John never will I suppose
But I keep trying.....................
Oh it's ladder time again - he's going to leave me
I can see that far away look in his eye....................................
I had a ladder in our bedroom in the last house and the conversation that ensued from that was ridiculous ( HERE )
I decorated a ladder one Christmas ( when everyone in blogland was doing it ) and he went over the moon nuts about it - thought it was the ugliest thing he'd ever seen..................and was actually embarrassed when people came over.
Last Spring - when we were marvelling at all the surprises that kept creeping up in the garden ( our first Spring here ) I saw something poking out from behind the shed and jumped up and down with glee
It was an old hand made weathered ladder !
( you know, you think he'd be grateful that that's all it takes to make me do a happy dance - I don't ask for diamonds )
Which I quickly hung up in a corner and used it as an arbor during the summer - a place to hang flowering plants - a bird feeder or 2 and fairy lights...................and yes he thought that was ridiculous too - a ladder is a ladder is a ladder - not an arbor..................sheesh - what part don't I understand?
( none - I don't understand that type of reasoning at all )
Anyway, that F word has been floating all over the place lately..................
You know that 4 letter word.................
I hate to use it - it goes against my nature completely - but here goes.
uggghhhh - sorry all you Fall lovers - you have to live in a 4 season climate to get it................
Where we mumble Fall Off ................frequently.
Anyway I ran in and got the ladder while John was out - because nothing says that 4 letter word like
a perfectly aged - rustic - home made ladder - that reaches the ceiling ( we have high ceilings ) no less.........
A place to drape a throw
Display some cotton ( but I've never picked cotton ....................I bought them )
And waited for him to come home .................knowing this time he was going to marvel at my genius and remark on how fabulous it looked.
And that he'd agree that a ladder works perfectly in this little cottage -
And that he'd be insane not to see that this time
Suzan says - LOOK what I did with the ladder !!!!!!!!!!
John turns his head around to look in the living room - shakes his head and walks by it without saying anything
Suzan says - Don't tell me you don't like this one either?
( and don't tell me you're not going to say anything - it's half the reason I blog after all - but I didn't say that )
John says - I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL
Suzan says - You know, you'd never believe you grew up in England - I'm trying to incorporate a little English rustic chic into the house
John says - ENGLISH RUSTIC CHIC????????
John says - What the hell is that?
John says - YOU'VE GOT ENGLISH DECORATING ALL WRONG !!!!!!!!!!!
John says - We kept ladders in the tool shed - or the cellar for God's sakes.
Suzan says - but you said we don't have enough wood in the house - so I thought you'd
John interrupts - I DIDN'T MEAN OLD DECREPIT LADDERS -
John says - What in God's name is wrong with you?
John says - You get everything looking nice and than you stick this in there?
I can't win -
Well I CAN win - because it's staying
And he's insane.................obviously - it's quite clear to me now.
And I also know - without a doubt - that somewhere in England - there's an old cottage with a rustic hand made ladder leaning against a wall.
and if there isn't - than there definitely should be - don't they know English Rustic Chic when they see it?
If you want to hear a conversation and a half on those branches you can read it HERE
Wonder what he'll say when he sees miniature pumpkins on the rungs?
Because whether I like Fall or not................I'm a blogger - so I HAVE to decorate for it, don't you know?
And I wonder where I should put this one?
John mumbled as he walked by it again - " maybe it'll grow on me "
Glory be to God !!!
He's not quite as insane as we thought !
Have a wonderful day everyone
Update - the cotton kept falling down LOL - I added a jute basket - vertically
for the cotton to rest in
But for which I will be on the lookout for dried lavender !
John sees them as ladders - I see them as a piece of furniture !
And that's the last word on the ladder LOL
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