Thursday, April 24, 2008

Clocks and More Clocks

I have about 20 clocks in my house, not counting the alarm clocks. No one has an excuse for being late. Here are just a few of them.
I inherited this first clock a couple of years ago from my aunt's estate. She was 87 yrs. old when she passed on. I was anxious to get it but disappointed when I realized that my uncle had taken the cuckoo out because it stopped working. (I think he tried to fix it but couldn't. )

When my Mom said I could have it, I knew I had to get it fixed.

She had traveled to Germany with a close friend more than 50 yrs. ago and brought it back.

When I was a small child I remember going for a visit and being intrigued by the little bird. In January I had the clock refurbished, so to speak. Now my grandchildren are enjoying it, especially the 1 year old who stops when he hears it and yells cuckoo, mimicking the bird.

This one is on an arm and has two faces high up an open shelf in our master bathroom.

This one sets in our bedroom sitting room.

This is in an upstairs hallway. I've had it about 30 years and my little bear collection is on it.

This is in a perfect little corner in the hallway of our great room. It chimes every 15 minutes and on the hour does the Westminster chimes . You can see it from every angle of the room as well as the kitchen.


Hootin' Anni said...

I really like the one with the teddy bears...and the one in your corner with the Westminster Chimes.

Great Show n Tell

Muum said...

Wow, I bet it is noisy at your house at night! I had a friend w/ clocks that chimed on the hour and quarter hour. I guess if you live there, you are use to it, lol.

Penless Thoughts said...

Beautiful clocks. I love the one that can be seen from so many points of the room. Perfect spot.

ceekay said...

I love your clocks. Especially the family room one. Why do we like clocks so much??? And, I still say you need that little one! It is only money!!!

Jaderocks said...

How nice that you got the cuckoo clock fixed and now your grandchildren are enjoying it the way you did. That was the perfect spot for you clock in the great room. Thank you for sharing your beautiful clocks with us.

Charlotte said...

I love clocks so enjoyed seeing your collection. I especially like the one in the corner of your great room. We have a cockoo clock that we bought in Germany. My aunt gave us a cockoo clock for a wedding present. Somewhere along the line we got rid of it. How I wish we had kept it.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful collection of clocks you have!
When I was a child, we have a cuckoo clock which was SO LOUD! In one day it stopped working (like Yours aunt's clock), but my fater not tried to fix it. As I say - it was to loud. What a shame!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thank you for stopping by & leaving me a note! I appreciate it. What a great collection of clocks you have. Please come back & visit me again!


Love Bears All Things said...

I remember seeing these types of clocks in homes when I was a child as well as one where a little man and woman came out and danced or something. That is a treasure and now another generation can enjoy it. Thanks for sharing your clocks.

I am interested in your bears as I am an avid collector. I think I see one or two there that I have.
Mama Bear

Lisa said...

Your clocks are gorgeous. I love CooCoo clocks! I love the noise of the chiming clocks and the tick-tock, tick-tock...especially at night.

Kathy said...

Your clock collection is awesome. I knew I would find a comment from CeeKay - she is a clock freak! I have a cookoo like it all.
Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

MammyT said...

Your clocks are beautiful. I especially like the two with the round faces.

Dawn said...

The chiming clock is in such a perfect spot. I did a Show and Tell about our grandfather clock with Westminster chimes that my husband built from a kit. We love it.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit - please come back again!

ivory spring said...

Hi Ro,

Love your petite grandfather clock in your living room!!!!

I also have an antique cuckoo clock (at least a hundred years) a friend had given me from Holland.

Thanks for stopping by earlier.

You have a wonderful weekend yourself! :)

Linda said...

I love all of your clocks, especially the one that does the Westminster chimes. Your home is beautiful. I looked at some other posts and noticed that you are orignally from Michigan - so am I - GO WINGS! I will be dropping by quite often. Have a nice weekend.

Gattina said...

I bed with all these clocks you are always on time, lol ! They are beautiful !

ivory spring said...

Hi Ro,

I just want to let you know that because your post on the show and tell, I decided to do one too! :)

Sondra said...

I love all of your clocks. The one in the hallway is just spectacular!

Constance said...

Your cuckoo is VERY similair to the one my mom has. It was a wedding gift for her and my biological father when they married a long time ago! (She's from Germany) Hers was submerged back in 1993 when the floods were so bad in the Midwest. She has told me I will be getting it but it will need some work. It'll be nice to have it going again, such a childhood memory!

Rue said...

Great show and tell, but you'll have a good laugh over at my blog because I posted about clocks too LOL

Have a great day,
rue :)

Feathering My Nest said...

You have a great collection of clocks and a lovely home. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments.


ivory spring said...

Hi Ro,

Thanks for the compliment on Pampered Puppies. I would love to see a picture of your granddaughter sometime. I am envious of her for being able to play in that cute playroom in your house! :)

Becki said...

I'm in awe. You have such wonderful clocks -- I especially love the large one in the corner in the great room.

You have a lovely home.

Tiffany said...

Clocks remind me of Corrie Ten Boom. I think her family had a watch shop.

I can iamgine it is easy to fall asleep at your house with the ticking and tocking going on!

Jewelgirl said...

The last clock with Westminster
chimes is my favorite, it has
so much character, and it looks
terrific in the space where you put it.

Kelli said...

Beautiful clocks! I especially love your cuckoo clock, I've always wanted one!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Pretty clocks! Okay, now I'll have to take pictures of my clocks too! Good idea!