When I was out shopping last week, I was poking through one of the antique mall booths and spotted a pretty clock on the wall. I’m not so much into clocks, but I think I’m attracted to them as small pieces of furniture. Does that make sense? I like the shape of the case or the design on the face or the patina of the wood. I don’t care if they work, although it’s a bonus if they do. I just like them for their aesthetic quality.
So, I leaned in to admire this small, curvy clock and was surprised to see it was only $55.00. And, beyond that, it was in working order and included a key for winding! I thought about it for about 2 minutes and then gently lifted the clock of its nail and took it to the counter to claim.
I had several ideas of places to hang it, but it ended up in an empty corner in the dining room…
Such a pretty little clock, isn’t it?
I love the little door with the “week” decal and the tiny latch.
I don’t know if the pendulum is damaged or was made to look “pounded”. Whether intentional or accidental, I like it!
And there is even a little hook on the side to keep the key from being misplaced.
Not bad for $55!
I’m learning as I work on this house that components of a room makeover can happen quickly, like painting the walls. But getting all of the little finishing details in place, like this clock, takes time and a little bit of serendipity.