Saturday, December 4, 2010
Swiiiisshhhhhh......BOOM...crackly crackle crackle! My Family Room Wall Looks Like The Frickin Fourth Of July! Status: Needing Batteries.
It's like Christmas in July...no wait...it's like July in...oh never mind. Whadooya think of the collection?
The Big black clock was the first to arrive. I found it on Craigslist. It was just $20! I
was having issues finding a time to meet with the seller and finally the seller
suggested that they could just leave the clock on their front porch and I could slip
the dough through the mail slot! Fine by me. And that's how it went down!
Sometimes people just need to be rid of stuff. It's a wind up 8 day by Welby but
I've never bothered to try it out.
The smaller black and gold clock was next. It came from the Wentzville Flea
Market back this summer. I got it home and realized it was missing a couple of the
gold points so I removed a few more to make it even. I think it looks pretty cool like
this. It's a Westclox "nocord" but it's innards have been replaced with a battery
powered unit. I need to find some better "hands" for it. The ones on there don't
The two above were found just last weekend at the Treasure Isle antique mall. I
bought them the same day I bought the Brasilia desk. I thought I was making out
like a bandit too. They were both in their original packaging though the red one
had been opened before. I was thinking they were the George Nelson clocks from
Design Within Reach that go for like $300 each. Not so, I came to find out. These
are the George Nelson replicas from Verichron that go for little more than what I
paid, $40 each. The red one isn't as refined as the wood grain one, but both are
pretty nice and add much needed variety to the collection!