Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Free Antique Clock

I am back! It's been an incredibly hectic week. I just got back from Florida to visit the kids and grandkids and attend stepdaughter's wedding. Now, I am back home to relax and ready to join events happening in Blogland. I tried to visit as much as possible but the hectic schedule made it impossible to visit all of you, so please forgive me if I missed a lot of your new posts.

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Last Christmas, we visited my sister in Illinois. I saw this clock sitting on the dresser in the guest room. When we got home while still thinking about it, I asked my sister on the phone where she got it from. She said she won it an an antique auction but she did not know much about it. Anyway, when we went to Chicago for hubby's medical convention a few week's ago, we were checking in at the hotel, we were told that we have a package which they delivered to the room. And wouldn't you know that it was this beautiful clock that both dh and I admired as it sat on my sister's guest room dresser! My sweet sister gave it to us. Isn't it pretty? It is so heavy and we did not want to damage it so dh hand carried it home.


It is made out of bronze and porcelain. You can of course, click the pictures to see the details. Oooops, I did not know it is dirty until I clicked on the picture. Just ignore the dirt and I will clean it up, LOL!



Now, it sits on our occasional table in the living room.




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18 comments:

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Oh my God. I don't know how she parted with that. Perhaps because she knew how lovely and perfect of a setting you had for it. Not only is the clock gorgeous, but everything in the picture is gorgeous. . Please visit my Second Time Around. While your there, take a look around. If you like what you see, don't forget to go to the right column and hit the "Follow" button so that you can be updated on many new and creative ideas. Have a wonderful day!

Lisa said...

How beautiful! You're SO lucky to have found that.

I can't believe someone would want to get rid of it.

Congrats on such a lovely find :)

Lisa

ellen b. said...

Hi Christine,
How lovely and how sweet of your sister to give it up for you! Enjoy...

marty39 said...

Oh Christine, what a wonderful gift. The clock is just stunning. It is beautiful on the fabulous chest you have it on. I know you will love it always. The detail on the clock is so interesting, Love it. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is lovely, Christine, and I think your sister is one very special lady! It must run in the family! :-)

XO,

Sheila

Bo said...

Hi Christine...You used 3 of my favorite words..FREE-ANTIQUE-CLOCK!
It is so gorgeous all by itself, but in it's new home on that beautiful inlaid chest...it is exquisite. Big hugs to your dear sister! ;-) Bo

Sares said...

What a pretty clock, very ornate, and what a pretty Sister to be so kind as to send it your way!

Justine said...

I love old clocks and that one is a beauty. How incredibly sweet of your sister to give it to you!
Have you dug up any info on it yet?

Justine :o )

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Very pretty. What a nice sister!

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine,

This clock is just lovely~all the detail is unbelievable. No wonder you admired it so. Your sister is a sweetheart to have it delivered to you!!

Since it was obviously not clean, you may want to check the coat John wore home for marks! LOL!!!

Glad you are finally home!! Kick off those expensive heels and stay awhile!! ;-D

xoxo
Jane

Chandy said...

Christine, what a gorgeous clock! It looks great on that table.

Glad that you're back too. Can't wait to see some of the wedding pictures! ;-)

Blessings of Health and Prosperity said...

Gorgeous! What a sweet sis! Blessings, Celene

Lynn said...

We both have sweet sisters!
If you go to my blog 2 or 3 posts ago you can see what my sister "GAVE" me!
I must say, you are more graceful and mature than I.

Candy said...

Welcome home safe and sound.
What an elegant clock and sweet sister that shares. Bless her.
Thanks for stopping by the tea time and gardening activities at my place.
I had fun blogging in between all the work/errands today.

Cheers,
Candy

Cindy said...

Hi Christina,
That is really beautiful! You find the neatest things, and how thoughtful for yous SIL to give it to you. Thanks for your sweet comments, your such a sweetie. Cindy

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Christine! You have some of the most interesting and gorgeous things! This clock is fabulous dahling! I would be so interested in finding out more about it! I don't collect clocks or know anything about them but this one is so different and beautiful! I'd love to know it's history! God Bless! Lauralu :)

sunnymama said...

What an elegant and pretty clock! How sweet of your sister to give it to you :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, what a special gift! It is gorgeous. How generous of your sweet sister! laurie

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