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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Keeping Time

My beloved found this thirty hour wall clock at an auction recently. Since he is a beekeeper, what could be more fitting for our home but a clock with a bee skep painted on the glass. Since we have plaster walls I prefer not to try hanging heavy items. First the clock was on a mantle but that was directly over my head at the computer. ( the fireplaces are no longer used). I was initiated into the world of a ticking clock at 5:30am! LOL!! Don't get me wrong, I love the clock. I just needed a little more distance between us!! It now reigns supreme on one of my china cabinets in the hallway. Don't forget to visit Colorado Lady. Suzanne is sharing a vintage book today and is hostess for all our Vintage Thingies.

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Blogger ~~Carol~~ said...

The clock is a real beauty! I've never seen a skep on one--how unique! I know what you mean about the ticking. I've got one that drives everyone crazy. It ticks loudly, chimes loudly, and the pendulum swings loudly!

June 24, 2009 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

What a beautiful clock! Funny that as much as I like clocks with pendulums, I have none.

June 24, 2009 at 10:18 PM  
Anonymous Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a beautiful old clock! I love the bee skep. I bet your husband was really excited to find this gem.

June 24, 2009 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Coloradolady said...

This is a beautiful clock. The wood is amazing, as well as the front with the bee hive.

I had an uncle who was a clock repairman, every time I see an old clock, I think of him. What a great reminder.

Have a great VTT!

June 24, 2009 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger LV said...

I loved your post and the clock. I have seen a lot of pretty clocks, but not one like this. Thanks for sharing.

June 24, 2009 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Postcardy said...

That is a very pretty clock.

June 24, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Olde Dame Penniwig said...

What a colorful motif! I know what you mean about loud ticking, I have a cuckoo clock and it took a long, long time to get used to it!

June 25, 2009 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger Roslyn said...

The clock is gorgeous, a truly enviable find.

June 25, 2009 at 1:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous thing..i love the design :)

June 25, 2009 at 2:34 AM  
Blogger Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Oh dear, I guess I am odd, but I love the sound of a ticking takes me back to the farm house where we had a beautiful Mantel clock that ticked the summer minutes by, now I think too fast. I would lay in bed at night and fall asleep listening to that sound.
You clock is so beautiful.What a great find.

June 25, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Anonymous CC said...

What a great's a lovely clock. Happy VTT, have a great weekend.

June 25, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

What a great time piece!I love old clocks...and dear Hubbys that find them are the bonus! Happy VTT!

June 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Kellie said...

That's SO pretty!

June 25, 2009 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

That is a very beautiful clock! It reminds of the clocks I've seen on the BBC's antique shows! Wonderful!

June 25, 2009 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What a beautiful clock. Even the paper on the inside is an added surprise!

June 25, 2009 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Paige said...

Oh nice. I love old clocks!

June 25, 2009 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Jewelgirl said...

Lovely clock, the bee hive looks
to have lovely detailing, very unique!

June 25, 2009 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. very unique clock.. like the shape of it.. sorry I am late for my VTT.. have a great weekend..

June 26, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger SueLovesCherries said...

What a stunning clock! And how appropriate it has a skep on it! My dad was a beekeeper in his day.

June 26, 2009 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger salmagundi said...

What a beautiful and unusual clock. It's a real treasure. Sally

July 1, 2009 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Vicky said...

I love this vintage clock with the Romans numbers.
Something puzzles me why do you call it thirty hour clock?

July 3, 2009 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Patty said...

What a gorgeous clock! I saw your comments on CC's blog after she posted a pattern and you said you wished it was a Dachshund. I don't know if you saw it but she post a Doxie embroidery pattern back in April.

And, one for chicken scratch in February.

Hope this helps!

July 4, 2009 at 2:04 AM  

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