this series of posts,
    Linda : ) !!
    xx Suzanne

  32. Fantastic idea for that gift wrap!


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