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Cheap vintage clocks on eBay!

10 May

I’ve been staring at clocks on eBay that are cheap as heck and available “Buy it now.” Here are some of my faves for you guys to stare over.

$14.95 Vintage 1950- 60’s open-work “brass” finish electric shelf/mantle clock.

$19.50 Turquoise blue wall clock.

$8.00 television radio clock.

$30.00 USSR Space Clock

$20.00 Mod Cube Clock

$50.00 Japanese mod clock

$10.00 Wire Clock

$20.00 Gold Maple Leaf Wall Clock

$12.00 retro clock

Helpful Tip For Ugly Old Cords

Many vintage clocks come with those pesky electrical cords that hang down your wall and are an eyesore. We had purchased a tasty Lux starburst clock that came with a brown ugly cord dangling out of it. Some of the time the cords are shot and don’t even work anymore! For instance this $12 clock on ebay that says it’s “just for decoration.” Chances are there’s something wrong with the clock innards, also known as “the movement.”

You can buy battery powered clock movement and swap out that old electric junky stuff. This is what it looks like:

Our starburst clock only came with an hour and minute hand, so my main squeeze Alan noted that we can only replace the clock movement with one that has a matching number of hands. (The one in the photo above has the hour, minute, and seconds hands.)

We bought a cheap Ikea clock for $4.00 that used AA batteries, and had the correct number of hands we needed. We swapped the guts and replaced the hands with our original ones. They fit well enough. The problem we ran into though was that the new clock movement casing didn’t fit into the backside of our Lux starburst clock. Eventually we found a smaller similar clock movement that worked perfectly. So be aware of the size of your clock’s insides, as well as how many hands the clock originally came with.

Read up more on this ehow.com article about changing your clock guts.

As for that Ikea clock, well we spent $4.00 on it and I really liked the wooden frame it came in so I reused the glass and frame for some artsy farsty wall hangings!

Starbursts

1 Dec

I love ’em, you love ’em, we all have a psychosis. Anyhow, here are some we all can BUY.. and bring home and love on..

$22.00 on Etsy.

$125.00 on Etsy.

$22.00 Casserole dish on Etsy.

New on eBay, $40.00.

It has a light in it that illuminates the design and numbers! WANT. Starting at $99.00 on Ebay.

 

Charles Harper: I am an important guy

7 Sep


Charles harper is an American (what what) artist who is best known for his book illustrations, and wild life prints. Dude pretty much makes living thee life of a duck look pretty classy. Charles was still making beautiful things at 83! I cant imagine I would even be wanting to get out of bed at 83. Thankfully Charles Harper is a classier gentleman than I:


And now I have found something new to prowl for.
There’s one on Ebay (look here) now starting bid-180.00. I am pretty doubtful of it being an original print. You know the deal. But I would love to ooze my eyes over these great illustrations so they will be peeled.

There is also a ton of signed posters up that are starting to make me conscious of my spending. I now have a Charley the great fund going on in a rather large salt shaker I picked up at an estate sale. I figure it will take me about 5 years to save up and purchase. But if you’ve gots the cream get that sugar:
Owl


Wingding

But if you would like something where you might not have to chop of your arm and eat that for a week:

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It’s gorgeous and priced at a measly ten bucks.

Heres my last bit for those of you bored with words:

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