Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Antiques & Decorating

One of the many things I love about Amish Country is all of the Antique Malls that I have to go through. My Mom and I normally go out to lunch and then we walk on over to an antique mall that is just on the other side of the parking lot. We pass by Amish buggy after Amish buggy, look at all of the antiques out on the front porch area and then cruise the isles just to find those perfect antiques that you feel like you can't live without. Well, awhile back I decided that I wanted to get an old ladder for my kitchen. I had looked through numerous magazines and saw where they hung the ladder from their ceiling and decorated it neatly with berries. Well, I did just that, but I took it a step further and decided to add a few additional antiques to it. I found some GREAT looking antique kitchen utensils and thought they would look wonderful hanging from an "S" hook. So, I purchased a few "S" hooks and made my way home. Once at home I decorated my ladder with some red berries, hung up my utensils and added a few extras here and there. So, here are my utensils that I felt like I couldn't live without and of course there is a picture of my ladder. It adds such warmth to my kitchen and I love this focal point.


Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love your ladder and berries on it are such a nice touch! You are so lucky to be able to shop in Amish country too:0

Kelly said...

I really like the ladder. Great idea.
I have a small tree(I call it a pencil tree) in my kitchen and I have thought about hanging small versions of kitchen utensils on it. In our next home, I may have to borrow your ladder idea though. I really do like it.
And I also like the colors of your walls.

The Whites said...

The ladder looks great! Love the utensils.


Katy said...

Oh my goodness....I absolutely love the ladder and berries and utensils hanging up there! They look FANTASTIC!!!!!

oldetymemarketplace said...

Gosh Lisa,
Everything looks sooooo great ! I wanna go shopping!!

Linda said...

I have a freind in Fremont, OH and she mentioned going to Amish country a few times. What fun that must be to live close by!!

Tracey said...

Everything looks so fantastic!
Tracey xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Love your ladder with the berries. You did an awesome job decorating it.
I live in Ohio and haven't been to Amish Country in a few years, but my parents go at least once a year. You guys are making me think that I need to make a trip there sometime in the neat future.
Did you get snow? We got about 6 to 7 inches today.

Stacey said...

Love that ladder! We must be on the same wave link because I have been thinking about old/antique kitchen utensils too. I have some, but would really enjoy some more. Your picture really makes me want to get started on trying to find an old ladder, not that we don't have any (hahaha), but needing to find one that the hubby would be okay with me using.
You are an awesome decorator. I love your primitive blog and am looking forward to getting mine up and going soon. I am sure that I will have lots of questions. :)
Love and hugs,
Stacey :)