Vintage Ladder Christmas Tree Inspiration

Our internet was on the blink last week so I missed Wordless Wednesday and Thursday Thrifty Treasure but I will pick up where I left off this week.   What’s on my mind today?  I bet you guessed, Vintage Ladder Christmas Trees.

My late husband always wanted the biggest Christmas Tree he could fit in the house.  So over the years we had some very large trees.  Our first house had a cathedral ceiling in the family room so we had some huge trees during the years we lived there.  The house we bought 17 years ago has a sunroom with a shed roof so we were able to get some pretty big trees in there too.  I still live in that house but I don’t put up large Christmas Trees any more.  I just don’t have the heart to put up a large tree anymore and instead I use table top trees throughout the house.   I love using table top trees and decided that was my new Christmas tradition.

This year my grandson asked me to put up a big tree again.  I really don’t want a large Christmas tree but thought he might just be intrigued enough to forget a large tree if I substituted a ladder tree.  When I mentioned the idea to him he was not on board but last week during the antique mall Holiday Extravaganza he saw a vintage ladder decorated as a Christmas Tree.   Now he loves the idea.  It just so happened that another vender at my mall had an old weathered ladder for sale at a very good price and with 20% off I couldn’t pass it up.  So now I need inspiration to transform our vintage ladder into a holly jolly Christmas Tree.

Vintage Ladder Christmas Tree Inspiration

So today I am gathering a few ideas and thought I would share them with you.

Funky Junk's treeless Christmas ladder treeFunky Junk Interiors

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Now the problem is that I love them all.  Of course I will figure it out and share with you soon.

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  1. Oh Sharon, this is going to be fun to see your creation! We have one main tree, and I got a new replacement last year but the old one kept on lighting, so I waited until this year to shape the new one – a j.o.b.! Now I have two 7.5′ trees, one that could go anytime. But I have ideas of how to re-purpose what I still have before I give it away. I also have a stepladder, may have to try my hand at it too. Then again, I may lose interest, lol.

  2. Now that is something that would fit in our place (at least if we can keep the dogs away from it…but then we would have that problem with a tree anyway). Added bonus, I think my FIL would enjoy this, as he used to do build homes!

  3. Cool, love your projects 🙂

  4. distresseddonna says:

    Love all the ladder inspiration. I have seen some really spectacular ladder trees. Have fun! Thank you for sharing with Make It Monday.

  5. I definitely love the red ladder with pine boughs garland around it. Looks so pretty and festive, can sure imagine it’s a tree. You found so many really interesting ladder trees, can you imagine having to unravel all those lights on couple of them? What a job. Like the green ladder tree also but red one is tops for me. But it’s not my house it’s yours. Maybe your grandson will help you put lights etc on your ladder when you’re ready.
    So sorry about your husband, it must be hard for you at holidays especially. I can’t imagine life without my old buzzard as I call him when he’s being ornery but hope he hangs in there for long time yet with me. Will be 46 yrs. for us on Nov. 30th. He’s 73 and I’m 74. How long were you married? Please forgive me if I’ve talked out of turn.
    Hope you enjoy the season.

    • No you have not talked out of turn at all. This year would have been our 43rd anniversary on December 10th. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the worst because they were his favorite holidays. Fortunately I have my kids and grandkids to help me make it through.

  6. Very different and perfect for a porch area but man my kitties would have a field day with a ladder tree.

  7. I love this! Pinned and tweeted. Lou Lou Girls

  8. These are all lovely ladder trees. Our first house had a cathedral ceiling too, and I loved getting giant Christmas trees. I miss that in this house. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. Jo

  9. Sharon, ladder trees are fun! One year I put my Dept. 56 houses on a ladder. I loved it, but had to glue them on so that they wouldn’t fall off and break. I had to pop them off later and was afraid that I would break them so I haven’t done it again. I bought a white ladder a few months ago and thought I would use it on my porch this year. I think I am just going to hang bells from the steps and put a star on top. Can’t wait to see what you do! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. These are so much fun! Who knew a ladder could be turned into so much awesome!

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