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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Like Clockwork....

Lately I've seen so many roman numeral clock pieces around blog land and in catalogs, but of course now that I'm writing about them, I can't find any to link to!

A few months ago I found this big glass dome at Goodwill for $5. It was quite a find, especially since it was in perfect condition so I took it home with me. Unfortunately it has been sitting in my spare room since then....

 I've tried a few different plates and bases, but nothing looked quite right. Yesterday, my mom and I were out running a few errands and stopped in a thrift store near her house. Waiting for me was this guy:

It used to be a clock, but the hands were missing. It had lots of potential and when I got it home, it fit just perfect with my lonely glass dome.

Since I didn't want the metal piece poking up in the middle, I had to pry off the clock mechanism that was still attached to the back.

 Once that was done, I cleaned her up, added a little votive bird holder (also found yesterday for $0.99), a little white vase (Goodwill $0.49), and a hydrangea from the backyard and she was just perfect!

For now, it has a home on my kitchen table, but I think it will eventually end up on this antique dresser (which I worked on today) and will post final pictures soon!!

I'm linking up to Thrifty and Fabuless' party!


  1. Nice! It reminds me of Beauty and the Beast!

  2. The dome and the clock were amazing finds! I love when two random strays come together to make something awesome! I had a similar experience, you can read about it here if you want:

  3. Wow, I really like this. You found a great base.
    Karen G

  4. This is so pretty! I love it! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  5. LOVE what you did with those pieces. You've inspired me to think even more outside the box than I normally do when I'm shopping at Goodwill.

    Visiting from Project Queen. Following you now. :)

  6. That is awesome! I love the clock! Super clever. here from the Project Queen