Friday, October 14, 2011

It's About Time

(Swedish Antiques Biz)
I just adore Swedish clocks! I hope to own one one day but they are very pricey.

When I saw this Pier One version in Country Living back in the spring my heart went pitter pat. It looked amazing but alas when I went to see it in person I was a little disappointed at how short it actually is. For $100 I wanted something much taller so unless it goes on clearance it will not be coming home with  me.
For months I have been looking for some type of grandfather clock. I even have been to look at a few but decided for what ever reason not to purchase them.

Alas, last night the junking fairies must have been very busy! 

On the way to school this morning I spotted this beauty sitting on the curb waiting for a new home! I had to do drop off first so I was crossing my fingers it was going to still be there once I circled back around. It was and I hopped right out to shove it in the car. I know the middle schoolers waiting for the bus must have thought I was a crazy lady!;)

I am almost positive she does not work anymore but she did have her key with her and after spending the night outside and enduring the sprinkler she does show a few signs of wear and tear but that is fine by me! I have great plans for her! 

This blue is a bold statement!

I am really loving this version as well. Yep, the wheels are spinning in my head and after she is beautified just maybe we can get her working again! 

I forgot to mention that at the beginning of the week I also found this clock out at the curb as well! It must have been a bad week for clocks!

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27 comments:

  1. Wow ,lucky! I think that was definitely a smart move bringing that clock home even if middle schoolers think you are crazy. I love the blue clock in the picture. I can't wait to see what you do with it! Keep me posted.
    Connie

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  2. Whoa! What great finds!! That clock is amazing...I can't wait to see the transformation!! I know it will be gorgeous!

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  3. You are so crazy. I could just see you shoving that in your car. I am surprised it fit. You do have some very nice fairies around there. I never find curb goods. I can't wait to see how you fix it up.

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  4. *jealous*

    I adore the white...but big daughter says the blue is very cool and looks like the tardis from Dr Who.

    Now you have me wanting a G-clock for my dinning room corner.

    Blessings Kelsie

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  5. I can not believe you found an actual grandfather clock at the curb, Pamela! Who throws them away? I would have loved to have seen you loading it! : ) The smaller one is nice, too. I seem to have a thing for clocks. I find I have too many now!

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  6. The only thing I find on the curb is garbage or a grocery cart! Lucky you!!

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  7. I'm cracking up thinking about what those kids faces must have looked like watching you!! Too funny! What a great find! Looking forward to seeing her transformation.

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  8. I've never posted on your blog before but had to when I read this entry! I am getting ready to paint a grandfather clock for a client and she used a picture of a swedish clock as her inspiration! Can't wait to see what you end up doing to yours - I'm starting mine next week!

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  9. I need to move to your neighborhood!!! I never find anything on the curb and those are just some amazing things to stumble across. I can't wait to see how you transform that grandfather clock...know it will be gorgeous! :-)
    Vanessa

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  10. You are the curb queen! I've never heard of a grandfather clock being by the curb! Can't wait to see the finished project. Looks like it's going to be awesome!

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  11. I know your going to turn her into a beauty Pamela!! Can't wait to see! Martina

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  12. Wow...what a great find!!! I would not care if it worked or not!! It looks great! Can't wait to see the transformation...I am sure it will be fabulous!!

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  13. Yeah for you! I found a pendulum clock on a curb a couple of years ago and took it to a clock shop. They were able to put an inexpensive movement in it and we have enjoyed very much. We painted it like you are planning on doing. Please post pictures of your clock in progress.

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  14. Pamela, I am amazed at what some people throw out. What a great find for you! I can't wait to see how you beautify her.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  15. What great finds! I can't wait to see how you "gussy" her up!!! :)

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  16. I still can't believe someone left that at the curb! Unbelievable ... I can't wait to see the magic you perform! You might just have to go back by there with a picture and show them how you totally transformed it!

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  17. Hi Pamela, I just came across your site and I am now your newest blog and Pinterest follower.
    Not only do I find your blog to be divine but it warms my heart to see that you adore the one who blesses you with your talents =)

    Take care,
    Irma

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  18. What a GREAT curb side find Pamela! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

    Enjoy your evening,
    Gail

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  19. Oh, I can't wait to see what you do with her. Nice find, Pamela.

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  20. I love clocks and have started looking for them when I thrift shop! Love your beautiful collection! ♥

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  21. I can't believe you keep finding clocks at the curbside! We used to have great rubbish days in New Jersey but they don't do it here in AZ. :(
    Karee

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  22. Wonderful photos, delightful collection of watches, I love antique clocks. Greetings.

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  23. I can't believe you found that on the curb! Amazing. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

    I've always loved Swedish clocks too! I've dreamed of one for a long time in a pretty blue.

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  24. What great curbside finds! I wish I were so lucky!
    Debbie

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  25. Great find on the clock ... can't wait to see what you do with it :)

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  26. I have that grandfather clock from Pier 1. It's next to a preserved tree in my foyer. I love it!

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