I sort of like this homey, floral number that would fit in well with the 1960-70s era feel of my kitchen:
In a rare mood I like this one, which would tie in with some gold framed accents I will end up with elsewhere in the dining area. Other times, this seems too foofy to me, especially for a kitchen. Probably won't happen.
I also sort of like this metallic number:
This is also 1970s era, but instead of Americana, it's German. I've been seeing a lot of these earthy European ceramic clocks for sale on Etsy lately, and I'm both intrigued and attracted to them. This or something like it is a strong contender:
As you can tell, I'm all over the place with materials and design, which means I haven't come close to deciding what I really want. I have plenty of time to decide while I slowly get the paint project done.
(And can I get this off my chest as just a side comment? Is it like a rule written down somewhere that all photos on Ebay have to be crappy? It drives me bonkers. Fuzzy, over-exposed, too dark, you name it. It's like Ebay sellers are TRYING to take the worst photos possible of their stuff. I realized it's the reason that I prefer searching Etsy for my vintage stuff. Sellers on that site seem to be able to present their items more attractively. Okay? Rant over.)