Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Do you want this old clock ?"


That's what my mother in law said as she pulled this out of the bottom of an old box she intended to give away to charity. It' s a little dirty as I am yet to clean it up but I got so excited - I had to show you straight away. It's a vintage ballerina clock. When you pull the front button she spins around and the most beautiful music plays. Something about it stops me in my tracks. Mesmerized I guess. I know it's something related to my childhood. Now it's mine. And quoting Mary Poppins "A thing of beauty is a joy forever".

34 comments:

  1. WOW,what a score,never seen one of these before

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  2. I've never seen anything like it. Sort of like a cross between a music box and a cookoo clock. How fabulous. I did a quick search on ebay and google and didn't find many at all. What a treasure.
    Clare x

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  3. How unusual, I've never seen anything like it! It's lovely :)
    Simone
    PS Thanks for the nice comments on my blog x

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  4. That is unusual.. Where did she get the clock?

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  5. Anything with beauty and charm is a wonderful find!! I can't wait to see where you pop it in your home!?! Lovely post (as usual)!! kellie xx

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  6. Such a beautiful little oddity, what a treasure find! It reminds me of so many wonderful things from my childhood, the shape reminds me of our old TV, the clock on the bottom looks like one my grandparents had, it also reminds me of an old radio that my aunt and uncle had sitting on their kitchen table, and of course the ballerina reminds me of my old jewelry/music box.
    It is perfection!! Enjoy it!

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  7. That clock is so great! I love the ballerina!

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  8. so lovely! it is inspiring to know there are yet new things to be found out there...

    (lovely blog as well)!

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  9. Wonderful blog. Thank you so much for your inspiration!

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  10. Wow, that is stunning. I have never seen one like it.

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  11. oh that is precious. i wish i could see her spin. it makes me think of the "tiny dancer" song!

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  12. I've never seen one like it either, but it does remind me of my old jewelry box with a twirling ballerina. I would love to have it back to give my daughter, or just to have. I'm sure my mother gave it to charity or sold it in a garage sale.

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  13. I agree, very unique. How great that she asked you first.

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  14. What a unique treasure! I love it dirt and all!!

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  15. Hi Simone- Just came across your blog from Maya's Completely Coastal. J'adore your blog...luv your style from what I've seen. I'll certainly be back to visit!
    -marie

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  16. That is awesome! My girls would FLIP A LID over that :-)

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  17. I love your blog! I am quite the beach bum myself so I love your posts :)

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  18. Oh god, it's amamzing! What other delights has she got stored away????

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  19. My mother in law has told me she received this clock as a gift as a young child by her father from England. She is 62 so the clock is approx 50 years old. Amazing.

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  20. How lovely...so unique..i love it! What a lovely blog you have...just found it! Your images are beautiful! Will be back!

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  21. Interesting piece. I just found your blog. You started your blog approximately the same time I started mine. Isn't it additive. Welcome to blog world. I've already added you to my favorites. Best Wishes.

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  22. Hi Simone, Have you heard the quote by Nietzsche "In every man a child is hidden that wants to play -" So true,love the clock, responds to our inner girl that dreams of being a ballerina. I'm off to do some twirling....

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  23. You've got such a pretty home.. and such a beatiful blog!!! I'm looking forward to loads of inspiration from you!!

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  24. THat is the cutest clock ever! What a treasure!

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  25. So nice!!! I saw that kind of clock during my childhood, a real treasure.

    Anne
    Québec City

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  26. This looks like a great antique piece. I really never see anything like it. Which material is it made of any idea?

    Accommodation Australia

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  27. I love ur blog. Not sure from where did you get this stuff.

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  28. I would DIE of shock! Thank heavens she asked you before she donated it. My MIL thinks everything is junk, and donated a whole stack of quilts once. Yikes!

    Sheila

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