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The Bachman's Fall Ideas House 2011

Last week I spent a fun day with my friend Suzanne of  Privet and Holly, visiting the Bachman's Fall Ideas House!  I always enjoy her company so much...I love that we met through blogging!
For those of you unfamiliar with the Ideas House,  Bachman's are well known Floral, Gift, and Garden stores in the Twin Cities area.  A former family home on the flagship property has been converted into an Ideas House 4 times a year and I have done posts on all the previous houses.  They are always full of wonderful ideas!  Fall is such a beautiful time to visit the house, with beautiful seasonal decorations!  I'll be sharing some of the fun ideas with you!  The front porch is always a charming entry to the home!  This fun dresser is re-done to hold winter wear...

An old bed or crib spring bottom is used to suspend glass jar candleholders.

The curtains were burlap panels tied with colorful napkins and fall stems...

I love this bench made from 4 opens for storage!

An industrial cart, topped with glass serves as a table...

and an old garden gate was used for display and to hold test tube garlands with flowers.

Fall goodies cozied up the room...

The dining room featured a large focal piece- salvaged lumber was used for the base table and to hold tacked on botanical prints...

The table was set for fall dining...I love how they used the vintage amber and green glassware we often see in thrift stores!  Chairs were decorated with more burlap!

Love the fun wine rack...

and the lovely way artichokes were scooped out to hold votives!

The charming kitchen features a large metal cage embellished with honeysuckle vines, over the light fixture...

a vintage shutter works as display and to hold recipe cards...

and large cubbies provide storage over the stove.

Old ceiling tin makes a beautiful display backdrop, too!

The window held sweet little potted plants on the ledge, and hanging dried bouquets serve as a valance!

Next time I'll share more of the house!  For past houses, you can click on the Bachman's Ideas house link in the labels at the end of this post, or on links on the sidebar!

I am joining Debra at Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday
Until next time...


  1. I look so forward to the Bachman house per season. I love the old shutter idea. That would be great for an office area. Cute dresser too. Thanks for sharing Linda!

  2. I so LOVE these posts. Right off the bat, the front door basket was wonderful..all the way to the very end. Can't wait to see more.

  3. Great Post again Linda on this fab house! Love it!!
    Junk Wild

  4. Thank you so much for the wonderful tour Linda! So many inspiring ideas!!

    Susan and Bentley

  5. I just love it when you do these posts... the imagination that they use to decorate is so amazing! Thanks, I can't wait to see more! t.xoxoxo

  6. Hi Linda,
    Yea....the Fall House!! Thanks again for sharing the photos! Always fun to see.
    I've been catching up on past posts too....LOVE your mantel, that dental poster is awesome!!
    Have a great weekend.

  7. I love Bachman's. Lots of great ideas in this post. Guess I'd better get busy! Jan

  8. they always have the greatest ideas. i always love when you do these posts linda. such inspiration.

  9. Oh my goodness, so many great ideas. I love the burlap curtains and the botanical prints. What a fun place to visit.


  10. Yeah!!! I am so pleased that you would share this with us. I love the Bachman Idea House, they serve as great inspiration, I go back and peruse them again and again.
    I love the cage over the kitchen light, what a wonderful idea.
    Thanks again, Cindy

  11. These are my favorite posts. I got all giddy when I saw the Bachman's in your post title! The cage thing hanging over the light is a clever idea. And I see they have those holey baskets things too.

  12. Hi Linda,
    LOVE your spooky & creepy mantle :)
    I'm glad you take so many great photos as I didn't go for the fall house. They always have ideas for me to try, when there is time LOL!!

  13. The shutter and cielings are BEAUTIFUL, dear Linda- but all in this house looks so special- thanks for inspiration.

  14. Always my favorite!! Thanks Linda for giving us all a peek into this wonderfulness! Ann

  15. Hi Linda, I always enjoy your posts from the Idea House, so many great things to see, that bench is so much fun! so glad you linked up to VIF! xoxo

  16. Linda - How fun for you and a friend to get to go to the inspiration house. There are so many excellent ideas there; love the bedspring suspended with the jars! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing what they do for Christmas decor!

  17. Love when you share the idea house posts Linda...thanks!

  18. So many great glad I finally made it too!!! It looks like we liked alot of the same things...our pictures look pretty similar :) Chat soon, Laurel

  19. Thanks again for sharing! Man you have the best spots in Minn.!!! I love the shutter and ceiling tin ideas...maybe I'll get back to my blog again. finally. love and happy fall to you!!

  20. So, my question is, when are we moving over there? lol
    I've got my bags packed and I get the room with the gate in it!!!

  21. Thanks for sharing Bachman House with us! What a wonderful shop.
    xxx Liz

  22. I never heard of Bachman house. I lOVE it- LOVE all the ideas there. It must be soooo much fun to actually visit it in person! xo Diana

  23. Another wonderful post.... I especially love the notice board with the test tubes and the cool shutters.

    Thanks for sharing :)


  24. SO much fun catching
    up and seeing it all
    again through your
    lens, Linda! Those
    get togethers mean
    so much to me, as
    do YOU!
    xx Suzanne

  25. Nice post-found you through Pinterest -I'll be back!


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