Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Grandpa's Grandfather Clock

It's a Heirloom Party and I'm sharing a special heirloom that stands in my living room. In my Grandpa's retirement he would spend time in a small shed/workshop in his backyard. He enjoyed working with wood and building things. He made many things , but for a few years he just made clocks. I am very lucky to own the largest clock he ever made and a Fiddle clock too.

Today I share Grandpa's Grandfather clock...He even painted the face. He signed each clock he made with a pretty stone to dot the 'i".

His name was John Hill.

Be sure to see other wonderful heirlooms today at Marie's Heirloom Party by clicking on the button in my side bar.


Sares said...

Stunning. What a gift for your Grandfather to have left you. Something so full of his skill, talent and love. Thanks for sharing and have a loveleigh Friday!

cindy said...

this is a beautiful clock! :D

Claudia said...

Hey friend, you know I love that clock! It is so wonderful that it now resides in your home.

Anonymous said...

WOW would i love to own that gorgeous grandfather bet!!!

Marie said...

Hello Heidi - thank you for joining the party! I absolutely love your Grandfather clock! It's beautiful. And so precious and sentimental to you, I know. How sweet that he signed his name and used a crystal to dot the "i" - I love that!


Rue said...

He made that clock?! What a wonderful and talented man he was :)


Elena said...

A Grandfather clock is a great gift to receive. It truly becomes special when made by someone so close. It's a grand piece of furniture and looks wonderful.

ciao for now,
Elena :)