Thursday, November 11, 2010

holiday ideas house

 {this is not my house}
remember the Bachman's Spring 2010 ideas house & Summer 2010 ideas house ?  well, this is the holiday ideas house... again Ki Nassauer is the vintage consultant.  nearly every item is for sale.  enjoy the tour !
first of all in the above photo: spools of string used for house numbers

 on the front porch: homemade Christmas trees made of birch poles, wreaths, greens, & tea strainer ornaments (!)
 in the living room: horizontal birch poles added to Christmas tree for added dimension

 floor gate turned coffee table w/mirror added
 leather belts used to bundle birch logs together
 salvaged shutter turned into window box
 books turned into Christmas trees, vintage irons as stocking holders

 in the dining room: vintage casserole holders became wall mirrors
 scarves & ribbon used as chair tiebacks w/light bulb rings added
 floor lamp cut down & used for floral centerpiece

 in the kitchen: milk strainers turned into flower holders
 ironing board closet turned into an Advent calendar w/Christmas tree ornaments
 cookie cutter light fixture
 in the bathroom: ice skates used to hold vase & greens
 the boy's bedroom has a hockey theme: hockey pucks turned into lamps, hockey sticks turned into headboard, vintage locker room baskets as organizers, hockey jerseys turned into pillows
 hockey sticks turned into a chair, packages decorated w/shoelaces, license plate letters, & rubber bands
 the girl's bedroom has an aspiring artist theme
 in the master bedroom: oil cans used to make ornament stands
 in the gift wrap & sewing room: restaurant cart becomes a worktable, ladders used for wall idea organizers, fabric balls & embroidery hoops turned into ceiling decor

 yarn spindle wreath, aprons turned into tool & supply holders, drapery rods used as wall-mounted gift wrap holders
 sewing patterns turned into valance, curtain rod made of old broom handle, colored paper clips used as ornament hooks & spools of thread used as Christmas tree ornaments

 scrabble letters used as basket labels
 bendable rulers made into stars w/stencils & paper spelling out NOEL
 drawers turned into wall shelves, game board turned into ribbon rack
 vintage shoe form turned into decor
 December wall calendar made from scrapbook papers & plexi
 in the bathroom: vintage door w/junk spelling out JOY used as a towel holder
 in the back yard: decorative metal bells hung in the apple tree
 galvanized buckets on potting shed as window planters
vintage ceiling tin letters spelling HAPPY HOLIDAYS

if you can make it to tour this house, i highly recommend it, it is so beautiful !!!

holiday ideas house is open Nov 11 - Dec 12 (closed Mondays & Thanksgiving)