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  1. Koni Billings says:

    What a Fabulous morning I had, devouring this entire post and the pictures! Twice, I would like you to know. It was an incredibly endless display of Christmas and all it’s minutia which is contributed from everywhere throughout the world. The settings were like movie props from every Christmas special I have ever seen. It filled a large hole that has been eaten into my soul from this past year or so. I think I can take a deep breath and hope for all of us now. Thank you for one of this best things I have found online this year. Wonderful!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Koni! Thanks for your sweet words:)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Robin! Definitely inspiring:)

  2. Susan Dueis says:

    Thanks so much for giving me a glimpse of Bachman’s this year. We usually come back to MN from ID for Christmas and seeing the Holiday Idea House is a highlight. Even though we won’t be making the trip this year, your photos definitely helped bring on the holiday spirit!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Susan! Yes, we’re missing out on so many things this year; at least we can enjoy some of the Holiday spirit virtually!

  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Well, my head is full now, loved this tour. I loved the gnomes and all those different Christmas trees, table settings and i think i may go look again to make sure i didn’t miss anything. Thanks Lora, love this store.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Marlene! I love everything this retailer does; they are a class act!

  4. Rebecca Payne says:

    Thank you for sharing. I have never heard of this business.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome!

  5. Luane M Johnson says:

    It’s all what our imagination can come up with and their designers did a great job. Great ideas and some I’m going to copy in my own home, like the bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Such a simple idea and yet makes for a striking entrance.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, definitely a glamorous look! Glad you got some good ideas!

  6. I wish we had a Bachman’s around here. At least I got lots of beautiful inspiration. The gnomes were cracking me up! I’ll leave those for someone else. LOL.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      They were the funniest thing! I should have posed with one and gave him a kiss on the cheek;)

  7. Linda Duncan says:

    Absolutely exciting for the holiday season. I loved the decorations. Linda Duncan Joplin, Mo.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      It was a very inspirational day, indeed! Glad to share it:)

  8. Patty Bretheim says:

    Thanks for the Holiday tour of the Bachman’s Idea House, I always wait for your wonderful pictures you show each season. A little early- but Happy Holidays to you, Thanks again. Patty B.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Patty!

  9. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says:

    So happy you shared the tour, Lora! I loved seeing all of your beautiful photos!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Everyone always loves their ideas:) So many pictures…

  10. Loved the tour, Lora, thanks so much for taking us along. I’m really missing the Christmas Open Houses this year. so much inspiration!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So many things we’re missing out on this year, Debra. Glad we can at least experience some Christmas Joy online!