Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tic Toc Collecting Clocks

I LOVE clocks! I don't know how it got started or why but clocks catch my eye everywhere. Mostly I like them a little off beat and quirky.


This is one of my favorites. I found it at Target. They had it in the Back to School College stuff several years ago and I waited and waited for it to go on clearance. It never did. They just moved it to the regular aisle. It was $89 which was a little steep for something I really didn't "need" so I let it go.....sort of. Actually I walked down that aisle every time I went in the store, hoping for a deal good enough to make me buy it. About 2 years after I first saw (fell in love with) it, I got a $100 check for working at a conference. I knew just what I wanted to spend it on! :-)



This is a station clock. Reminds me of riding the train to grandma's house in my younger years. I first found one at a furniture store and didn't buy it. Of course I couldn't stop thinking about it. (I might be a little obsessive about clocks right now?) When we went back to the store it was gone! :-( For my 50th birthday, my husband tracked one down and bought it for me!




This was my grandpa's clock. After graduation from high school I came to Arizona to visit my grandparents and never left. (Met my hubby there!) Grandpa worked shift work. He used to come home after a midnight shift, sit and dunk a piece of bread into a glass of milk for a snack, and then he would wind this clock before headed to bed. He wanted me to have it when he was gone. This is a memory clock for me.




How's this for quirky? Unusual clocks always catch my eye. This one just came from Kohl's. I waited to buy it till it was on sale for 50% off and I had a coupon to boot!
Sometimes I wonder where the attraction to clocks came from. Do I need any more? Need? I think not! Will I buy any more? Probably. "Time" to go.....


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8 comments:

Suzanne said...

Those are cool Marlene! I guess I like clocks too! I counted mine-7, not including the ugly digital alarm ones and the ones on the microwave and stove!

I don't know why, but I sure appreciate the "time" spent at home when I have the chance! Working outside the home has had many challenges, mostly, using my time more wisely because it seems to be fleeting now...

Chels said...

What a fun thing to collect! Don't you love it when husbands do redeeming things like buying you awesome clocks? Super neat!

ARS said...

very cool! I love the cut-off-looking ones!

Lori said...

Those are some very unique clocks. I love them. I'm so traditional and plain, you've inspired me to go hang something creative on my walls. :)

The Redhead Riter said...

My mother has a huge grandfather clock that makes so many noises that it drives me nuts!

The only "clock" I like is my watch and the little time that flashes in the bottom right corner of the computer screen LOL

Mary Bennett said...

I love clocks too, quirky ones. Not boring ones. My favorite was the KitKat clock my mom paid waaay too much money for, esp for how easily the tail kept falling off. And she bought us a clock that tweeted the hours with a different bird call. I had moved far from home when that one died and I cried and cried. I have no interesting clocks right now. The "good" ones are too much $. Guess I'll have to use my own quirkiness and create one!

Mary
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Deb said...

Cool clocks!!! The station clock is my favorite. I think I might have to try to track one of those down.

LOVE that you have your grandfathers clock...what a wonderful way to remember him.

marygems said...

If I had a bigger house I would collect clocks too...love them ~1 My dad was a collector but I just can't keep everything. LOVED seeing your collection though!

Love
Mary.