Have you read "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron? My "artist dates" include a hunt for vintage treasures to include in my art pieces. I love searching through the antique shops of the Sellwood area. A final stop at Philadelphia's for a cheesesteak sandwich and a microbrew gives me time to sit back and plan what I'll do with my purchases.
The clock in the first pic ("Paris") is made from a candy tin (4"x8"). The finial was a find from an estate sale. The clock below it is a wall clock with the tin measuring about 5"x7". These are only a couple of the clocks I'll have for sale at the Open Doors Art Show and Sale.