[Reporting: Gallery Furniture Customer Nancy Burke]
Hi Mack, this is Nancy Burke (the other Nancy on the trip, I know you saw Nancy Shaddock's video yesterday from Coaster!) and I wanted to showcase some clocks I saw just before I went over to the Ty Pennington line here at High Point Market. And also, to say thanks for sending me on the trip, this has been a wonderful experience so far - and it's only the second day!
First, I want to tell you why I love clocks so much. Clocks are a very versatile and essential part of home furnishings and design. I know Gallery Furniture carries Howard Miller floorclocks and curio cabinets, and I personally own a Howard Miller clock in my League City home, and having grown up in a house that treasured all manner of clocks, I understand how to use them in the home.
Mack, I would love for Gallery Furniture to first take a look at this clock, below, which is a banjo-styled clock with a distressed wood pattern.
I think the above clock will be able to fit into any style home - its transitional look serves either as a clash eclectic pattern in a Houston loft or urban setting, and it can fit snugly in a cute traditional home. These banjo clocks also have a very antique look that blends with anything - you could even it any similar wood-finished Ty Pennington lines from Howard Miller. That is the best part of the distressing pattern on these clocks. Personally, I love this clock and I believe it would be at home at Gallery Furniture - especially for the suburban Houston customers who want a nice blend of styles.
What is really nice about Howard Miller floorclocks (and, by the way Mack, they no longer want us to call them "grandfather clocks" - we are now supposed to call them "floor clocks" so they do not alienate the millennials from clocks, but I still like to call them grandfather clocks because that is how I was raised).
Above, this is a gorgeous Ty Pennington floor clock - I really think Gallery Furniture should carry this clock for a couple of reasons - one, the customers who love clocks and are younger will not be put off by the super ornate styles of a traditional grandfather clock, and second it just goes well with all the Ty Pennington pieces with its clean lines. Gallery Furniture is already set to carry the Ty Pennington line, and this grandfather clock will be the perfect accompanying piece for that crowd.
Okay, so the above is not a floor clock or grandfather clock, this is a mantle clock. Now I know that this may not be something that Gallery Furniture likes to carry, though these antique looking pieces are great for those who may want a traditional family heirloom without it having to take a lot of space that a floor or grandfather clock would take. I love this piece, it would be nice for Gallery Furniture to carry mantle clocks, though it is a niche piece.
That was it for me Mack, wanted to show you and Gallery Furniture these ideas before we move to the Ty Pennington stuff.