There are many reasons why we choose the pieces that are in our home; our decision to choose certain pieces of furniture, artwork and decorative items, and even the paint that is on our walls is dependent upon our own personal style as well as those elements that strike a chord in us based on our past experiences. Nowhere else is this more evident than with grandfather clocks – pieces that are much more than furniture; they are historical pieces that have meaning to us through their connection to many of our past experiences.
Grandfather clocks are often remembered to have sat in our childhood homes, as well as the homes of our grandparents or others from our past. Because of this connection, the image of a grandfather clock tends to conjure up much more than just the image of a way to tell time. Rather, the grandfather clock tends to offer a piece of our past – an image of a similar clock standing sentry in a loved one’s home, the backdrop during family meals in a dining room, the first sight we remember when first entering a beloved home, or the sight that was always in the background of family holidays.
More than that, however, is the melody often provided by grandfather clocks; the song of our past that we strive to replicate in our present. Many modern day grandfather clocks are chosen as much for their song as their physical presence.
Luckily, grandfather clocks can be found through online suppliers that are able to connect consumers with the grandfather clock designs that will speak to their past as well as appropriately decorate our modern homes.