Sunday, May 19, 2013

it's about time



Do you wear a watch?  I think I'm the only person left on the planet that does.  I guess with cell phones attached to everyone's belt/arm/ear there just isn't a need anymore.... and actually my husband has NEVER been a watch wearer.  When he's working outside he'll open the back door (which is our main door) and yell to ask what time it is...

A couple of weeks back at the thrift store I came across this little gem.  For just $5.99.... with a note that said "works" on it.  I couldn't pass up this old kitchen style, plug in clock, but really wasn't sure what I'd do with it.  Hmmm, is this how hoarders start?  Buying a clock with no purpose just because it's cute, vintage and cheap?

But actually when I walked in the door at home I knew EXACTLY where it would go!

The beauty of this spot is that the cord tucks behind all my stuff on the shelf and the power outlet is just below the top of the washing machine.  So no ugly cord hanging around.

And the note was right... it works!  And after a couple of weeks in this spot it still is right on time... compared to my watch AND my cell phone.  There's even a second hand on the clock, so if say you wanted to time how many seconds it takes to get from the back door to the kitchen door, well go right ahead!

And if you open the back door?  No need to shout.

Actually... you don't even need to open the back door since you can see the clock from the porch as well.

Not bad for $5.99 but I think I'll still keep my watch.


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11 comments:

  1. It looks pretty cute there!
    I don't wear a watch and haven't for some time. I stopped way before I ever had a cell phone to check time. I had a habit of washing them, so I gave up. I would take it off and put in my pocket to wash dishes or bathe the kids and forget about it. I think I would feel funny to have one on now.

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  2. great find. and it fits right into it's new home!

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  3. It's a beautiful clock. Vintage rocks!

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  4. Old clocks are so awesome! I would have made that purchase as well. No shouting, no husband!

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  5. I love old clocks, even better when they actually work! This one is perfect! And yes, I'm an old school girl, still wearing a watch!

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  6. Great find and useful too. Love that chippy chair by your washer/dryer!

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  7. Very cute; anything to keep the shouting down is a good thing ;-)

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  8. So sweet and you found the perfect spot for it!! ;) xo Heather

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  9. What a great find! Such a perfect place for it! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Nicole

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  10. We had a clock just like that when I was growing up! I do wear a watch, but I'm not sure why. I always have my cell phone and I can't see the numbers on my watch without my glasses on. But the band is pretty...

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  11. I think the clock is lovely! I wear a watch too!...but only when I'm going places, lol. My dad always has his on, my hubby doesn't really wear one to much. Love your laundry area, wishing you a wonderful day! xo Holly

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