Antique clocks are beautiful to look at but in many instances they just don’t deliver in terms of functionality. I once ran across a beautiful antique clock at an estate sale and I purchased it on the spot. I loved the way it looked but I was never able to bring it back in terms of functioning properly. Because it didn’t actually tell the time, the uniqueness of the clock was somewhat minimized; it almost looked plastic because the hands didn’t move and before long I just took it out of the room in which I had placed it, opting instead for something that still had life within it.
I was able to find this amazing website that allowed me to find all of the clock styles with which I was enamored but with modern functionality that would allow me to always have a working clock in the room that I had chosen
I began with a wall clock in the family room; a miniature looking grandfather clock that hung on the wall above the couch. While this is normally a more traditional design, I chose a wall clock that was more modern in design – made from lighter woods and utilizing wrought iron parts that made it a more contemporary fixture in the room.
In the living room I choose a grandmother clock as I did not have quite the ceiling height to pull off the use of a grandfather clock. I chose a more traditional styled grandmother clock with ornate carvings and traditional wood. It plays a beautiful melody every hour on the hour.
Above the fireplace I replaced the antique mantel clock with a clock that looks similar in design but has a modern technology. Now the room comes to life with the ticking of a beautiful clock – that looks beautiful and works perfectly.