Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Little White Ladder Shelf

This is not something that hasn't already be done. Ladder decor has been around in country homes for many, many years. I just wanted to post some pics of the one that I've had around for a while now. Of course I don't have a pic of it in it's natural color, but that isn't too hard to picture, now is it?

Here it is, now, after I gave it a white, dry brush, aging.

We have really high ceilings and a lot of wall space so, this spot is the perfect place to hang a shelf for some little displays.

This is how it looks in our living room.
Wish I had a panoramic setting...I like the way it flows.

And compliments our decor.

We used to have a beautiful, early 1800's, red stenciled, sled hanging in it's place...but, with our intentions to move south I decided to part with it, last year, just after Christmas. I didn't think we'd be here for another Holiday season..."waaah" I miss it, now! Oh, the photo ops it could have had!!!

Well, I'm content with the replacement and even happier that it was FREE :)

Here's a few more of my photo, practice shots from today's shoot....still can't wait for my new camera!

HATE the pic...HATE my camera...but, I do love my little "sampler." Every time I look at it I wonder how I ever did it. It's a teenie tiny, 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" in size!

A close up of my milk glass vase that I painted and distressed. I like it better, now.

The vintage bottle holds pearls from "Grandma's" broken necklaces.


Trisha said...

I love how you used the ladder! What a pretty living room you have!


20 North Ora said...

Cute idea with the ladder. Especially on those high walls.


Anonymous said...

wow!!!! LOVE that you made it a shelf!!!! PERFECT!!!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Janet,

I am so glad that you stopped by my blog...It is so nice to meet you. I can see that we do have lots in common.. Kindred spirits perhaps?? I love your little pooch too.. He is so cute.

I like your use of the ladder. I almost purchase one at my Amish Market last week. Maybe I will go back and get it now that I see how well you have used it.

I am now following you my friend.



Doni said...

Oh I love it! I especially love the paint color on your walls! It's the perfect color for what I've been trying to tell my husband I want....gonna have to show him yours!!
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful room with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday...those pearls are gorgeous in those bottles!!

Bente said...

What a good idea with the ladder.
The book is just gorgeous.

chateau chic said...

Your ladder makes a great shelf in your living room.
Happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

Unknown said...

I love your ladder and all the beautiful photos! I have a vase just like yours that was my grandmothers. I adore yours, and have to do that to mine!! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Thanks for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent, too! Love seeing your gorgeous decor. Have a wonderful weekend. XO

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I like how you used the ladder it looks great. We have high ceilings too but not that much wall space.
Love that you have the pearls out where you can see them.

Stacey said...

Very cute! I like the look of a ladder in decor - very fun!
Thanks for linking up this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change