Thursday, June 17, 2010

One Man's Trash Was Definitely My Treasure

What a sweet daughter of mine that got out of the van the other day to retrieve a beautiful wooden ladder from a pile of tree limbs, brush and trash.

Why would someone throw something like that away?

Of course, I'm glad it became trash so that it could make it's way to my house.
















Isn't she lovely wearing her pretty hostess apron?

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27 comments:

Pam said...

What a sweet daughter to be willing to retrieve a treasure for her mom. Yeah! The ladder looks charming! Pam @ Sallygoodin

raggygirlvintage said...

You were allowed to bring it inside!!! I just picked one up at the weekend, it has made it as far as the garage now! I'm thinking of painting it...(disguise)
Tracey

Katie said...

She IS lovely! Perfect for that corner!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I don't know why someone would throw out such a ladder with so much patina! I think it looks great in that corner and I can just imagine all the fun you'll have decorating with it!

Manuela

Prior said...

omy goodness! I love this...and that is a sweet daughter to get it for you! Did she even say, "Oh, Mom!"? lol... This would be great for my Prior Lives Party, too! You should link up! Lezlee

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Lucky you!! What a great find!! I've been wanting to get a weathered ladder to add to my home, too, but haven't found one yet. It looks great in your home. I love the way you feather your nest! :)
Thanks for joining my first Feather Your Nest Thursday's link party. I hope you're having a great day!
~ Jo :)

sissie said...

Hi Amy,
That's a pretty amazing find! I like it's shabbiness, but I would probably paint it white! LOL

hugs
Sissie

Debbie said...

I'll tell you exactly why someone threw it away. It was put there specifically for YOU.
You see the beauty in things that others would throw away. That says something very special about your spirit.

What a treasure.

Alaina said...

I love the ladder's party dress and the way you display your pretties.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Ah Amy..your sweet daughter did good! I love how you have it placed! Looks like it was meant to be there all along.

Sunshine From Georgia,
Terri Smith
http://dimplesdragonflies.com

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

The ladder is great and you did a great job placing it in your home.

McCarthy Designs said...

The ladder is gorgeous Amy, how lucky to have spotted it. It looks lovely in your house wearing the apron! xx

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

What a great find. Good of your daughter to fetch it for you!
Looks great all dressed up in that corner.

Pine Tree Home said...

So special. Wood ladders are hard to come by.

Jill said...

That's a great find!

JunkinJane said...

Lucky Ladder, Love the whole display!

Ginger said...

Great find, and a lovely use for it!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Very pretty! It looks at home in that corner!!

Mary Lou said...

Way to go!! I hope your daughter had a happy heart!! she has a beautiful room.

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Love the apron!!! the ladder??? it reminds me of our old one we had growing up....actually it kind of looks like the one we use now! Ha!

Becky C said...

I love the ladder! Your pictures are wonderful. If you ever get one extra minute check out my blog...I'm new at this! But your blog is certainly an inspiration, love the music.
Becky C

Laurie said...

Oh Amy! Love that ladder! Looks great in the corner.

Ashley said...

I just adore it! And yes the apron makes it even better....I actually collect vintage aprons...So I really LOVE this post :) Thank you so much for sharing.
-Ashley-

CC said...

Tha little ladder is beyond adorable..who would throw away such a treasure....and that apron!!!
Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the apron is so sweet,
it's just gorgeous. I collect aprons..and oh how,I would love this one..

Angela said...

What a find!! My mother has three of them..all in your garden..I have been on a hunt for one myself...

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Such a great patina--I shared this this week!

faith said...

I love this ladder.. and have been looking to find something similar. I'm sure I'll run into it some time or another and in the meantime, it's fun to keep looking. I've enjoyed looking through your blog.