Friday, January 21, 2011

quiet time...

Quiet time...
I remember enjoying quiet time when my children would nap...
As they got older it would mean quiet time alone in their room with a book...
This old clock was on the mantel in my house growing up.  You could hear it ticking away.  And every hour it would chime the time...
Very loudly.  Day and night.  I remember my Dad asking my Mom, "Can we keep quiet time?"...
I recently had Jim wind her up.  She still works and chimes every hour.  It brought back a lot of memories and I enjoyed hearing the chiming ~ for a while.  Maybe I will wind her up again one day but for now I am enjoying quiet time...


When you find some quiet time I hope you visit Debra over at Common Ground where she is hosting Vintage Inspiration Friday.  Have a wonderful weekend!!

Oh...and it is snowing...AGAIN!!!

24 comments:

Vicki said...

My grandmother had a clock that ticked so loud and chimed on the hour. We hated when it chimed for bed time on our cousin sleepover nights! You could only hear it tick if we were all in trouble. lol

trash talk said...

I have my grandfather's clock and sometimes the ticking is like a drippy faucet...lol! Most of the time, the ticking and chiming are reminders of him.
Yours is beautiful.
Debbie

NanaDiana said...

There is just something about a ticking clock and chiming on the hour that transports us back...back to a softer, sweeter time when life was metered out in a different way...where there was time to read and relax and just sit a spell. Love the memories this post produced. Hugs- Diana

Petite Michelle Louise said...

aaaaah...."quiet time." it even sounds soft when you say those words together. i remember it well. growing up AND at my grandparents house we had chiming clocks. i have a clock here on my desk where i blog that "ticks" quite loudly...i love it. makes me feel younger. :) As for quiet time...i get TOO much of it hese days with one-and-only away at school and hubby traveling so much. sigh...

j'adore YOUR clock and your post!

One Cheap B*tch said...

What a very sweet clock. I always loved my parent's grandfather clock. They've had it for over 20 years and I love that my dad still has to wind it up! Of course my boys love stealing the key to the case.

Jeanine

Polly said...

I love the sound of ticking clocks. We have clocks everywhere. We recently had guests stay, and I found the clock hidden under a pillow in a corner after they left!! I should have thought of that. I'll have to remember to remove it next time!! I felt so bad!

Your old clock is a beauty!

Polly

Carol @ A Bird in Hand said...

One of my favorite times...any day/all day is Quiet Time. It wasn't always the case, but as I get older (did I really just say that?) I love it more and more. A beautiful clock and beautiful blog.

Thank you for your visit at my home too. Hope you'll stop by again soon.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I never had one of those old clocks that's why I probably like their ticking! LOL!...I also understand the need for some quiet time...

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Beautiful clock! It's wonderful that it holds such lovely memories for you. I remember being desperate for quiet time, too... still am... lol! But, at least I get some while the kids are at school. :)
Happy weekend to you!
~ Jo :)

stefanie said...

its beautiful!!!

Pam said...

Hi Sandi, Nice post, as always. I have a clock in my LR that is too loud too and it hasn't been wound in the past year :( Hey I wanted to be sure you got my message about Saturday for the shop. We're back to you AM and me PM - okay? Have a nice quiet snowy day...Pam

Mari said...

I HAVE A BIG GRANDFATHERS CLOCK IN MY LIVING ROOM, I SO ENJOY HEARING HER TICK AWAY :) YOUR MOTHERS CLOCK IS JUST SO BEAUTIFUL :) ENJOY YOUR QUIET TIME :)

XO~MARI

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I remember my great grandmothers, grandfather clock! It was fascinating, as a kid. There is just something so special about a clock chiming on the hour. We have a Catholic church by our house that the bell rings at noon everyday, and I just love it!

Your clock is beautiful and one to cherish!

A much happy weekend to you!
Michelle :)

Sandi said...

Hi Sandi,
I have memories of old clocks as well. My mom still has one that was her parents, but I don't think it works anymore.
My uncle repaired clocks for years and I remember one year when I stayed overnight at their house to babysit. They had many, many old clocks and they were all ticking and chiming at different times during the night. I thought it would drive me nuts. I don't think I got much sleep that night. ha!
Hugs~

Kate Lewis-Driver said...

i am so glad to have you following along! we also have a beautiful old clock that ticks away- you would have seen it in one of my mirror reflections :)

Susan said...

It's funny how unique sounds & smells bring us back in time. Glad to see you enjoyed the nostalgia before returning to 'quiet time'. I'm getting too much quiet time with all this snow - uugh!
- Susan

Miss Sandy said...

What a lovely memory you have connected to your beautiful clock, thank you for sharing.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I really have a thing for old clocks and I love yours. My parents have a grandfather clock, and I can remember laying in bed as a child, listening for the chimes to see what time it was.
Blessings,
Marcia

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What a nice memory. I would love a little quiet time at my house :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Oh great post!! LOVE that gorgeous mantle clock, but we've had to disconnect the chime on ours, couldn't even watch tv it was so loud. Thanks for linking up to VIF!
xo,
Debra

Gypsy Brocante said...

Ahhhh ... quiet time, what is that? ... my lovely gypsy prince always took a 2 hour nap ... now that he's 5 I can't get him to do that anymore and I miss it!

Love the clock ... I have a thing for old clocks like yours ... the chimes are very comforting.

See you on Monday ... enjoy the weekend!
xo
Jill

Heaven's Walk - said...

Such sweet memories for you, Sandi. :) I love the words "quiet time" as much as love "summer afternoon".

My grandmother used to have a coo-coo clock that we kids used to love watching the little blue bird pop out of it every hour! :)

xoxo laurie

Gail McCormack said...

My Dad used to collect and repair clocks for a Hobby, I grew up in a house full of wonderful chimes every hour.

I love your clock!

Jaimie said...

I find a softly ticking clock so soothing. My Grandy used to have a cuckoo clock that I loved!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, by the way. I'm always so happy to meet new people in the blogging world!

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