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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A clock that's for the Birds!

Since I'm always running short on time, I thought it would be appropriate to tell you about a great find I made a couple of months ago.

I found this beautiful porcelain clock at a church rummage sale for only $5.00!! I probably could have got it a little cheaper, but it was for the church and a good cause, so I didn't haggle. I knew it probably didn't work (it didn't) but how much could it cost, right?

How could I pass it up. LOTS of pretty pink roses, sweet little blue birds...


There are even little angels in it. It was in great shape with very little damage. I accidentally broke the tail off of this little bird. But then I lost it so I couldn't super glue it back. Oh well!


Look how sweet these pretty blue birds are at the top of the clock!


Back to the "it didn't work" part. My hubby searched the Internet and called a few places. He did find the part that had to be replaced on line. After taxes and postage it was $23.95!! Yikes! Not only that, a clock repair place told him to get it as that was a great price and those parts were soon to be discontinued.


The great news is that the part came super fast, was easy to replace and the clock works wonderfully now!! Even though my $5.00 bargain turned out to be a little on the expensive side, I think it's beautiful and worth way more than the $29.00 it cost in the end. I love it and feel very lucky to have found it.
Patricia :o)





18 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Very pretty and very sweet! Worth the few bucks for repairs, right?~Hugs, Patti

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your clock and think it was well worth the money you paid to get it fixed. You will enjoy it so much. Beautiful!!! Love & blessings from NC!

CHERI said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! We have several things in common. I too married a guy from high school! I also love vintage linens. I tend to collect mostly hankies but also love embroidered pieces. Your clock is so sweet. Glad you could get it fixed. I'm off to check out your blog...although I should get off this computer and go to sleep!

CHERI said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! We have several things in common. I too married a guy from high school! I also love vintage linens. I tend to collect mostly hankies but also love embroidered pieces. Your clock is so sweet. Glad you could get it fixed. I'm off to check out your blog...although I should get off this computer and go to sleep!

Nancy Y said...

That is such a lovely clock, those little blue birds are so sweet. Thank you for visiting my blog! Have A Great Night!!!

Ninu said...

its very beautiful.. and worth for the money you paid.. much much

Barbara Jean said...

What a sweet sweet clock!!
Very unique and wonderful.

blessings and thanks for coming by my place. =)

barbara jean

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That clock really is darling!

After I get moved, you're invited to come with me to Trade Days in Fredericksburg. We'll have fun! :-)

Have a wonderful Friday!
Hugs,
Anne

fabriquefantastique said...

Ah...those church rummage sales...lol. I am on self imposed hiatus from sales (one month) your blog makes me itch to get back.

Sherry said...

I just love great finds like that. We have an old clock that needs work and you have inspired me to move it up on the list of things to fix. Yours is lovely.

Victorian1885 said...

Thanks for visiting me today..Happy PINK weekend! Your new clock is so pretty and well worth the time and money you had to put into it! Take care..

Wanda

Wendy said...

It is very beautiful and well worth the repair! I do think it would cost way more then the cost of the repait. You did good!
Thank you so much for your visit and comment today!! My sister in law feels the same as you about the washer! I appreciate the help!
Wendy

Julie said...

What a lovely find!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a wonderful find! Such pretty charm! blessings,Kathleen

Sandi said...

Such a pretty little clock Patricia!! I think you did good in getting it all fixed. So lovely! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment too!
Happy week ahead!
Blessings~

Bernideen said...

Patricia- that clock is terrific - love the soft colors!
I am thinking it was you that asked me to tell how to make the chair covers from vintage linens! It is on my blog today! I made 24 sets! I am finally done!

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Patricia, oh, this is a lovely clock!! And I just love your blog. I adore vintage linens and you have some very unusual things that you've shared. I'm following you now and will add a link to my sidebar.

Alison said...

What a gorgeous little clock. Even with the repair costs it is still a great price for something so sweet
Alison