Tea Cozie Cottage

Tea Cozie Cottage
Betty @ tea cozie cottage

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Stepping up for Blue Monday June 4th

I had put this on last Monday but was too late to get the link connected -so reposting...

Welcome to my Blue Monday, this is a ladder that sits on our back deck and extremely unsafe. 1st it shouldn't be sitting outside were everyone can see it, and when you stand on it-it wobbles so bad, you almost fall off. Frank (my loving hubby) insists it's okay, tells me to just be careful-I think he is trying to do away with me. Anyways, last week a magazine I was reading said to put a ladder in your garden for interest and then on Aiken House and Garden blog with Carolyn she had a ladder in her garden. Frank hasn't noticed it yet, I kept warning him yesterday it was going, now it's going.....going.... gone
he's an auctioneer

Now to make it even better, the ladder is blue, well their is a lot of blue paint on it, a blue bird house, a blue pot of flowers, a basket with blue roses painted on the front. The orange is to bring orioles-it is sitting beside the birdhouse I painted 20 years ago, has a board broken off the roof. You can't see it but hanging behind the little lantern is a feeder full of sunflower seeds. In the back ground is our mill, our auction business was called Grist Mill 41 years ago, but we have changed it to just Stapleton Auctions-no one knows what a Grist Mill is and can't relate. Changing times.

Thank you for joining me on Blue Monday, lets hope I'am still here next week, or I might be -going, going gone.
I am sharing Blue Monday with Sally @smilingsally.blogspot.ca

As I had posted at top I had put this blog on last Monday and Frank hasn't even noticed that his ladder is missing...


  1. This just to remind me to recycle our old and dilapidated ladders. Time to get a paint and do a garen make over. Thanks for the inspiration!


  2. Hooray, you made it!

    Thanks for sharing your blue garden ladder.

    Happy 1st Blue Monday, Betty.

  3. What a lovely blog you have. The ladder and bird houses look so natural in the garden. New follower. Nice to meet you!

  4. What a great idea to use the ladder in the garden!! I love those bird houses.

  5. I love your idea of a rickety old ladder to hold bird houses -- bet the birds like it too!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my little stove. My mother had a similar one in real life too!

  6. I love your garden ladder. :) It looks adorable there. I have a little yellow step ladder in my flower garden, with a terra cotta plate, holding water for a tiny birdbath. :)
    Happy Blues.....

  7. It seems to be in fashion a ladder in your garden and I like it very much especialy when is can house burd houses. Great idea.