Collect And Paint Cuckoo Clocks For Your Home

Are you looking for something really interesting for your kids room?  Are you a mom with an appreciation for the rustic and primitive styles?  Cuckoo clock's are often seen by themselves, but they sure would be fun to look at as a painted collection on the wall.

A cuckoo clock is a clock, typically regulated by a pendulum that strikes the hours with a sound like a common cuckoo's call.  With that call comes the excitement of seeing the  mechanical cuckoo that emerges with each note. Almost every kind of cuckoo clock since the middle of the 18th century and has remained the same without variation until the present.

The most traditional style of cuckoo clocks are often ones in wooden cased decorated with carved leaves and animals.   A bird appears through a small trap door while the clock is striking. The bird is often made to move as the clock strikes, like a bird chirping.  It is magical to watch.

Having chiming clocks in your home can present a warm atmosphere.  My grandfather was a collector of these clocks.  At the top of the hour, it was almost as though a symphony played when his dozen or so clocks went off.  You would think it would wake you up through the night, although after a while you sleep right through the noise.  You certainly were aware of the time, when the ticking was non stop around the house.

White cuckoo clocks from Urban Outfitters

Cool pink cuckoo clock found here

White Painted Cuckoo Clock From My Shabby Passion

David and Tereasa’s House

The Lettered Cottage showed a glimpse into David and Tereasa’s wedding held at Wandawega, and then a few years later when the couple Fast welcomed their daughter, Charlie, to the world.  Tereasa showed off her genius paint by numbers wall which she hand painted from a overhead projector.  Get some ideas from her amazing nursery for Charlie at the Lettered Cottage Blog


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