A New (Old) Clock

In a previous blog post, several months ago, I talked about a friend of ours who is a clock collector. He has a passion for them; acquiring, restoring and displaying them in his home. He has a couple of hundred clocks of all kinds I seem to recall.

When they visited us last weekend he remarked that our sitting room really needed a large clock on the blank grey wall.  I agreed and said that I had been thinking about buying one but hadn't yet got around to it.

Yesterday morning he called round with a 24 inch diameter wall clock he had just finished repairing and had painted its frame grey to go with our decor.  What a lovely man he is.  We have a pile of freshly chopped logs for his fireplace waiting in the garden in exchange.



I am very pleased with it.




28 comments:

  1. What an unusual clock. It looks good against your grey wall.

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    1. Thank you Frances. It seems to suit the house.

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  2. A beautiful clock and a great friend. Hang on to both.

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  3. It suits that wall. What a lovely gesture. Are you sure there's nothing going on between the two of you when Peregrine is out fell running?

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    1. I doubt he would be interested, besides, he is far too much a gentleman for that sort of thing, YP.

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  4. Such a lovely clock - and looks just right

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    1. Thank you Sue. He thought it would suit the room and he was right.

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  5. Absolutely love the clock
    Alison in Wales

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    1. Thank you, Alison.
      Lovely to hear from a new commenter here too.

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  6. What a lovely gift and just what you needed! Friends like that are like gold-dust.

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  7. A beautiful clock and such a nice gesture.

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    1. They are the friends who left us the "stinky chicken" a couple of weeks ago in exchange for firewood. Bartering is the way to go.

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  8. You must have good friends, JayCee, because you are good friends to others! That's a nice clock!

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  9. That's a lovely clock and a thoughtful gift. It looks as though it would fit perfectly in your home

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  10. Beauiful grey and a beautiful gift.

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  11. It could be a church clock it's like one.

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  12. Gorgeous clock. I love Roman numerals.

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  13. Did he give you any history of the beautiful clock?

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    1. No. I shall have to ask him but he generally picks them up from house clearances or even the recycling bins.

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  14. I need a new large kitchen clock, the old one has died. When I was at school, one of the senior boys had about 50 clocks in his study. When he whacked boys he would invite them to his study on the hour so that their punishment would coincide with all the chiming. I think he was a cousin of John Redwood MP.

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