I had a wonderful Christmas this year; our whole family was together including our daughter in law's parents and her siblings who have become our extended family. Coming from a very small family myself I always enjoy large gatherings for any occasion and Christmas is so special where you have so many to share it with. We all opened our gifts together this year so you can imagine the chaos of two families of gift givers handing out and receiving packages at the same time; it was a bit confusing to keep track of everyone's treasures with wrapping paper flying everywhere. At one point I saw a very large clock coming down the stairs and my son's mother in law Kathy helping get it to the landing. I thought that Dustin and Katie (my son and daughter in law) had given Kathy this beautiful piece that we had both admired when we were shopping together a couple of months ago. I then realized after a couple of seconds of clock gift envy that being the generous people they are, Kathy and Jim had gotten the clock for me.
The clock now hangings on the lower steps of our staircase to the second floor. I thought it would be going on the upper stair wall but I finally settled on the lower one right under a shelf. It will make it easy to change the battery and the time when necessary and it just seemed to "fit" there. As you have come to expect my photography skills have not improved and these shots were exceptionally hard to get because of the angle and the glare from the big windows on the second story. You'll just have to take my word for it that this pieces looks beyond fabulous in its new home.
This is a large piece and it was hard to try and get a picture that hinted at the actual size, it stands 4' tall and 2 1/2' wide. Our entry is open to the second floor when you come in the front door so it really does take larger pieces to make a statement there. I think my new clock fits the criteria to perfection.