**First of all, let me say thank you, thank you (!) all so very, very much for the kind words yesterday!!It was already so fun to be nominated for such a sweet award, but you made it all even sweeter. You really made my day. My week!** Now, back to my regularly scheduled Friday full of Inspiration Blog post:
Time pieces. Clocks. They inspire me. Full of charm and character, they definitely add personality to any room.
I have clocks in nearly every room of my home. Big ones, small ones, battery operated and wind up. The only kind of clocks I don't like looking at are digital clocks.
I got this one about 18 years ago (really!) at JC Penney's catalog outlet store here in Reno for some ridiculous price like $24. It is oak and was simply stained when I purchased it (it was the 80's remember) and I loved it. I still love it. The lines, the detail, all of it. I painted it black and antiqued it about 8 years ago and have never regretted it. Take a look around (and at yard sales and thrift shops) and see if there's a clock you thought looked oh, so outdated. It could be reborn with just a smattering of paint.
I like to have clocks in places you just might not expect them. Here's one in the laundry room...it's a yard sale find, with just a smidge of a tiny dent up near the top (it must have fallen off a wall sometime before I rescued it for twenty five cents at a yard sale)and I absolutely adore the flowers on it. Very "Provence" don't you think?
Clocks don't just add character and charm to a room, and they are a "working" accessory. They tell us what time it is, after all.
*sigh* if only we could remember to wind them, set them or replace their batteries.