Vintage Ladder and Wreath Staircase Decor

My favorite Christmas decoration is the Christmas Tree, but after looking at the trees for a month I’m ready to store them away for another year.  As much as I love to decorate for Christmas, I think I love to take everything down just as much.  Cleaning and storing away Christmas decorations leaves me feeling refreshed and ready for the new year.  It’s funny how it works out that way.
The Pine Cone Wreath on the front door has bit the dust more then a once and has started to fall apart pine cone by pine cone.  I’ve had to grab the glue and reattach a few pine cones each time it has fallen.  Plus the screen door doesn’t shut all the way because the wreath is wider then the space between the exterior door and the screen door.  My poor wreath has endured a lot of abuse over the last few weeks and is in need of a new home.
I decided to use the other half of the latter left from the Ladder Archway.  If you missed that post check it out.  My hubby came up with an amazing archway piece you don’t want to miss.  Anyways, the ladder has spent the last year on the porch collecting dust while I figure out what to do with it.

I removed about two feet of the ladder so it would fit nicely in the bottom landing of the staircase. Then I carefully hung the wreath using a piece of ribbon and tied a bow.  Yes, my bows need a lot of work, but it will do until a friend of mine stops to visit.  She’s so much better at bows then I am.  Mine always seem to end up flat or droopy.   I then attached the Kiss Me sign to the ladder.    

 The view from the living room:
I’m loving the new staircase landing decor and a clean living room.  Are you one to leave your Christmas decorations up till January 1st or do you pack everything away the day after Christmas? Drop me a comment bellow.

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Comments

  1. Your ladder looks wonderful.

    I finally got a ladder last summer, but I have never had a spot in the house. I might just have a spot next week and I am so excited to have it there.

  2. I love this…it looks so sweet!

  3. This is a clever idea. I have to be on a quest for an old ladder now. Thanks for linking this great idea to What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Happy New Year,
    Linda

  4. I like the idea you had here and thank you for sharing it at my party. I put up my Christmas décor on Sunday 12/29. Happy New Year!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

  5. I love the rusticity of the ladder and the wreath…and those walls! Amazing. Thanks for sharing. I found you at Ginger Snap Crafts.

  6. Love the ladder and wreath! I waited until New Year’s Day…more out of procrastination :)

  7. I love this idea! The ladder looks cool, and I love that wreath!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  8. i love that pine cone wreath
    hung on the vintage ladder

    it looks perfect for
    a dash of winter decor

    love your blog
    and would love for you
    to join us at Fridays Unfolded this wee!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

  9. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

  10. I love that ladder, oh and I love that wreath. What a pretty setting it creates. Thanks so much for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

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