… the big move.
We have chosen January 11th as the day for the movers to come and take our furniture away. There are a zillion things to be done — and I am shopping for clocks online. I can’t help it. It’s the fireplace. Fireplaces always make me search for clocks.
In my search for the perfect clock I found a clocks blog. I never knew there were so many different kinds of clocks! I started reading articles and next thing I knew I’d learned something.
I know you’ve heard of a Grandfather Clock, but have you ever heard of a Grandmother Clock? I hadn’t until today. I was scanning through the clock blog and came to a post that mentioned Grandfather and Grandmother Clocks. I saw pictures of both and they look pretty much the same, so I decided to do some research. I discovered an article which explains that Grandmother Clocks are generally 8o inches or shorter, though some styles can be as tall as 82 inches. Grandfather Clocks are taller.
Of course, I wasn’t looking for a Grandmother or a Grandfather Clock. Since there’s no mantle, I need a wall clock. Now, do I go with a modern look or a traditional look? At this point it doesn’t matter because we have no furniture, but do I really want to build my room decor around a clock?
What do you think of these? I like them both. Amoeba likes neither. Of course, he also said he’d like to go for a Rocky and Bullwinkle motif. I agreed — maybe in the garage.
This first clock is a Seth Thomas. To be precise it’s a Seth Thomas Montauk Wall Clock. I like the lighthouse image. I thought it would be perfect since we’re moving to a town with Harbor as half of its name. Amoeba says it is too cliché.
I am worried that the color of the clock rim is too similar to the color of my desert tan walls.
The second clock is a Hermle Wall Clock. It is very sleek, very modern and I love the cut-outs. Amoeba says it’s too cutesy. (Did I mention that he wants a Bullwinkle & Rocky clock?)
As much as I like the second clock, I am not at all certain that the brushed aluminum finish would go well with the high gloss black tile around the fireplace.
Any interior designers out there? What do you think?