Thursday, January 3, 2013

A gift of "Time"

 This beautiful grandfather clock was given to me a few days ago by my cousin. We were together over the holidays and he asked if I would like it. He owns two, he's in the process of down sizing so he needed to get rid of one.
There was NO WAY I was going to say no to this beauty!



 I found a home for it really quick in my living room. I changed the room around a little too. I'll show you guys as soon as I'm finished putting all the Christmas decorations away.
 Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!
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53 comments:

Mariaelena said...

Happy New Year Martina...what a lovely gift...It looks perfect in your beautiful home...xo, Mariaelena

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Oh wow!!! What a beautiful and thoughtful gift Martina!!! Going back to drool over the details.
Cheers, Gee

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a great gift! It is a beautiful clock.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is really a beautiful clock!!!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

what a stunning focal point that beautiful piece is. looks like he's kept it in pristine condition too.

congrats on such a great gift.

Anne said...

I would have taken that too! How beautiful! I LOVE the sound of those ticking and the chimes too!
xx
Anne

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The clock is beautiful! What a wonderful thing to be given! Love the tray on your coffee table. I hope you show us more pictures of it! :)

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

It is beautiful and what a lovely gift.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Such a beautiful piece to add to your living room decor!
What a lovely gift!

Judy K said...

Wow...what an awesome gift. It looks like it was always meant to be in your home. Happy New Year!

Deserae said...

Wow, what a sweet cousin you have! It is so gorgoeus and looks beautiful in your living room :o)
~Des

Audrey @ Neverending Decorating said...

Wow, wow, wow! It's beautiful, lucky you!!! I will own a grandfather clock one day, I love them! (new reader here)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a beauty, Martina! I'm sure he's glad that it went to you. I'm putting Christmas away today myself, and looking forward to a clean slate and getting things back to normal.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Double Wow Martina! What a lovely thing for your cousin to do, it looks great in your livingroom!

Ron said...

Wow, Martina!!!! I love your clock. What a gift. It looks great in the living room.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Aren't you the lucky one. I love mine. Mr.WWH father made ours. It looks
very similar.
I love your tassels. I noticed the one on your clock and the other day I saw a black and white check one.
Do tell me where I can find them?

Kelly said...

That was such a generous gift! I'm sure you will enjoy it for years to come. I bet it makes a neat ticking sound and chimes on the hour. It reminds me of one in my inlaws house. They have one similar to that. Such a perfect "gift" for the new year too!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Beautiful. Sometimes I am a stubborn uptight girl and my first thought was, please don't paint this white with chalkboard paint. I sound old and awful, but it's just so pretty like it is. Love were you have it!
Karen

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Now that's what I call a gift!! How gorgeous, and it fits in that spot just perfectly. Enjoy :)

Blondie's Journal said...

How lucky you are...it's just beautiful. We have one very similar, the first thing we ever bought together for our home.

Can't wait to see your changes! :)

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous piece. How wonderful that your Uncle graced your home with it. I love it- It fits in there like that corner was made for it. xo Diana

AntiqueChase said...

FABULOUS and what a nice gift! I love the sound of a GF clock in the house!!!

Kristi said...

What a gorgeous and sentimental gift!!! Love it in your beautiful home! :)

The Other Me Is Sane said...

wow. what a way to start the new year...you're a lucky girl!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, Martina, what a nice gift.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, What a pretty clock! It looks wonderful in your room.
Hugs, Sherry

Sharing Shadymont said...

Lucky you! What a nice gift! I would have said YES too! Happy New Year!

chateau chic said...

What a lovely gift! It looks great in your living room, Martina.
Mary Alice

Gail said...

What a beautiful gift Martina! It looks wonderful in your living room. Happy New Year to you, Gail

Stacey said...

Your clock is very pretty! Such a generous gift too. We have a grandfather clock also. It is officially my husband's and he sure loves it. :)

Cindy Ritchie said...

How fantastic! And it's a beauty too!

Gina said...

What a wonderful gift! It's so pretty and you gotta love a classic like a grandfather clock!

Jacqui said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous!!! Lucky you! I've always wanted a grandfather clock, they are so beautiful.

Becca said...

What a wonderful gift ... it's gorgeous, and you clearly found the perfect place for it! Congrats!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful clock. Martina! How sweet of your cousin to think of you! It is perfect!

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

WOW, you are a lucky gal!! Ridgeway clocks are beautiful! It looks very pretty in your room.

Jan ♥

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Very pretty Martina. We inherited one, but I sold it, since I couldn't find a place for it. You did GOOD!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous!!! Lucky you, such a treasure having family pieces in our homes, especially something as special as this!
Happy New Year!
Cindy

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jessica said...

Wow! That's a beauty :) nice to have a treasure passed down from the family!
Happy new year!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

It's just beautiful Martina, lucky you!

Debbie

Debbiedoo's said...

Why you lucky gal you. Beautiful Martina, how in the world could you say no.

At The Picket Fence said...

It looks just beautiful Martina! What an incredible gift! :-)
Vanessa

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,
What a generous gift!! It is so beautiful...it must sound amazing when it chimes! Enjoy!
All the Best,
Christine

Holly Browning said...

Oh, my mom has one like that. They really are a beautiful piece to place in a special spot.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness that clock is simply gorgeous!! Looks like you have the perfect place for it!

Crystal Grandeur said...


Very pretty clock...you are so lucky to get this....:):):)Happy New Year.

Cindy said...

Your new to you grandfather clock is gorgeous!!! I love them and so does my husband, we have been wanting one for a while. So happy for you!
Hugs, Cindy

Pat@BPM said...

Is it a Howard Miller? Gorgeous clock. We bought ours a few months after moving into our home and wonder why it took us so long to have a grandfather clock.
We chose ours, because one of the chimes is Ode to Joy.:-)

Designing Domesticity said...

Wow, now that's a cousin I'd like in my family! Beautiful gift. Happy new year! liz

Bliss said...

Any of your cousins want to adopt me? Not sure most of mine even know where I live!

Bliss

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Happy New Year...what a generous and thought gift...it look so beautiful in the room!!!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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