My parents are continually perplexed when they visit my home or store and see me using older items that they would never dream of using in their home. At Christmas my dad had many comments about my décor choices.
Comments that started with the vintage ladder in my living room currently being used as a magazine rack.
I tried to explain that ladders are a HOT decorating piece and that I have difficulty keeping them in the store.
Tall, squatty, or step, people purchase them to use in many different ways.
Shoes can be hung on the ladder rungs for easy access and display.
Ladders can be a unique way to display your collection of umbrellas.
Towels can be easily hung on ladder rungs and then squeezed into tight spaces.
Ladders are a great place to hang your costume jewelry.
Everyone's favorite way to use ladder; overhead. Add lights strung between the rungs and you have created a beautiful layer and drama to a room. Simple really.
Any step-stool I bring in to the store usually lasts about a week. Any height. The advantage of these ladders is that the rungs are flat and create surface space for just about anything. Books, candles, clocks, etc. Place a vintage GE fan on the top of the ladder and it looks as if it has always lived there!
So, laugh dad, but I LOVE ladders and if I see a ladder, I will ALWAYS buy it!!!! :)
Wife, mother, decorator, shop owner, avid collector of beautiful, old, imperfect things.