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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Swiiiisshhhhhh......BOOM...crackly crackle crackle! My Family Room Wall Looks Like The Frickin Fourth Of July! Status: Needing Batteries.

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It's like Christmas in July...no wait...it's like July in...oh never mind. Whadooya think of the collection?

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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.

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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

really match.

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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!

8 comments:

  1. Awesome display! I almost bought the same wood grain Verichron on Ebay last month. Seeing it displayed on you wall makes me wish I had purchased it.

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  2. The wall looks great! The only vintage clock I have is a Russel Wright, and I always say I'm going to start a collection. Yours looks so good that I'm really inspired now.

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  3. no wonder i can never find any.. you have them all! someone had one listed on craigstlist a couple months ago and i found it a little late, called, and he said he had thrown it away because no one wanted it. UGH

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  4. Love them! You have the best luck with clocks.

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  5. Thank you for posting this - you've substantiated my insistance here in the house that an empty wall is perfect for more than 1 starburst clock. ~SOMEONE~ here seems to think that one clock per wall per room is... normal. Blasphemy I say!

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  6. I love a Starburst. The collection looks awesome!

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  7. A friend told me about your blog. I just came across a website you might like:

    http://www.swizzlestix.net/

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  8. Krazy - The Verichrons are pretty reasonable. There are other places besides Ebay to buy them new. I can't seem to find another like the Red one.

    Dana - I've never seen a Russel Wright clock! Is it "easy" to read. You know...cuz the Wrights are all about "easy living"? There's probably a better joke in here somewhere.

    Bandita - there mine...All MINE!!! Ha Ha Ha!!! Oh c'mon, these things are Everywhere! Try estate sales and antique malls. I don't see them much at thrift stores though.

    mono - Not really, I had just the Big Black one for a VERY long time. Then I found the cream colored one that I sold a few weeks ago. I didn't put it up because it didn't really fit and I was trying to sell it. Then the smaller balck one showed up this summer so I put the two black ones up and waited. The last two were at the antique mall still in their boxes!

    Stacy - Don't ask, just do. It's easier to ask Forgiveness than Permission.

    Rhan - Thanks! See, this is why I think the Starburst is a better representative of the mid twentieth century than the amoeba!

    Anony - Thanks for the "WWW" (Swizzlestix)! Cool Mod textiles and whatnot!

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