Clocks and I have always had a very special relationship. My parents (and grandparents before them, as a matter of fact) had a grandfather clock in their home, as well as a collection of many different kinds of clocks in different rooms of their houses – mantel clocks, atomic clocks, wall clocks – so ingrained in the decoration of the home that I barely noticed them at all after awhile.
But I most certainly noticed them when they weren’t there!
When I moved into my own home, I was suddenly delegated with the responsibility of decorating every corner of the house. I was overwhelmed, as much because I wasn’t really sure what my style was, as the fact that I had little money to do what I really wanted to do.
I set about painting walls and buying furniture and accessories of all kinds – all within my budget and according to what most appealed to me; it really was a journey as I cultivated my own sense of style and weeded through pieces that I thought would lend themselves well to the overall decorative process that I had chosen.
But in the end, something just didn’t feel right; something significant appeared to be missing. With careful consideration I realized that what was missing were clocks. What had always been a central part of the decorative style of my childhood home was now completely missing from my own adult home.
And so I set to work finding those clocks that could now make their home in my home. In the next post, I’ll talk about some of the clocks that I found to complete my home décor.