From March 2008

Grandfather Clocks are Meant to Be Shared

There are those elements in our home that are meant to support an overall design theme and then there are those pieces that are meant to be shared with all those who enter the home. Grandfather clocks are just such pieces; beautiful, statuesque pieces of furniture – rather than just solely functional pieces. But beyond …

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Affordable Grandfather Clocks

Grandfather clocks – once called longcase clocks – were once generally unaffordable for the average household; in fact, when they first began being made by hand only the wealthiest of families could afford to have one in their private home. More often than not grandfather clocks were made for public spots where they could be …

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Grandfather Clocks Create a Focal Point

Adding appropriate decorative elements to a home can be challenging for some homeowners and so they will often turn to decorating resources to help them figure it all out. There are certainly a variety of design choices available for those interested in learning how to pull a room together; but what most professional designers agree …

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Mark an Entranceway with Grandfather Clocks

The entrance of a home is important for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it affords visitors their first overall impression of a home and an idea of what’s to come. Those who take care in outfitting a home’s entrance will be rewarded with a warm and welcoming …

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Quality Counts with Grandfather Clocks

Grandfather clocks were once only referred to as longcase clocks – their name changing as a result of a song penned in their honor. But in reality, the name of the grandfather clock is extremely appropriate for its position in the world of clock making. Before the design of smaller, portable clocks – such as …

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The Song of the Grandfather Clock

There are many reasons that people choose to bring a grandfather clock into their home. This style of timekeeping embodies a tradition that has stood for generations. In such times, when even the task of telling time has been simplified and added to a computer screen, a grandfather clock retains the grandeur and elegance of …

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The Elegance of Yesteryear with Grandfather Clocks

Technology has moved us along at a rate of speed with which most of us simply cannot keep pace. The changes are distinguishable throughout our daily routine and most noticeable in our increasing dependence on the computer. Many of may have seen beautiful old writing desks in the homes of our parents or grandparents; today …

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Caring for Grandfather Clocks

The grandfather clock is something very different from the portable mantel clocks that grace the shelf above our fireplace or the wall clocks that hang in our kitchen or living room. A grandfather clock is a piece of solid furniture; that which anchors a room, reflects the homeowner’s own personal style, and elevates the décor …

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