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Monday, March 18, 2013

Clock Obsession

Living Room

Does anyone besides me have an obsession with clocks?
I love them . . .some of mine work and some do not.
It doesn't really matter to me.
I know the ones around the house that are set to the correct time,
And the ones that are not :)

Living Room

There is just something about clocks that appeals to me.
If I see one for a great price at a thrift shop,
my heart skips a beat . . . whether it works or not.
Living Room
Bed Room
Bath Room
Kitchen
Dining Room
Family Room
Office
Guest Bed Room
Guest Bed Room
Studio
Dining Room
Living Room

I hope that you enjoyed your little clock tour.
I also hope, that you love clocks, too 
and don't think that I am totally off my rocker.

Family Room

See the jar beside the lamp.
I have been collecting broken watches and clock parts. 


I plan on turning them into a 
Steam-Punk Art Piece
someday . . . do you have any suggestions?  
I love brainstorming with other artists. 


Have a lovely day . . .
and enjoy yourselves . . .
no matter what time it is :)

Your blogging sister, 
Connie 


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66 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tour :). The sound of a ticking clock is very soothing I think. I'm off to bed. It's ten pm at my side of the ocean but morning at yours I suppose :). Have a nice day!

    Maria

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    1. Hi Maria, It was my pleasure to have you tour my clock collection . . . sweet dreams :)

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    1. I know, I'm a bit obsessed, right?

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  3. When you do that piece of art, it will be fantastic and I can't wait to see! Clocks are a very cool things to collect, I have done quite a few posts on them, including one made from a box grater with a steak knife as the pendulum. You must go to Pier 1, they have many awesome and strange clocks, I love walking around and just taking pictures of them, the clerks do not mind. Your first picture...the painting goes just right with the clocks, I think she is crying because time got away from her, or she did not make the best use of her time. My very favorite is the one in the third picture that looks like a globe.

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  4. I adore this post, the painting just goes so well with the clocks. I think she is crying because time got away from her. I love clocks and have done several posts of them, including one made from a box grater with a steak knife for a pendulum. You would love Pier 1, they have many strange and wonderful clocks, the clerks let me walk around and take pictures of them. I can't wait to see your clockwork art, I know it will be fabulous! My favorite clock is the one in the third picture that looks like a globe.

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    1. Ginny, you're a sweetie pie. Thank you again for your sweet comments and for your friendship :)

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  5. Connie- I love clocks, too, and have one in just about every room in one form or another. I have a couple of old ones and just picked up a cuckoo clock (my first one) I think for me it is because I have such a sense of "time passing" if that makes any sense- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, I do think that the older we get, the more value we put on our time. The more we want it to count and not be wasted and the more we realize that each and very day is a pure and glorious blessing. We never get it back, once it is spent, but if we spend it wisely . . . we have wonderful memories to hold on to.
      God bless you, and many all your days be filled with joy :)

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  6. I love clocks, too, Connie! I have at least one clock in every room in our house. In fact, my son and his girlfriend were here this past weekend visiting and she noticed the clocks all over. You have a lovely collection. I try to restrain myself now because of lack of space, but I always enjoy seeing the different kinds that are out there.

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  7. I do love clocks. I have a very old German 100 day clock. It was made by the Schantz company but I don't know anything about it. It won't run in my home because the distant trains shake my house a bit causing it to stop. I recently bought an old Big Ben Chime clock, small round face with a second small face in it that I guess is for counting minutes off. I just like the looks of them.
    You have a beautiful collection.

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    1. Hi Lori, it is really fun finding out that so many of my fellow blogging sisters are also clock lovers :)

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  8. Connie,
    That's quite a collection of clocks, we have several too but I wouldn't say that I collect them. Not yet anyway. :0)
    The other day while at an Antique Shop, a lady had several old watches for only $2.00 a piece. They look great though I don't know, maybe they only need a
    battery to work, it didn't matter to me. My hubby asked why I was buying watches when I don't need one. I told him people are making stuff out of old watches all
    the time. It will be neat having all the little parts to work with. Still need to collect some more before I can do anything with them.

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    1. That's why I started my jar . . . I get really excited when I find wind-up clocks instead of battery, but they are getting harder and harder to find :)

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  9. Yes, you do have a lot of nice clocks and no I don't have a clock obsession but lots of other obsessions! lol Do you have a large house for all your goodies? Seems like I never have enough room except when it comes to cleaning! Thank you for sharing! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, we live in a 1950's style ranch with one and a half baths. Not large at all according to the new American standards, but compared to the general world population we live very well. When I see the tiny apartments of the cities and the little huts throughout the world, I feel extremely blessed.

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  10. Well, I don't know if I have an obsession or not...but I have more clocks now than I ever have had!
    Like you... I know the ones that work and the ones that don't ...but since the time change... I have no idea which ones are right! LOL... some are a few minutes faster than the others.

    love all your clocks! The jar full of watches in neat. I have a jar full of keys.
    Pat

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    1. Hi Pat, Keys are very cool . . . you can find so many ideas for using them in art pieces :)

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  11. Hey Connie! We all have our LITTLE OBSESSIONS!! and yours is UNIQUE! My favorite of your clocks is the one in the kitchen...LOVE the simplicity of it! And your glass jar with the bits and pieces of watches and clocks....I ADORE!! May I steal (i mean borrow) that idea? I have a few non-working pocket watches sittin' around.....you do have me VIEWING these in a different way......mmmmmmmm...I kinda like the idea of one in every room! My hubby does like watches and clocks though....he found a large round Vintage General Electric one at a yard sale last summer, it now hangs in our kitchen. I do enjoy it! Glad to be back from a little break~~~hope all has been well with you and Steve! Blessings my friend~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, it is so good to hear from you . . . I do hope that most of your work from moving is behind you, so that you can have a little time to relax. That clock in my kitchen is an old 50's school clock. I think that the goverment issued them to all schools, because I attending many different schools through my childhood ( Indiana, Florida, Arizona, California, etc), and that same clock was in all of them. How do I remember . . . watching for recess and dismissal times :) Typical kid, LOL

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  12. What a great collection Connie...I especially liked the one in the first picture, the yellow one with the roses...Hee, Hee, Hee, I have one just like it :-) Wishing you a wonderful evening.

    Hugs,
    ❤Ana

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  13. Just to say thanks for stopping by my blog today Connie ... and glad you enjoyed the video of the ocean and spring tide waves in St. Ives Cornwall x

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    1. Hi Carolyn, your video was very exciting . . . enjoyable to look at, but I wouldn't want to be there, LOL.
      At least not at that time of year.

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  14. I love the ticking sound. My wristwatch is mechanical - no batteries, which drive me batty. I saw a woman once with an incredible necklace made from old watches, shaped like an upside down pyramid, all strung together. It covered a third of her torso! Beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you do with your fantastic collection.

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    1. Hi Melanie . . . you have me thinking jewelry now . . . thanks for the idea:)

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  15. How cool, and don't they all look lovely displayed together!

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  16. I have an Obsession with clocks. Love, love, love them. I even have one that goes backwards. My hubby loves that one.

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    1. Hi Sybil, how every cool . . . a way to bring back your youth.
      I may want to visit and stand beside it for a while, LOL

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  17. Wow, there are wonderful clocks in your home, Connie.
    I have a deep look to your jar, I love all the Steampunk-pieces. Just wonderful.
    Maybe you can find a inspiration on my blog?? Pls have a look here: http://www.rosieskleinebastelwelt.blogspot.de/search/label/Steampunk.

    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier today, that means so much to me.

    Sorry for my School-English. I hope you understand me.

    So have a wonderful time.

    Your Blogging-Sister
    Rosie from Germany

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    1. Hi Rosie, I visited your blog and looked at your archive section on steam-punk. My favorite was the mouse trap, how creative. You are so talented and I love your art :)

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  18. I love clocks, too, but certainly don't have as many as you! Great post. I love the idea of collecting broken watches/clocks. Very cool. Thanks for visiting Blue Country Magic!

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    1. It is great to see you here, and I am honored to have you visit.
      Wish I had a plate of cookies and a pot of tea and we could sit and get to know each other better.
      Happy blogging:)

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  19. Hi Connie, first of all I love clocks also. We've had a display of clocks at our shop for a while with 2 of those clocks being there more than 2 years and wouldn't you know, this weekend we sold both of them!
    Thank you for stopping by our blog and commenting . It means so much to us.
    Betsy

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    1. Hello sisters, I am please as punch to hear from you and very excited to have you as my newest followers.
      Thank you.

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  20. That's some collection you've got there! If I had that many clocks they would have to be non-working because I can't stand the sound of clocks ticking.

    Your jar of clock parts is VERY interesting. I can't wait to see what you do with them; I love a bit of Steampunk!

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    1. Hello there little mouse, thanks for the visit. I'm am thinking for starts, I'm make something like a steam-punk broach . . . might look cute on a jacket, right?

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  21. Your posting about clocks has made me smile...yes, I love clocks too...however I don't have quite so many as yours! I love the sound of a ticking clock-so reassuring and soothing,don't you think? The trouble with the clocks in our house is that each one says something different so we never know what the true time is! Celia

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    1. Hi Celia, I am delighted that I was able to put a smile on your face with this post. Thank you for the sweet visit and keep smiling :)

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  22. You certainly have some very unusual pieces there and I love the jar of old watches and watch parts. Glad to be your newest follower.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Hello Liz, I am excited to have you as a new follower and I'm looking very forward to sharing ideas with each other and getting to know you better:)

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  23. Wow, what a collection! I have an obsession about clocks, but in reverse. Ticking clocks totally give me the creeps and I have no idea why but they just do. My sister feels the same too, must be a family thing!! x

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    1. I don't mind a ticking clock , except in the bedrooms. My bedroom clocks must be battery operated, or I have trouble sleeping :)

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  24. Yes, yes, yes! I love clocks but I don't have nearly as many as you. I tell hubby often that I want more clocks, and this post makes me want to stay on the lookout for them. :)
    D~~~~

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    1. Hi Donna, I really think that they are a cool accessory in decorating. At least for me they are:)

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  25. Connie, I especially like your jar of watches and clock parts! Very cool!

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  26. Loved the tour of all your clocks! I can't wait to see what you make with that jar full of watches and parts!

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    1. Hi, . . . I can't wait to see either, because I really haven't fully decided :)

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  27. Oh gosh I am that way about old irons! Your clocks are beautiful- I really love the top middle red one- and the way you decorated with them..fun!

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    1. Hi Terri, have you ever posted your iron collection? I would love to see it :)

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  28. love your clock collection! i love vintage clocks!! and i love your steam punk idea....i have been saving watches too- good minds think alike!

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    1. I'm excited to hear about your clock and watch collection. Do you have any plans on what you are going to do with them yet?

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  29. Connie, I love clocks too. You do have more than me, but I smiled at your living room ones. I have one just like your black one only mine is red. Then I have a black one that just like the white one in the same pic. I won't buy new ones that don't work, but when it comes to vintage I don't care. Just like the character of them. Love the jar full of parts. Cute just like that till you decide to create.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jan, it is fun to fine so many other clock collectors. My husband laughs at my collections, but he also loves the way our home is decorated. It's all the details that make a home have the personality of it owners. I could never live it a cook-cutter home :)
      Have a wonderful weekend.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  30. Hi Connie,
    Tee hee. Do you participate in daylight savings time? I found it a bother to change the time on the microwave, stove, and my little clock in the bedroom! I think you'd be busy for days!!!

    Can you please drop me an email -- I need your mailing address.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, well I do not set all of them . . . I just like them for decorations. I do have at least one in each room at the correct time, and Steve and I are the only ones that know which clock to look at :)
      Hey, I be right over :)

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  31. Fun seeing your clocks! My daughter has two cat clocks (the ones that look like Felix the cat with the swinging tail) on the kitchen wall. Kind of unusual seeing two of the same clocks ticking away, but there it is anyway! I've seen watch bits and pieces mounted and framed for wall art. You are surely not the only one who loves to see the hands of time!

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    1. Hi Teri, I am delighted to have you as a follower. Your daughter's clocks sound adorable, I do remember when those were very popular. That's statement is giving away my age :)

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  32. Oh, you really do have quite the clock collection!! I love all the little watch faces in the jar, too.

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