March 29, 2011

Objects of my affection - Week 9

A Tuesday Theme

Lately I've been thinking that since I started this blog I have been looking very judgementally  (and rightly so) around the house for things that I can declutter.  All a bit negative.

As a bit of light relief, I thought I might make Tuesday a day to appreciate the things that I do enjoy having around me.  Not because of $$ value, but just because they are special to me for whatever reason.   

Please join in - I apologise in advance if this is a bit twee or it has all been done before. 

This electric clock goes back quite a way. It was actually made in 1930's and presented to my Dad much later (I think early 50's) following his long history as President / Treasurer of a local association.  It used to hang in the hall, and the hall was about to be demolished.

It was stored in a cupboard for a long time (I don't think Mum really liked it whatever reason) and I found it again when I was clearing out her house before it was sold.   I don't think it had been in use for at least 20 years, but worked as soon as it was plugged in!  Quality tells eh.

So now I use it here.   It is lovely and seems to sit well on our brick walls.  It still doesn't miss a beat - as long as the power is on!


Nelly said...

I love it.

Daffodil said...

You cannot beat quality! Your clock is just that, built to last and still going strong in todays throwaway society.

keshling said...

That is such a lovely clock - just looking at it tells you it's a solid piece of workmanship tha's gonna keep ticking away, come what may!!

K xx

Amy said...

Awesome clock! I love the unique shape of the hands -- and the logo design. Great graphics back then.

duchess_declutter said...

Thanks Nelly - I forgot to say in the post that it almost 14" across the face!

duchess_declutter said...

I agree Daffodil - the fact that it just started again after that amount of time is amazing.

duchess_declutter said...

Hi Keshling - thanks for commenting - it sure is solid and dependable. Hasn't missed a beat.

duchess_declutter said...

Hi Amy - yes it is very clear. A bit unlike our other clock which I have just included in next post. It is a little ambiguous, but I still like it.