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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

My sanity was called into question as I found myself peeking into a skip in the hopes of finding some unwanted treasure (in my defence, no one was around). I was actually looking for an old unwanted ladder. Unfortunately, the search continues. At the moment, we own a very practical hideous aluminium ladder which believe it or not, is actually called ‘Young Man’. Every time a situation calls for a ladder we break out in song and do the actions for the YMCA (we clearly don’t get out enough). Putting stuff back in the loft is actually quite an event in our house! But as practical and sturdy as Young Man is, he is not as beautiful as one of these…

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19 comments

  1. What a coincidence! Meghan, just yesterday I was thinking how to incorporate a decorative ladder in my home, wondering if it would be suitable for an apartment. I'll definitely go for it! I absolutely love the ones in the bathrooms in images #5 and #7 and the one in the 2nd photo is so creatively used. I only need a backyard for it, lol. :)
    Ada
    ps: you're going to love "To Catch A Thief", I'm sure ;)

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  2. Love these images! you have great taste!

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  3. These images are gorgeous. Great picks!

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  4. I've been on a serious hunt for a wooden ladder to drape all of my pretty blankets/throws over. So far no luck! Let me know if you find anything.

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  5. i, also, have a thing for old, unwanted ladders and have yet to get one into my home. there's just something about them, and these photos prove it! good luck finding one!

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  6. I'm seeing mason jars everywhere and I'm just in love with them!
    xo
    Alexa

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  7. Love all the images, beautiful!
    xx Marie

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  8. wonderful images. beautiful interiors.

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  9. Love to see the ladders in a kitchen setting, I feel like you just don't see that enough. Poor existing ladder though, so "young" and on its way to retirement!

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  10. simply fabulous!!!!...pure inspiration!
    xoxo
    lila

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  11. I agree - I hope to have a great set of built-ins in our next house where a beautiful ladder is required! :)

    http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/

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  12. I'm pretty sure I would stub my toe EVERY DAY on a ladder in my kitchen.

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  13. WOW. Young Man..great. Now I have the song in my head :) I am in love with the 3rd photo. I don't think I will EVER accumulate as much china as that, but that is just lovely!
    -Linh

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  14. I followed another blogger that was looking for an old wooden ladder! I think she finally found one at a flea market. Good luck on your quest!

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  15. So funny- we have a loft also- ours is in the garage and it is where all of the decorations are stored. The ladder that we have to climb is ancient! It's an old wood ladder and half the rungs are worn down in the center- just waiting to snap. The question is who will get the ride my husband or me- hopefully we won't get hurt! I should stain it and bring it inside- it's probably worth something!

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  16. I love all of these pictures! Such great inspiration for how to use a ladder!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  17. im obsessed with this idea too - i found a couple on craigslist awhile back but didn't pull the trigger! regretting that now!

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  18. I need a ladder now - love these images!!!

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