The Collector: Part 12Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Cuckoo clocks! I know I've briefly posted about my collection of cuckoo clocks in the past (before the collection series even started) but I recently acquired two more (back in August, for my birthday!) so I thought I'd do a new post about them with updated photos.
They're so pretty and possibly even one of my favorite collections!
The wall is basically filled but I've always got my eyes peeled at thrift stores, auctions and garage sales for more. For the most part I've quit browsing online because even the ones marked as "for parts only" (which means they don't work or are missing something) are over priced.
The cheapest one in my collection was less than a dollar (it came in a "junk box" from an auction that was filled with tons of other awesome things and only cost one dollar) and the most expensive was $15 so I'm pretty proud of this collection seeing as cuckoo clocks can get pretty pricey! Having thrift patience really pays off sometimes. ;)
Almost all of them in my collection work (except for one which is gutted) but I never wind them. I did once and immediately regretted that decision. They're far too noisy for me! I just like looking at them.