Thursday, April 14, 2011

The unusual, the clever, the inspirational . . .

. . . decorations from the spring Bachman House in Minneapolis were again ideas we can all accomplish with a little imagination and the right items.  I know we all have oodles of mismatched drawers, a sink in the living room, lunch buckets just laying around and enough antique grates to fill a wall.  Oh, I wish!

I absolutely love this idea!  I suppose any box could work the same but the different colored drawers with handles make it look even more special!  Notice the eggs displayed in the white bud vases.  Ca-ute!

The 3-D effect makes a statement!

If you have an unused bathroom sink, plant your garden here.  All I could think about was water drainage and the mess it could create!

Loved this idea!  Super duper nails would be required to keep those heavy grates steady.

Old lunch buckets (can you buy those anymore?) used for storage in the crafter's room.

An old window used as a bulletin board.  Do you see the baseball flowers that were shown in the last Flea Market magazine?

Now this I could do since I'm an old pro at wiring buttons onto lamps.

Yup, gonna do this idea too!  Old bobbins for jewelry organization!

For a small bathroom without wallspace, this is a great idea!  An old towel rack hung up high. 

Of course, since Bachman's is first and foremost a flower shop, there were beautiful flowers everywhere.  It is amazing how a vase of fresh flowers makes such a statement in a room.  A luxury for sure!

This tree, hung with strips of green fabric, was in the lobby of the store.  It was huge and it was fabulous!

Another successful idea house!  Wouldn't it be fun to be around the table as these talented designers threw out ideas? 

Now, go scour your basements for lunch buckets!

A special thank you to the marvelous Lana at Honeysuckle Lane.  I won her recent giveaway and received these spring-time gifts!  I encourage you to visit her blog and shops cuz she has oodles of talent and is so creative!  The things she makes with paper are amazing!  And she is such a sweetie too!

Okay.  Bye.


Joanna said...

I am LOVING all those ideas from Bachman House - it looks so simple when you see it all done!

Beautiful prize, congratulations - I shall pop over and have a look at Honeysuckle Lane.


Jill said...

Well, I know I have two lunch buckets in my booth and probably another in the garage! Thanks for sharing all the pictures, very cool.

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Oh Connie!!!!! I love all of these ideas you've shared from the Bachman house. We lived in Mpls. area for 16 years b-4 moving south and I miss Bachman's more than I can put into words. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring post! Xo, Sue

JoAnne said...

Hi Connie,
What a great post! Great pics too. I especially love the drawers. Something new to add to my garage sale hunt list.....

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow! I'm not even Big into vintage, but I love these ideas! I do have some old drawers. I'll bet you could buy the lunch buckets in a craft store or at least on Ebay!

Trisha said...

That definitely looks like a fun place to visit! Congratulations on your win!


Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

What Fabulous Ideas.... Love the Drawers layered on the wall and the Old Spools hung, I sure wish I would think of Clever things like this~ Have a wonderful week

Blessed Serendipity said...

Wow what a treasure of wonderful ideas. I love visiting inspiring places. Problem is once I get home I just want to redo everything.


Angela said...

Oh how I wish I was close enough to go to the Bachman House. Thank you for these wonderful pictures, which is the next best thing. I think the ideas are getting better and better, don't you?

Lynn Stevens said...

So many wonderful decorating ideas makes me want to redo my entire home.
Hugs Lynn

Lisa Gatz said...

Beautiful! The lunch boxes...I would like to use that idea but they would be a bit more distressed...I'll have to look for some. Thanks for the inspiration!

Loris Glassworks said...

Thank you for sharing your visit to the Bachman House. I live in Atlanta and would never have gotten a chance to visit without your photo adventure. I love the ideas you have highlighted, My search for lunch boxes in the basement starts today! Cheers!