06 August, 2011

And Time Moves On...

I have a special place in my heart for clocks.
Small timepieces too.
Some of my earliest memories involve a clock.
It hung in our kitchen, I was no more than 5 or 6 years old.
There was a picture tucked into the glass of the door.


Me and my brother sitting on Santa's lap.
I still have the picture.

After my Mom passed away, it seemed the clock wouldn't work properly.
When we drove home a few years ago, my Dad said I could have it if I wanted.
It now hangs in my home.
It's been working since the moment I hung it up.
I also have my Grandmother's watch.

It hangs from a filigree pin with her monogram on it.
EA
Eva Auger
She wore it as a young woman.
She was born in 1895.
We have Marc's Grandfather's pocket watch also.

A couple of years ago, we went to Germany for my oldest Daughter's wedding.
We came back with another member for our clock family.

A Cuckoo clock from the Black Forest.
We once again went to a few Estate sales today.

I picked this little Cuckoo Clock up for only $5, they said it didn't work.
It still had the instructions attached to it.
The instructions are dated from the early 70's.
It won't work if you don't take the clips off the bellows.
It works just fine now, except I need the weights to be a little heavier.
I'm still working on that.
Finally, we walked into a very unassuming little home, to find it full of wonderful artwork, furniture and clocks.

This poor guy was only $35, and then they took another 25% off , because it wouldn't work.
I brought it home and started playing with it.
It works just fine, and after putting a little pressure to bend the chimes, it sounds wonderful.
It chimes every 15 minutes, Westminster, and gongs the hour.
The sound is amazing.
It's so soothing and it makes me very happy to hear it.
I'm not sure what style of clock this is,
but it is also a German clock.
Yeah, I guess you could say I like clocks.
There's something very comforting about them.

ann marie

5 comments:

  1. All of your clocks are fabulous and your new treasures are unreal. Such fabulous prices also. How wonderful that you got them all to work. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I'm always attracted to clocks and old watches too. A ticking clock is like a heartbeat. Something very calming about it.

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  3. I like clocks too. I'd say your Mom wanted you to have the clock! xo Diana

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  4. ps. I have a little giveaway going on-detailed on the bottom of the day's post. You still have a day or so to enter...Hugs- Diana

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