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Friday, March 26, 2010

My Favorite Things Saturday

We have a wonderful new meme being hosted by the gracious Laurie @ Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie. This is a fun party where we show off some of our favorite things.

I thought I would show you some of my clocks. I showed these last year, so you may have already seen them. In a hallway off my LR/DR I have a few of my clocks displayed.

The first one you see is my favorite and a precious treasure to me. It was made by my mom and dad. Most of my clocks are ones she gave me from her collection. This is one that they made similar to one she found in Europe.

See the two brass plates inside. One says "Made Just For You - Marion and Erwin Longino". The bottom one says "Love Mother and Daddy 1977". My mom had a lathe and did all the turnings herself and she and my dad made a lot of my treasures. My mom died in l986 as a young person and this was the last thing she made me. Very treasured and precious.

This is referred to as a Kitchen clock. They had pressed detail stamped into the wood. In an old Sears catalog they sold for about $1.50 in 1904. I bought this one when I lived in Oregon.

This one is another Kitchen clock that was in my mother's collection. This is one I chose when she passed away.

This clock actually has a pendelum that hangs from the bottom. I don't have it attached at the moment. It is a form of a Regulator clock. This was also my mothers.

This has always been one of my favorite pictures. It has been hanging in my house for probably 40 years or more. Remember the old gold really elaborately scrolled and carved looking antique frames that you find and part of the fancy and elaborate detail is broken off. This is one of those. All the scroll work is plaster. I soaked it in the bathtub to soften the plaster, scraped it off and this beautiful wood was underneath. An antique dealer told me how to do it. Love this frame.

At the end of the hall is this Regulator clock. I found this one in Oregon also.

This is a School clock that came out of a demolished school in Los Angeles. My uncle rescued it when they were tearing down the school and refinished it. See all the buttons on the bottom. That's what they used to ring the bells for school to start, recess and time for school to be out.

This is the clock that my mom and dad bought in Europe that she used as a pattern to make the one in the first picture. They made a similar design and style and I love it.

This clock was also in my mothers collection. It is called a Mantel clock. Such ornate detail.

See all the carving and the brass and marble. Gorgeous dial face.

That's it. Thanks so much for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits.


  1. OMG Marty,
    These are just wonderful! I so enjoyed the clock tour and the one your parent's made is magnificent! They were very talented, and passed it along to their daughter!
    What treasures to keep, hope your week is going well.
    Hugs, Cindy

  2. What a lovely collection of treasures, and made all the better because of the special memories attached to them.

  3. Marty! I've never seen your clocks- what a treasure of a collection!! How wonderful that you have these from your parents and can so beautifully display them. Just gorgeous!
    xoxo Pattie

  4. Beautiful clocks! So nice you have family heirlooms.

  5. finally showed your clocks. I know you said you did before, but now I KNOW these clocks. All are gorgeous, but that school clock is my fav! Wonderful post Marty!

  6. You have a wonderful clock collection...each one has an interesting design.

  7. What a beautiful clock collection! I especially love the mantel clock and the kitchen clock with the egret on it, they are both so beautiful.

    ~ Tracy

  8. Girl you know I'm doing my Happy dance over all these wonderful clocks...But have to say the most PRICELESS one is the one your Mama and Daddy made for could't even put a dollar value on that...Loved the school clock also and hey I seen a china cabinet there also to die 4...Please show us that Marty I just loved seeing the top of it...wonderful post my friend...Loved it...Hope you have a GREAT weekend my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  9. These are truly beautiful Marty! I too love clocks and yours have such meaning...truly treasures to cherish!
    have a sweet weekend!

  10. Awesome & priceless collection of clocks, Marty. How fortunate for you to own so many beauties.

    Happy Easter!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  11. You have such a vast array or beautiful clocks, Marty! Your parents were very talented. I'm one of those strange people who can't stand the ticking of a clock...

  12. Your clock collection is amazing, Marty. Each and every one is beautiful! How talented your mom and dad were. I love the clocks they made.

    Thanks for the advice on the picture frame. Who would have thought? Very neat! I have always loved that painting, too.

    Have a happy weekend!


  13. What a pretty collection of clocks. Your parents made clocks? They were very talented. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  14. What beautiful treasures those are! Your mom and dad did lovely work. I'm sure you treasure that one above all others. :)

  15. I really have a thing for clocks. What a nice collection. Love the post.

  16. Hey Marty! Would you happen to know what time it is?
    (hehehe sorry - couldn't resist.) what a CORNBALL I SOUND LIKE! :)
    I'm going to an Estate sale tomorrow and on the list of items is a Grandmother's clock. I am so anxious to see it! Course I gotta beat everyone else to it! Think of me at 6:00 am when I'm getting on the road to drive 1 1/2 hours out to Palmdale to get an early number for when it opens at 9. Hope there is a Starbuck's close by!
    Have a great weekend! Karen

  17. Love your beautiful clock collection! How special they all are. I see you're throwing another fun Spring cloche party! Can't wait to see!

  18. How cool. I grew up in a house full of clocks. When we got stationed in Germany my dad said he was buying a clock for each kid so when he died we could have them. They range from a grandfather clock to kitchen clocks. I remember how loud it was every hour and how loud ticking was when it was night time.

  19. Oh my Marty, what a wonderful collection! I love what your mother made for you, how very precious and a treasure. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Marty,

    I just love your clock collection! They are beautiful and obviously you treasure them. I especially love the one your mother made!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  21. Hi Marty!

    The clock your parents made is amazing and beautiful! What a wonderful treasured keepsake for and your family!

    As I scrolled through the pictures I kept thinking, "Oh, I love this one! It's my favorite!" Then I would scorll to the next picture and think the same thing all over again! I still can't choose my fav!

  22. HI Marty; I just love all of your Beautiful clocks.... The one your Mom and Dad made is so the signed plates,, what a lovely treasure. The last mantle clock is so pretty the detail is just amazing.... thank you for sharing them.. have a great weekend.


  23. Marty, these are wonderful. I love clocks and the sound of a ticking or chiming clock. We have a few, but nothing like this fine group. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Fantastic collection of your favorite things, Marty! The clocks are each one beautiful in their own right. I ♥ the mantle one...soooo elegant.
    Did I tell you my brother is a member of the Texas Turners? He has his own lathe & has made me several neat things. I'll have to do a post about them. Thanks for the idea & for sharing your pretties!
    I didn't know about Laurie's meme till it was too late but maybe I'll play next week.

  25. What a wonderful collection of family clocks. Your mother was a very good at her craft, the clock is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your special collection.

  26. Your clocks are just amazing! I know you are proud to have such lovely collection.

  27. Marty, what a perfect post for Favorite Things Sat.! I remember seeing these before, and I'm still amazed at your mother's talent. You obviously come by all of your abilities naturally. How wonderful that you have these beautiful clocks that were hers, especially that one that she and your father made. That mantle clock is gorgeous! How interesting about the frame on your picture. I have never heard of doing that. Wow! It turned out beautifully. How did you know that gorgeous wood was under there? Thank you so much for joining today. laurie

  28. Now those are some really beautiful clocks. So ornate. How special of your parents to make you one. That must be your most treasured. The school clock with the buzzers - I'd never seen that before. What an interesting post. Thank you for sharing.

  29. What a beautiful collection of clocks!!

  30. Those are beautiful! What a wonderful collection. Thanks for taking the TIME to show us! :)

  31. All your items are amazing. The clocks are my favorite..

    Happy Saturday

  32. Marty, you know how much I love your collection of clocks. The one that your parents made for you is so incredibly special, what wonderfully talented people. I think my favorite is the school clock, how fortunate that it was rescued! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Kat

  33. Hi Marty! Love your clock collection!
    I love that you have the story behind each one.

    Looking forward to seeing you today.:)


  34. I love a clock collection, they will never go out of style, just beautiful. Thanks

  35. Oh Marty, I just love all your clocks...My Mother-in-law collects clocks...And I do remember VERY WELL the first few tims I spent the night at her home...If you are not use to the ticking..BOY IS IT HARD TO GO TO SLEEP...OH and do not even ask about the first night when 12:00 hit...WOW...But after awhile I got use to it and I do love all her clocks..she has the one that was in her first grade class room..TO COOL
    PS...Please stop over at my place I am also trying to get a new MEME off the ground and need all the help I can get from friends to get it going...Thanks so much...

  36. Hi Marty, Do you have any Seth Thomas clocks? I grew up in the town where they were first made--Thomaston ( from Thomas' Town!) The old factory is still there with a huge clock tower, but now it is has other businesses inside. Maybe when I get my blog started (ha!) I will do a post on it! Thanks for sharing your clocks. I always enjoy my visits to you!

  37. Hi Marty
    You have a wonderful collection of clocks! How special to have those clocks, especially the one made by your Mother and Father. I am wondering if any of them chime.

  38. Dear Marty,
    I am completely blown away by your collection of beautiful and most precious clocks. Your parents were talented beyond words and obviously generous with their works of art. Where in Oregon did you find the clocks? Bend?
    Have a wonderful weekend ......

  39. Hi Marty,
    Wow, what a selection of clocks. I love clocks also. The one your Mom and Dad made is special. What a wonderful thing to treasure. This seems like a great blog party.

  40. Your clocks are absolutely wonderful!! I have always loved that picture of the man praying over his bread! Good job on re purposing the frame.

  41. What an incredible collection, but the jewel in the crown is clearly the one your Mom and Dad made just for you! What a treasure. It actually gives me chills.

    - The Tablescaper

  42. Wow, what a beautiful collection of clocks, Marty. My family laugh because they think I have a clock fetish but your collection beats mine for sure!

    Best wishes and happy weekend,

  43. I love clocks! I remember as a child going into a clock shop and being so facinated checking everything out as I waited for my mother to pick ours that had been repaired.

  44. Love all your clocks! Be blessed. Cindy

  45. Your favorite things are always TREASURE......Happy Saturday....

  46. I love clocks too. What a wonderful collection.

  47. Hi Marty, what a wonderful collection! Having those clocks from your mom and dad is such a blessing. They did such a lovely job of creating the one that was made for you. Hope you're having a great weekend.

  48. I love this post! The clocks are wonderful! What talent that your parents made some of them, and great memories for you!