Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Clock Shop

Last week when we traveled to the mountains of western North Carolina and the Blue Waters Mountain Lodge, we stopped for dinner in the mountain town of Hendersonville, as we often do.  I wrote about Hendersonville a few years ago; you can read that post Here.  There's a clock shop there that always catches my eye, but I hadn't gotten around to taking pictures of it until this year.  They're always closed when we arrive in town, but I love looking in the windows.

It was closed when we arrived this year too, but we did finally manage to take some pictures.  It's hard to get good pictures looking through a plate-glass window from outside, so please excuse the quality of some of the pics.


A perfect name for a clock shop, don't you think?


The shape of this clock is so pretty with its ionic columns on either side.


Here's a closer look at the clock you see in the background of the picture above.  Gorgeous!
 

This has to be one of the most unusual clocks I've ever seen.  It's interesting, but not really my style.


These urns must be part of a matching set with the clock, since the green finish and the red marble bases are the same on all three pieces.  You can see some of the other clocks in the background here.  I'm guessing this is a commode chest (maybe French) that these pieces in the window are displayed upon; what do you think?  Another beautiful piece.



It's probably for the best that the store is never open when we're there.  I love clocks, but I don't dare look at the price tags for these lovelies.  We've gotten our son through college; now it's time to do some maintenance/improvements to our home and continue to save for retirement.


I thought this banjo clock was charming -- love the design on the glass case.  I really am fascinated by clocks, especially vintage or antique clocks.  We only have three pretty clocks at our house, but I'm awfully glad to have them.  :)


This is our vintage Seth Thomas banjo clock; I love to hear it chime the hour.  I don't have a close-up picture of this clock, but that's an American eagle on the top.



This clock used to be on our mantel until we got a print to hang there instead.  I think the clock looks just right on top of the corner cupboard.  This one is not old, but I still think it's pretty.


An antique anniversary clock given to us by my in-laws early in our marriage.


My husband's uncle, who collects and repairs clocks, found this one.  It doesn't show up so well on these shelves because of the stained wood.  I'm thinking of moving the clock to our guest bedroom once we get the room re-done.  I love the face on this clock.

Do you have a favorite clock in your home?  I'd love to hear about it!  Thank you for visiting; I always look forward to your visits and comments.  Have a wonderful day!

I'm sharing this post with at Patti and Paula's blog, Ivy and Elephants, for the "What's It Wednesday" party.  Hope to see you there.  :)

Denise

8 comments:

  1. Hi Denise,
    You have a nice collection of clocks. We have a few around this old house, too. My favorite is a small mantel clock that Dear brought back from England in the early 70's. I'll have to do a clock post in the future and feature our little collection. My N.C. kids will hit the road on Monday to drive to Washington State via Salt Lake City where they'll visit our son-in-laws mother and sister. They are relocating close to us and starting a new chapter. Our days visiting in North Carolina are done for now. Hope the rest of your week goes well.

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  2. My favorite clock is the one that still works when the electric is out! Which happens way too often any more... I can just see you standing there taking pics in the window of the shop Denise. Glad you had a nice trip and maybe the next time the shop will be open:@)

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  3. Oh I loved this post! My mother collected clocks. You featured so many pretty ones. I was thinking of you this past weekend when watching the opening ceremony of the Commonweath games in Scotland. There were over 40 Scottish Terriers.

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  4. I do like clocks. I have an old mantle clock that my dad bought at a flea market. I spent nearly 300$ to get it repaired when the clockman estimated the value at around 700$. It is on the fireplace mantle, but I cannot get it to keep time. I think that it gets out of calibration when I jostle it around, and it does chime, loud enough to wake the dead. Your dining table looks so pretty.

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  5. Love Hendersonville! You have some lovely clocks!

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  6. You have a nice collection of clocks. Sorry the store was closed but you captured some good pics. I have one old clock that I believe is very old that doesn't work. It was at my parents and I believe it was at my great grandmothers during the 1800's. She lived to be 100. I wish I knew more about it but my parents have been gone over 30 years and now I have no one to ask. It is shaped similar to yours on top of your corner cupboard. Clocks are very interesting and it is good you know something about yours.

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  7. I'm a clock lover too, yours are absolutely beautiful !
    There is a clock shop in Gatlinburg, whenever we are up in the mountains it is always a stop for us.
    I brought back cuckoo clocks and a nice Seth Thomas pendulum clock from Germany back in the seventies, but my favorite is the Westminster chimes of the grandfather clock.
    I can imagine how cozy your home sounds with all the clocks chiming and ticking.
    ~Jo

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  8. Ahhh the mention of Hendersonville brought back such memories of Rich and I visiting there, just two years ago, Denise. Maybe the clock shop will be open the next time you happen to visit. Your clocks are so pretty. I love the banjo one!

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