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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"Stepping Up" My Ironstone Collection

What's It Wednesday #177
Hi everyone! So glad to be back and sharing two of my favorite farmhouse style goodies with you, ironstone and this old ladder.

I love the weathered look of old ladders and they are so useful for displays. I've seen them in just about every room of a house holding everything from linens to book and plants. I literally BEGGED my friend (Margaret) to sell it to me, soooo glad she finally did!!!

The patina on this ladder and the smooth surface of the wood worn from use just makes my heart sing. The splotches of paint just add character. I'd never dream of painting it, but I needed a contrast for it so it stood out.

After trying many and varied items (you know I have lots of those! ha! ha!) I settled upon the creamy white of the ironstone and the vibrant green of the plants.

I chose pieces from my collection that had a variety of shapes and functions, just to mix things up.

I think it gives prominence to an empty corner and allows both the ironstone and the ladder to grab your eye. So, although I didn't get any new ironstone pieces, I sure think the ladder has "stepped up" my collection!

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