Ever since I saw a friends collection of antique alarm clocks a few years ago, I've been dying to get my own. There is something whimsical about them but still really graphic. I also love to think of who these clocks may have woken for many years! The clock on the left is 125 years old! That's a little of bleary-eyed mornings! The one on the far right is just from the 40's but I love it's very graphic face. They are all set to 5 because that's our family number and as the saying goes, "It's 5 o'clock somewhere!".
I've finally given up summer and have embraced FALL with a few goodies here and there. Fall flowers are fun to display. I have admired this BROWN canning jar forever at my favorite little antique/junk shop for about a YEAR. BOB set it aside for me so that one day I could get it. He let me borrow it for my GIRLS NIGHT IN (WITH THE HUGE SCENTSY GIVEAWAY) last week because I LOVE the color of it and thought it went great with the grocery store flowers I bought. Incidentally, in the pic, they are a week old, so I went through and re-arranged them and took out the tired
blooms. I actually like this looser arrangement! Sorry for the poor pic, that's what happens when you take your blog photos at 6 in the morning! I'm really going to have a hard time giving it back. But it's okay, I have it on lay away! Bob says he has a whole "Robyn Shelf" that you can look at but you can't buy because he's saving it for me! That's a good friend!
I also have been slowly collecting these plates for the dining room. They are all also from BOB . The collection is not quite done. I REALLY want an oblong platter to put above the mirror but I couldn't wait any longer and I had to get them hung! I LOVE the "grill" plates at the bottom. They are in the A and B pattern of blue willow but are actually RESTAURANT WARE. How cool is that! That's why they are divided. It's not like they are very rare but I love them. I also have a brown transferware one in my foyer that's divided AND has the restaurants name on it!
These are a few of the acquistions from recent trips to the flea or antique market. Sometimes it's difficult being patient to finish a collection (if a collection can ever really be finished!) but it's worth the wait!
Don't forget the SCENTSY GIVE AWAY in the last post! It's a GOOD one and it ends on Sunday.
By the way, you may notice those pillows in the built in that I talked about in the "pillow post" recently. I'm really loving the fluffy cream round one with the stark lines of the gingerbread brown with the ric rac. It makes me think of Christmas cookies! ...always dessert on the mind!
Hey, go check out all the pretty fall goodies at the link party at TWIG!