A touch of fall decor
It’s September and time to celebrate all things autumn. Bachman’s Fall Ideas House is packed with cool-weather and harvest-inspired decor that you can re-create in your own spaces.
Designers have transformed the historic Bachman family home from top to bottom, with a mix of new, repurposed and vintage furnishings. They’ve also interjected decor trends, such as cool galvanized metal paired with warm reclaimed wood in a variety of spaces.
This season, the dining room has been turned into a parlor with a built-in bar. The farmhouse-flavored porch is embellished with country tartan patterns and splashes of pumpkin orange. Pillows hand-stitched from recycled saris are scattered on the bed of the Bohemian-style guest bedroom. In the nursery, woodland critters accent the teal and orange color palette. The sunroom is decorated with birch trees and autumn-hued watercolors. Outside the home, containers overflow with fall-friendly plants, such as mums and kale.
The self-guided tours are daily from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1 at the home, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Tickets are $5 and benefit the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. Go to bachmans.com or call 612-861-7311.
If you like bees — or just a good party — head to Stillwater on Sept. 10 for “Polli*Nation 2017,” an art and music festival hosted by the Pollinator Friendly Alliance. Craft beer, food trucks and live music and other performances will be offered between noon and 6 p.m. at Kissing Birch Farm. Partygoers can also learn about pollinators and how to protect them, via bee experts in attendance. For tickets, visit pollination.bpt.me. Tickets are $10 in advance for adults, $15 at the gate; $5 in advance for kids 12 to 17, $10 at the gate. Kids under 11 attend free. Kissing Birch Farm is located at 10020 Norell Av. N., Stillwater.
Learn to distinguish different types of bees and how to monitor them and gather data at a free Citizen Science Pollinator training program. Participants will gain practical experience via hands-on activities at the YMCA Community Center and Fish Creek Natural Area, both in Maplewood. Training is offered 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Register by Sept. 6 at maplewoodnaturecenter.com or call 651-249-2170.