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A Visit to the 2012 Bachman's Holiday Ideas House...

Once again it's time for the Bachman's Holiday Ideas House!  It's always one of my favorites!  If you haven't joined the tour before, Bachman's is a well known home and garden company, and the Ideas Houses are held in an old family home on the flagship property in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  You can visit my posts of all the earlier houses by clicking the link under my header photo!  Also remember to click on any photo in these posts to enlarge it!   

Let's get started!  This Ideas House had an "Alpine Chic" decor!  Very cozy and festive!  The porch was ready for socializing with warm drinks!

I'd love spending some time there!  And how about the beautiful living room, with its wall of mirrors...

and a spectacular tree!

The sweater look was everywhere...

How about this candle molded to look like a real looking!

You wouldn't have to wonder where to store your suitcases...

and as always...a fun pet bed!

The sunroom was set up for entertaining...

and had a definite "up north" feeling!  The wallpaper and window treatment added to the coziness...

The dining room featured this wonderful buffet...

and antler chandelier...

I especially loved the sweet place card holders...

 So many beautiful ideas!  Next post we'll continue the tour!

Before I go- the winners of the tickets for the Holiday Happening event this weekend are~

Robin of Happy At Home
Suzanne of Privet and Holly
Tammy of Tammy's In Love
Hope to see you all soon! Until next time...


  1. YAY Linda I just love these posts!!!
    This is right on the nose for my decor this year
    all cabin and lodge, forest like :)
    LOVE IT!!!!

  2. The lamp made from a newel post is awesome. I'm not normally a poinsettia person, but I really love how they incorporated them throughout the house without them looking out of place. Can't wait for the rest of the tour.

  3. You know I saw Bachman and I am here in a minute. LOVE their decor this year. So cute Linda! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I've just started christmas decorating today - so the timing here is a few ideas...thanks so much for sharing the photos for those of us so far away...I had to laugh with your use of the phrase "up north" - only us Midwesterners use that term - I never hear it out here - makes me a little homesick!

  5. I like the sweater look pillows and candle covers. I like the greenery in all the different containers too. Thanks for he tour.

  6. I love Bachman's Christmas decor this year. It's just gorgeous. I'm disappointed that even though I had a ticket I wasn't able to make it this year.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Looking forward to the next part of the tour.

  7. Very fun! Thank you so much for the effort in sharing! Love it!

  8. I love the place card holders, such a neat idea! Seeing the sweater candle reminds me that I need to put a ribbon on mine:) Great tour!

  9. So much to see! I'm loving the pet bed and the way they've filled the fireplace. Can't wait to see the rest! Thanks for taking us along, Linda.

  10. What a wonderful place to visit..
    So many great ideas..

  11. What a fun place to visit. I love all the ideas. I would love to see it in person. I really love the way the curtains are tied together (tied back). Love it! xo Diana

  12. So pretty. Love all these ideas.
    Thanks for showing!

  13. It seems like only yesterday that we touring the Fall Idea House. These photos are so interesting. Lots of things to fall in love with. My favorite - The pillows of red ticking and red cardinals. Anxious to see the next post.

  14. So many good ideas once again! Thanks so much for the chance to see this. I pinned all of the Antler vignettes and the antler chandelier. Love antlers!
    Hugs, cindy

  15. I just love these tours, they are so inspiring! And congratulations to the winners...yay Suzanne!!!


  16. Linda, so excited to
    win the tickets! Your
    pictures here are just
    fabulous.....feel like I'm
    stepping into the Idea
    House! Hope to see you
    this weekend ~ thank
    you, again!

    xo Suzanne

  17. Such wonderful inspiration! Love this post! Love the sweater basket!!!!!!
    xo Kris

  18. Whenever I see a new Bachman's House tour I know it's going to be fabulous. I love every picture!! Hmm, I might have to look for a copy of that Junk Genius book.

  19. I love this home tour - they're always so creative!

    So I need to find a big galvanized milk jug looking thing, round tree slabs, a sweater covered basket,and more! That tree is spectacular!

  20. HUUHHH so many things to look at,--I too love the beautiful table with the sweet place card holders, and the tree OH my goodnes,Linda, --thanks again for a very special tour, my dear.

  21. Thanks Linda for taking us along on the tour! What a clever idea that mirror wall is - so simple, yet effective. Too many good sights to pick a favorite, but I bet the smell was wonderful in there! Ann

  22. Oh, my gosh... Bachman's!! I haven't thought about them in years! As we lived in Eden Praire for 4 years, they were huge when it came to flowers and decorating. Thanks for jarring my memory! I especially loved the canvas bag overflowing with greenery that was hung on the wall. So much to look at ... so many great ideas!

  23. Linda
    So very beautiful and inspiring. You are always so thoughtful to share these ideas with your readers. Great post

    hugs to you

  24. Good grief! Do these people ever rest at this house? Can you imagine how much fun it must be to work on decorating this place?? I have to say, the sweater look had me drooling, especially at the candles!

  25. I love it when you take us on this tour every year. So many cool ideas. Can't stand it.

  26. Thank you for the tour....

    So many things to love and be inspired by.

    I especially admired the cases made into a side table, the 'jumper' candle and the amazing finials of pheasant feathers!!!!

    I am so impressed with their seemingly endless range of ideas!!!

    Thanks for sharing :)


  27. Wow... what a wonderful place to visit! Thanks so much for taking us along! :)

  28. So much fun! Love to be able to at least see it in pictures. Thank you! Mimi

  29. Wow, it feels like Christmas on your Blog. Great ideas for the Holiday!
    xxx Liz

  30. I always love these posts...I'm able to see what's going on since I never actually visit myself. Bachman's has such great things there. I'm surprised they don't sell more of the things they showcase at the house at their stores.


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