About Time and I Won!

I'm always playing with this gallery wall in the foyer...
a good thing white spackle blends well with the 
Benjamin Moore White Dove
(all those holes and all).
The top clock is an antique that 
I got at a French flea market...
it worked for about a hour after I bought it
and I have since lost the wind up key.
Always nine minutes until five o'clock here.

Just bought three new, vintage clock faces at 
the Alameda Point Antiques Fair 
(washed them up at bit).
The one on the left is enameled and 
the right one has domed glass.
They are mixed with antique engravings. 
This one I bought 12 years ago in Paris.  
 We have the same view of Alcatraz from the hill on the left.
How fortuitous.

I've got room for a few more...
Something fun to look for!
This is one of the prettiest diffusers 
(with the porcelain flower) that I have ever seen...
and the English Garden Scent is lovely.  
I have it in my bedroom (see me in the reflection?).

I won it from Ron at The Uptown Acorn.
This would make such a nice gift!!!
It's from Carlyle Avenue and 
I have it bookmarked for future shopping.
Thanks, Ron.


  1. Great job with the gallery wall! I have been struggling with my own for some time, and it's great to see that persistence prevails! :) I've got holes all over too.

    x Lily

  2. Mary Ann I love mixing it up and the clocks look wonderful mixed in the gallery wall. That diffuser is so very elegant!

    The Arts by Karena

  3. I am so glad it arrived! It looks really great with all your mirrored accessories. I love it as I am not that big a fan of the reeds. Congrats! Enjoy!!!! BTW, I have been using mine for over 2 months and still smells great! xo

  4. Love the clocks, how fun and the new difuser is fabulous too.

  5. Love this gallery wall and those clock faces. I hope this doesn't make me want to start another collection. :)

  6. I was so curious to see how you would use the vintage clock faces and what a perfect addition they are to your wonderful wall gallery. Makes me want to go hunting for clock faces right now! I can't believe that you bought that print in Paris 12 years ago and now live with that same view out your window! Such a pretty diffuser but the pics of Alie and Tommy are the stars of the table! Happy Weekend!
    xo Gail

  7. That is a fabulous gallery wall!!! Make it 5:30 so it's always time for cocktails!

  8. I was going to say what Loi said...adjust that clock to prepetual happy hour :)

    Love the look from adding the vintage clock faces!

  9. you inspire me! I've been struggling with a gallery wall myself and yours is beautiful! I may be in luck...the hubs collects clocks. off to check on that diffuser :)

  10. Love your gallery wall and by far your prettiest item here is your kids:) What great pictures!! Hope you are well....

  11. Hi Mary Ann, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  12. Beautiful gallery wall Mary Ann! Those clocks are wonderful and you Paris painting is so pretty. Benj M White Dove .. I use it everywhere! Enjoy your weekend ~ xxleslie

  13. I love the addition of the clock faces so clever!

  14. I love your collage wall and all your vintage clock faces! And those photos of Tommy and Ali....they are so gorgeous! Love the 5:30 idea!! Time to pour a drink!

  15. I love a good gallery wall and the clocks really make it unique. And PS I would love to be able to say "I bought this at a French flea market!" - one day.


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