Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bachman's 2011 Summer Ideas House: Pt I

This came quick as it seems we were just at their Spring House.
Pay no mind to time flying by. We were happy to go!
Decorating co-captain Linda and I set off for Minneapolis in the convertible bug.
Perfect weather, camera in hand. 

 We started on the outside and worked our way in.
What caught our eye first?
The shed, of course.
(Since Linda has a darling one too!)

Inside is absolutely fantastic.
We seriously stood there staring at it,
taking in every fabulous cranny.

Notice, the plates. Each plate is a word of the entire quote.
The walls are lined with vintage book pages.
Rusty wire shelf. Ball jars. Candles in the birdcage.
Love. It. All.

Then, super fabulous - is the shelf made out of 1/2 of an old wooden ladder.
Then, lit with industrial lights.
Next time you see an old wood ladder, grab it!

Reluctantly, we pulled ourselves away.
Hanging on the outside of the shed is this flower design art thingie - made out of colored hoses.
The middles are bundt pants.  Hello. Fun.
This house was all about the succulents. They are everywhere, starting with these little pot wreaths.
(that doesn't sound right, hahahaha!)

** Update July 2012**
My own version of the pot wreath.

** Update May 2012**
An update about the Pot Wreath can be found here.

Summer Party Anyone?
 Loved the old bed frame imagined into the table. Morning glories growing at it's posts.

All set under a shady tree, candle holders hanging from it's branches.
The flatware cozied into a seed packet.
A vintage watering can with Kalanchoe as the centerpiece.

The garage turned birthday party.
It has a fantastic wall lined with colored paper plates as decor.
People remember this for a dull area - instant pop, super cheap.
 And SO easy!!!

And... the equally cheap and easy hanging banner/streamers
.... simply cut up colored paper bags.

Stroll on over to the wall planter, adorned with 1/2 an old windmill.
The pillar gazebo w/ a 'chandelier' made out of
a hanging basket,  wrapped with wire fencing (upside down),
& old light pole glass as votives.

Last but not least, here is the one tiny little thing that inspired my
This one little birdie wire thingie. It doesn't take much.

The inside is really fab.
I thought it had more junk flair then the Spring House.
I'll show you that next post!

Stay cool!

xo Jeanne

*Please note*
I had no participation in the designs/decor of this house.
I am merely a spectator.


  1. I won't make it this time to the Bachman house. I appreciate all your photos to gleam ideas!
    Love your fairy chair!

  2. oh my word! I'm adoring every single little detail....boy that is amazing! I might just have to be 'inspired' by some of these for my to-do list!

    digging your new header too - so nice & summery!

    1. That goes double for me! Am making the pot wreath!! Love u and your beesknees!

    2. That goes double for me! Am making the pot wreath!! Love u and your beesknees!

    3. That goes double for me! Am making the pot wreath!! Love u and your beesknees!

    4. That goes double for me! Am making the pot wreath!! Love u and your beesknees!

    5. That goes double for me! Am making the pot wreath!! Love u and your beesknees!

  3. Pot wreath ... tee hee ...



    Lou Cinda :O)

    I want one like this!

  5. I just discovered your blog and I'm so glad I did! I live in Southern Cali, but moved here from Minnie! I only lived there for 2 years, but I L-O-V-E-D Bachman's! I miss Bachman's! I want to go back to visit, just to go to Bachman's!

  6. I'll hug Bachman's for you and you hug Seal Beach for me! Deal.
    xo Jeanne

  7. I want to make the pot you have any suggestions on how to?? I love it and have a retail nursery and always trying to come up with something unusual....

  8. Thank you for the inspiration!! great designs!

  9. Wow I just love what you have done I can only imagine just siting there drinking my coffee reading a magazine thank you for sharing your beautiful creations

  10. It's all just so lovely!!!

  11. The shelf made out of the ladder is just awesome! Don't get me wrong, all these things are great but the shelf is just my favourite!

    1. Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful information particularly the last part I care for such information a lot. I was looking for this certain info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck


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