Monday, January 28, 2013

Tick Tock

If you have been here for any time at all
you know how much I love items that have been handed down to me
from family members.

this clock was at the farm for as long as I can remember
and I think Dad received it from his father back in the late 70's

they were removing the valuable pieces from the farm
before my grandparents took an apartment in the village
as my grandmother's alzheimer's was progressively getting worse

it hung in our dining room at home and eventually was moved to our rec room
as I do believe that Dad was planning on refinishing it.

The origin of the clock is that it hung in the
Windsor Hotel
in the village of Dorchester

the marks on the right hand side
as the story is told 
is from a candle as the clock hung above the mantle

it was passed on to me when Trevor and I moved in together
and although it no longer worked
I still loved it and the history it held.

Before Christmas my handsome hubby took it and had it fixed
and the glass replaced

so once again it goes tick tock tick tock

this is a shot of the hotel in it's heyday
if I remember correctly, I believe that it caught fire
and had to be levelled ~ I think it happened in the 50's or early 60's
but I am awaiting confirmation from a local historian.

Another little thing that makes me smile
and that is a good thing!

Happy Monday.


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What a lovely story Lori and a beautiful family piece to own. We have a clock very similar to yours ......... I love the old hotel....... I just wish that all old buildings could survive but I know thats not possible !!
Have a great week Lori. XXXX

Mikal said...

That is SOOO cool! And what a sweet treat from your honey!

Rhiannon Bosse said...

What a beautiful heirloom piece to have in your home, Lori! I love that your sweet husband had it all spruced up for you too. I'm sure you'll treasure this for years to come!

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

What a lovely story Lori. I love that last image also.
Thank you also for popping by over at mine xx

Leslie Harris said...

I love pieces with a story... especially like this one. And how nice of hubby to get it fixed. Those men in our lives really know what makes us happy :)

Cathi said...

What a wonderful piece of your family history, Lori and how sweet of your hubby to get it all fixed up for you! My sister has a big round oak table that was my grandmothers, when I sit at it I think of all the memories that were made around the table from many generations in our family. I'm sure you have lots of memories around that clock too! Hugs and love, sweet girl! xxoo said...

Love pieces that have a history! He sure is a keeper to get it fixed for you! What a sweetie! Looking forward to visiting on a more regualar basis. Miss you!