Archive for April 18th, 2013

Here is one of my Favorite Finds from my weekend of scouring thrift shops, antique stores and flea markets: this vintage alarm clock with a nice patina…


The clock is clearly marked “Fashion” on the faceplate and it is “made in the USA” but there is no other identifying marks on it other than an obscure maker’s mark (sadly not the bourbon) that I could not identify. I tried doing a little research but could not find anything like it online and searching for “vintage” and “alarm clock” and “fashion” came up dry.

Meanwhile, I just love the look of it and best of all… It works!

Let me know if you have any information on this clock.

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AOGI just love the idea behind today’s Find: the wonderful decoupaged vintage globes of ImagineNations from artist Wendy Gold.

About ImagineNations: “All ImagineNations™ are handmade to order on vintage globes. Remember, they’ve all had prior lives, so expect to see some “character”. Also, because of their age, many of the globes are no longer geographically accurate. Artwork is hand-cut, decoupaged on, and then finished. Most designs can be recreated in different sizes and using different color palletes upon request. Custom commissions are also welcomed and are the best way to bring your own ImagineNations™ to life.”

Take a look at the globes and maps of ImagineNations and I am sure you will be as charmed as I was when I first saw them.

I particularly like “To the Rescue” which features vintage superheroes saving the world.

About the artist behind ImagineNations: “Wendy Gold is an artist inspired by unique and unusual canvases. She first gained notoriety when she began decoupaging one-of-a-kind toilet seats and bathroom scales. Her work was instantly recognized for its originality and she quickly garnered a clientele including many A-list celebrities, along with a who’s who of retailers, restaurants, hotels, interior designers, and home décor enthusiasts. Always looking for new inspiration, she stumbled across a beautiful antique globe at a flea market and immediately recognized her next canvas. In early 2010, she launched ImagineNations™ and brought her unique brand of design to the canvas of world globes. By using recycled materials and vintage globes, she creates beautiful works of art, and brings a new touch of earthly responsibility to her work.”

 Learn more about ImagineNations here.