We’re calling these Beauti-Vue woven wood starburst clocks woddities — because unless find one vintage (which we did!) you can’t get one made by Beauti-Vue any more.
The clocks were made with the same woven wood used on the company’s window shades, but put together in a circular, fanned out shape with a clock face in the center. Beauti-Vue didn’t have any more of these clocks hidden away in the back, but Pam found uncovered one for sale on Etsy!
Four Beauti-Vue clock designs spotted in the catalog
Thanks to Beauti-Vue owner Stormy Grumbeck, who let me take home a copy of an old clock catalog to scan and archive here on Retro Renovation.
The sunburst clocks were available in four color ways that coordinated with their swag lamp collection:
Beauti-Vue “Clairmont” clock design:
Pam spotted a real-live Clairmont color scheme Beauti-Vue retro woven wood sunburst clock for sale on Etsy, by seller ThrillofheThrift.
Lookie, the clock face even says “Beauti-Vue!”
And then, shown above, she spotted this Lexington design Beauti-Vue clock on ebay.
The back of the clock gives you some idea of how the sunburst fan was constructed. I suppose if you really wanted to make your own and could figure out the equation to calculate how much woven wood you need — along with the extra yarn required left at the ends to tie togther — it would be a doable retro crafty project.
Beauti-Vue “Splendor” clock design:
Beauti-Vue “Matalina” clock design:
Beauti-Vue “Lexington” clock design:
Mega thanks to Stormy Grumbeck for loaning me this vintage sunburst clock brochure and to Etsy seller ThrilloftheThrift — to see the clock for sale click here — for letting us feature her sunburst clock photos.