Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cupid's Clock

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~source


Hello everyone,
How has your week been so far? Today I'm sharing my
 Cupid's Clock for Valentines Day.  I found
him at an antique store years ago. He doesn't have a mark
so I can't Google to find out any information about him.


The detail is beautiful and I love his pretty French blue color.

There was something broken off of cupids hand, which I think was a tiny song bird
since there's an empty cage.
I added a porcelain rose to hide the broken spot.






I love the detail on cupid's feet.

Cupids quiver ~ A quiver is a container for arrows.



One of cupids wings is broken off so I add a little ivy to hide it.


Plate I found at The Squirrels nest in town. Mark on bottom~
Collection Sevres (inspired by eighteenth century sevres
porcelain) Andrea by Sedaek. 1996





My china goes well with the clock I think.


I found four saucers and three cups at the thrift store
Noritake China~ Ivanhoe

A close up of the detail.



Mark on the bottom of the cup.




My little blue birdie looks so good sitting on the plate.






Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a happy valentines Day
~Clara
 

22 comments:

Katherine Wolak said...

I love your clock!!! you are right, the colours are gorgeous! :)

Hugs,

Lottie said...

Oh what a beautiful clock! I love the detail on cupid! The china is gorgeous, too. Happy Valentine's Day!

Amy Jo @ Sunny Skies and Sweet Tea said...

Your clock is so beautiful! Thank you for the sweet comments and for following me. I have been following you for a long time :)! And I love your blog.

Happy Valentines,
Amy Jo

Lavender Cottage said...

Charming clock that does have a lot of detail, good job hiding the small breakages.
Happy Valentine's Day.
Judith

Cynthia said...

What a lovely setting. You have a very good eye for detail, Clara. The china is so pretty, I love the colors. And your clock and the Cupid image are so fitting for the occasion. Happy Valentine's Day!

Stephanie said...

Your pictures are so beautiful to look at. I love your blue tea cup - it's stunning!

I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Hugs,
Stephanie

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful china. Love the blue and the colors. The birdie looks very happy sitting there! You have a new follower in me!
~Tanya

Ann said...

Oh that blue birdie is so adorable. I love the cupid clock as well. Beautiful colors.
Ann

County Line Road said...

I'm stopping by from Mockingbird Hill Cottage. I think that clock is spectacular.

It's Just Dottie said...

Your clock is so...beautiful . I have always loved Henry Wadsworth Longfellow .Smiles, Dottie

Raindrops and Daisies said...

I love the clock it is beautiful.

Your tea service is so special too.

Have a good weekend.

Fiona x

Debra @ Homespun said...

Lovely china and he is adorable...the feet are so realistic, like a young childs

Lisa said...

Such beauty all in one post! Love it all!
xo,
Lisa

Balisha said...

What a beautiful post. I love your treasures.
Balisha

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi there,
I see that you are having the same issue like me uploading images. I've been reporting this for weeks to blogger and get nowhere! Please if you get any info please share. I would be very grateful! Love the blue china.
xxx Liz

GardenofDaisies said...

Your Ivanhoe china is gorgeous! And I love all the dainty floral details surrounding Cupid on the clock.

Claudia said...

Everything is lovely, but I am crazy about that clock! It is so unique and beautiful. Thank you for the poem, as well.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I adore your clock, so very lovely and all your beautiful china!

Happy week to you!

Diann said...

Everything looks so pretty. The cupid clock is so sweet and that plate is beautiful. And what a great find on the teacups! Thank you for shating at TTF.

Jann Olson said...

Clara, your clock is so unique and perfect for Valentines Day. That plate is gorgeous! Such a beautiful color. Love your china and the sweet bluebird. I can almost here him chirping. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Haworth said...

What wonderful china and porcelain pieces, Clara! The clock is so lovely, and the plate and pretty cups/bowls are stunning and do go beautifully with the clock.

adelanoval said...

All things I love...we share same beautiful cottage details.
Your beautiful cupid clock, blue floral plate and blue birdie.
It all makes my day. Thanks for sharing lovely things... =)
God bless...

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~