{the buzz on bud’s bees}

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December 2016 – Winterizing the hives with waxed cardboard boxes

“How are the bees?” is a question Hans Hirshfield gets a lot.

In March, the U of M Bee Squad stopped by for a “Well Bee Checkup” and told us the Hirshfield’s Hives were healthy and happy. We lost two hives over the winter of 2015 and the University of Minnesota’s Hive to Bottle program lost 50% of the hives they managed. Fingers crossed  the winter of 2016 sees a lower bee hive failure.

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This will be the fourth year Hirshfield’s has participated in the U of M program. Last year Bud’s Bees produced 170 8oz. jars, plus enough honey to feed the bees over the winter. Can you see the “H” in the honeycomb? Custom label design by Julie B. in H’s Marketing Dept.

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Bud, Hans, and the Bee Squad back in 2014

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Spring 2016

One thing that you can do to help the bees is to buy plants that are neonicotinoid free. Check with your local garden center and see what they carry in neonicotinoid free plants.

The next time you’re stopped in traffic on 94 heading east, a block south of International Market Square, look to your right for the rainbow H on our building and you should see the tops of the Hirshfield’s Hives. Living the good life in the Harrison neighborhood.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

{hirshfield’s color of the month for april}

Hirshfield's Paints Lemon Zest 0840

Goodbye winter and a warm welcome to a new season of fresh palettes and color inspiration.  April’s Color of the Month, Lemon Zest 0840, is the happiest and brightest of colors adding energy and life to any space.

 

British Vogue January 2017

British Vogue January 2017

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{summer house wallcovering by thibaut}

Summer House Wallpaper by Thibaut

The past few dreary days has me longing for sunshine and a bright blue sky. Thibaut Wallpaper to the rescue! Escape to Summer House, Thibaut’s newest collection of coordinating wallpaper and fabrics. The flowers, simple shapes, paperweaves, and retro batik patterns will satisfy your longing for the return of the warmth of summer!

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{bachman’s spring ideas house 2017}

Bachman's Spring Ideas House 2017

Photo credit MSP Magazine

Urban Farmhouse

Each year the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House marks the end of winter and welcomes  a season of warmer weather and beautiful spring colors.

The theme for the 2017 Spring Ideas House is Urban Farmhouse. This transformation from season to season takes place in the historic Bachman family home on Lyndale Avenue. Truly an urban farmhouse.

A neutral background palette allows the colorful spring florals and accessories to be  focal points throughout the home. If you’ve never been to an Ideas House the design team does an amazing job creating charming vignettes with new items, up cycled pieces, and vintage pieces.

Look for these key trends for 2017:

  • Fresh contemporary meets vintage permanence
  • Shades of grey against farm fresh white to create warm contrast
  • Floral Patterns and Ditsy Prints add dimension to our simple farmhouse decor
  • Galvanized metal and reclaimed wood used for accent and function
  • Botanical greens from dominant fiddle leaf figs to refined ferns

Barn door Bachman's

Photo credit MSP Magazine

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{NuWallpaper by Brewster Home Fashions}

NuWallpaper

Playroom goals from @terrimchugh

Peel and Stick Wallpaper

NuWallpaper is the latest innovation in wall decor. This peel and stick wallpaper collection has all of the beauty of modern wallpaper styles while being easier than ever to apply and remove.  NuWallpaper goes up in minutes and comes down in seconds!

Printed on a premium substrate that is completely removable and will not damage walls, this new peel and stick solution saves you both the time and money of ordinary wallpaper. Simply peel and stick on any smooth, flat surface.  You might recognize some of the patterns from traditional wallpaper books. Read the rest of this entry »

{magnolia home wallcovering}

magnolia home wallpaper

It was only a matter of time, right? Joanna Gaines has partnered with York Wallcovering for her first wallcovering collection aptly named  Magnolia Home.  This new wallpaper collection offers 16 signature designs in multiple colorways, with the core of the collection in neutral, black, and white

The designs and colors in this collection reflect Joanna’s very approachable style to decorating that we see on her TV show Fixer Upper. Patterns include shiplap, blueprints, quiet polka dots, vintage farm toile, botanicals, 1930s newsprint and a watercolor buffalo check.

An added bonus for consumers is that her wallpapers are backed with York’s Sure Strip® technology making for easier installation and easier removal.

Skinnylap wallpaper

Skinnylap – not to be confused with shiplap!

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{bits & pieces: utah mountain house by way of veranda magazine)

veranda magazine utah mountain home

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From what I can tell this magnificent mountain home in Utah has some awesome views, but the attention to detail on the inside is what caught my eye. Can’t you envision many of this home’s design features in a cabin or lake home right here in the midwest?
See what you think. Tour the rest of the home right here.

Designer:  Anthony Baratta

Photographer:  Eric Piasecki

Wall color in this room is White Dove (OC-17) and the ceiling is Yarmouth Blue (HC-150) both by Benjamin Moore. No mention of any other wall or door colors in the resource section of the magazine.

Since Frank and Elizabeth Hirshfield opened their first store in 1894, it has been our mission to do the best job possible meeting customer needs and solving customer problems. Hirshfield’s. People and products you can trust.

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