I recently added another clock to my collection. I hadn’t thought about having an obsession with clocks or time, until I got this last clock. So, I thought I would take a journey around my house and look at how many clocks I have. Now this doesn’t count all the clocks on the microwave, coffeemaker, stove, VCR, DVD, TIVO, FIOS set-top, alarm clocks or watches. Now that I think about all the things that tell time in my home, there is really no reason to ever be late…..oh yea, there are clocks in the cars too.
It started innocently enough, I went through a model home where they used clocks for decoration going up the wall of a stair case.
I loved the idea and started a collection of various clock faces to decorate my formal dining room wall. There are six clocks covering this wall. I think I’ve had these up (not in the same spot or wall) for a good 10 years and I still like them both for their function and their decorative piece.
This is probably my favorite, although we do not keep it wound (all the chiming keeps us awake) and it has to be wound every 8 days. This sits in the entry hall and it was given to me as a gift from my DH when we moved into our new home. We had the house built back in 1986 and there is an inscription inside the clock the commemorates that day. That was 23 years ago, and yes I’m saying to myself, time does fly.
This clock hangs over the fireplace and is actually a “steal of a deal” I got at Hobby Lobby. It was a damaged piece and it had the exact colors I needed for the den. They took off some additional $$ and told me is was non-returnable. I took it home and fixed what was damaged and you can’t tell where it was fixed.
Love this time piece too!
So here is the clock (the gigantic clock) that found a home on my wall in my “Woman Cave”. With a 50% off coupon in hand, I found it at Joann’s for 19.99 (by the way it is at Michael’s for 16.99). I didn’t discover that Michael’s had it cheaper until after I had already purchased it from Joann’s. For $10.00, this clock became a graphic design on my wall and I think it is big enough for me to see in the wee hours of the morning when my eyes are glazed over from working on a project.
My DH saw it today and thought it was just a decorative piece, when I told him I needed to get a AA battery to make it work, he was astonished.
I’m going to add more graphics to the clock, I’m thinking of a saying such as “God creates outside of time and space so we can create within.”
Let me know what you think of the saying or maybe I’ll run a little contest for the best slogan, now wouldn’t that be fun!