Monday, September 20, 2010

Fab thrifty vintage clock

I'm probably over-reacting just a tad, but I was practically beside myself to find this nifty vintage electric clock at one of my favorite (super-cheap) thrift stores. It is almost all plastic, and I'm thinking it is probably from the late 60's or early 70's because it resembles some of the stuff we had in our home when I was growing up during that period. I am thrilled to report that I paid all of 49 cents for it - and that it works!


I love the scrolly detail of the frame...



I especially love the fancy numerals and hands. Even the sweep-second had has a sweet little finial on the tip.



Besides a quick color change to shabby off-white, I also added my own embellishments: a simple bow made of filmy green wired ribbon, and a little rhinestone brooch from Grandma Verdie's costume jewelry collection.




More soon!

8 comments:

  1. What a great vintage clock, and a plus that it works! I always look for a vintage clock for my kitchen, but so far I have not found the perfect one...I keep looking however! Have a great VTT!

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  2. All scrolly and it has bling! What's not to love.

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  3. i can see why you got excited..it's adorable! x

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  4. That's definitely a bargain for a clock that works.

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  5. My late husband worked on clocks, but never saw one like this. I think this is a keeper and for it to still work is great.

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  6. That is such a fun find, I love what you did with it!

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  7. How pretty your fabulous find is and your added ribbon and brooch is perfect for the look. Lucky you!!!
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  8. This clock is so very pretty! I love the shape and size of it. Also, thank you for visiting my blog.

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