My Doll House Miniature Projects

My Doll House Miniature Projects
My Doll House Miniature Projects

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Clock Shop and the Story

I have a story to tell..
I always wanted a grand father clock top or bonnet
 as I heard it referred to.
And I found one at a yard sale last year! 
It  was a cheap battery operated clock and had a cabinet with the pendulum in it and was marked $25.00
I was looking at it and the man selling
 it asked "Do you want it? $20.00"
Yes I want it!! So here it is. 
I began to collect miniature clocks.
 I bought some and I made some.
 This sat in my craft room for  almost a year
 and I was frustrated with trying to make it like
  I thought it should look
 but I was unhappy.
So I asked my talented friend Cheryl Lee
and hired  her to do the shop for me.
 I supplied her with all I had the furniture, clock,
the doll and wallpaper.
The wallpaper I chose wasn't very good,
so I said do as you want however you would
 do it for yourself!
She did a marvelous, awesome job!
I told her the name of the shop. She chose
the lettering for it very nice gold fancy ones!

The Name of the shop "In His Time"
is from a bible verse
"He has made everything beautiful in its time.
He has also set eternity in the human heart;
yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. "
Full view on base

Clock on the base. I took off the cabinet it was on.

Over view

The shop is Open come on in and bring your broken clocks
 Walter is able to fix them for you!

See the date on the calendar?
 that's when I picked up the clock from my friend.
She's adds such great details!
Look at the tiny real watch parts she placed on the shelf!
click on the pic to see up close.

Center view
Cheryl build the shelves on the
 left and hutch  in the middle!

This is a clock box she added to my surprise
 and even put a clock kit inside!!
 She added stamps, cut out pictures and
even added straw for packing!  
  the clock kit over view so cool!
see all the details??

The top was cut off from the kit's box it came
 in and put on for the lid!! I love the details. 

Left side
  lots more clocks, his lunch pail and thermos.

Walter's sign

there's a real working clock too the tall
one I just need a battery for it.

The watch case with watches and pocket watches for sale.
Walter has sold quiet a few now, time to reorder and stock up!
Tiger the cat  just got a mouse!
(I named him that in memory of Cheryl's little buddy)
There's another one!  Oh my he'll have feast today!
wonder if Walter knows his cheese is on the floor?
box full of used clocks for sale,
oh no, do I spot another mouse??

More clocks to fix in the corner

shop without clock kit box
in the center . 

Well Walter sees it's time to get to
work on the clock for a very special costumer.
I hope you enjoy the story and tour of Walter's clock shop.
The story behind the story
My hubby is "Walter! "
 He always hated the idea that every time
I wanted to purchase a used
 clock to gut it and use for a miniature shop
he and tell me "NO, don't destroy that clock!"
One time I bought a clock on EBay and I sold one to him
 because he pleaded me not to destroy it..
He said it's a shame to ruin such a beautiful clock.
 I said "OK, OK!", if I can't gut it then I will sell it to you"
 ( I even gave him a discount!)
So when he ok-ed this clock for my project
 I just had to make it in his honor.
He has a thing for nice clocks. 
Walter repairs a lot of things  around here
but not usually clocks but he has fixed a few.
We have lots of clocks around here and some of them
 are those he would not let me use.
So this clock shop is dedicated to my hubby with love!
I am glad I took "time and waited" to find this clock
because of all the clocks I saw
 this was the best
clock for this project!
 All things are beautiful
 "In His Time!!! "



  1. What a great result from your collaboration with Cheryl Lee! So full of interesting details it's hard to pick a favourite but the clock kit is outstanding. I love it!

  2. What a fun project! I have one of those working clocks. I dropped it and it came apart. So, I guess I really need Walter's Clock and Watch shop! LOL

  3. It's a great work. I like the details and the real clock with the shop.

  4. its' beautiful i love every detail.

  5. That is absolutely amazing! I love all of the little details and the story behind it.

    And I know what you mean about not destroying nice clocks. Grandma gave my daughter an old, broken travel alarm clock to take apart so she could use the gears for jewelry. It was a neat little clock, but didn't work, so that made it okay to tear apart...until my husband fixed it. We love having the working clock, but it means the search is on for another one.

    1. thank you Michelle, I appreciate your comments. So he fixed it!! Great news you can get clock parts on Ebay too so hope that helps!!