Junk or Gem: German Mantel Clock
"This is my Grandmother's mantel clock, my Grandma's from Germany, she has since passed on." Irma Smith says it's the one thing that An art deco look with bent wood was quite unusual, making it more like a piece of art. "It's very classy, and you ...
February 23, 2015
Hopkins clockmaker repairs the world's rarest timepieces
and springs, Purdy repairs rare clocks from all over the world. He's fixed clocks from Hong Kong to Pakistan, from Russia to Germany. On a recent visit to Purdy's shop, Blackstone Manor Clock Repair, a woman came in the door with an elaborately ...
December 21, 2014
Waukesha clock restorer crazy about cuckoos
Galinsky started working at a clock shop in Milwaukee at the age of 91/2 and within a few months he had his own account at a local lumber yard, pedaling his bike to pick up wood and clock movements he used to make his own cuckoo clocks. He was drawn to ...
December 27, 2014
Read Chapter 1 From 'The Maltese Falcon' (WSJ Book Club)
“It's all right, Miles,” Spade told him. “Come in. Miss Wonderly, this is Mr. Archer, my partner.” Miles Archer came into the office again, shutting the door behind him, ducking his head and smiling at Miss Wonderly, making a vaguely polite gesture ...
March 5, 2015
Esselen Nation accuses Esalen Institute of playing Indians.
Proctor lived many of his younger years in Germany, where he studied world religions. Back in the U.S., he moved to Carmel Valley and became a manager of Monterey Credit Union. Nason adopted him into the Esselen Tribe in the 1980s. Together they ...
December 18, 2014
Where to find the best Tudor sights in England
The house has a wonderful medieval hall, with 14th-century eavesdroppers – wooden peasant figures hanging from the ceiling as if waiting to catch a word – and exquisite 16th-century tapestries. There are also all manner of Look out for the wine ...
January 21, 2015
Wolf Hall's author Hilary Mantel says it would be historically inaccurate to ...
She has previously spoken of how important historical accuracy is to the new BBC adaptation of her book Wolf Hall set during the Tudor era. And now in a bid to make sure the new six-part series is a true reflection of the period, Dame Hilary Mantel has ...
January 18, 2015
The first meeting of the main character is everything to a story. And I was not unaware of this thought when I first met Margaret. From that instant, I wanted her to be at least as much as she appeared to be. As if my life depended on it. She was wearing a loose green flannel shirt—a dark green and very loose. The jeans were loose too. After a moment I took note of the L. L Bean hunting boots and the heavy belt that brought the bulk of her shirt to an abrupt termination at her waist. What I saw first, from a hundred yards away, was her hair. It is the first thing anyone would notice. That day she had her hair gathered to her back and tied loosely by a single thick strand of unbleached gray-brown wool cut from the skein she’d been working with during the early morning. As you know, the hair is orange. If blood were orange it would be this color, not more yellow. But marbled here and there with a bright metal gray that makes it certain to the eye that the orange is real. She waited by an open gate where she had crossed the empty fields from her house and with her eyes on me I was immediately self-conscious about the way I walked and how I looked to her, and that brought enough natural rebellion against the...
Your mantel looks great - love the Bull Durham. We are hosting part of New Year's Eve on our lane and the theme is black & white so I have a black & white mantel. I have to go out today to find fabric for a table runner - hope I can find black with white polka dots. Happy New Year. Happy New Year Jann, wishing you the best always. The Bull Durham, and the smoking tobacco words, just wondering about what that means. You said maybe once an advertisement, may be so. I'm from NC, and in Durham, NC, we have the college , Duke University. Also, the smoking tobacco part may have something to do with the JR Reynolds tobacco company that's in Durham NC, which has closed, and named something else. Sorry for the long comment, just made me think about the Durham Bulls. Again, wishing you a wonderful New Year, xo.