I looked at Lavender Attic earlier and loved her collection of mirrors that she had been collecting from thrift shops and car boot sales. This inspired me to think about my passion for clocks. Not antique or vintage but just ordinary clocks that I have picked up on various occasions, some of which bring back a wealth of memories.
This was a gift to myself from a little legacy from my late father who passed away 25 years ago in March 1987. I had always wanted a grandfather clock and this reproduction ticked all the boxes. It stood in my hallway for 25 years in the same place, chiming hourly, although we eventually turned the chimes off. However, recent decorating of our hallway and a need for a new look the clock has been relegated to our garage awaiting a decision on what to do with it. Such a shame but tastes do change over the years.
This clock we bought on a family trip to Dublin to celebrate my son J's 18th birthday - nineteen years ago. We had a wonderful time and were accompanied by my daughter E and her then husband R, our good friends J and G together with their son R. The eight of us had so many laughs throughout the weekend all aided by the the obligatory Guiness (not a favourite of mine but you have to go with the flow). The Dubliners made us so welcome and methinks another trip is in order!
This we bought in the Cotswolds about ten years ago - another weekend away with friends staying in Moreton on the Marsh. Such a lovely part of the country and so much to see.
LOVE Cath Kidston and couldn't resist this for my kitchen
This one hangs in my summerhouse - can't wait for summer so I can get back out there!
My husband was given a gift of a Harrods voucher by his company to celebrate the Millennium and this is what we used it for. It does chime quarterly, half-hourly and on the hour but again we turned it off as too noisy. We have to wind it up every five days and it takes pride of place on our sitting room mantelpiece.
We have a lovely shop which I mentioned a few posts ago "Mad dogs and Englishmen" where I bought this. We like anything French or Italian and had to have this for our landing.
A fairly new addition which sits in my guest room.
Time is too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love, time is Eternity.
Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)
Incidentally take a look at Stand and Stare where Jan has a great Springtime giveaway.