A Big Ol’ Clock and Hanging Planters

Kitchen Wall Clock and Hanging/Wall Planters

More plans for the kitchen. I don’t think my old “Eat” sign above the fridge is coming back, and the fern in a punch bowl (yep) that’s on top looks funny. A couple of these may be their replacements:

  1. Pif Paf Puf Hanging Storage
    Turn ’em into planters?

  2. Newgate Brixton Wall Clock
    I ordered this last month and the delivery date has been pushed back repeatedly. I’m hoping it will get here (and look good) eventually.

  3. White Hanging Ceramic Bullet Planter
    I like having plants in the kitchen, but my cats will eat them if I don’t get them up and out of their reach. Jerks.

  4. Classic 24-Hour Clock
    I’ve posted this one before. If the other is canceled, this one would work, but it’s smaller.

  5. Wall Ball Planters
    Skip the hanging planters and go for the wall, maybe?

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  • KMP Modern
    March 14, 2013 at 11:26 am

    These are lovely suggestions. I think you are right to remove your old “Eat” sign. It’s been played out and seen everywhere. That hanging planters/ storage you found are way chic. I love the dark color, rounded shape and the knotted rope. Good luck and happy shopping!

    • Making it Lovely
      March 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      I don’t know that I’ve seen them everywhere, but I like the new direction the kitchen is going in, and the old sign no longer fits in.

  • Kathryn
    March 14, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I like the wall balls. Still attractive if the plants become neglected :)

    • Making it Lovely
      March 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      That would never happen here, of course.

      • Kathryn
        March 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm

        Of course not. And it’s absolutely not happening with the ones I just installed.

  • Esha
    March 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I love all of the planters! Although, I think having some white on white with the Eat sign might be kind of cool.

    • Making it Lovely
      March 14, 2013 at 11:32 am

      I don’t mind the white-on-white, but with the big print I hung, there’s too much competing typography.

  • NicoleD
    March 14, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I have the Howard Miller clock and love it to pieces. I ordered the Newgate clock for a large wall that is shared with the door to my garage. I love its vintage good looks, but I had to return it because the back hangs on the lip of the clock and doesn’t have an actual cut-out for the nail. With the opening and closing of our door, I was afraid it would fall and break. The planters are lovely!

    • Making it Lovely
      March 14, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      That’s too bad. I suppose it will be OK on the wall I’m considering, but I don’t mind adding a little picture-hanging hardware if I need to.

  • Sava
    March 14, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Why not hack this ikea clock?
    It is a 12 1/2 in diameter, so a little smaller, but the font is really close! And you can pick the colors.

    • Making it Lovely
      March 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm

      Oh, that’s not a bad option! Thanks for pointing it out.

  • Anna
    March 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I’m not sure about this direction, I love the print and chair that you’ve added already and these clocks are a great find too. I just like them individually, together the pieces with all the whiteness keep reminding me of a vintage eye doctors office rather than a kitchen.

    • Making it Lovely
      March 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Is it wrong that I love it a little more now?

      There’s some color coming in still. And if I get a book deal, a pink fridge! (Vintage-looking though, so maybe that doesn’t help change things much.)

  • Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet
    March 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I feel you on the “cats eating plants” thing. My cat will gnaw on any greenery we have in the house…I more often than not come home to flowers pulled out of their vases and sitting under the dining room table. That darn cat!

  • norah
    March 14, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    May I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend NOT getting the 24 hour clock? I used to sell them and they ALWAYS broke. Like. ALWAYS. I’m using a lot of caps here, people. ALWAYS.

  • Alicia Parsons | Atypical Type A
    March 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Adore that black planter!

  • Molly
    March 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Have you thought about Wooly Pockets? They’re like hanging built-in planters, & they come in a bunch of different styles. Could look kinda cool & sculptural, and keep the plants away from the cats. Just a thought. Also I think I’m going to find a way to move my family into yr neighborhood, so that we can be besties. You always entertain & crack me up! :)

  • Molly
    March 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Oh & what about this clock from West Elm?

  • Rebecca
    March 15, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    oooh, this makes me to get some fresh greenery going in my office. Your posts always inspire me to shop, in a good way! :-) That plant pictured in the photo is toxic if eaten by pets, so you are smart to consider hanging planters. Love the contrast of green and white, so perfect for spring!

  • LeeLee
    March 16, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Great picks. I like all of the planters you picked. So cute and functional.

  • Mandy
    March 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Love the planters!
    I’m a public school teacher and the clocks look just like the ones in my classroom. I think I would be wanting to get out of my house when 3:00 rolls around. :)

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  • Jackson
    March 31, 2013 at 7:47 am

    You just took me back. My mother had the fern in the punch bowl thing going on, too. We also had Venus Fly Traps in mini terrariums sprinkled throughout the living room. They thrived and became rather large and were like a bizarre plant horror B-flick meets really cheesy Better Dumps & Grotesqueries. Like the Modern Plant Stands. The Literally Clock link didn’t go anywhere for me–just a heads up. Any other links? Guess I could Google it. I remember seeing a clock just like it, however, years ago. It was in a now-defunct hole in the Soho wall design shop called Platypus Mound. Go figure.