Famous Clocks from Around the World: Munich Glockenspiel

"New Town Hall, Rathaus-Glockenspiel, Marienplatz - Munich, Germany"

Munich-for-Living-Well-20Every day the city’s central Marienplatz square is crammed with onlookers with their chins aimed skywards. They’re watching one of the city’s most loved oddities, the Munich Glockenspiel, or carillon. This chiming clock was added to the tower of the Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall) the year the building was completed in 1907.  It’s two levels play out scenes from Munich’s history. At 11am and midday (and 5pm between March and October) the Munich Glockenspiel recounts a royal wedding, jousting tournament and ritualistic dance – all events which have etched a mark on Munich’s popular folklore.  The show lasts about 15 minutes and concludes with the golden bird up the top emerging and chirping three times. Different tunes are played on the clock’s 43 bells.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

 

Spotlight On: For Tea’s Sake Handblended Loose Teas

Our newest in the spotlightline is causing quite the buzz!  For Tea’s Sake is an amazing loose leaf tea that’s hand blended in for teas sakeCanada.  They use only the top 5% of the tea crops that are harvested for an incredibly good cup of tea.  It’s GMO and Gluten Free, too!  Stop by The Shoppe to experience one of the many blends we carry.  We have tea balls, cute infuser cups and glass teapots to steep a perfect brew.  We’ll also have a bunch of fun free tea recipes!

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

 

 

July Birthstone: Ruby

ruby-229x300Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner.

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com

Spotlight On: M.I. Hummel Figurines

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M.I. Hummel figurines were created by a warm, simple Bavarian girl whose name was Berta Hummel.  She entered the Convent of Siessen at Saulgua and continued to create.  Her beautiful artwork was transformed into three dimensional figures in 1934 by W. Goebel Company and are still made to this day.  We have a large selection of these adorable, very collectible figures.  IMG_9851

Ye Olde Clock and Gift Shoppe, in Dallas, PA is a family-owned business since 1968. We hand select our clocks, fine collectibles, curio cabinets, watches and jewelry from craftsman all over the world. Our expert staff provides old fashioned, personalized customer service. We offer a dedicated service department on the premises. We gladly accept special orders and ship everywhere. Visit us and select your family heirloom today. www.yeoldeclockshoppe.com