Friday, October 26, 2018

Vintage Clocks Remind us to Make the Most of Each Minute

We all have things we love to collect.

Sprinkling them around our homes provides a clue to our personalities.
My collections say I love history and honor the past.  

Among other things, I collect vintage clocks. 

I am drawn to old clocks,

whether they are vintage alarm clocks, stately mantel clocks or giant wall clocks.
(Yes, I collect old mirrors too!)

And whether they work or not . . . 

doesn't matter to me. 

I just adore old clocks . . .
the workmanship, the style, the timeless beauty.

Old clocks make me wonder what might have been happening in a room
while it ticked innocently in the corner.

Recently, I decided to gather my small vintage clocks and display them on my living room mantel
along with tattered books and photographs that tell a story from a bygone era.

Like most things that are displayed in a grouping,
clocks have more impact when they're rubbing shoulders with each other.

Time slips away from us so quickly,
perhaps clocks remind us to make the most of every minute. 

I'd love to know what you like to collect
and what your collections say about you.


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  1. OMG Pat, I have a collection of clocks and wonder where does this come from, my love for clocks. Every room has a stately clock and when I see a nice vintage clock it's like - I must have it. I also have a nice collection of watches.

    BTW I also collect vintage Christmas ornaments, aprons (I have over a hundred vintage aprons), vintage greeting cards, vintage jewelry, we have a huge DVD collection (we love movies). DH says I need help but what can I say, vintage stuff is so charming, I love, love, love my collections.

  2. Your collection is quite special, really lovely clocks!

  3. Another clock collector here.....started late in life but the
    collection is coming along nicely.

  4. I love seeing your collection of clocks! I collect creamer and sugar sets. And old dishes. I always wonder who used them and how they set the table.

  5. You have a great collection of clocks and other treasures, thanks for sharing i may use some of them if its alright? Have a great weekend.

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  7. What good advice. Make the most of each moment. What would it be like to have all of them working. Remember when our Grandparents had all the cuckco clocks? It was so fun to be there at noon and have them all sounding off at once I like old kitchen utensils and the crockery that was so widely used back in the day. Love the pics.

  8. I'm a clock person, too. What is it about them . . . I can't put it to words, but they warm my heart :) Your collection is beautiful and amazing. Great Post!
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    Connie :)

  9. I have a collection of old clocks as well -- I understand! Your collection is awesome. Lovely photos of all your pretties. xo Kathleen

  10. Glad not all of them are working because next weekend would be very time consuming, Day Light Savings, you know!

  11. I love vintage pieces as well. All your treasures are just lovely!

  12. This post is so stunning! I love all of your vintage treasures! Thanks for sharing at TFT!

  13. I collect them, too. Love your awesome collection. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  14. Pat, I love all your clocks and wanted you to know I featured this tonight at Share Your Style.

  15. What a nice collection of clocks. I have a collection also. I must blog them one day. I like the way you have them displayed in you home. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Pat it is all just so gorgeous. I collect old clocks too! Featuring you today at TFT. Thanks for sharing with us!