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It's That Time! A Visit to the 2013 Bachman's Spring Ideas House...

Yesterday, I spent a wonderful day with my sweet friend Suzanne of Privet and Holly!  We attended the fun Gathering of Friends spring antique sale held at Bachman's and then toured the Bachman's Spring Ideas House, followed with a lovely lunch at Patrick's in one of the greenhouse areas!  It was a warm, near 60 degree day, a welcome respite to our long winter, especially since we had snow and cold again today!
If this is the first time you have heard of the Ideas House... Bachman's is a well-known home and garden, landscape, and floral business in Minnesota.  They hold seasonal ideas houses in an old family home on their flagship property in Minneapolis.  There is a link under my header which leads to posts from all of the previous houses!
The theme of this house is "A Relaxing Renewal", and is set up as the home of an "Event Planner".  There were lots of pretty spring flowers to greet us as we entered the porch... (remember you can click on the smaller photos to enlarge them)

The porch was ready for a spring meal with friends...I'll just let you enjoy the room...

Pretty, isn't it?  Lots of beautiful spring green color and as you enter the house you are welcomed with flowers in the entryway...

Next time, I'll share the downstairs rooms!

Until next time...


  1. I sure love those botanical looking prints! It looks great there...unlike the Bachman's near me. I keep wondering if they got a new buyer or something since it's looking kind of generic. Hope you have a good weekend, Linda :)

  2. I remember your trips from other years, Linda! Oh- I so enjoy seeing all the pictures from there. Amazing ideas-it must be a ball to go through there and have time to oooh and aahhh over it all. xo Diana

  3. such pretty things, it sure looks like a spring day, you gotta love all the green with the pretty yellow many wonderful ideas..

  4. Truly enjoyed your beautiful, inspiring photo tour this morning. Makes me impatient to get Spring projects done around here.

    Heatfelt thanks Linda xxoo

  5. I've been following our blog long enough to feel that your Bachman's feature is one of the real signs of spring!
    Even though it's underway here in Arizona, it takes such a different form than I'm accustomed to. Yours is like Spring Classic!

  6. It's always a treat to come along with you! Love that birdhouse thing!! :)

  7. Linda, you captured
    it all so well! It all looks
    so fresh and GREEN,
    doesn't it? Love your
    recaps and YOU!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo Suzanne

  8. Hi Linda,
    It was fun to "run" into you at "A Gathering"..I only bought 2 linens! We also visited the Idea home and it was refreshing! It's fun to see what you took photos of!

  9. All that green makes me feel so good! I won't even go into how jealous I am of that birdcage w/stand/light contraption. Thanks again for sharing Linda. Ann

  10. This is one of the Bachman posts I love most, dear Linda,
    There are so many wonderful ideas, to use, also for my own "ordinarely" home- thankyou, -is is a beautiful post greeting me this evening.

  11. How fun for you and your friend, and thank you for sharing all the sweet ideas at the Bachman house! They are all very inspiring and now I am off to the craft store to look for some wreaths to try and make one of those gorgeous creations! Happy Weekend to you! xoxo

  12. Thanks for again taking your readers on a tour of this house. I love seeing all the wonderful treasures they display in the home. Looking forward to your next post.

  13. such a shot of inspiration...can't wait to see the rest of it!

  14. Wow, I loved each and every picture, soooo much yummy eye candy, I'm drooling! Can't wait to see more in the next installment!

  15. More please.. LOL!! I hope all is well with you and your family. Have a great weekend! xxx Liz

  16. Hi Linda! Thanks for sharing the porch at the Bachman Idea House. I will be going there next Saturday and am looking forward to all the creativity.
    How was the antique show? I would have loved to have gone to that.

  17. I always enjoy your Bachman Idea House tours. Love all the spring green, especially the chippy paint on that fabulous dresser...and your new header!

  18. That green bench is giving me ideas for porch colors this year. I like those coffee cups with baby tears and name stones too. Can't wait to see the rest!

  19. Great pictures! Wish I could visit the house in person, argh, they should have it open longer, I'll be up to Mnpls. the end of May. I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through your posts.

  20. Thank you for posting. I went to it last year for the first time and it is a pretty amazing sight! Glad your weather has warmed up.

  21. Thank you for sharing this post with us. I always look forward to these tours. I like the thought of you and Suzanne sharing this adventure together.

    I want that green pie plate!


  22. Thank you for sharing all the pretty inspiration with me:)


  23. I love these visits!!!

    So much loveliness.... my favourites are the fern in the lantern (I want to do this!!) the bird cage and the pretty green bench. Love it all though!!!!

    Thank you for sharing :)

    Karen x

  24. So fresh and pretty!! Don't think I'm going to make it again this time. Thanks for posting pics so we can all visit with you :)

  25. You know I love it when you share these tours!!

  26. I just get giddy over this place. Loving the wreaths and that chair tie back has my name on it:)


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