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Time is very important; it’s essentially become a commodity in and of itself. As the saying goes, ‘time is money’ and this often rings true to people who are paid by the hour (or even by the month). When one is not paying attention to time, it’s easy to lose track of time and end up wasting time, and ultimately, completely wasting one’s time is not exactly something to strive for.
In this day and age, everyone’s got a clock on their cell phone or their iPod or whatever device they might be carrying around. But it’s nice to have back-ups in order to make sure you don’t get caught up doing nothing and wasting your own time. If you’ve got grandfather and cuckoo clocks in every room of your house, you’re likely to have all of your bases covered.
I used to have an uncle who was really rich. He was only married to my aunt for a few years, but I remember all of these really distinctive things about the giant house he lived in. I remember that he had tons of cars and he had a giant fish tank in his kitchen with all kinds of exotic fish that I had only seen in picture books.
His house had these really nice and fancy handcrafted grandfather clocks in it. I also remember him having the biggest pool I had ever seen. The guy really knew how to live! He had the newest electronics before anybody else did too; I was young when I was last there, but I’d certainly never seen a 50-something-inch TV screen before his house, and that was in the 1990s, so it was a big deal then!
Wild Cherry timber is highly sought after for its rich reddish-brown color. Top of the line violins, cellos, and other string instruments are often carved from wild cherry. Furniture makers are also fond of the richly colored hardwood. I personally own two cherry grandfather clocks that chime on the hour from their home in my living room.
In North America, wild cherry timber is used for smoking. The smoke from wild cherry timber is distinctive and delectable when infused into meats. Gum from bark wounds make an excellent chewing gum substitute.
My parents were active antique collectors, but once they decided that their house was too much for them to maintain, they gave up collecting and dispersed the collection among their children. My siblings tend toward a more modern aesthetic in their homes, so I really had the pick of the litter. I ended up snagging three impeccable grandfather clocks.
The only issue is that I live in a two bedroom apartment. Instead of trying to spread the grandfather clocks throughout my home, I decided to group all three of them in the living room. They now stand proudly next to each other, thus making a powerful focal point. It took some tinkering to get them all to chime in sync, but the effort was worth it as the effect is astounding.
No home should be without fascinating clocks that will spark interest and imagination in anyone who admires them, especially children. A grandfather clock is a majestic piece of functional furniture that chimes a beautiful, resonant sound every hour and once on the half-hour. Fill your need for a traditional grandfather clock by ordering one today.
One interesting twist on the traditional grandfather and cuckoo clocks is the grandfather clock. The cuckoo mechanism is a favorite of young children and encourages them to learn to tell analog time. Look for models that are made of real wood, not just particleboard or pressed paper like some makers of low-quality clocks use.
Grandfather clocks are still highly sought after, although not everyone understands the appeal. In my opinion, a grandfather clock adds beauty and a pleasant background sound to the home or office. A grandfather clock can also anchor a room and serve as a conversation piece (doesn’t it always seem like a grandfather clock has a great story behind it?).
Grandfather clocks are also a solid investment because they will last many lifetimes if properly cared for. You can pass grandfather clocks down as a family heirloom. In my own home, I have two oak grandfather clocks. One is from my great-grandmother and the other is from my husband’s father. Both are fantastic additions to our home.
Believe it or not, cuckoo clocks are a big tourist attraction in Germany. Black Forest cuckoo clock enthusiasts can take a 300 kilometer long scenic route through the forest. It passes by Triber, Furtwangen, St. Margen, and Eisenbach.
The town of Furtwangen in particular is important to the history of the Black Forest cuckoo clock. Furtwangen’s clock museum has a global reputation. It stores the largest collection of old German clocks, a collection that’s rooted in the clock-makers school established in the town in during the 19th century. It was the school’s first headmaster, Robert Gerwig, who urged people to collect old hand-carved clocks.
In the world of interior decorating, it is commonly held that the best way to make a bold statement is with an understated overall look punctuated by bold or dramatic pieces. This means that if you want a drastic paint color, that should be the focal point of the room. Make sure the accessories complement but don’t overshadow that paint job.
Or, if you’re going to go with a more neutrally based color palette, make sure that you have some pieces that can serve as conversation starters. This can be a particularly ornate hand made grandfather clocks, or it can be a dark mahogany polished buffet. Whatever the dramatic piece, don’t go overboard with the look. Choose that one bold item and build the look of the room around it.