Rain, rain go away. I want to pick today.
I probably said that almost every day last week but to no avail. The bad luck and the bad weather continued for week three of Spring Cleanup.
But there were a few bright spots.
The high point was finding yet another screen that might serve as the frame for Amy's Christmas bulb tree.
In week one, I found this screen door, which is going to take a lot of work, to, well, make it work.
But right after I had posted about week two, I found screen no. 2. Much better. Its bigger than screen no. 1, plus there's that scalloped edge that I absolutely adore. And best of all, it's pretty much good to go and doesn't need a lot of TLC.
But what could be better than one practically perfect scalloped edge screen?
How about -- wait for it -- two of them?
Actually screen no. 3 is the glass version of screen no. 2. This frame is in better shape than screen no. 2 but getting that glass out might be tricky. Hopefully, it won't require a trip to the emergency room.
Other assorted finds (note the wet deck serving as a backdrop):
Oak doll bed. Needs a screw on the frame and a good washing. Probably something I'll add to the next garage sale.
Popeye pinball game. Mr. VS, helpful as ever, was quick to point out the obvious: The pinball game ball is missing its lever, springs and balls. But, I tried to tell him as he rolled his eyes, it still has great graphics. Into the Etsy shop, it will eventually go.
Finally, this suitcase, which, yeah, I know, is a real fixer-upper. I'm seeing it re-glued, with twill tape trimming those rough edges, and decoupaged to protect the paper finish. But I may have to hide it from you-know-who, so it doesn't end up being tossed away during our cleanup week.
P.S. The winner of last week's giveaway is Eddie M. Congrats. I didn't find anything small enough and mail-able enough for this week but I'm hoping to make up for it next week.