So, we need a new clock for the kitchen wall, chez Ginger+George. The current incumbent is a very dull, chrome affair bought a few years ago from Next Home. At the time, we were going with the whole keep-it-neutral-because-we-want-to-sell-the-flat-soon thing, but now the flat is sold, and the kitchen in our new-ish house deserves something far more interesting. The trouble is, I'm super-fussy when it comes to clocks. The ones I like never seem to end up being very practical, and the ones which are practical, I don't seem to like.
As a shameful for-instance, we have four alarm clocks in our bedroom, only two of which work as actual alarms. One of those two lives in a drawer because it's so ugly (but is loud enough, even from there, to wake the dead. Mr P, sadly, sleeps more soundly than your average corpse, but still...). The other is equally unattractive and so sits hidden from immediate view. The remaining pair, which are very pretty but mostly useless, perch together on my bedside table, and most mornings, I end up using my iPod to tell the time.
You see? Hopeless.
What I really want for the kitchen is something old; mid-century would be perfect in our 1950s house. Whether or not I can have what I want depends partly on how easy it'll be to switch the wiring that comes as part and parcel of most vintage clocks for a safer and more aesthetically pleasing battery operated mechanism. While I'm figuring that part out, though, it surely doesn't do any harm to window-shop and daydream a little . . .
It's a tough call, but I think the square green and round yellow ones are my favourites just now. How about you?