I have been wanting a small boat for my swimming pool for the longest time... well, I finally found one! I spotted one in a photo on the Craigslist yard sale section. When we pulled up to the yard sale... the boat was no where to be seen. *bummer* I figured I would take a look around anyway--- when asked if I was looking for anything in particular... I replied "A small boat".... wouldn't you know it, she had forgotten to take it out of her backyard to place in her yard sale. The initial asking price was $50.... I got it for $20. *score* Double score.... it floats!
Of course, I couldn't leave it white and red... so I painted it to look like old wood. I drilled holes in one of the panels and attached a bamboo pole for the ships mast. I will put it in the pool when we have company come over... now all I'm needing is a life size skeleton to sit in the boat.
I am in the process of putting up lights in my backyard. I have had this brass chandelier for over a year and now it is finally hung and hard wired to a light switch in one of the pirate stores. The chandelier was only $40.... and came with the bulbs and the crystals. There are colored star fish and ivy in the ceilings netting...
Here are the "Put Polly on her Perch" and the "Put the frog in the Log" game that I had previously made... now with added greenery. Down at the bottom is a "Pitch a Penny in the Pot" game... I have a few rolls of pennies to be used with that.