Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Tuesday treasures

today's tuesday's treasure is this lovely old cuckoo clock that I inherited from my grandparents. It isn't always crooked, it's the arty farty photography.
My mother bought this clock for my grandparents when she started working as a teenager. That was close to 50 years ago (sorry mum!). When I got it, it hadn't worked for a long time but we found a cuckoo clock specialist that gave us some wonderful information about the clock and also changed the whole workings to get it going for us. It is a genuine Black Forest Cuckoo clock made from Linden wood. I remember my grandfather pulling up the weights to 'wind' it up and waiting for the cuckoo to pop out on the hour/half hour.
When I wake up in the night it is quite handy to listen for the cuckoos to work out the time.
I am so lucky to have this treasure!

cheers
Marina

ps. I have two things to cross off the list for this week! Happy dancing!! I will post photos later in the week

10 comments:

BubzRugz said...

The clock is beautiful... I love those. There is a German clock shop near here and I go and lust every now and then - even more special to have one from your family.... and your arty farty photography shows it beautifully!!
Hugz

Melody said...

You are indeed very lucky to have this treasure. It is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what you have finished too.

Rochelle said...

What a delightful treasure. I don't think I have ever seen a real cuckoo clock (well I guess I still haven't seen to for real have I?) but it is truly delightful all the same.

An even extra special treasure given it's history.

Have a fabulous week

MichelleW said...

That's a wonderful clock and I like the arty angle. My mam has a cuckoo clock and I love it when the cuckoo pops out. Fantastic that you had it restored so it's in tip-top working condition. Really enjoyed seeing your Tuesday Treasure.

Bev C said...

hello Marina,

I love your cuckoo clock. Glad you were able to find some information about it. You are indeed very lucky to have this.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Elyte said...

That's a real family heirloom. Does that mean you can add two more things to your list now?

Maricarmen said...

I love your clock. It`s lovely

Sheila said...

So beautiful , a nice treasure and I love to listen to them .

Carrie P. said...

that is a great clock.

Carrie P. said...

A great clock. I like the deer head on it.