Thursday, 14 June 2012

Mum's Clock

I was unpacking
some boxes that I had packed
for our move to this farm 16 years ago
and had not,
for a variety of reasons, unpacked since.... when I came across.......

.........this clock. 

I remember seeing it first
when I came as a new bride to hubbie's family farm.

I liked it when I saw it
and, although it didn't work,
I used it as an ornament.

 I had wondered where it was
and thought that I had left it at the home farm
until I found it last week

Hubby was so pleased to see it
and we shared many remembrances
of where it used to be in his mother's day. 

He even tried his mother's old way of
getting it to work but, alas,
it only went for 3 hours before stopping!

I love the roses on it
and so shall continue to use it
as an ornament!

I intended to write a post about it last week
but ended up in hospital last Friday
while they tried to sort out my pain meds and also tried a procedure to help. 

I only returned home yesterday afternoon.

When I looked outside this morning
it was to see that my favourite
Albertine Rose
had started to flower.

I decided
that it had to be in the picture as well

 Now its scent is filling the house!!

                                         I'm joining Jann Olsen in Share Your Cup Thursday


  1. Beautiful! I love the delicate pink and white. The cloth on the table is pretty too!

  2. What a beautiful piece!!!

  3. The clock is beautiful, and your rose beside it is just as stunning. I am sorry to hear about the hospital. I had known you have some problem from an accident by reading your profile, but that is all I know.I hope you are not very ill and can get around? Are you in pain? I deal with quite a bit of pain, so I know what that is like. I hope this hospital visit will have you feeling much better.

  4. Thanks for the beautiful photos of the precious clock. 8~)
    Sorry to hear that you had to go to the hospital...hope you are feeling better.
    Take care,

  5. That's an extra lovely rose and a sweet clock, especially with the family connection.

    Hope they get you sorted and you are feeling better.

  6. What a wonderful surprise! It is a lovely clock and your presentation is lovely. Sorry to hear about the hospital trip. Hope you are feeling better.

  7. Just beautiful Joan, and the rose is the perfect accompaniment.

    I hope you are felling much better today.

  8. So sorry to hear that you have been having health problems. Hopefully you are much better now. That is a lovely clock and so nice to find it after all these years. Have a great day. Tammy

  9. joan,lovely clock ornament and lovely memories. im sorry to hear you are having pain and am sending lots of thoughts and prayers for you!

  10. Dear Joan,

    Hopefully you are feeling lots better and your meds are working so you can be up and going again soon.

    You clock is gorgeous and how wonderful you and your sweetie have fond memories to share about it.

    Get well and stay well, my friend,

  11. Lovely little clock ... and hope you're feeling better. Have a lovely weekend, Claire xx

  12. Well, first off- I am so sorry to hear that you were hospitalized. Are you okay now? What kind of meds are you on (if you feel like sharing). Working in a hospital for so many years makes me curious, of course.

    I love that old clock and you know the old saying- even a broken clock is right twice a day!;>) xo Diana

  13. Dear Joan, I've been wondering where you've been and now I know. I'm sorry you were in the hospital but hopefully they got your med's all worked out. Life can be so tough as we get older.
    I love your clock too-it is so delicate and feminine. I have a clock my parents got as a wedding present that is broken but it sits on my dining room buffet, just for the memories. Love you rose.
    Sending hugs your way today.

  14. I am so sorry you have had to spend time in the hospital. Hopefully you are feeling better now.

    It's wonderful that the clock brings back such pleasant memories.

  15. I sure hope you are resting and feeling better now. The clock is such a wonderful treasure and I know you are happy to have it. And what a lovely rose! Take care of yourself, my friend!

  16. Oh, what a sweet lamp and rose, too. How very lovely. Hope you are returning to good health. Susan

  17. How fun to find the clock after all this time! Gorgeous rose and it looks lovely in the little pitcher. Sorry to hear that you have been unwell and hope you are feeling better.

  18. What a beautiful clock, I love it. It's great that you are still getting pleasure from it regardless of whether it goes or not.
    Hope you're feeling better soon.
    Take care,

  19. I am so glad to hear that you're back home again.. The clock is sweet. The design is so pretty it really doesn't matter if it goes or not! Jx

  20. Hope they found a solution for your medication.
    The clock is lovely and probably works for a few hours and then rests... just as in life hoping for time to stand still so we may smell the roses and enjoy Nature's beauty.
    Have a great weekend.

  21. I hope you're feeling better, Joan. Pain meds are a blessing but can also be the cause of many problems!

    I'd love to know how your husband's mother got the clock to work. It is beautiful.

  22. What a delightful surprise to have found when you unpacked the box! I imagine once you realized what it was, what a big smile you must have gotten on your face and what a flood of memories too! It is a very unusual looking clock; I haven't seen anything like that; it makes a wonderful ornament too! Sorry about your stay in the hospital though; hope everything got fine tuned and you are feeling better! I hope the day is a good one!


  23. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear you were in the hospital. I hope you are feeling better now and getting some rest. Your clock is a wonderful family treasure with lots of beautiful memories. It doesn't matter if it works or not, it is so beautiful. Your rose is gorgeous and looks perfect sitting next to your lovely clock. Continue to feel better and have a wonderful weekend.

  24. Oh, how sweet to find that 16 years later. The memories behind it make it even more beautiful! Your roses are gorgeous. Glad you are no longer in the hospital! Glad to be a new follower!

  25. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that you were in the hospital. I hope that you are feeling better and they have everything under control. What a sweet remembrance of Mum. Can I just say I love the word, mum. It's just darn cute! The clock is beautiful and looks lovely with your sweet smelling rose. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.


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