Antique Ladder "Christmas Tree"

December 11th, 2016 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Santa looks terrified sitting high atop a birch branch.
Old paintbrushes and scrapers all hanging from vintage string.
Years of flea market finds.


Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2016)

My imagination went a little crazy with this year's "Christmas Tree". Created from a 100 year old wooden ladder, well-used paintbrushes...some over 100 years old and a tree topper star assembled from all my old paint stir sticks.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - JunkArchitect (copyright 2016)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, wood, industrial, , junk architect, paintbrushes, Christmas tree, jim healy

Comments (3)

just_old_stuff writes: Fantastic creation, Jim!!! I love how the theme is carried through each detail on your tree. It's totally unique and wonderful.
Merry Christmas!
Posted: 6:04 pm on December 22nd
georgiamoon writes: Wow, well said Geneen!!! I won't be nearly as eloquent but I too am impressed with your ability to take your vision and turn it into something so unique and creative. I can only imagine the places this "tree" has been and I can't imagine a place more perfect! If someone told me they were going to do this I would think it might be kinda hokey, but you put class into everything you do!

Merry Christmas my friend!
Georgia Posted: 10:42 am on December 11th
G writes: Merry Christmas. Creativity is a gift. I'm pretty sure if I had to box your creativity and wrap it with pretty paper and a bow. There wouldn't be a box big enough to hold it...and forget about the paper and what bow..?
When I think of the meaning of " Junkmarket style " this Christmas tree ladder is it. What a blessing to look at a ladder and see a Christmas tree. Think about it. I can guarantee in the 100 years that the ladder has been around and all of the jobs it's done..I'm pretty sure a Christmas tree wasn't one of them.
Looking at the old with creative eyes and dreaming of new beginnings.
Thank you for sharing all of your gifts with all of us this year. Posted: 8:43 am on December 11th
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