Grandfather clocks

Don’t Stop With Just One Grandfather Clock, Part I

08.14.08

Grandfather clocks have always been those pieces with which we anchor rooms; perfect in the corner of a dining room, living room, study, library, and even as the focal point in a entranceway. Those who want to make their home décor something truly special often look for those very special pieces that will not only stand on their own but will enhance the overall palette of the home. Grandfather clocks work exceptionally well in this regard; they are able to stand on their own as they are a piece that have unusual height and power; and used within very specific rooms in the home, they are able to complement and elevate the existing home décor.

Because they are considered a bit of an investment, grandfather clocks are generally purchased singularly. Homeowners look for one spot in which a grandfather clock will work the best and they purchase the clock that will fulfill their design goals. The modern grandfather clock lends itself to any home décor, as clock suppliers are able to offer grandfather clocks in traditional styles, contemporary designs, and even unique styles that are constructed from unique materials.

While this purchase will undoubtedly work towards increasing the elegance and sophistication of a home, it is shortsighted on the homeowner’s part to consider a grandfather clock to be only a singular purchase. The fact is that grandfather clocks can be used in several rooms in a home and homeowners should be sure to make note of this fact when making their purchase.

In the next post, we’ll discuss some of the many ways in which multiple grandfather clocks can be used in a home.

Grandfather Clocks Stand Up to Time

08.13.08

There are those pieces that we purchase in our lifetime that we know will last until we are old and gray. In fact, we anticipate giving said pieces to our children after our passing, considering them to be more than just things that we enjoyed but family heirlooms that will far outlast their purchase.

Grandfather clocks are just such pieces; built to stand the test of time and serve our purposes as well as the purposes of future generations to which they will be passed. Some families already have a grandfather clock in their midst – having had one passed down to them from an older generation. But for those of us who would like to get the tradition started now for our own families, there is nothing stopping us from finding the grandfather clock of our dreams online where there are many styles available to us.

Through online suppliers, consumers are able to seek out those grandfather clocks that suit their home’s style – everything from traditional and classic to contemporary and modern. In this day and age, there is literally nothing that we cannot find when it comes to grandfather clock styles. High end clock manufacturers such as Howard Miller and Kieninger are sure to supply their customers with the high quality grandfather clocks they expect but in styles they may be unaware existed.

Once purchased, grandfather clocks will hold up well under a variety of circumstances – adding a high level of sophistication and elegance to the homes they grace; and, more importantly, offering that same level of elegance to the homes of future members of the family.

One Grandfather Clock, One Purchase

08.09.08

There are those things that we buy in our lifetime that we know we’re going to have to inevitably replace at some point. After all, nothing lasts forever – even if we spent a pretty penny on it and think that it should, in fact, last pretty close to forever. Even furniture – what is typically some of the highest priced pieces that we buy for our homes – wear out at some point. A lifetime of use can put even the sturdiest of furniture pieces in a vulnerable position; they may need to be replaced even if you are not financially ready to replace them.

Then there are some pieces that you would consider to be a lifetime investment; pieces that you buy once and only once – a prized antique, a handcrafted piece of furniture, a lovely piece of art, and, even, a grandfather clock.

Grandfather clocks are not your average clocks; in fact, they are much, much more. Grandfather clocks are family heirlooms; they are the pieces that are meant to be enjoyed for a lifetime in a place of honor in a home where they will not only become the focal piece of the entire room, they will transform the décor and overall level of sophistication in a home.

Those buying grandfather clocks do not do so lightly; there are many things to consider in terms of maker, style, and price. But when a decision is made and the perfect grandfather clock is chosen, those who have made the purchase know that it is something that they will have for a lifetime and maybe even pass on to their children or grandchildren one day.

Online Suppliers for Grandfather Clocks

08.07.08

Have you ever thought about the people who buy cars and furniture online and how they logistically pull that off? For most of us, sure we know that you can literally find anything and everything online (even houses), but we have pretty much curtailed our shopping to those things that are able to be shipped in average sized boxes. The fact remains, however, that anything and everything IS available online and most things can be – and are – delivered right to your door including those larger items that we may not necessarily associate with online shopping.

Grandfather clocks, for instance, are something that most of us are accustomed to shopping for in retail outlets and maybe even in the high end boutique shops that primarily offer the product lines of one or two clockmakers. But the Internet has completely changed all of that and today we are able to shop for grandfather clocks of all varieties from the comfort of our own home. And, yes, they are shipped right to our door.

In fact, some of the most well known clockmakers in the world are now making their products available through online resources so that consumers the world over are able to browse the selection and choose from among a wide variety of grandfather clocks; everything from traditional to contemporary pieces. Once a selection is made, the grandfather clock is shipped to the door of the purchaser. If you are looking to shop for your next grandfather clock this way look for the retailers that offer free at home delivery and clock set up; making the day you receive your grandfather clock one that goes smoothly.

Give Grandfather Clocks a Place of Honor

08.07.08

Grandfather clocks – for many of us – hold a special place of honor in our hearts; they may have been a permanent fixture in the home of a special loved one and something with which we grew up as children. Whatever the case, often just hearing that chime upon the hour is enough to send us into revelry of a childhood past.

So it’s really unsurprising that so many of us choose to have a grandfather clock in our own home as adults. We are able to pull pieces of our childhood into our present adulthood and meld these two worlds into a home that brings us comfort and joy.

So if a grandfather clock has such a special place in our heart, why shouldn’t it also have a place of honor in our homes? There are many ways in which to use grandfather clocks in a home’s décor but more often than not homeowners put their grandfather clocks in a corner where they can essentially anchor a room.

While it’s true that grandfather clocks do work well in a corner – due mostly to their size – they are large enough and certainly spectacular enough in terms of style to hold their own in a place of honor in a room. Consider, for example, placing a grandfather clock in a entranceway where it can be seen by those who just enter the home, in a family room where family and friends spend the most amount of time, in a dining room where it will best fit with the more formal furniture usually reserved for this room, or in a study/library where it can be lit warmly and admired by all.

Grandfather Clocks: Sophisticated without Being Antiquated

08.06.08

Did you ever walk into a home that was just so out of date you didn’t know where to look first? Kitchen appliances in shades of Harvest orange that haven’t seen the inside of an appliance store since the mid-70s, shag carpeting, colors and wallpaper on the walls that are reminiscent of something you would see on a retro television show? Just as an out of date hairstyle can age a person, so can out of date décor age a home – and not in a good, charming way. Sure, there are plenty of old homes that have been decorated to be in line with the original décor of the home but this is usually done purposefully, not as a result of the homeowners being out of touch or not getting around to doing the massive renovation they should have done years ago.

There are those pieces that out of date; and there are those pieces that elicit the charm of yesteryear. Harvest orange appliances – out of date. Stately grandfather clock built to represent a period generations past – charming.

Many homeowners use grandfather clocks as their way of connecting to the past and of infusing this sense of style into their homes. With the high end clock makers of today – many of their products even available online – there is the ability to find the style of yesteryear with the technology of today. Homeowners are able to find those grandfather clocks that elicit the charm of another era while still being a reliable, working piece on which homeowners can count.

Online Clock Vendors Still Offer Personal Service

08.04.08

The Internet has made things much more convenient for us in terms shopping; everything that we need is available to us at the touch of a button. But it has also eliminated much of our personal experiences. After all, working online comes with a certain level of anonymity which can be both a good and a bad thing. It’s a great thing in terms of being able to shop for what you want without having to actually walk into a store and be accosted by a salesperson. But it can also eliminate that personal touch that makes us feel comfortable enough to ask questions and reach out to representatives of the company for personal guarantees.

The savviest of websites have managed to operate their site in a way that delivers convenience but still offers that personal touch. Consider, for example, the purchase of an item that you would not necessarily think would be easy to purchase online. Grandfather clocks are one of the benefits of online shopping; they are most certainly not something that you would consider to be easily purchased over the Internet. But the fact of the matter is that through online clock suppliers such as 1-800-4CLOCKS, grandfather clocks are offered by some of the most well known clock makers in the world. Consumers are able to browse, make their selection, and have their clock delivered to their home.

But through the best of such websites, the personal touch is not lost. Such suppliers will also offer free set up of such clocks in the home – eliminating the additional step of finding someone who can help you set it up – or trying to do it yourself.

Additionally, such clock suppliers will also offer solid customer service support so that your questions can be answered any time of day or night.

Use Grandfather Clocks in a Period Home

08.02.08

For some homeowners, new construction is the only way to go; allowing them to move into a home that is completely fresh and new – each element chosen especially by the homeowners throughout the construction process. For others, this type of home is lacking in character; they prefer to buy a home that has stood for many years – perhaps even restoring that home to the time period in which it was originally built.

Buying a period home, as anyone who has done it will tell you, is a big commitment and generally (unless the work has been done by previous owners) comes with the requirement of significant time and big money. But when it’s done right – when the molding and the flooring and all the details are restored to something that may have been used during the time when the home was first built, the result can be magic.

When the actual construction work is done the real love is in the details that are placed throughout the home. In general, homeowners will try to include those pieces that look at home in terms of decorative styles of this particular era.

One of the pieces that can be quite spectacular in this regard is grandfather clocks, as these were pieces that were just as likely to be seen in a home generations past as they are today. Certainly antique grandfather clocks can be beautiful but modern replicas allow us to enjoy the glamour and sophistication of grandfather clocks while still having the modern technology on which we can count.

Get in the Spirit with Grandfather Clocks

08.02.08

Tackling the decorating of a home can be overwhelming at best and downright terrifying at worst. This is especially compounded when you have just moved into a home and have an endless list of projects ahead of you; projects that you can’t even begin to organize in your head let alone set to work completing. But with some time, some planning, and some careful and steady execution you can quickly (well, maybe not quickly but certainly more easily) define the decorative boundaries of your home and create something that brings your mind’s vision to life.

One of the most wonderful ways in which to decorate a home is with the use of special accessories that mean something to you and that have the ability to really transform a decorative palette and do so affordably. Clocks have always been a great way to put the finishing touches on a room and round out the decorative style that we have set forth. If you can image how much impact a mantel clock or wall clock can have in a room, then you can easily see how impactful a grandfather clock can be in a room and in a home at large.

Grandfather clocks have big personalities and they can easily fill a room in which they sit. They are regal, sophisticated, and possessing of a large decorative punch. And for this reason, homeowners know that they can place a grandfather clock in one of the rooms in their home and easily rely upon it – and it only – to completely transform the space. Grandfather clocks can help us get into the spirit of decorating and really get the ball rolling on our big ideas!

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