Archive for April, 2010
The addition of a beautiful, antique German cuckoo clock can do wonders for the right home. Placed in that old corner that never gets any attention, a good clock will expand the contours of your property without moving it an inch. It can turn a room without any personality into a showroom, exhibiting that old world charm that is so lovely to be a part of.
Before purchasing your clock, make sure that you are determined on where you want to put it. That way you can select a color scheme and motif that complements the other elements in the room. Of course, you could always select the clock first and let it serve as the focal point, customizing the rest of the room’s details around it.
When most people hear the term grandfather clock, they probably think of old timepieces in their grandparents’ home. While you certainly don’t have to be a grandfather to own one of these clocks, they ironically seem to be placed in the houses of older citizens in my experiences. Simply put, grandfather clocks are tall, freestanding time-keeping devices that are powered by a pendulum.
As analog timekeeping has become antiquated in the digital age, traditional grandfather clocks are becoming rarer. Digital clocks certainly provide the most accurate timekeeping, but a grandfather clock is not only for pragmatic purposes, it is also a piece of art. Most grandfather clocks feature intricate, ornate designs that are crafted by hand more often than not.