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Thursday, August 9, 2012

My $5.00 CLOCK

 THE MAGAZINE COPY CAT CHALLENGE
for August was to copy another BLOGGER...
The above is MY copy cat from LAYLA at THE LETTERED COTTAGE
I have REALLY enjoyed the new look on my 
DINING ROOM MANTEL.
You really should visit her ....... she has some GREAT inspiration over there.
They just redid their master bath and she shared how to clean your grout to look like NEW.
ANYway....back to the mantel.....
I had a large clock over this mantel and when I took it down.....we missed it....A LOT.
(it probably will be going back up the next time I do a MANTEL TWEEK...)
 




Then I remembered the MUCH SMALLER clock that my 
sweet Grandluv, DEEDS, and I found in a THRIFT store in New Mexico....
another $5 piece that I fell in love with.




a little FRENCHY clock that is......
BLACK AND WHITE
(imagine THAT).

Even DEEDS said,
 "MEMAW......LOOK AT THAT CLOCK....It's Black and White.....
just like you like.!"

and I said, "Oh my....see how much it is, Deeds."

"It's only five dollars.....get it, Memaw,
you need a souvenir from our trip and this will look gooood in your house......and it's only FIVE DOLLARS."

Well, don'tchaknow, I BOUGHT IT.
The very best part of owning this little inexpensive clock......I think of Deeds every single time I glance at it. :) I love that girl.
 I'm trying to get to the point of this post........
 SOMEhow, it just seemed to me that it should go up on
that BLACK and WHITE mantel..
RIGHT UP THERE with my VINTAGE white pieces.....
but....
is there room for it...?
and will it totally UPSET the whole balance of the things on the mantel.....?
I am SOOO not good at balancing things...
 ...way out of place.....???
tell me TRUE...
does it look ok here.....?
or 
should I move it to another spot...?

Ladies, the world won't stop turning if this doesn't look ok in this spot...
....believe me, I have MUCH MORE IMPORTANT things to think about.....
this is just a tiny 'drop of wondering' as I get started with my day.
 
I have a project going that will take several days (waiting for paint to "cure" on metal)
and I'll be working on it most of today......
well, except for the time I have to go to THE DREADED DENTIST... bwaaaaaaa

O, don't ya just LOVE a project, tho ?
It's GOOD FOR THE SOUL.
xoxo, bj



37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not a blogger, but I always look forward to reading yours. I think the clock adds a polished look & interest to the arrangement. The memory makes it so special. You know what you like & have a good eye. Good Job!!

Paloma said...

even non bloggers stop by! You are so loveable Mrs. BJ! :)

Hugs!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I adore that your $5.00 clock has such a special meaning behind it! No offense meant...try this...Move the clock closer to the white frame (nearer the word prayer). Place the sugar bowl near the taller pitcher and the smaller pitcher closer to the clock. It should follow the same symetrical look as the left side of your mantle! Truthfully, it looks fabulous the way it is!!! Have a wonderful day, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Theresa said...

I agree with Pat, move it closer to the chalkboard frame... you could even say "there is always time for prayer"! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Kathleen Grace said...

I have no advice for you BJ, I am totally vignette challenged, it looks fine to me though! And how can you not love the sweet memory of choosing it with your sweet Deeds? I love that something as simple as a thrifted clock means so much more when someone you love was there with you when you bought it!

LDH said...

LOVE your mantel! It is very lovely and pleasing to see.

I think I might copy cat your chalkboard sign with the same words. We have always held hands while giving thanks but now our NY grandkids prefer individually folding their hands. I gave thought to changing our tradition but still want to hold to it. Some things are good to change but I want to hold on to this one.

It is the "hold them" or "fold them" debate :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your clock and I think it is perfect on the mantel. What a fun find and so neat that Deeds spotted it for you. Fabulous treasure for sure. Hugs, Marty

Beth said...

I think your clock looks perfect there. I do like On Crooked Creed's suggestion though.

Stacey said...

It doesn't look ok....it looks perfect. I love the note about holding hands to pray. We do that. :)

Sarah said...

Fits in perfectly, BJ. Glad you spied this little beauty. It belongs in your home. Your mantel looks terrific in all it's black and white splendor. ;-)
~ Sarah

Michelle said...

Your mantel looks great. I love the words you chose for your chalkboard. Happy Thursday!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Really like your mantel! Great balance!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your mantel looks fabulous and what a great buy on that clock.

LV said...

Sorry I have not visited much this week. Have been involved with my sister and her situation. I always enjoy seeing what you will come up with nest. Your head is overflowing with ideas.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I LOVE it and it is one of the most perfect matches that you have ever done! Don't balance things?? You?? LOL You, so far, have never done anything I don't like. Sincerely...I mean it.
My mantel is...I hate to say this..but it still has "BUNNIES" on it, bj! BUNNIES!!
Excuse me while I run and redo my mantel! *sigh*
Hugs and love,
Mona

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh that Frenchy clock is so cute and I really like it on the mantel with the other black and white items. Fits in quite well I would say! hugs, Linda

Vee said...

Are you really wanting to know? I like the clock a lot, but I want to see it on the chalkboard...held on with a commando clip that can be easily put on and easily removed when done...then a shorter expression written on the board and the things you first had on the right side. Ducking and running...

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Lovin' the clock--especially the story behind it.

Katherines Corner said...

crafty and thrifty love it!! Hugs

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Looks good to me and I would have put it in the same place...love the black and white it goes so well!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I love your clock - looks great on your mantle with all of your white accessories - and what a great deal you got!

Cozy Little House said...

I think it looks fantastic! But if I had to add one tidbit, I'd get one of those black holder thingies like you have a smaller one holding the clock now. One that has more scale and heft to it. I think it would shine even more.
Brenda

Hilani Ellis said...

Super cute! Saw this on French Country Cottage.

Jackie said...

Very nice BJ. I really like what you did with your mantle.

Irene said...

Love your mantel.

Marble mantel said...

BJ. That mantel is lovely. The clock adds a french look. How was your visit to the dentist?

- Herman Swan

Gail said...

BJ I think your mantel is beautiful and adding the clock was the finishing touch. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

Scribbler said...

I like it!

The French Hutch said...

Love the clock and the mantle. Your Deeds has learned how to be a thrifty shopper form her grandma! Smart girl…………

~Emily
The French Hutch

Beverly said...

I think it looks great, and it is all the sweeter because you and Deeds found it together.♥

Audrey said...

bj ... I love the clock and it looks great just where it is. I know you will tweak it again and again and find the right place that pleases you.
Blessings.
Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

TheMoonAndMe said...

I have a little clock obsession...I love both of those!
I think the black one looks good there, maybe a little more in front of the frame. :)
I wanted to let you know I nominated you for a versatile blogger award here: http://kellysmoonlight.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-versatile-blogger-award-and-im.html
Have a great weekend!
Kelly

kitty said...

I LOVE the clock!! You need it on the mantle. We have one up there, too, and whenever I move it at Christmas, we miss it sooo much. Have your tried the clock where you ave the plate with the #2 on it? I'd like to see what that looks like. What a sweet reminder to always think of your dear grandluv. You are the sweetest ever, BJ. I wish we were neighbors!! xo

Jan Davis said...

I think everything you do is perfect, BJ!!! So how could I not love how you've decorated the mantle. It's beautiful, and I think the clock looks wonderful there. Whenever you have a LOT of time, perhaps you could give me pointers on how to create a stunning vignette with things I have on hand. You're so good at this...seriously! Blessings...Jan

Diann said...

Your mantel is an awesome copy cat! it looks fabulous. But, I agree with the others, that new thrifty clock just bumps it up a notch. It is the perfect addition to your mantel! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a fantastic weekend!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

looks wonderful to me, BJ!! love all the different elements!

Sherry said...

BJ, it looked so good I had to pin it! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry