Objects gathered from around the world by the late Dale and Patty Vining will be sold at auction Feb. 27 in Florida
Items from the estate of the late Dale and Patty Vining – hundreds of exotic and unusual objects, antiques and collectibles, gathered over the course of 17 years while Dale served as an agricultural attaché at four overseas U.S. embassies, from 1964 ...
February 9, 2016
What is a Grandfather Clock?
An antique grandfather clock usually has either an eight day or a 30 hour movement. Most eight day clocks are wound with a key and have two winding holes. The weight that makes the clock strike is located on the left of the clock's front, while the ...
February 7, 2016
Germany's Black Forest clock route is full of surprises
The showroom of Rombach and Haas has the traditional carved designs on display, but also plain house-shaped cuckoo clocks in shocking pink, lime green and other startling colors, sometimes stenciled with forest motifs. These are clearly Some are ...
November 28, 2015
Kovel: Time to buy a ticking clock
There are many other types of antique clocks that might be your favorite. Look for the banjo clock, named for its shape, first made about 1800, or the rectangular carriage clock found after the 1820s. Children like German-carved wooden cuckoo clocks ...
December 26, 2015
Nutcrackers, Scrooges and caroling and more: Our holiday show guide is here
Modeled after the festive outdoor market in Nuremburg, Germany, Christkindlmarket imports artisans and chefs from abroad who dish out goodies like authentic steins, cuckoo clocks and ornaments and delectables including bratwurst, stollen and gluhwein ...
November 12, 2015
Prime Time: Clock restorer's timepiece on 'Gotham'
Wier, who repairs and restores clocks and watches under his WierClock business at Door County Traders antiques and consignment shop in downtown Sturgeon Bay, is scheduled to have one of his restored antique clocks be part of the set in Monday's episode ...
November 27, 2015
Cozy Bavarian pub room transports visitors to Europe
To step into this room in David Bingham's New Albany home is to step into an atmosphere reminiscent of a German beer garden, complete with ceramic drinking steins from Munich and Luxembourg and old watercolor paintings from Austria. The wooden sign ...
September 17, 2015
– Items from the estate of the late Dale and Patty Vining – hundreds of exotic and unusual objects, antiques and collectibles, gathered over the course of 17 years while Dale served as an agricultural attaché at four overseas U. S. embassies, from... Nearly all of the 500 lots will come from the Vinings’ estate, with a handful of other items also being offered from prominent local estates and collections. Dale Vining served at U. S. embassies in Spain, Malaysia, Iran and Kenya during the 17-year span, and while there he and Patty would embark on sightseeing trips that took the couple literally around the world – to exotic destinations such as... After Dale’s retirement, the couple settled in Lynn Haven, Fla. Patty was the bigger collector of the two (although Dale had a keen eye for objects he liked, too). Patty’s interests were many and varied, and she indulged them while on these trips, as well as in the host country of where Dale was assigned at the time. The first of these was Spain – Madrid to be more precise, and the year was 1964. The couple soon embarked on their first spending spree. The first big purchase was Danish teak Mid-Century Modern furniture, to include a large dining table by Skovmand & Andersen with six dining chairs by Randers Mobelfabrik, a coffee table with the maker’s mark, nesting tables, end tables, living...
With long roots in Daley Plaza, officials opted to station it in Millennium Park for the first time in 48 years where it will be surrounded by a flurry of winter activities. That includes the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink (open Nov. 13 through mid-March), Caroling at Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”), (Fridays, Nov. 27 through Dec. The season begins with the 102nd annual lighting ceremony on November 24. There’s still good reason to head over to Daley Plaza, though. The long-standing Christkindlmarket is in season November 20 all the way to Christmas Eve. Modeled after the festive outdoor market in Nuremburg, Germany, Christkindlmarket imports artisans and chefs from abroad who dish out goodies like authentic steins, cuckoo clocks and ornaments and delectables including bratwurst, stollen and... Visits from the Christkind angel, a sweet house and outdoor beer tents make it a must-do this holiday season. Here are some of our other favorite traditions, new and old, coming to town this holiday season:. Lincoln Park Zoo’s ZooLights: The crew flips the switch on November 27 and will keep the lights on each Friday and Saturday until Dec. There’s also live ice carving, train and carousel rides, musical light shows and photos with Santa. Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic: New this year is Polar Lights, an interactive.
With a number of theatrical companies and organizations here in Door County, it’s not unusual for an actor who’s familiar to local audiences to appear in a TV series on a major network. Tristan Wier is not one of those actors, but he’s expecting to vicariously be part of a national TV show Monday. Wier, who repairs and restores clocks and watches under his WierClock business at Door County Traders antiques and consignment shop in downtown Sturgeon Bay, is scheduled to have one of his restored antique clocks be part of the set in Monday's... Wier and his wife, Lori, have watched the show since it premiered in 2014, but he said he never expected he might one day see one of his timepieces on the screen. “My wife and I have been watching all the time,” Wier said. It’s not completely carved in stone that the clock will be seen on Monday’s show, but that’s the last Wier was told – loudly, too. The order came when “Gotham” art designer Carl Ferrara found the clock at Wier’s online store, www. com , where it was for sale for $210. “All of a sudden, I get this email – ‘We’re interested in purchasing your clock.
Antiques & Collecting: Every house should have at least one clock that ticks
There are many other types of antique clocks that might be your favorite. Look for the banjo clock, named for its shape, first made about 1800, or the rectangular carriage clock found after the 1820s. Children like German-carved wooden cuckoo clocks or ...
December 27, 2015
Clocks prove time increases value
You’d be surprised at how many people are fascinated with clocks. Not only are there various styles — from the tall, stately grandfather clock, ornate mantel clocks and fine wooden antique clocks ... West German hand-carved wooden Cuckoo Clock recently ...
October 22, 2015
Wooden shoes and cuckoo clocks bring European charm to Dallas home
Antique ... wooden hearts add to the rustic look of the tree. The living room’s centerpiece is the fireplace mantel. An antique organ hutch Geisler found in Virginia serves as the frame for the holiday display, which houses 24 clogs. Tiny cuckoo clocks ...
December 20, 2013
black forest carved wood cuckoo clock with bird and fir branches, ca. 1930
Black Forest Cuckoo Clock; don't see the one I have exactly, but this is close. My grandparents had one so cuckoo clocks now have a sentimental value. Love a cuckoo-clock!! Guess cause i live with so many of them...unfortunately!, I'm not referring to the ...
November 26, 2013
Cuckoo clocks: kitsch, colourful and cheerful
Many were carved as wooden chalets with shingled ... “cu” “ckoo” sound. An enormous antique clock that nearly covered an entire wall was the prime example – it produced deep, mellifluous cuckoo sound. “As you can hear, it is very easy to ...
September 7, 2012
The cuckoo clock
The cuckoo, however, has become well-known thanks to the fact that it has lent its name to everything from games, music albums and even to a Bollywood dancer – but it is probably best known for giving its name to the cuckoo clock ... carved in to the wood.
July 9, 2011
Black Forest 14 Inch Wide Cuckoo Clock by Schneider
Carved wood clock with antique finish 8-day musical movement with weighted winding Optional manual nighttime shut-off option 17.3H x 14.2W x 8.3D inches The Black Forest Cuckoo Clock with Swinging Children and Water-Wheel by Schneider is an exquisite ...
September 7, 2010