Bachman's 2015 Holiday Ideas House Tour

It's that time again...another Bachman's Holiday Ideas House tour!  For those of you who have wondered...NO...this isn't my house!  Bachman's is a home, garden, and floral business in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.  Three times a year, they hold a seasonal ideas house on what used to be an old family home on their flagship property in Minneapolis.  Twenty percent of ticket sales from this Ideas House goes to the Washburn Center for Children.


This time the theme is Make It Merry!  I'll let the photos do most of the the talking...you can click on any photo for a closer view...and feel free to Pin any photo you like!
When I was there last week, there was still green grass...
but now it is snow-covered, 
and we are expecting another snowstorm today, too... 


We'll start the tour in the front porch...









Now, we'll head into the house...
 and into the living room/sunroom space...







I love how they used these drawers...and the planked walls were done with wallpaper!










The dining room was very festive...
and set up for a buffet style meal...








The kitchen is always so charming...








The final stop on part one of the tour 
is the main level powder room...love the stenciled walls!



Next post, we'll head upstairs!  I hope maybe you found something to inspire your Christmas decorating!

I am joining~

Until next time...

32 comments

  1. This is exactly what I'd like my house to look like. I can't imagine having that many decorations. Mine will be simple this year now that we are living in an apartment. And I just don't have it in my to decorate. Of course, I'll have some for the kids.

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  2. What a gorgeous wonderland! I LOVE the tree they created on the wall with pieces of branches, and I need that huge shelving unit!! Thanks for sharing, Linda.

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  3. Oh what a wonderful home, i love everything...

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  4. So many wonderful ideas!!
    thanks for sharing this Bachman tour again Linda.

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  5. Delightfully festive and so many great holiday ideas!!
    Mary Alice

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  6. Wow Linda, love this!!! Love decorating this time of the year! So many beautiful ideas and things, what a wonderful home! I will wait to see the rest on a later post.
    Take care
    caludiapersi.blogspot.ca

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  7. If only I could have a bunch of little elves come over and transform my home overnight.....wouldn't it be wonderful!!!

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  8. Darn it! I was just here and forgot to leave a comment. I got so excited about seeing the house I just pinned and ran :) I think this is my favorite of their holiday decor houses. It's very woodsy and sort of traditional with a twist. Like the skis over the porch windows. Believe it or not I asked my husband to hand my red skis over my front door this year and he couldn't figure out how to do it without punching a big hole in the siding, so that was a no go. I have to show him this photo to prove it can be done! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  9. Wow, Linda! It is almost too much to take in, isn't it? So many good ideas there. Took me a second to see what you meant about the drawers. I was looking at the pictures--finally "got it"...lol Thanks for all the pictures and taking the time to post this. I love all the ideas here. Amazing! xo Diana

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  10. So many beautiful things. Lovely photos. I was just watching the news and I hope you are staying safe and warm there. Hugs. Karen

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  11. I always enjoy your idea house posts. Thanks for sharing all the pretty pictures.

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  12. I always look forward to the posts about the Backman house. Always great display ideas! Thank you once again. xo Dianne

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  13. This house always amazes me. Thanks for sharing. So many cute ideas.

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  14. What a gorgeous post, don't you just love Home Tours ...for charities! Thanks so much for sharing...I love the sled down the middle of the table! Sandi

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  15. Oops...lost my comment, Linda! Now I have to abbreviate. lol! I love this home---all the traditional bright and festive colors of Christmas. So many ideas, too. That's why I love home tours. Thank you!

    Jane x

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  16. Oh boy, simply gorgeous...and such great inspiration! thanks for sharing!

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  17. Very merry indeed, Linda. The house is beautifully decorated. I especially like the wood cut deer and the large vintage red letters.
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. OMG it is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  19. WOW that is sure display or laid out real nice LOL

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  20. I never think they can outdo themselves from the year prior. But guess what...they did!!!~OMG I love this years house. The pillows, the vignettes and those dishtowels in the window..oh my, LOVE. Thanks for the tour Linda! XO

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  21. WOW!!! Just a beautiful time on your side, I`m happy to stay here for a while! Thanks, hugs an a nice before x mas time, Meisje

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  22. Oh my goodness! There are so many wonderful ideas in this post that I couldn't choose a favorite. But those stenciled walls..........LOVE! Thanks so much for sharing your photos, Linda!

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  23. I love your house! Brings back memories of growing up in a neighborhood filled with homes just like it. Your built-ins are to die for!

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  24. A beautiful, cozy, warm, festive house for the holidays! I love every bit of it!

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  25. Wow how impressive! It's all just so lovely!!!!

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  26. So much inspiration! And how awesome that they let you take photos -- that isn't always the case. Thanks also for sparking old memories -- my husband and I both grew up in Minnesota and worked for DRB in their St. Paul and Minneapolis offices -- Bachman's always had the ground floor in the IDS Center -- so beautiful. Thanks again for sharing. Cynthia Chilson Finger

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    1. Thanks! They encourage photos, and the Ideas Houses features their retail product, too1

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  27. oh, I always love the wonderful ideas and inspirations at Bachman's Open Houses!!

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  28. Love love love it all!!!!

    I think my head would be bursting with inspiration if I actually visited in person! I love the porch and the heavily decorated trees and the cushions.....it is all delightfully festive and happy making :)

    Karen x

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  29. What an amazing home, Linda! I could have spent hours there just soaking everything up! You took some wonderful pictures, too! My favorite thing is that cool cart in the kitchen. And those little red drawers on the wall are so adorable!!

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  30. Linda, I always enjoy your posts with ideas from the Bachman House. It is always so inspiring and you wrote a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm. sb

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  31. Linda, what a feast for the eyes! Pinning and tweeting on our Vintage Charm Features and Favorites Board!

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