Saturday, September 13, 2008

Tick Tock Goes The Clocks

"Hook" is one of my all time movies and I honestly cannot tell you how many times our family has watched it over the years. One of my favorite scenes is when Dustin Hoffman (Hook) enters a room of ticking clocks and his moustache twitches to each tick-tock of the clocks. Unfortunately, as most mean pirates do, he foolishly smashed the precious clocks. Now you won't find any pirate behavior here at my house with my little clocks!

There is something just sweet and nostalgic about old clocks. I have started a little collection of Lux and Lux Keebler clocks. These are tiny little clocks that were manufactured in the 1930's by Lux Clock, Co. The Lux Keebler clocks are smaller and were made for children's rooms.



The clock on the top left side is of Rudolph and the one below is of a bird.
The sizes range from 4 inches to about 6 inches. You have to visit this site (click on this) and it will take you to the largest Lux Clock collection I have ever seen. This couple has an amazing collection - probably every single design made! I have six clocks - soon to be seven as I won a cute one on eBay the other day. Below is one of my favorites with two Wheaten Scotties on each side and a black Scottie head that moves back and fourth.
Below a little bluebird moves towards her nest of little babies to feed them. (You can click on the picture to enlarge it for the details).
Another sweet piece that is simple but very detailed. Lux and Lux Keebler clocks can be found on eBay or Ruby Lane. Not all of my clocks work, however they are just so sweet to look at. When shopping for one, be sure to note any missing pieces. Sometimes the hands, pendulum or chains will be missing.
My hydrangeas are just about ready to cut back and I picked these the other day and added them to a little thrift store find - a sweet old pitcher with a dainty rose in muted shades of pinks and brown.


As a little reminder of our summer days gone by, this little cross stitch piece of bluebirds (Becca will like these) goes nicely with the pitcher. By-the-way, Miss Becca is having a sweet giveaway in celebration of her 400th post! Now that is a lot of postin'!! Stop by to see the sweet piece she made for her giveaway and be sure to enter you name to win!
I have been so busy lately and miss visiting all of you! Where do the days go? The other day I was digging through my stash of cross stitch projects that are - well on average - 5 years old. So I got out a Blackbird Design sampler and started on that. Lets just see how long it takes for me to get THAT done!


Anyone need a way to use up your summer tomatoes ('maters as us okies call them), then hop on over to Sandi's blog and jot down that Tomato Tart recipe! For those of you who have been so generous and kind with giving me awards as of late, I am working on a post to acknowledge them and to also thank a few sweet ladies for some awesome giveaways that I was lucky to win! BUT, in the meantime, enjoy your day - wherever you are in this big world of ours. Be safe and be happy! Hug your family, too!




28 comments:

Charli and me said...

Those clocks are so pretty. I can see why you like them. I have a little coo-coo-clock that my parents brought me back from Germany I just love. I really like the way you aranged your flowers. So pretty!

skoots1mom said...

love your clocks...you reminded me of the Howard Miller I have in my entryway...it was my father's 30th service anniversary gift with the telephone company. You also reminded me of the little cuckoo clock my mother had hanging in our kitchen when I was a child...I loved the ticking sound and the little birdy! sweet memories!
Come visit, any time!

My Shabby Roses said...

Wow, another wonderful collection. I didn't know about those clocks. I love the scottie dog one! Your house is so amazing, so many wonderful things to look at.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The Scotty one is my favorite too! Those clocks are so neat - what a wonderful collection!

Manuela

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Those clocks are awesome! My Granny always had these kind of clocks in her house. A very unusual collection!

Jean said...

Becky, your clocks are great, especially the little terrier one. Aren't collections wonderful and so exciting when you add a new piece to it. You have a wonderful weekend.
Jean in Virginia

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, your little clocks are so sweet. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Blessings, Shelley

cindy said...

What a wonderful collection of clocks. Very lovely. I always find a ticking clock rather soothing.

c

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Becky, thank you so much for mentioning my giveaway; I have had several lovely visitors that you sent my way!! And, yes, I DO like those bluebirds, how pretty!! :)
I have a ticking clock on my nightstand ~ would drive some people crazy, but it reminds me of my grandma's house, where I loved falling asleep by the tick-tock of it. It's nice how clocks can hold such sweet memories.
~Becca~

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Hook was one of our family's favorite movies too! My son saw the picture on your blog and said, "I watched that movie every day when I was little!" He even had a toy hook until his dad accidentally stepped on it. What great memories that brings back!

Yes, I remember that scene where Hook smashed all the clocks. Your clock collection is just amazing!

Kady

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

It's so funny you mentioned HOOK, I almost grabbed this last night at the video store. But I chose Return to Neverland for Nova instead! We'll get it next time.

These clocks are darling... lucky you with the scottie clock.

We have one cuckoo clock that had been in the family. It was fun for a while, but then it kept us up at night. It doesn't keep the right time so we just look at it now, lol!

The hydgrangeas are gorgeous, love them on the tray.

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun collection! I love that Scottie clock -- so perfect for you!!!

A Sentimental Journey said...

Ohhhhhh!! You Lucky Thing! The Other Beckers posted at The Vintage Tablecloth Lover Club (you should join!) that she got a chance to meet up with you ~ LUCKY GIRLS, two of my favorite Becky's in the whole wide world! Would love love LOVE to meet up w/some of my online Gal Pals!! xoxoxoxo P

Linda Crispell said...

I have never seen these wee little clocks before. They are so cute. It is always a pleasure for me to see what other people collect.
Thanks,
Linda

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

:ove the clocks and I can't believe you found one with Scotties on it!
Hugs~Kelly

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! Those little clocks are so sweet! I won't go look for them on Ebay, I won't, I won't.....

Liz said...

Another exceptional collection. We don't have a little coo-coo-clock like any of yours. Those are so cute.
Loved the little cross stitch. I used to cross stitch all the time and have gotten out of the habit. Maybe I'll finish one of my many projects! : )

~Liz~

Lallee said...

I have fond memories of a cuckoo clock we had when I was a child. I wish I knew what became of it. I think they are so charming. You have a great collection!

Kathi said...

Those are the sweetest little clocks. I love them. I can just imagine how they sound too. You have a nice collection. Thank you for stopping by my blog, Becky. Hugs, Kathi

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great post...love that collection of clocks and the way that you have displayed them. susan

Regina said...

Those clocks are so nice.
Wonderful collection.
Regina

BittersweetPunkin said...

Love your clocks..I have one Cuckoo clock...I think I harvested my Hydrangeas too early..they just didn't come out right...now I have to wait until the plant blooms again.
Hugs,
robin

Kim said...

Wow,

What a darling collection of clocks you have! I've been looking for the perfect teapot clock for years but haven't found one yet. Love your blog.

Kim

Linda said...

Hi Becky, your collection is just precious....love them all but the little bluebird one speaks to me..I hope you share your latest find.
I like your idea of going green.....I'm trying my best:). Hugs, Linda

Maison Douce said...

Thank you for stopping by, Becky!! I did not know your husband's family was from Portugal!! Seems like they came from the island of Terceira (literally means third) in the Azores... Take care!
Isabel

The Old Painted Cottage said...

I would love to curl up and listen to those sweet little clocks a tick-tockin all day. It's the best nostalgic sound.

Love ya sweetie,
Jennifer

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great collectuion of cuckoo clocks, and they are all so different. I love the bluebird cross stitch:>)

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Becky ,I think I will have to watch this movie.When I have a favorite I watch it over and over too.
Best Wishes
Brenda:)