Grandfather clocks

Sophisticated Summer with Grandfather Clocks

07.31.08

The warm and lazy days of summer often provide us with extended time in which to focus on those things that we simply don’t have time for during busier times of the year. As a result we may turn our attention to those things in the home that we need to finally address in terms of repairs, renovations, and decoration. In fact, now may be the perfect time to reconsider some of the decorative choices we have made in our home and get to work making our home décor something that is more in line with our personality and our personal preferences.

For those who wish to pursue a more sophisticated look in their home without breaking the bank, there are a variety of ways in which to follow this route. Clocks, for example, have the ability to transform a room simply by being placed in the most opportune spot. A mantel clock that is placed on a shelf of books rather than just above a fireplace completely changes the dynamics of the room’s décor, and so forth.

But for the most sophisticated look in terms of clocks, grandfather clocks will never steer you wrong. In fact, grandfather clocks have the elegance and sophistication that can single-handedly transform a room. Place a grandfather clock in the corner of a dining room, paint the walls a rich color, and – presto! – you have an ultra chic room in which to entertain family and guests. Put a grandfather clock in an office or library and you suddenly have an old-world sophistication you would be hard pressed to create any other way. Grandfather clocks embody elegance, grandeur, and a true decorative sophistication sure to transform any home.

Highest Quality Grandfather Clocks Online

07.27.08

The Internet may have once not been so interconnected with high quality goods and services, but today consumers can expect to get all they need through online resources. The Internet has opened up new doors in terms of commerce and shoppers worldwide have logged on in order to get products from around the world – high quality products at a variety of prices to meet a variety of budgets. The Internet has essentially supplied the demand for more convenience, more effective shopping, and more high quality products.

Even those who may have shopped for what are typically considered luxury items in specialty stores around the world now have the option of shopping for these very same products online. Grandfather clocks, for instance, while considered in the past to be something that you visited a clock maker directly to purchase, or at the very least shopped at a high-end specialty store, can now be purchased online through a myriad of highly reputable clock suppliers.

Those in the market for a grandfather clock are able to logon, visit the sites of these retailers, browse through products and compare prices, and make their purchase without ever having to leave their home. But let it never be forgotten that these are high quality grandfather clocks; depending on the supplier that you visit you may have access to grandfather clocks made by such clock making legends as Howard Miller clocks, Kieninger clocks, and Ridgeway clocks – all making their extraordinary products available to people around the world through the convenience of the Internet.

Bring Music Into Our Homes with Grandfather Clocks

07.25.08

Those who love music will go to great lengths to ensure that it is always in their home; pulling from various resources to allow them to always have a song at the ready. This can be done by bringing in a musical instrument such as a piano – or by always having some type of music playing throughout the home through a CD player or radio. There are a great many people who can tell of their childhoods being infused with a particular type of music – everything from big band to jazz music; the music that enriched their childhood experience and carried over into their adulthood with a lifelong love affair with music.

There are those subtle ways in which to use music in the home as well including the placement of a grandfather clock in one of the rooms of the home – a grandfather clock that has been created to play a particular melody as a way to welcome the turning of the hour. In fact, long before many people may remember that there was a grandfather clock in the home of their grandparents or other older relatives they may remember the melody that accompanied that grandfather clock; hearing it somewhere else as an adult may spark a memory and give them a warm, happy feeling.

Today’s grandfather clocks carry on the tradition of infusing a home with song. There are a variety of grandfather clocks from which to choose – available even through online clock retailers – and part of the details that must be decided is whether you wish the grandfather clocks to play a melody and, if so, which one. By choosing grandfather clocks we are choosing sophistication, elegance, and even song.

Grandfather Clocks: For Young & Old

07.25.08

Grandfather clocks often seem to have the reputation of being somewhat antiquated pieces of furniture; those pieces that are reserved for the older generation and are more often than not found in the homes of elderly relatives. The younger generation may fail to make the connection between the grandfather clocks of yesterday and those grandfather clocks of today that encompass more contemporary design principles. But the fact of the matter is that the grandfather clock is just as viable a design choice for the younger generation as it is for the older generation.

Grandfather clocks, in fact, are one of those pieces that have successfully evolved over time – continually being updated to appeal to a younger, more modern audience. Clock design professionals such as Howard Miller clocks, Kieninger clocks, and Ridgeway clocks have all made a concerted effort – and have found success in doing so – in making sure their clock designs are reflective of what their buying audience wants at the time, without sacrificing the underlying integrity of the grandfather clock.

This means that the modern consumer can logon on to an online supplier of grandfather clocks and certainly find traditional grandfather clock designs that perhaps fit in more classic older homes – or those homes that are looking to utilize a traditional design; but they can just as easily find more contemporary grandfather clock designs that are reflective of modern design principles and will fit seamlessly into more contemporary homes. Ultimately no matter your age or the design concept of your home, there is a grandfather clock that will surely help you meet your design goals and, more importantly, make you very happy.

Beautiful and Affordable Grandfather Clocks

07.24.08

Oftentimes we are led to believe that we cannot have high quality, beautiful items without completely breaking the bank (and our budget in the process). So interconnected is price with quality that we often disregard cheaper items thinking that they couldn’t possibly deliver the quality that we desire. Grandfather clocks are the perfect example of this phenomenon. Grandfather clocks are pieces that have always been synonymous with sophistication, style, and elegance. As a result we expect to pay a certain amount for such attributes. After all, grandfather clocks are pieces that are meant to sit in our homes for the duration and perhaps be passed down to our families in the future; they are classics. Why shouldn’t we expect to pay a little more for the privilege of owning a grandfather clock for a lifetime?

The fact of the matter is, however, that grandfather clocks can combine high quality and low price and the Internet has made the process of purchase easier than ever. Online, consumers are able to comparison shop for grandfather clocks – looking at everything from style and size to melody and price. Some of the top grandfather clock suppliers are able to offer their customers a balance of both and shopping online gives customers an added layer of convenience.

Those who are shopping for grandfather clocks through online suppliers will find there are many resources available to them to help them compare and contrast clocks made by some of the most reputable clock manufacturers in the world. Everything from traditional to contemporary grandfather clocks is available online and can be compared and contrasted with regard to pricing. What consumers will be most surprised to learn is that they do not have to sacrifice their budget to get the clock they really want.

For the Love of Grandfather Clocks, Part II

07.18.08

In the last post we discussed the difficulties that can sometimes be presented shopping for a grandfather clock in areas of the country that are lacking in specialty stores. I was on a mission to find my friend the grandfather clock she so wanted for her new home and I was turning to the Internet.

Online I had access to some of the best shopping I could hope to have; grandfather clocks in a variety of different styles were offered by reputable suppliers that built their reputation on providing their customers with access to some of the most well noted clock manufacturers of our time.

I was able to browse through the big leagues of clock making including Howard Miller clocks, Kieninger clocks, and Ridgeway clocks – all in different styles and at different price points; it was truly the easiest thing I had done and I could show my friend those grandfather clocks that I thought would really be what she would want to see in her new living room.

We browsed through traditional grandfather clocks, contemporary grandfather clocks and even those grandfather clocks that are designed to look antique. In the end, my friend actually chose two grandfather clocks – one for her living room and another for her dining room – in similar woods but completely different styles as she was going for a more traditional, formal look in her living room and a more retro vibe in her dining room.

There truly is no better way to shop for grandfather clocks in this day and age than online where you have access to some of the highest quality products on the market. And shopping in this way allows you to take your time, browse the selection, and compare styles and prices before deciding on the grandfather clock that is most likely to give you the room of your dreams.

For the Love of Grandfather Clocks, Part I

07.17.08

I wonder if there’s anyone in the world that doesn’t just love a grandfather clock. I mean, after all, they have been the quintessential accessory in American homes for generations; they were once looked upon as a kind of status symbol – because they were so expensive for the average household they were reserved for only those wealthy enough to have them. Today they are much more affordable for the average home but they are still somewhat of a status symbol; their regality and sophistication are still looked upon as something reserved for those households that understand quality products.

And so I set about to find the perfect grandfather clock for a friend that was moving into a brand new construction home. She wanted everything to look a certain way; after all, she had chosen every piece – every detail – of her home from scratch as it was being built and she wanted to fill the house with those items that reflected her careful attention to detail. For many years she had considered the grandfather clock to be something that was the height of elegance and sophistication and had her heart set on outfitting her new living room with the most beautiful grandfather clock she could find. I was put in charge of helping her locate the clock that would most meet her desires.

Shopping for grandfather clocks in this day and age is very different than it once was. We are significantly diminished in specialty stores especially if you do not live in a large city where you are accustomed to being able to shop for goods from around the world. We are not; we live in a rather rural part of the country and I wondered where we would be able to go to find a grandfather clock that was going to fit the bill for my very particular friend.

The Internet of course.

In the next post, I’ll share my hunt for a grandfather clock.

Grandfather Clocks Help Combine Style & Comfort

07.17.08

I am not a person who is too fond of the formal living room; I often find it to be a rather cold place in an otherwise warm home. People have reserved their most uptight, formal pieces for a room that almost never welcomes any company; these are rooms that are more often regarded from afar than they are truly enjoyed. I vowed when I moved into my own home that I would forgo the formal living room for a comfortable room that welcomed guests to congregate, talk, read, and otherwise relax; not the traditional offerings of the formal living room. But I figure we only get so much square footage in a home; why waste a good portion on it on something that we will never truly use?

I wanted to make my home livable – comfortable in every way – every inch of it. And so my quest for the informal formal living room was set into motion. First and foremost I filled my living room with comfortable, overstuffed furniture – places where a person could curl up and read. To complete the look, I added comfortable throw pillows and blankets. Then I put up attractive but casual shelving and filled it to the brim with books of all kinds. Now I had more of a library thing going than a pretentious living room where one would sip tea. I was onto something here.

The final piece of the puzzle was a grandfather clock. Let me say that I just love grandfather clocks; I think they are equally regal and warm. But as much as I wanted to put a grandfather clock in my living room I was concerned that it would eradicate my goals for the room – making it a stuffy environment rather than something comfortable.

Luckily I found a website where a variety of grandfather clocks were offered for sale – in contemporary and even casual styles that fit the décor of my living room perfectly. With the perfect grandfather clock in place, I have now finished the comfortable and attractive living room that was my dream.

Grandfather Clocks That I Have Loved

07.17.08

My family has always loved grandfather clocks; I remember quite clearly there being a grandfather clock in every one of my family member’s homes – from my grandparents’ house to my own parents’ house. So a part of my childhood were grandfather clocks, that I could not conceive of starting my own home without having a clock that was all mine.

There are still a variety of grandfather clocks from which to choose – just as there was when my parents chose a grandfather clock to place in their living room. But today’s manufacturers are giving their modern customers more contemporary choices in terms of materials and styles. And the popularity of the Internet has spilled over into the world of clock retailers. There are a host of high-end suppliers that make their clocks available to the modern consumer online where they can browse through the product selection by style, manufacturer, and even price.

That makes shopping for grandfather clocks today easier than ever. So when I was ready to move into my first home I knew exactly what I was looking for in terms of a grandfather clock and exactly where to go to find it. I went online to the supplier that I had found, browsed through the contemporary selections of grandfather clocks (I wanted something that paid homage to the traditional grandfather clock style but still held its own amidst my more modern décor), found the grandfather clock that I wanted at the price that I could afford and purchased it within a matter of moments.

The clock of my dreams was shipped right to my door and now I am honoring family history by having a grandfather clock in my very own home.

Falling in Love with a Grandfather Clock

07.15.08

Let me first say that I am not a person who has really given any thought whatsoever to clocks. After all, they tell us what time it is and I can just as easily get that information from the watch that I’m wearing, the cell phone I’m carrying, or the computer on which I’m typing. But I’ve learned more about clocks recently than I ever thought I would know (or want to know for that matter) because I’m in renovation mode in my house.

With the rooms of my home ripped apart and pieces going in and out, it’s difficult to envision the final product of my design ideas. I always have a vision in my head concerning color, furniture style and placement, and the inclusion of particular pieces that I’ve found along the way. I had been combing antique stores, estate sales, and high-end modern home goods stores looking for those special pieces that would make each room in my home something truly special. One day I got online and before I knew it I found myself on a website that specialized in high quality clocks.

With just a few click of the computer keyboard I found myself in love with a Howard Miller grandfather clock that truly made my heart sing; I just knew it would be the perfect piece for my sophisticated yet comfortable living room. I had it shipped right to my door and it was even more beautiful than it was online.

Now that I’m on the path of discovering the beauty of clocks I’ve found that there are a variety of clock designs that will fit in all areas of my home. Luckily with the help of the website that I found I can find clocks to suit every household need – bringing my best design ideas to life.

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