Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Tuesday Treasure

Time for a little break from quilting. I'm in a frenzy and have been crouched over the machine like a mad woman finishing UFOs. Only 6 weeks until the "Public Hanging" at the Patch and I have heaps still to finish if I'm going to exhibit all I've planned to.


So this is today's favourite treasure.
A old  ladder.
I love this ladder, especially the detailed hinge.
I'm pretty sure it's made of Oregon and I know it's English but that's all I know about it.



In a past life the bloke ran a junk shop, he sold a lot of bric a brac, a few antiques and plenty of collectable hand tools. Sometimes I would be allowed to go with him to auctions, just to act as quality controller of course!




A man with an auction number is a dangerous thing.





This ladder sold for way too much money but what could I do? I was in love.

















More Tuesday treasures over at Clare's blog

12 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Yes, the ladder is beautiful and I think many of us would have had trouble not bidding... perfect to hang your quilts over too...
Hugz

mandapanda said...

Oh my! I can totally understand falling in love with it! It suits that quilt too, how wonderful!

clare's craftroom said...

I would have brought it home too , it's lovely ! Thanks for showing us and playing along .

Melody said...

What a lovely way to display treasures as well as being a treasure itself. Auctions are so much fun.

Suzi-q said...

very nice ladder and when it come's to buying old things, price doesn't seem to matter much:)

Julia said...

It's a beauty Sue...One you had to have for sure...looks lovely with quilts hanging on it..
Julia ♥

Janice said...

I can fully understand why the ladder came home. I've never seen one with a hinge like that. It displays your quilt beautifully.

Sheila said...

I really like the new use for this vintage ladder , I would have bid on it too ,love that hinge !

Allie said...

That ladder is just beautiful, I love the detailing - perfect spot for a quilt - Love it!

Mistea said...

So love and a ladder - perfect combination! Gorgeous with the quilts draped over it, I'm sure it had a productive previous life.
Looks like it is where it belongs in retirement.

nicole said...

what a lovely ladder. that hinge is gorgeous!
xox

nerines said...

That ladder is stunning. The quilt hung over it looks so suited. What a beautiful display feature piece!
...I had no idea the Flat Princess could climb so well:))