Friday, March 18, 2011

Ladders & Bears

Once, when I was out driving, I spotted an old wooden ladder that someone had put out for the junk pick-up.  Thank goodness I was in the Wrangler.  Pulling over and stopping so fast, I popped up the hatch and slid it in, after I folded down the front seat faster that you can imagine!




Well, to tell the whole truth, that day I came home with three old wooden ladders and they've all been put to good use too, I might add.

Here's one hanging on the family room wall.  You see, I needed to put something big on this wall.  So why not a ladder?  The wall to the left has a collection of fireman memorabilia which is right above the Pres' chair and the wall to the right has this bear scene.  What better transition from fire fighting to retiring/hunting here in the woods than to use a ladder holding a fireman's pillow, some pine cone candles and a coyote to bring in the outdoors?


This picture is a story in itself...not the picture, but the frame.  You won't believe it when I tell you!  It really was quite interesting.  Remind me...

P.S.  I'm linking this post up to Amy's at Verde Farm for Farm Friends Friday.  See you there!

14 comments:

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

What a great idea with the ladders. I have some in the barn I could use. Thanks.

Cathy said...

Very creative...someone's trash is someone's treasure! Might just use that idea. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

Love the ladder idea, can't wait to hear the story about the frame.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Jo said...

ps I got your button, come get mine if you like.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

gld said...

Great idea on the ladders. I have two that need to be used someway.

A Rural Journal said...

Super idea! I'm mad at myself for not thinking of it. :)

Texan said...

Great idea how to use the ladder, they make great quilt hangers too!

I have been known to stop for things out of others trash myself :O). I always figure well if they wanted it they wouldn't have it in the trash LOL.

Sandra said...

very creative on the ladder, would never have thought about doing that, and i like it. it works great and love the dancing bears.

texwisgirl said...

LOVE the use of the ladder! WAY cool!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Imagine finding 3 old ladders in one trip and what a wonderful idea to use them on the wall! I have one small ladder propped up against the wall in the office that I put my magazines one..works great. Love the bears too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Maura :)

Chai Chai said...

We have a dancing bear painting hanging in our living room as well!

Teresa said...

What a great creative way to reuse an old ladder!

forestwalk/laura k said...

that ladder looks pretty cool hanging on your wall...great idea! i wish i had room on A wall to do that! :]

Verde Farm said...

Love the ladder JP--how creative. I can’t wait to hear the frame story. I have always loved the dancing bear picture :) Thanks for sharing with FFF!
Hugs, Amy

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