So you're asking yourself: What happened to Week Three ( of Town Cleanup), right?
As bad as things were for Week Two (genuine trash as opposed to some treasures), Week Three was worse. In fact, it was like the folks in this part of the town never got the memo telling them that it was their week to send all their best vintage collectibles to the curb for me.
Fortunately, things got a little better this week.
Despite cooler temperatures and more rain (come on spring!), I was able to make a few trips to this week's designated area, which is south of where I live and fairly remote.
What did I find?
Well, the most hideous pair of lamps since this hideous pair of lamps.
They're very 1970s and quite ugly, except for the milk glass on them, which was all that I was thinking about when I tossed them in the van.
Then there were a couple of ornate frames, one big and one small, that need a little refurbishing. The small plastic one was made by Syroco (R.I.P). The big wooden one has all these plaster moldings on it. It's not in great condition but I kind of think it has potential, painted black, and hanging over the mantel at Halloween. What do you think?
Then there was a vintage suitcase, a fairly frequent find during Town Cleanup.
This one is green inside. And, yes, I know, it needs a through vacuuming.
There also was a wicker rocking chair, which I'm undecided about keeping. Yes, it is wicker, but the arms on it are weak, so maybe it's headed to the curb when it's my week to toss stuff. We shall see.
But back to those lamps (which I found outside of a farmhouse). I've nicknamed them the "Petticoat Junction" lamps because I can just seem them paired with those overstuffed Colonial-style couches that were popular during the days of "Petticoat Junction."
(Oh Lord, I've really dated myself, haven't I?)
Anyways, after removing all the lamp parts (someone had already snipped the electrical cord) and saving the milk glass bowl and base, I have two options to consider:
Option 1: Turning these two pieces into a pedestal. I would paint the wooden piece jadite (I think I have Sea Glass from Martha Stewart from a previous project), and run a rod or a screw up the middle to hold all the pieces together.
Option 2: Simply gluing the two milk glass pieces together with no wood in the middle.
By the way, there are three more weeks left in Town Cleanup, and all three areas have much better potential than the last three. Plus, all three are much closer to my house, so I'm looking forward to driving less and finding much more.