Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Level Shelf

I don't collect many things and when I do, I keep the collection small because I just don't want an overwhelming amount stuff.

While unpacking (yes, still 8 months later) some boxes last week I discovered my wind-up alarm clock collection.
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I haven't seen this collection in awhile because I had put it away about a year or so before we sold our house.  I decided it was time to display it again.

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I took another favorite of mine that I started loosely "collecting" a few years ago, an old level, and in about five minutes I had the perfect place for my clocks.
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I hung it under my large clock that hangs on the wall near the library.
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I used two small hinges I had to hang the shelf, securing them to the level first and then the wall.  Yes, I drilled into this old level because it is a broken old level, which to "real" collectors, make it undesirable.  
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Broken or not, I love old levels 
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and their details.
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This one has an S stamped on it.
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My new shelf is perfect for my small clock collection.
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What do you collect?


  1. That's a very interesting display. I wonder what the S stands for?

  2. Thanks! My guess is the S was the owner's last initial, but I also was thinking Stanley tools??

  3. I love this Becky 😊 I have been wanting to start a small old clock collection. Such a great idea to use the old level as a shelf. Now I need to find an old level....oh and some clock's too lol

  4. What a creative way to display your collection of clocks!


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