Showing posts with label ladder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ladder. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Girls' Weekend

Last weekend, my pal, Jennie, and I decided to take a little quick weekend trip.  We drove down to Austin and then went to the Trade Days in Fredricksburg, Tx which are held monthly.  We saw so much stuff and had so much fun that we forgot to take a bunch of pictures.  We then took the scenic route home up highway 281 to the Homestead Antique Fair in Hico, Tx held in the Spring and Fall.  Oh my goodness!  We were speechless.  We could have bought every single thing there.  Jennie managed to keep it together long enough to snap a couple of pictures on her iPhone but honestly, we were like kids in a candy store and completely forgot about pulling the good camera out to take great pictures.  Sorry :(








Since I couldn't afford to buy every single thing there, I narrowed my focus and came away with these little red pieces that are totally me.

This is a cute little metal red stool.
Just a touch of rust for character

It's tiny; smaller than a breadbox.
 Picked up this old metal red 3 probably used in a sign to denote prices.  It's relatively big.
 It's over a foot tall.
 just the right amount of rust on this side...
 ...maybe a little too much rust on the other side.
 Then there was this...an old red ladder.
 Look at the cute handle!
 When I saw this, I knew I had to have it.
 I figured it would be a bit expensive since it's old, red and has that cute handle.
So, how much was I willing to pay to get this?  I know some of you wouldn't pay a dime for it while others might pay a pretty penny for it.  I paid.....wait for it...$25 buckaroos.  That's a great deal to me.

We had a great time and we'll definitely go back to both places.

I'm sharing with my favorite parties in the list above or down below on the right.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

vintage ladder and the color red

I really like ladders.  I have a couple but I want more.  I would love to have one like this.  Look close, see the one with the spring like rungs?  Cool. 

And one of my favorite blogshots ever is this one:

So, I really wanted to participate in Donna's Saturday Night Special "ladder" theme party over at Funky Junk Interiors because I like ladders too!  I knew I had a great little ladder to bring but I had to find it because we are moving things around in our little cottage and the cute little ladder was "taking a break."
Here's my little white wooden one but that's not the one I'm looking for...and I'm certainly not looking for the huge silver extension ladder.
This one is kinda cute but it's not the one either.
I like the old galvanized detail so maybe one day I'll paint this little cutie but for now, we still use this as a real stepladder.  So, where is that other cute one I really want to use?
Oh, I think I see it!
There it is, right there...in this really bad picture because I'm such a bad photographer.
That's better!  Now you can see it.  Cute, huh?  (Grace, I know you would like it better if it was blue and a less rusty:)
I like the rusty and actually it is a very pale bluish white.
Now, of course to take it to the party, it needs a little something.  Since my favorite color is red, I think I'll add some of my favorite red things.
That's better!  Love a little red around my cottage.
See that cute little birdhouse with the metal red roof?  Target.  Yep, Got it at Target last year on sale for less than 10 bucks.  Love that.
Little ladders make great bookshelves...especially for old red books!
This sweet porcelain teapot (cause I only drink tea!) was painted by my grandmother. It's one of my favorite things!  There are some of those wooden tops from my father-in-law's childhood that I keep moving all over the house.  I wish I had about 20 more of those!
vintage ladder and the color red
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