Sure, your phone tells time, but a clock on your wall can be a piece of art
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Sure, your phone tells time, but a clock on your wall can be a piece of art

Tick-tock. These are the sounds that mark the passing of time. They can provide a relaxing atmosphere when they come from a stately floor clock set near a roaring fire, or from an elegant wall clock near a bank of windows overlooking lush gardens. But the sounds clocks make aren’t their only plus. Because clocks come in so many sizes and styles, they can spruce up the look of any room. “When you have a dramatic clock, it completes a home, and it’s the first thing that hits your eye,” said Gloria Hawkins, who owns Hawkins Clock Center , 7301 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis, with her husband, Karl. “I feel it’s the heartbeat of the home." Pieces of art Hawkins, whose firm has been in business more than 45 years, said clocks have always been popular. But that these days, younger consumers are looking for them in different styles and in a variety of price ranges, and they’re using them more as pieces of art or accent pieces than for their function. “Young people today don’t have the same passion for clocks as the older generation did,” she added. “Millennials don’t appreciate the functionality or design value of […]

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