As much as we love the warm memories they bring back, Grandfather Clocks have always been a little too formal for us and wouldn't fit in with our decor (well ok, we've fantasized about painting one glossy pink). But here are 6 floor clocks we're enamored with that most of our grandparents wouldn't give the time of day…
1. Cardboard Grandfather Clock by William Stone. We love this cheeky rendition (as well as William Stone's other work). Although it would definitely take a home with a certain whimsy to pull it off.
2. Concrete Grandfather Clock by Forsberg Form. These beautiful concrete clocks are handmade of sea sand in Sweden by Johan Forsberg.
4. "Grandpa" Clock Printed Canvas Wall Hanging by Jansen (available at gnr8 and Target). This one's fun- its a canvas wallhanging that has a working clock movement built-in so it really keeps the correct time. Its another one we'd be tempted to paint. Target's price is $59.99.
5. IKEA PS PENDEL Floor clock with shelves. This streamlined version is a great modern take on the grandfather clock that includes storage space for books. $199.
6. Swedish Mora Clocks. The antique versions of these clocks are stunning (and very pricey). However, Park Hill Collections makes this (pictured) reproduction. We saw this Gustavian reproduction clock in person the other week and you'd never guess its new- its really sweet and a great eye-level size. We tracked the manufacturer down to Park Hill (one source says $595) but its not clear they sell directly to the public and this may be the wholesale price. Read about antique Swedish Mora clocks here.