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Monday, April 6, 2009

RUBY RED and 2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY


This is my first RUBY TUESDAY
but I am not sure WHY !
I should have been playing along because
I HAVE A LOT OF RED AT SWEET NOTHINGS COTTAGE.....
Be sure to go over to WORK OF THE POET and visit her
and all the ones she will have on her MR. LINKY....
BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER gave her daddy
this bright RED popcorn bowl and, boy, does he like it....A LOT.
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When he gets to the bottom of the bowl,
he finds this message....EVERY SINGLE TIME !
;o)

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I AM SO HAPPY TO BE PLAYING IN THE
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
fun day that is hosted by our sweet DIANE ..
She is bound to have something FABULOUS
to share with us and she also has the list posted
of all the wonderful treasures others are wanting to share with us.
and
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY MY PLACE....
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Today, I would like to show off my little
VINTAGE WOODEN STEP-LADDER..
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This little ladder I rescued from our DUMPSTER...
Oh, it had a little broken step....
but I loved it anyway !
and it was all dark, and gray and paint splattered...
CLEARLY showing what it's use was the 1ST TIME AROUND...
and I loved it anyway...
WHY would someone THROW AWAY such a cute little thing....??
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(you do recognize the little bunny towel from KARI&KIJSA...)
i LOVE that little bunny.....
he, along with his PILLOW BROTHER, has hopped around
all over this cottage...been in many rooms and they both
look GREAT anywhere they are used!
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When it's opened up.....
just take a look at the ADORABLE little shelf..
that in it'self would be reason enuf to KEEP it,
don't you think ??
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A PERFECT place to sit a pot of RED GERANIUMS....
or a pot of PURPLE PANSIES.....
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I sure wish I could paint and I would have handpainted this
little cutie...as it is...those cute little rub-on
decals look pretty cute on this yellow washed ladder now....
(i also wish i could get my font back to a normal size!!)
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(why did my font get so big and then....small again??)
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I love even the silver colored thingys that hold
it all together...
Mr. Sweet looks at it, at times, and shakes his head.....
MEN.....they just don't get it !
Beauty REALLY IS in the EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, I guess....
SHEILA, did you know that you CAN love a little

wooden step-ladder with a broken step ??
YOU CAN !!
;O)
XO,bj

"be careful how you live...you may be the only Bible some people ever read."

47 comments:

Happy To Be said...

BJ...I love your ladder girl..I have one and did the same thing with it..too cool now You wished it about the font and it went back to normal girl !! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Samantha said...

Your ladder is adorable, love it !
Have a very blessed Tuesday.

Brenda Eason said...

I love the ladder and never would have not know you didn't paint it if you hadn't told.

Becky said...

Your ladder is adorable and I love the bunny towel from K&K! I think I sold my little step ladder like that at my last yard sale. I'm going to look for it tommorrow. Boy am I going to be sad if I can't find it!

Deb said...

I love your ladder, great popcorn bowl also

niartist said...

The ladder makes the perfect plant stand! :) Great idea bj!

dot said...

The ladder is cute but LOVE the popcorn bowl!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, that is just cute as can be! I love what you did with it, and I recognized that towel because I've eyed it before and LOVE it!

And your cute red popcorn bowl is perfect for your kitchen!

Thanks for sharing! Enjoyed this post!

Happy 2nd Time Tuesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Cheryl said...

I love your ladder makeover! I can only imagine what it looked like before lol

Now...if your wanting to fix your post (the size of your font) you can go back and use your edit button and highlight the section you want smaller and then go to the "Tt" in the box above your text area and change it. The reason it stayed big-- you didn't break the link when you went larger in your text :-)

Carletta said...

Welcome to Ruby Tuesday!
I love the popcorn bowl and the red pan and the little red knob on the black and white pot - so cute!
The ladder is cute as well - a great second time around item.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Marilyn said...

Adorable. Love what you did with the ladder.

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

My Dear Bj..I hope you are presently popping more popcorn...as while enjoying your post I may have emptied the bowl on your dear Hubby....
I love your little ladder...how fun and perfect with your towel displayed on it...
Lol...not quite as grand perhaps as the secretary that our lovely hostess Diane shared BUT still a beautiful display piece all the same....And now if I could stop leaving such long winded comments on all my favorite blogs I could get on with my post for today...so I'm Step-in up here to get it done...get it? LOL...ladder...stepppin up......
Grin...
Oh...and the BIG FONT was ok with me...all the better to see you with!

Beverly said...

Good morning, sweet BJ. I stopped by for just a minute as I head off to work.

Your ladder is great, and my husband would love a popcorn bowl like that, too.

Life is still too hectic, but we're still hopeful. I take my mother back to the doctor this Friday.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

BJ,this is the cutest ladder I've ever seen! Clever!

Stacey said...

Your ladder is adorable. I think they make great little decorative items. Any surface to put things on or hang the perfect towel!

Bo said...

Good morning BJ...Thanks for another fun visit to your sweet cottage today! I'm leaving with a smile on my face as I usually do...
;-) Bo

Patti said...

That ladder is cute. It does look hand-painted!

I love the popcorn bowl - such a perfect red for Ruby Tuesday.

Thanks for visiting me this morning.

Happy Ruby Tuesday ~

Leora said...

Your popcorn bowl is just great for Ruby Tuesday. Glad you are joining the Tuesday fun.

Kathleen Grace said...

Ruby Tuesday? I will have to join in soon! I have lots of red too:>) The little stepladder is darling. I have one I have ben meaning to paint too. It's a busy week here so I may not get around again until next week. Happy Easter to you dear BJ! God Bless you!

Barb said...

Hi BJ,
So glad you joined Ruby Tuesday! Thanks for your visit to my simple world.

OMG... my oldest grandson has called me "mema" from the moment he could talk. He's grown and on his own now, but still calls me that. I love it too!

I understand totally about dumpster rescue ~ Your step ladder is great.

Have a wonderful week.
Namaste'
Barb:-)

oh... Your music is right down my alley also!

Raggedy Girl said...

I love the sweet ladder and I think red geraniums may be my favorite flower.


Happy Tuesday
from Roberta Anne

The blog of MBW said...

Love your ladder. I'm looking for one myself-I want to use it to hang my blankets.

Happy 2nd time around Tuesday!

philben5 said...

So do you give painting lessons?
Love it!
Blessings
Roxanne

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love vintage step ladders! I love to cover the steps and top with mosaics..They do make great plant shelves. They even look great beside a reading chair or as a night stand!
Hugs,
Penny

Allidink said...

Aw that looks so cute now! You saved the ladders life hehe. Have a great day!

All the best,
Allison

ann said...

You're so right,they just don't get it.Mine always says,"now what do you want that for?"or even my son,I bought a chair at the thrift store to re-do.my own son said, "what do you want another chair for?'when we got home i was experimenting with fabrics to re-cover it with.he said,"you don't need that.Why don't you let me take it home?"go figure?????????????
anyway the ladder is precious.i love the little flowers you put on it.If you have a porch,that would look cute there...Ann

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a GREAT ladder! I love it! I want one! :)
Hugs..
Mona

Carole said...

Hello BJ, thank you for your message on my blog !
Le votre est très sympa, et en plus il y a des Pop corn et mes enfants les adorent.
see you soon
Carole.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Love the ladder makeover! I saw a ladder in catalog that had some books on it and it was some crazy price like $200! Your's is so much cuter!

Manuela

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I love step ladders...... but that one is adorable..... I love what you did with it..... and that you saw the possibilities a lowly step ladder..... now a thing of beauty....
HUgs
Linda

soulbrush said...

oh wow bj what a great post...and your first time on ruby tuesday...thanks for commenting on my blog too.and i also love the ladder.

soulbrush said...

did i really read 71???? that's amazing, i have just turned 61, and i don't look half as good as you do. wow. what a woman!!

Annie said...

BJ - welcome to your first Ruby Tuesday. Love your kitchen goodies. AND - THAT - LADDER - ROCKS!!!

Gayle said...

What a fun popcorn bowl. Very creative use of the ladder. I like it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my sweet little Jean, how like you to drag an old ladder with a broken step out of the dumpster and make it look like a million dollars! You just never cease to amaze me! That little bunny towel looks right at home hanging on that adorable little ladder. I do believe you could make a junkyard look good!

Love you dear friend!
Martha

Jew Wishes said...

What lovely photos...each one!

laura said...

Fun Ruby Tuesday post!!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, I love that popcorn bowl. I love my popcorn,too, and it's one of my favorite snacks along with milkshakes, candy, etc. :)
Now that little ladder is just darling! I wouldn't have to do something like that! It is so cute!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
I've always wanted one of those ladders to use as a plant stand. Love the way yours looks.

Thanks for being a part of 2nd Time Around!

:) Diane

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh...nothing...really...just taking another peek at that ladder..that's all. Just....looking.. :)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh BJ that ladder is adorable! I have a vintage ladder that belonged to my hubby's grandma. I had it on my back porch, waiting for new plants when along comes the cable guy for a scheduled visit. You know that young man decided to try to use it and broke it! I didn't know it until he had left...my youngest watched him out the window but didn't tell me until he left. I've kept the pieces and now I am going to have to get it fixed! LOL!

Hugs,
Dena

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love that popcorn bowl...too cute! That little ladder is darling...you'd spend a fortune in an antique shop or gift store to buy something like that! :-) susan

Happy To Be said...

BJ, thanks for coming by and seeing my little corner of the kitchen...and girl I feather duster has beed my best friend for years now..like they say your home should reflect's who you are and that must mean I'm an antique ha ha!! oh wait a minute I am...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Traci said...

Cute little step ladder to double as a shelf...it looks really good with those pot of flowers on it!!! Thanks for sharing your great find!!

PEA said...

That popcorn bowl is just too adorable...I'm like Mr. Sweet Nothings, I love my popcorn:-)

Omigosh, I love your little ladder and leave it to you to see so much possibility in a rundown ladder and make it such a wonderful work of art!! xoxo

RobinfromCA said...

The popcorn bowl is fun and I also love that bright red trivet in front of it! Your ladder is so cute and a great place to hang your bunny towel. I thought it was painted - you've given hope to a fellow non-artist!

I sympathize with the large font problem - I sometimes can't stop the underlining. And there's no button for that.

Robin

Barb said...

That is adorable!!

Barbara Jean =0)