Friday, 12 June 2015
flea friday: one more tick-tock
Once upon a time I rescued a gorgeous green ceramic wall clock from the faded shelves of a junk shop. Its glass dome was missing but that didn't affect its appeal, so it's been ticking away happily on our kitchen wall ever since.
Until now... because we've found another ceramic beauty recently. An off-white one with a little grey detail and some gilding. This time the glass dome is there, but on this one the movement has been replaced. Hence the three holes where the winding would have happened before, and the style of the hands doesn't really go with the style of the actual clock. One day I might get some gold or brass colour hands that have an elongated diamond shape - that would be more suited.
The make is an old Finnish one - Valmet. A company that made (and maybe still makes) tractors, rifles and clocks. Crazy, no?
The green clock has been assigned to have a vacation and is wrapped up carefully in the cupboard, while we are enjoying our new to us timepiece. Together they made too much noise in this tiny apartment...
I'm also on a bit of a vacation too - in my own home, but with my mum visiting. I'll return to here soon with more posts - this blog needs a bit more writing, replying to comments and a bit more attention in general especially that it will be 3 years soon since I began!
Hope everyone is having a nice June! See you later on!