With all of the long hours put in building my pink bathroom, some mid-project, self rewarding ebay shopping was in order. When you are sore from carrying and installing boxes and boxes of pink tiles, nothing feels better than sitting back with your feet up sipping a cocktail — and shopping for retro goodies from the comfort of your own home. Of course one can’t just look — but always ends up finding something amazing and then sweating down to the last second until the ebay auction ends. Once victorious, one waits patiently for the mail man to bring home the newest vintage treasure — this time it was a Forestville mid century tear drop shaped starburst clock.
This clock has quite a wall presence. It is large and sticks out quite far.
The clock doesn’t plug in or run on batteries, but is an 8-day wind clock (complete with a key). The front glass window opens up and it is wound with the key in the little circle above the number six. Because this clock must be wound ever 8 days, it is high maintenance, and I’ll probably forget to wind it from time to time. It also ticks quite loudly, so I may not always want to have it going.
With that in mind, I need to pick a location for the clock. Since I try not to buy something unless I have a place picked out for it, and I had to have this clock, I picked out four possible locations. Now I need your help — which location do you like best?
Option 1 — in the living room between the starburst clock and my Shag print. This way if the time on the clock is wrong, I can still look at the clock next to it to see the time. The new clock fits nicely in the space and continues to fill space on that big, mostly blank orange wall.
Option 2 — Living room in between the Shag print and my ranch house shelves. Still fits nicely in the space and is not in a place where I regularly look for the time. In this space I would probably treat it more like a piece of decor than a clock.
Option 3 — In the den between the patio slider and the fireplace. The brass of the clock looks good in this room with all of my other vintage brass — the cranes on the fireplace mantel, the wire flower bowl and the C. Jere esque birds.
Option 4 — same room, different wall. I have a newer silver starburst clock and a small gold starburst mirror on that wall already. Adding the new clock would make a grouping of three — which is always nice.
That’s my dilemma — where would you hang my new vintage starburst clock?
UPDATE: and the winner is…Option 1! Thanks for all the helpful advice everyone.