How sweet. I had a similar experience when we had to downsize to the Villa. My mother's hutch that housed all her tea things was given to me by her at her death. I loved it dearly, but didn't have room for it here Yes, I'm sure my daughter woudl love it but Thank you for your comment and similar story too, dear Wanda. Creative as ever, Michael! Cute little mouse! Hopefully "your" clock will always have a good home, whether it's with you or not. We don't have a grandfather's clock, but we do have an assortment of mantel and wall clocks, each with their own story.
As with everything, there's the question of what will happen with them eventually. I do appreciate things with a good, well-remembered history. But, as our home has filled with more and more special items from family members who have passed on, I'm reminded that when all is said and done, things are just things. Yes, you are right. That can be so hard to remember that at times, but it is so truewhen all is said and done, will it even matter? Thank you for the visit and comment. Missed seeing you here but a visit is great too.
Isn't it funny the things we fall in love with as children. Your anecdote reminds me of the ceramic cats my grandmother left to my son. He was only just starting to walk when he noticed them at her house and gravitated to them every time we went there.
She said that they were to be his when she passed.
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I don't know if they are of any monetary value, they're not that pretty. I still have them here because my son, now 36 does not want them. I'm secretly going to give them to my grandson on his first birthday!
If nothing else, you probably have wonderful memories of the clock and what an expression of love that your mother remembered your liking it. Your drawing is very whimsical and really made me smile. What a sneaky kitty - hope she doesn't accidentally turn that key! Ha, what a great write up here, Lorraine! And speaking of sneaky, I'm thinking that;s you getting the lil cats back to your son through the grandson! Yes, the grandfather clock is perhaps the prettiest one I have ever seen. Really hard not to have it but so wrong in Colorado!
If I was in England, I would take it for sure! And yes, my thought is that the house is owned by cats if not a cat lover and thus all the cat like love things. Oh dear me.
Your imagination truly comes up with the most spectacular things! I love this - and my kitties would certainly love it if we owned an aquarium clock, too! It is a shame about your mother's clock. But I also understand when you say it seems to "belong" in England. If I were in your shoes, I would feel that it should stay across the pond, too.
I hope that your sister is enjoying it, though! Was this sketch modeled at all after your mother's clock?
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Wonderful take on the theme, and I do love all of the little kittens and hidden bits! Ah, ok, re: your own illo! The one my mother wons is truly a gorgeous piece--one of the prettiest I've ever seen and if in England, would dearly love it but Yes, as I said to Lorraine above, I'm thinking that actually the whole house is owned by cats, thus the cat love things like the fish key, etc but if not, certainly a cat lover.
Thank you for your lovely comment too. The details in your piece are wonderful Michael. Teasing a kitty with sea life. I like the small details of where the pendulum chains meet the water. The boney fish, star fish, seahorses. Yes, I see the cute mouse but the kitty is distracted and has even left paw prints here and there on the clock, cute detail. Family portraits of kitties is cute too, as are the hands on your clock. Is that a mouse hanging from a pendulum?
The Key, cute cute. You have found a way to inspire taking to heart all the details. I also grew up with a grandfather clock. I think something to consider is that they do best in a large house that can handle the chiming. I brought ours to an apartment and it was much too loud there to have it working. Sad realization. Well dear Tammie, our home was always fairly small, far too small for the clock as it was usually on a stairwell landing but as it was, the chimes hardly ever went off as usually the clock was broken and is to this day-- too expensive to repair!
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Yes, you've caught a lot of the things, well done! It's a worm on a hook on the bottom of the right pendulum but you are totally right--buoys on the top of the water surface! Michael, When I first saw your sketch I thought I had written my thoughts. But I can't find them here so maybe they didn't go through. I love that the clock is living in a house of cats. Pictures on the wall. I love how you bring back memories of my own English childhood and how we both seem to have many similar ones.
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Anyway, I transgress and need to mention how much I love your clock story and your illustration - cats, fish an aquarium! I have to agree that shipping something that precious might be terribly costly and damage might occur - also, as I mentioned, these clocks are so huge and often don't fit into our smaller homes. I do love the Westminster chimes though, and with it hidden away up here in the spare bedroom, now the 'office', it seems comfy and out of the way of visiting foot traffic which is usually downstairs!
Looking forward to all the 'new faces' showing up at today's picnic. Hugs - Mary. What a wonderful comment, Mary. Thank you! Yes, I think we are both very blessed to have had such childhoods! Even with being raised in a single fame home, it was still so amazing, really. Cheeky girl! Soudns great and thank you for the recommend. I am quite sure I would indeed love it! This is really delightful in all its detail Michael, still looking for that mouse. I love your story that goes with it.
I haven't done anything for this week's theme. I could not think of a thing That's funny, Lissa, as I actually thought for your super detailed drawings whilst doing this, sure you were imagining up something even more elaborate and funny. Thank you. The story touches my heart.
Such a beautiful antique with so much history and to heavy and not being the right style to fit into your more modern Colorado lifestyle. Also loved all the little critters, and I did find the little mouse. How sweet. I had a similar experience when we had to downsize to the Villa. My mother's hutch that housed all her tea things was given to me by her at her death. I loved it dearly, but didn't have room for it here Yes, I'm sure my daughter woudl love it but Thank you for your comment and similar story too, dear Wanda. Creative as ever, Michael!
Cute little mouse! Hopefully "your" clock will always have a good home, whether it's with you or not. We don't have a grandfather's clock, but we do have an assortment of mantel and wall clocks, each with their own story. As with everything, there's the question of what will happen with them eventually.
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I do appreciate things with a good, well-remembered history.