Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Flashes

(of Genius)  Bachman's 2012 Fall Ideas House is open through October 7.

Outside the Ideas House. Burlap wrapped and lined tires as planters.
 Amazing, colorful borders of mums, kale, and marigolds, millet, and more.

 Maybe we'll try this on the East side of the garage. Why not? 
The neighbors already pretty much think we are crazy.

Burlap wreaths with wheat flair become giant wall flowers with honeysuckle vine stems.

The porch entry beer theme includes a German beerstube table, bottle lighting, 
stools made out of kegs, and bottlecap embellishments throughout.

In the doggy suite the upside down table-bed has felt pads placed on the 
up-in-the-air feet just as dog paw pads would look. A fun detail that made one ideas house visitor 
imagine the designer laying in bed at night with a notepad jotting down ideas 
when brainstorming kept her from her sleep.

The door onto the roof terrace led to this doggy play land complete with 
bone-shaped pool, shuffleboard, and topiary.  
Just don't throw the tennis ball over the hedge while playing fetch. Rouch! Bad news for Bowser.

 Dog dish placemat as framed art.

Teatime for pampered, prizewinning  pooches under a dog biscuit chandelier.

Mirrored dog dishes.

Nicely accessorized bathroom radiator cover .

Sweet, bird-themed nursery.

Office with desk fashioned from solid wood doors and fabric.

A bit of decor available to purchase or, perhaps for a clever crafter to imitate.

 Salvaged crates as wall unit, shelving and message board.

 The conveyor belt coffee table looked cool, but you better keep a hold of your wine. 
Especially after the first glass.

Another nicely appointed radiator cover. This one is in the sunroom.

Dining room built-in buffet ready for a harvest meal.

  Bright bathroom embellishments and a sneaky peek at the coat closet across the hall.

Vintage fixture and bulb with re-purposed strainer cover.

Kitchen shelves featuring Now Designs' "Posy" print dishes and linens. Over-the-sink curtains were cleverly and simply made from dish towels with grommets for hanging on teacup hooks.

 One of many lush container plantings around the porch and walkway. 
Orange pansies are a surprise in a Fall flower combo.

The garage decked out for a creepy and festive party 
with a fireplace drawn on one of the tarpaper lined walls.

Scary swag for the guests, and Halloween decals on the wine glasses.

Little lanterns serve as place card holders.

Centerpiece, complete with bones, contained in a galvanized trough.

The Clubhouse. We're thinking this is a "no boyz allowed" 
or enter at your own risk of pink blindness, situation.

Artists welcome here.

 Hanging sofa made from tires as seen through the beaded ribbon door curtain.

Outside the shed/clubhouse. Ninebark shrubs anchor the marvelous mixed  border.
Little Devil perhaps?

A last look and a parting thought - If Bachman's  lawn is suffering this year, 
as it appears to be and as are most, 
we have no reason to be ashamed of our own grey gardens.

And a word from your University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer - 
Keep watering those thirsty plants until the ground freezes.

1 comment:

Honeybee said...

For those of us unable to make it to see these unique ideas, thank you!