Grandfather clocks

Grandfather Clocks for Father’s Day

05.15.08

With Father’s Day upon us we will all soon be scrambling to come up with the perfect gift for our fathers and grandfathers that will accurately reflect our feelings for them. It’s hard to convey love through a tie, but we are often forced back to the same old gifts of years’ past simply because we are tapped for ideas.

This Father’s Day, why not consider something different; a gift that has personality and presence and will be cherished for a lifetime? Grandfather clocks are not often thought of as gifts, but the truth is that they are the perfect gifts, especially if you are intimately familiar with the recipient’s home and know of the perfect spot for such a treasure.

Grandfather clocks are so wonderful as much because of their unique personalities as anything else. Each clock is different; as reflected in the wood – or other materials used to create the clock, the artwork or illustration, the melody, and the carvings. People choose their grandfather clock because it speaks to them in some way; because it is reflective of their own personalities. And for the same reasons they will choose a grandfather clock for someone they love; because it reflects their personality and is a tribute to them in some way.

Let it be known that grandfather clocks are not a small purchase and should be done with great care. But if you feel that your father would welcome such a clock into his home and look upon it with affection for years to come, this may be the perfect Father’s Day gift yet!

Grandfather Clocks in Vacation Homes

05.15.08

There are those of us who are lucky enough to own a home and then those of us who are lucky enough to own a home in which we reside and a home in which we vacation. A vacation home is very similar to our primary residence in that it should reflect those things that are most important to us; and we make sure that we are able to communicate this through our décor. Just as we put significant effort into decorating our homes, so do we put equal effort into decorating our vacation homes. This is the space where we can truly let our imaginations run wild and where our greatest design desires can be played out on a blank canvas.

Grandfather clocks – while thought of as more traditional elements used in classic homes – can be a wonderful addition to a vacation home. With the use of grandfather clocks in hallways, entranceways, dining rooms, family rooms, and even in enclosed outdoor rooms, a vacation home goes from being a transient, temporary space to a home that has the lived in, much loved feel of a primary residence.

When looking for the perfect accessories for a vacation home, consider the purchase of a grandfather clock that reflects the design you have set forth for this special retreat. Not all grandfather clocks must have traditional designs. Today’s clock manufacturers create a variety of grandfather clocks in more contemporary – and even unusual – styles; perfect for the vacation home.

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