Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bachman Holiday Idea House

This past fall, I drooled over posts of the Bachman's Idea House and most recently from Tamarah at Shabby Vintage Junk.  See her pictures from the house last September here.   So when I knew we would be in Minneapolis to pick up my little girl from school to go to Granma's house for Thanksgiving, you could bet The Bachman's Holiday Idea House, was on my list!  Although you may think I took enough pictures that there's nothing more to see, oh, there is, give yourself the treat.  But hurry they are only open til Dec. 11th!  This is less than half the pictures I took.  Thank you to my sister in law, Linda, for putting up with me saying a million times, "Ooo, look at this!"

Linda on the front lawn.

 On the ceiling of the front porch, can you believe it?!

A tobogganer table, doesn't everyone have one of these?

A ski coat rack, I told Linda she needs one of these.

Tea strainers, of course.

I LOVE plaid wool blankets.  I'm sure no one else living in Texas has as many as me.

And we haven't even gotten into the house yet!

I am so cracking by books when I get home!

 I love birch, too.  One of the many things I miss about not living in the country in Minnesota.

 Just a little more birch!

This is what they did with some of those clock faces, so clever.

Something to do with those fireplace tool racks unused by us gas fire place owners.

These would be soooo cute at our Thanksgiving or Christmas party table settings.

I want to make my own version of this drawer shelf.

Even the back door exit is cute!  Oh, why did I sell my sled when I left MN, 10 years ago?

 Advent calendar, love it!

 This is the only way I'm going to use cookie cutters.

Salt shaker vases.

 Alot of people thought these were spring form pans but they are silver casserole holders, with mirrors, soooo pretty.

These pictures are from my favorite room, the craft room.

I have some old rag balls I haven't had out in ages, I am so going to do this!

Ok, we've see these stars before, but they're still cute.

Yup, these were right up my alley, one of these is coming home with me, couldn't resist the pom pom fringe!

Pattern piece curtain valance, amazing, who comes up with this stuff ?

These were so cool, I had to show the backs too.


Ya, this is how much I like having my picture taken, it's a wonder I didn't get my brochure in front of the camera lens.

For those of you who may not recognize these, they are snow shovels.

 Very pretty black and white bathroom.

Artist's bedroom.


 Sports bedroom, some fun storage ideas here.

 Wait, wait, just a few more pictures, before we make room for those people waiting to come in from the porch.



I want a sun room!!!

Most pictures I ever took, I think.  Thanks for indulging me, Linda!


  1. Wow, there are so many great ideas in this post. I'm going to have to bookmark it for future! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing I saw a lot of ideas I may try.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to visit and see these great ideas in person!

  4. I loved every.single.photograph. I wish I lived closer! Thanks for inspiring!

  5. Thanks for your visit and comment. I too clean only the bare minimum so I can get back to the fun stuff.

  6. So many ideas, so little time...love the pictures of the possibilities. Being creative with what we have is the best, and this post helps with that!

  7. All of these picture are so much nice its totally incredible thanks for sharing
    Pegasos world

  8. Christmas is one of our most favorite times of the year. We make each Holiday special and unique by having cute decorations. Last Christmas, our theme was "Glamorous In Gold" theme. Everything was in sparkling gold! Our Christmas tree, the sofa's and beds, the trees outside, and even the spiral stairs were all filled with golden stuff. This year, we'll make sure that our Christmas will be more extravagant.