Monday, May 9, 2011

This Old Ladder

What is it about old ladders?

I found or I should say my friend ~The Boston Lady~ saw this at an estate sale.

I didn't talk to her until after she left the sale.  I think she felt guilty because she didn't call me when she found it.

So I raced to the sale.

It was still there.

I loved it at first sight.

It's a sturdy thing for being so old.
marked $15.00....but!
75% off!
I snatch this baby up.

Oh...I also want to show you the blackberries growing on my fence.
As you can see they are not ripe yet.  Well, they will be eaten by the birds real soon.
I did manage to try one and it was very good. I planted this plant last year.  I guess I won't be making jam with them.  That's OK, I like the birds eating them.
Enjoy your day friends!


Sylvia said...

Great score on the ladder....I paint mine red and place them in the butterfly garden.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it! How perfect for your garden! I mentioned you on my blog today! Hope you can stop by and visit! ♥

Sanna said...

Hi KarenSue,

Beautiful ladder - I want it..;) What are you going to use it for? I just saw a great idea over at Minna´s blog - go and have a look. You´ll see what I mean.

Happy birthday to your sweet girl. She has a nice smile :)

Have a great day,

claire said...

That is one gorgeous ladder! Applause! :)

The Boston Lady said...

Be still my heart.... THE ladder. It looks just right at your place, it's where it belongs. Now I know better than to not call you right away! So glad you got it so I don't have to hang my head in shame..... Ann

Passionate for White said...

I love ladders too...find it real hard to pass one up! Yours is beautiful!

Angela said...

Awesome find! What is it about old things in general that make some of swoon? I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Jan said...

I love your old ladder, it reminds me of my experience with growing gourds. Heheh. I made a wonderful trellis with two ladders and a few weathered boards that I assumed the gourds would grow up on and intertwine in the rungs. I bet those seeds were having a great laugh on me as when they took of and start to grow they didn't stop. They did grow up the ladder and then back down and totally took over the back yard. I mean a huge back yard full of vines. Out of the whole shebang I probably got 7 great gourds but when the vines began to wither and wilt they smelled like mold and I just had to rip the whole (shebang) out.
Just thought you might enjoy that little story. I love your little ladder. Oh yes, I took the time to paint the old ladders and make little vines with flowers all over them. Oh well, I kept the gourds the ladders and the rest went to the recycle bins.