Friday, March 2, 2012

My (Repro) Mora Clock

 I've been obsessing writing about Mora clocks last month.
A town of Swedish farmers started making them in the 1790s.
Someday I hope to have an authentic Swedish Mora clock,
but until then I am happy with this repro wall clock.
 I plan to paint it, of course! When it arrived yesterday via UPS I was excited to hang it up by the front door.  That meant relocating the french desk, and in this house, when one new thing comes in, it sets off a whole ball in motion of moving lots of things around. Unless you have a mansion, this is normal.
 At the auction last week I bid on this simple Scandinavian rush chair with painted details thinking it would look nice sitting underneath the Mora clock.  Pulling out the desk and putting these here instead really opened up the entryway near the stairs.  It feels light and airy now.
The pretty french desk used to stand sentinel by the doorway~
but it always felt crowded.
Now it feels more spacious!
 On another note~I got hit by the tummy bug, 
and I will be on this couch all day~
reading Patina Style (I love it!) and reading blogs on my mac.
 This couch is really comfy~
I'll have the fire going on this wintery New England Day,
and this will be my view while I am having my sick leave on the couch.
 Before I get back on the couch, 
I'll share the pics I took last night after we put the clock up.
I don't generally share lamp lit photos, 
but it really felt cozy in here last night. 
If you want to read more on Mora clocks, 
check out the "pretend" Mora clock Debbie, from the Lake House
 just hung up in her cottage.  It was in her shop and
 it was black and gold~she gave it a 
coat of white milk paint and it looks beautiful! 

 I'll be heading to Brimfield Antiques Fair in May and I found out that the Lone Ranger Antiques guy, Jeff, will be there! He has amazing Mora clocks from Sweden~you can read more on his website that my dear reader, Paula,  sent me:  Lone RangerAntiques.  While I was checking out his site, (Ok, maybe I am obsessed) I was reading his guest book and I noticed that there was an entry from a happy  customer, Betsy Duggan!  Betsy is the dear reader who sent me the blue opaline chandy parts for my living room chandy as a gift.  Our paths continue to cross~its very cool.  She calls herself, "the other Betsy" (!) in deference to my designer buddy and blogger Betsy Speert.  Well, "the other Betsy" bought a Swedish hutch from Lone Ranger and her note said she was saving her pennies for a Mora clock!! 
 So I KNOW I am not alone on this thing I have with the Mora clock acquisition!

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46 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh I just love it!! I like it the color that it is though. I can understand why you might want to lighten it up for your space though. I must ask, knowing that it is a reproduction and that there are more out there, is this still available on Ebay? I'd love to look at it online.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love your Mora clock and can't wait to see how you'll paint it! You are definitely not alone in your love for Mora clocks.

Debbie said...

Oh Amy! Your clock looks wonderful where you hung it!! It really did open up your entry by moving the desk.
The chair under the clock fits perfectly.
Thank you for the mention on your beautiful blog.
Where did you put your desk?????
xxoo

Cindy said...

Omg, i LOVE it! and i love that chair too... i kind of like the color more than i thought i would... although i can definitely see it painted white too...

Cindy

AntiqueChase said...

It looks gorgeous. and I'm glad somebody thinks it's "normal" to be moving stuff around constantly... I was beginning to think I was crazy ;)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your clock is beautiful and looks right at home in your gorgeous home. I once saw a free standing one in my local thrift store and when I looked for a price, it had a sold tag on it. I'd rather not know about it, but someone snagged a deal I'm sure.

Danielle

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Your living room has just come together so beautifully! You must be out of your mind proud! It is gorgeous.... congrats!

Have a marvelous weekend! Jalon

Mariaelena said...

Gorgeous and a wonderful addition to your beautiful room!..xo, Mariaelena

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love it Amy!! I do love the color as it is now though too~ so pretty!! Looks amazing in your space!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Sorry to hear about the stomach bug. Yuck! No fun. Your clock is lovely, crooked face and all!!

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Amy, I love the clock just like it is. It looks great. Too bad it is defective. Nice of her to send another one. Hope you feel better soon.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love it! I have a full floor model repro kinda sorta that is black and someday I plan on painting it....

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Amy~~ I love your clock. "Fake" or real, it is great. I would also LOVE to have one of them. I really love the chair too:)
Hope you feel better;)
~Cheryl

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your clock looks great and I like the chair beneath, Amy! I do love your French desk, too. I hope we will still see it. : ) It looks very cozy lit up at night. I'm sorry you got hit with a stomach bug. Feel better soon!

Tutti Chic said...

I LOVE your clock! I am obsessed with these charming clocks too & know exactly who you are talking about at brimfield. I didn't see him there last year though & was dissapointed. I went over to debbie's blog & saw the beautifully painted repro mora there. I have the exact same one & painted it gray with soft white trim. So happy with the way it came out. It is scheduled to be on an upcoming post if I can ever find the "before" pic! Love your blog & read it all the time...:) chris

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful Amy! I LOVE the clock...I LOVE the whole room!

Hope you are feeling better!

Lou Cinda

Leslie's Garden said...

Beautiful clock, and a lovely room to put it in. I hope you're feeling better soon!

jessica said...

How funny! Yesterday I saw this clock on ebay too!! It looks fabulous...a lot bigger in real pictures than on the stock photo. Hope your tummy feels better soon!

~*Jessica

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Love it! In fact, I have the exact same one hanging in my guest room!! I've been on the hunt for the real deal for quite some time, but I'm too cheap. When I saw this one in a store, I couldn't get it home fast enough! Enjoy, and hope you feel better soon. At least you have lots of pretty things to look at while you're recovering on the couch :)

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

Love your clock crooked face and all. Sorry to hear you have a bug. Get better soon. At least your view is beautiful. Should perk you right up.

Kate said...

Hi Amy

I just found your fabulous blog over at Curious Boys, how did I ever miss you before?? Love your blog its beautiful. I look forward to following you!!

Kate
xo

Pamela said...

It's beautiful Amy!!!!
Your living room has really evolved!
Just a stunning room! Enjoy your book!

The enchanted home said...

LOVE THE CLOCK! A perfect addition to your beautiful room.....your eye was spot on!

Deserae said...

Your new clock is so pretty! Sorry to hear it came with a defect but at least they are sending you a new one :o) Can't wait to see how you paint it....I'm sure it will be fabulous!!!! Hope you feel better soon :o)
~Des

Heaven's Walk said...

How in the world am I living a normal life and staying sane without a Mora clock in my life.....????? lol! When I first saw Debbie's, I fell in love. Then I saw yours, and I think I need one in my own house, Amy! It's gorgeous and so sweetly Swedish!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

xoxo laurie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

It is so beautiful! I love it doesn't matter to me it is a reproduction. I even like the color--though it will look pretty white. Sure do love your chandelier:) I always like it when you post pictures that show it:)

Heaven's Walk said...

What company did you purchase it from, Amy? I looked on eBay and didn't get any results...

xoxo laurie

-Lisa said...

Your Mora clock looks perfect in that spot! Wonderful purchase.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

There were two different vendors on different days selling it as buy it now, not an auction sale. I'll try to get more information on purchasing them for those that are interested and will update you.

Leslie said...

The Mora clock is so pretty and looks perfect in that spot! You chandelier is lovely. Enjoy your weekend and I hope your tummy feels better.

leslie

Anonymous said...

Your house reminds me of a 1940's house.

NanaDiana said...

Well, how disappointing that it was flawed and now you have to go to all the trouble of returning it and hoping the next one is okay. UGH.

I was also going to ask you if you saw Debbie's clock but saw that you mentioned it. She did a great job on it.

I am sorry that you aren't feeling well. I hope it is just one of those quick viruses that leaves as fast as it came. Hopefully, you will be able to enjoy your weekend- xo Diana

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Isn't it awful when you are excited and so looking forward to receiving a treasure and it comes damaged or not quite right?..Frustrating to say the least..

However, It looks perfect in its new home...It is beautiful..Yes, I agree with you..it makes the space lighter..Enjoy your new clock and hope you get better real soon..Have a wonderful weekend.

Cynthia said...

I love the clock and I like the way it is now where you placed it is perfect. The whole room is spectacular.

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I love your clock! I know it will probably go against the crowd, but I love the color just as it is. I know it will look great after you Maison Decorify it though!

Hugs,
Judy

summersoul said...

Amy, I saw that clock on Ebay and had it in my watch list. I am so happy that you ended up with it. It looks awesome. I am a little obsessed myself with the history as well as the beauty of these clocks.

have a good weekend,
MC

summersoul said...

Amy, I saw that clock on Ebay and had it in my watch list. I am so happy that you ended up with it. It looks awesome. I am a little obsessed myself with the history as well as the beauty of these clocks.

have a good weekend,
MC

{oc cottage} said...

oh my gosh! gorgeous!!

m ^..^

Anne said...

Amy,
Love that clock.I can't tell that it is s fake.So who cares.It looks perfect.

Shabbily By The Sea said...

Hi Amy,
So sorry you have been sick my friend,i hope you are feeling better real soon x
Love your clovk and the chair too it looks (as always) gorgeous! that really is a great pretty room and i love seeing it by lamplight,looks real cozy!
Enjoy your view xxx

Bridget @ The Rehab Boutique said...

I hope your feeling better! I hate stomach bugs, those are the worst! I love your clock just as it is! But I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Becca said...

I LOVE your new clock and would never have noticed the crooked face ... I still can't tell! It's the perfect piece for your wall, too! And, i hope you feel better soon!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love your new clock, Amy! It is beautiful in your living room.
xo, Sherry

Dear Lillie said...

I LOVE it! (As you know I LOVE Mora clocks too!) And I have to say I love the color it is now. Although I am sure once I see it painted I will like that too.

Passionate for White said...

She's a beauty....crooked face and all (not that I could tell in the pics)

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