Our Tick Tock Challenge

Yeah…no I’m not on Tic Toc. I tried to learn one of the dances and got frustrated after 4 minutes then bailed. But Robbie and I had a different kind of challenge which was finding the perfect piece for our small living room wall. I love the Syroco birds we found all over Ebay. The placement of them flying up and away mimics a tattoo I have on my back…

Ahhh to be young and have $150….

We really loved the idea of a mid century modern starburst design. We had our eye on one that looked like THIS one that we saw at a vintage mall in Virginia but we were 8 minutes too late. When we asked how much it was we were told a couple snagged it right before us. Dang it! I consoled myself by saying I didn’t really like it even though I DID! And the kicker was they were only asking $60 gahhhhhh!!!

One thing we did realize we wanted though was a clock for that room so a hunt for a MCM starburst clock began. I really wanted to find it at a shop – not online so I purposely didn’t search my favorite sites for it. I had a feeling the clock WOULD FIND ME. Then…..the pandemic of 2020 hit and we were all stuck inside for months. My friend Angela has an eagle eye when it comes to mid century modern treasures and she texted me a link to a bunch of beautiful Robert Shaw starburst clocks on Mercari. Since we weren’t going to be able to go to actual brick and mortar shops to thrift for the foreseeable future I made an allowance and looked at all the great finds online.

HERE’S the one we decided to get. Once it came Robbie noticed it was missing some of the wood dowels. The picture clearly shows that they were missing I just didn’t look very carefully so that was my bad.

Two are missing on the bottom if you look closely!

Robbie figured he could replicate them in his shop with some scrap pieces he had so he got to work!

Hard to tell which is the new one!

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