Sunday, June 21, 2009

How Time Flies

THESE MAKE ME SMILE.

I bought these clock faces at a little ski-lift-parking-lot flea market that I attend occasionally in Wisconsin.



The seller, a clock repairman, was sad that they weren't going to be used repairing clocks. I thought, "Who would want THESE faces in their newly restored clock?'' I kept my mouth shut.




Did you know that the word "clock" comes from the French word "cloche" meaning bell. And look at that little "Gem" of a pencil sharpener.




Early clocks only showed hours. There wouldn't have been a song named "25 or 6 to 4."




It really is "Daylight Saving Time" and not "Daylight SavingS Time." And the wristwatch was invented in 1904 by Louis Cartier. I love that guy!!!




A "moment" is equal to one minute and thirty seconds. Take a moment to think about that.

32 comments:

  1. These are all so interesting to look at. They really make a great display. I like them. What a fun find...

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  2. So, those are really cute! Now WHAT are you going to do with them. I'm sure being an antiques girl you have something in mind for these old gems.

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  3. How fun to find something you love....think of all the time they kept and the people (previous owners) who used them for everything in life - makes it extra special, huh ?
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  4. Wait while I take a moment for all this information to sink in...Ok, I'm back. Cute post.
    Debbie

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  5. Who would've thunk??? A collection of clock faces. I think that's a first. It's about TIME!!!! Love them.
    Rhonda

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  6. Those clock faces are so neat! I can think of a ton of things to do with them.

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  7. What a great find! The colors are so vibrant and pretty!

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  8. I know this post is mostly about time and the clock faces, but my favorite element has to be that vintage pencil sharpener! What a beauty! As always, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Those are so cool! Endless possibilities. Trixie looks just like my dog Ollie.

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  10. I love all those cute photos. Do you collect clock faces?

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  11. a very fun post. when i saw a thumbnail of this post on my blog with a clock face positioned in a flower frog, i knew i had to hop on over. happy i did.

    xo

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  12. Joan,
    I love these together as a collection, but I am interested if you are going to make something out of them. I am sure you could come up with a very clever look and I would love to see it if you do.
    Cathy

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  13. hello again! i got all the info from barbara's blog which i just happened upon one night hopping around! LOL

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  14. Great! Love your post! Love all of the clock faces! What a find!

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  15. I love how educational your post is--I learned so much by just stopping in to say "hello". I love all the treasures you found, especially the pencil sharpener. I used to teach math and had something similar attached to the wall of my school room--it was used all the time and was noisy!

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  16. Great find on the clock faces. What are you going to do with them?
    Toni

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  17. i love your "cloches", nice findings....

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  18. Great score on the clock faces. What a great collection!

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

    Tina

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  19. What a fun collection. Ironically I'm nuts about the orange one & Im so not nuts about orange.
    Best of all having a hole in the middle gives so many creative options for unlikely uses....

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  20. they are all interesting. especially grouped!

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  21. Wow, I learned a lot about "time" from you today! I love all those faces, how fun!

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  22. Those are so cute! Didn't know that interesting fact about a "moment"!

    Manuela

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  23. I love these! What a find!
    Brenda

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  24. Hey Kiddo!
    YES I'M HOME!!! Lips mending! Just got off the phone, with an invite to do 4th of July in Mt.Vernon, Iowa! I said I'd fill in, in a pinch! {I love to shop this show!!!!} So, I told Kim, the promoter, maybe I shoud rent a space, and fill it while I shop! Oh Boy!!!!
    I'm FRICKEN CRAZY!!!!!
    'til next time,
    Barb C.

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  25. I love your blubs of information! And indeed, the faces are great. Nice finds. ~Mindy

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  26. endless possibilities!! Gorgeous colours on 'em too!!

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  27. The new anthropologie catalogue has a gorgeous clock display that I would so copy if I had a bank of clock faces available! Lovely post.

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  28. Love those clock faces, and learned lots I didn't know! Thanks so much for linking up. Sorry it took me so long to get over here. It's been a busy baseball week. : )

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  29. these clocks are actually pretty cool! and your information is fun, too! thanks for sharing your smile (and stopping by to smile at me !)

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