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Thursday, July 15, 2010

If these Faces could Talk...

I guess the reason I love vintage things over new things is the story behind the item. I always wonder who had the item, where was it placed, why it is in my hands...did they tire of it, did family members pass it on?

The items I'm sharing today are from my maternal grandfather. He was a minister that tinkered with clocks as a hobby. Because of him, I developed my appreciation for these's their faces that truly hold their story.

 This is a little pocketwatch inside a cloche.

I wonder if most kids know that clocks were once wound with keys?

Looks like these two must have quite a story.

I wonder why this porcelain face needed repair?

This is the face of one of my favorites. The crackle is authentic.

I'm linking with Cindy over at My Romantic Home for her Show and Tell Friday and Laurie at Bargain Hunting for her A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday. Be sure to drop by for loads of treats!


  1. Ahh, like a breath of fresh air... these are beautiful! Thank you for sharing these treasures with us!
    Dee Dee

  2. The detail is amazing...what treasures!

  3. Not sure why, but I just love clock faces and your vintage ones are just lovely! Each one has such interesting detail!

  4. Clock faces are like our faces, they tell a story if you just look. Great post

  5. I certainly have a thing for clocks. Don't know why, but I do. Those are some beautiful pieces.

  6. I love clock faces too and I love yours! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Hi Sharlotte, Your first clock was made right here in Waterbury CT, where I was born! Several clock companies were based here, including Seth Thomas, in the town right next to Waterbury. So nice to find you. Linda

  8. Oh! they are wonderful - each one has it's own personality and beauty. I'm so glad you have these treasures, and I enjoyed seeing them. You just reminded me of a recent incident at my house. I was reading a book to my granddaughter. It had been my book when I was a child. When I read "She dialed the number on the telephone", my granddaughter asked what "dialed" the number meant! I had not thought about that she had never seen a phone with a dial! I'm so glad you will be linking these beautiful time pieces to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

  9. These pictures are so lovely. You are right about kids not knowing about winding the clock with a key. I must show them my parent's antique clock and get them to wind it up one day.

    Best wishes,

  10. Oh, I love the clocks. My grandfather is the inspiration for my collections too! Grandparents give us so much. Have a great weekend!

  11. How wonderful to have these clocks that belonged to your grandfather! I love the old clock faces.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Sherry

  12. I love old clocks! Great collection, Sharlotte!..Christine

  13. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. I also love things old and the history behind them. It is great that you have your grandfather's clocks. That is a special treasure.
    ~ Julie

  14. These are truly gems. I love the character of each one. Like you, I love the story that old things can tell us. ~ sarah

  15. I love the story behind old things too! And I loved your story!

  16. Hi there
    I love clocks and special to see this pocket a cloche...
    thank you sharing..
    come by for a visit and have a lovely weekend

  17. I knew they were wound with keys because I grew up with all these clocks!


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