Thursday, January 15, 2015

Grandfather Clock

I found this sweet old clock at a flea market right at the first of the year.  It's so petite that I can carry it under one arm.  It's definitely old too.  Someone's social security number was etched in the back with a date that read circa 1920.  The clock was wood, but not a pretty kind of wood, probably from years of grime and wear.  
My husband came to the rescue with a couple coats of white paint.  I sanded her back a tiny bit to give her some character.  She still has a beautiful face.  Someone had replaced her mechanism with a battery operated one and it kept perfect time for the two weeks I had her.
After being photographed, she was whisked off to the Little French Flea Market warehouse where I sell some of my things and she was snatched up in a heartbeat.
It was easy to experience love at first sight with this beauty.  She was a rare find, and I'm glad someone else saw her beauty and uniqueness as quickly as I did.
She had simple, yet elegant detailing.  Here is a final glance at her before I said goodbye to her.
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3 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is adorable and so pretty, Maggie! What a perfect size to have a grandfather clock in small space living, like our condo, and not have it seem overwhelming.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a beautiful clock, so many pretty details. It's no wonder she found a new home right away. Don't you wish you could keep everything?

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'm not surprised that clock was sold right away. I love the applique details and the dainty size of the clock!