Thursday, May 17, 2012

An Atomic Starburst Clock I am Particularly Fondue of ...

Every home needs an Atomic Starburst clock... but you know, they are not always easy to find and so, I resigned myself to a far-off and unknowable future regarding myself as the possessor of such a wondrous thing.

So, this past week, while I was sitting and playing working at the computer in my (crowded with books to list and stuff really fine objects to list) office, I found myself looking up the fondue forks I thought would be hot sellers....
ah, not so...not even as "Mint and in the Box".

I wandered into the kitchen and I thought to myself...
"hmmm, this looks familiar..."

And then I thought, "hmmm, now all I need is a..."

And then, with only a total throw-out of all the former furniture,  

a complete re-arrangement of  what was left... and voila!
A cool Mid-Century look with very minimal expense and time!


But of course, what you really need is my Secret Weapon...
My handsome husband Noel and his handy dandy screw gun!

I think I have actually had an original thought with this Atomic Starburst Clock.
I've Googled it and searched it and don't see one anywhere!  
So, I'm claiming it and Pinning it and if I'm wrong...
please ...don't burst my bubble!

Linking up with Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday and Chic on a Shoestring - Flaunt it Friday, Selena at Apron Thrift Girl and Sophie at Her Library Adventures


  1. Wonderful idea. I love your new clock.

  2. Marjorie,
    Thanks for your kind words, I love it too! And thanks for dropping by!

  3. Very creative and cool, too!

    1. Julie,
      Thanks! We had a good time getting it together and thanks for stopping by!

    2. So cute-You're probably going to start a trend.I know I want to make one now,lol.

    3. Oh, I'm glad you like it! I already have plans (and fondue forks) to make one in black to go above my MCM dresser...of course that's another project!

  4. Thanks for stopping by Laura, I can see by your blogs that you are one busy Lady!

  5. What a fun use of fondue utensils. I still haven't put up a sunburst clock in my house, but love those I find like yours.
    Karen G

  6. Thanks Karen! I've never found one in all my junking travels (that I could justify the price for), so when I got the idea I was so excited! I'm happy that other folks like it too! Going over to your blog to see what's happening there. Thanks for dropping by!

  7. When I first read this post a few weeks ago, I became obsessed with finding a starburst clock. Well last Friday I found one for $2 at an estate sale. It does not have the second hand but does work. I was going to keep it for myself,(I didn't even look it up on ebay) until a commentor told me it could be worth a lot of money. I looked up complete auctions and one similar to mine sold for $550 so I listed it on Ebay for $500 or best offer. I have a couple of watchers. I will enjoy the clock until it sells

    1. Becky! WOW!!!!! That clock is awesome...and I am so happy for you! You have quite the eye and here's my vote for a very SUCCESSFUL and PROFITABLE end to your auction! And you get to look at it, no matter what! Yea for you!


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