The beginning of the Gallery Wall.
I have this wall in my dining area. It gets morning sun from a big window. When I first moved into this house (wow its been 12 years now) I hung a few of pictures on it. Only to discover that in about 6 months the pictures were all faded and looked awful. So for years I lived without anything on that wall. I hated it.
Then I receive a clock as a present from my aunt. She knew I had admired this clock for years and when my uncle passed away she gave it to me. It was a clock he had gotten from a school while working as the principal in Brooklyn, NY. I guess they were renovating the school and were going to auction off a few things. They gave the staff first dibs. He chose the clock and some brass door knobs. The clock was original to the school when it was built.
I wanted to hang the clock up, but it did not work. So I came up with this idea. I would make a gallery wall of clocks. I did not want all the clocks ticking.(That would be annoying.) They probably would not fade in the sun. But if they did I did not spend a fortune on them. First, I decided that the one clock in the middle worked for sure. Then the other clocks I bought at yard sales and thrift stores. I don’t think I paid more than $3 for anyone of them.
I want to set the ones that were not working to a time that meant something to me. So I set the clocks to the birthdays of my family. For example, my son’s birthday is March 14th, his clock says 3:14. I have one for each member of the family and the in-laws. I have plenty of family so if I added more I would be able to set them. Since I have filled the wall I only get another clock if it really knocks my socks off and is the right price.
Who’s birthday did I choose for the clock that started this whole wall? Why my uncle, of course, July 9th, 7:09. (Did you find it?)
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