Ladder, Lavender & Lanterns

Look at all my junk on the side of my house…

I found an old metal ladder.
I took the back part off that was broken by using a sledge hammer.
I spray painted it white and then sanded it to give it a little wear.
I had an empty wall near the fireplace that could use something long and skinny.
It works as a nice backdrop for the small chair and end table.
The lavender in the basket coordinates with the lavender topiaries.
The lanterns were purchased about 8 years ago at Kirkland Home.
I still use them all the time.
A simple display…
A match box hangs from an iron hook. It holds greenery in the warmer months.
Ladder ~ Lavender ~ Lanterns
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Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

If you think the side of your house looks bad, you should see the inside of my barns. lol But how can we NOT collect, when we just know there will be the perfect use for our junk…someday. Your lovely ladder is a good case in point. ;)Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, Holly. It's always so much fun to see your pretty projects.Blessings,Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage


Holly what a great idea! Now I want to break our old wobbly ladder!;) Thanx for coming to party at THT! Hope all is well!

Susan @

How come every time I click on a photo at a link party that I want to know more about… I end up at your blog?Hmmmm Beautiful pictures!Susan

Art and Sand

I am in love with your ladder and the little basket filled with lavender. I have wanted a ladder for a long time, but never had a place to put it. I just did some moving of furniture and have a space. The hunt begins!


Very simple and sweet looking mantle. LOVE the BLACK


Those lanterns are SO cute up there! i really love all of the trim work in your home. Gorgeous mantelscape, you're so talented.hugs♥Linsey


I can't believe that was an old metal ladder. Seriously. Everything you touch turns to amazing.~Bliss~

The Bold Abode

So lovely…my friend. Soooooo lovely.

A Cottage Muse

Lovely is right…great idea!


Holly, So pretty! I just love your living room. The ladder looks so cool!! ~ Jamie


Very pretty. You did a great job. Visiting for the first time from Inspiration Friday.


I would never have thought that an old metal ladder could turn out so well. I'm sure I would have just passed it up. Looks great.


What a great idea to take off the other side. I have a huge cherry picking ladder in the shed waiting for me to do something with it. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Musings From A French Cottage

So beautiful! I love the way the basket looks hanging from the ladder. I adore those lanterns too.Blessings to you,Kathleen


Loving the way that turned out! What a great idea to add some dimension to that corner. I adore your style!

Junky Vagabond

Another beautifully styled room! All your rooms look like they came straight out of a magazine.

melissa @

Totally love the old ladder!!! I am working in my backyard today and would LOVE to find one of those for my deck!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama

very nice,, I thought it was a wood ladder at first.


Gorgeous! I really love the tin on your fireplace as well!!xox


beautyfull has always 😉


Love it! You are so clever.Carolyn{my simple messterpiece}

Kelly Codd Greatrex

Wowee! That is simply, stunningly gorgeous! I'm in awe!

Linda@Coastal Charm

Holly, This is a very charming look…I just LOVE it!!!Blessings,Linda

chateau chic

What a charming idea for your ladder. Love it!Mary Alice

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting

Holly I LOVE IT!! Your whole mantel looks beautiful!

Shabby chic Sandy

Love the ladder!

All Things Chic 2

Everything looks beautiful…Blessings Lori

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living

Beautiful! You always have the best ideas!

Sharing Shadymont

Oh my goodness, did you ever make that ladder into a beauty! It looks great in your room. Lovely ladder, lavender, and lanterns!!!


Love that!!! Again, you're just so darn clever. I would never have thought to create something like that. Wish I could think outside of the box as well as you. That is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! Where did you buy your lavendar? Is it real?

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)

Ladder, lavender, lantern, lovely. Your home is so pretty, Holly.


Beautiful Holly!

Susan @

Beautiful….! as usual! I love that you used a metal ladder instead of wood…looks wonderful in your beautiful room Holly!Susan


VERY lovely!!