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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. LOVE the use of the ladder! WAY cool!

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  10. 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 :)

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

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  12. What a great creative way to reuse an old ladder!

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

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  14. 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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