Friday, March 7, 2014


I just couldn't resist a great title for this post because several weeks ago Penny showed us what she did with 4 broken cuckoo clocks when she turned them into shabby chic creations.  I commented to her on her blog that I knew I would just have to find one and I went lots of places without seeing any at all.

  Finally, I saw two at an indoor flea market in a booth and I made an offer on the larger one.  It is from Germany and came home with us.  As you can see it has a new paint job:

It took me a while to understand a
cuckoo clock and how it works and
in the process I have learned more 
because this is actually a Cuckoo
Whippoorwill Clock.  That means it
has 2 different birds that comes out
and sound different.

I have to admit that I love Penny's last name because my Grandfather was a Phillips and so that was my Mother's maiden name!  When I was a child there were lots of Phillips kinfolk  and great cousins in the panhandle of Florida where both of my grandparents came from.


  1. Good Morning, I just came from Judith's blog Lavender Cottage and I am delighted that I did. Your blog is so lovely and that clock re-do is fabulous :) We had a clock like that in your living room when I was a kid and I have no idea whatever happened to it. I always thought is was cool when I would wake up in the night and listen to it . . .counting the cuckoo's chirps too know what time it was. I am your newest follwer #846 and I would love to invite you over to visit and maybe even follow me back.
    Have a happy day.
    Connie :)

  2. It's very cute! Sorry that it is keeping cuckoo time.

  3. This white painted cuckoo clock looks great in your romantic interior.

  4. It looks great Bernideen... infact, your entire room is just beautiful!... Happy weekend to you, xoxo Julie Marie

  5. What a fun title -- and I do love your new shabby chic cuckoo clock!

  6. What a cute clock! It looks fabulous there by your picture too. Love the shabby look of it. Have a great weekend.


  7. Your clock looks PERFECT right there - it fills the space in just the perfect style. Well done, friend!


  8. You're not the first person I've made go!!!! I am so happy that you found such a beautiful clock for your looks perfect! Have a wonderful week end Bernideen...hugs, Penny

  9. I love it; you did a great job.

  10. The clock looks very nice in the colour you're painting everything - I like it better than the wood tone they come in.

  11. it looks beautiful in white, and so nice in your living room. I grew up to the ticking of clocks but it drives my husband crazy! I think they are comforting sounds :)

  12. Bernideen, how lovely! I'd love to sit right down in that photo and have a cup of tea with you!

  13. What a lovely addition - I'd never have thought of painting it like that! And if you can't get it to work properly, you could set the hands at 4:00 permanently - always time for tea :)

  14. The clock looks just perfect there. I once had a brown one, but got rid of it years ago.
    I like it in white. Very nice!

  15. Hi Bernideen,
    I love your cuckoo clock. The white is perfect! What a great idea. I must look for one too when treasure hunting. I just love your settee and beautiful matching chair. Your house is so lovely! Take care,


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