Do you enjoy windchimes

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We have Corinthian chimes which I really love (you can listen to them on the link). 

I know one innmate here replaced all hanging plants with chimes on their porch. I don't think I heard them as there was not wind at the time...

Do you have wind chimes and how do your guests like them? I am partial to the medium to low tones. 

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Love the chimes, but we do not have constant winds here.  That could alter my feelings on them for sure.  I do mostly like our Corinthian chimes with a deep sound that are in our gardens.  They provide a soft song with even the lightest of winds, usually daily in the late afternoon. 
The ones on our balcony are mostly small, higher in pitch, but it takes a hardy wind to produce much from them usually just a soft sound here and again.  So far nothing but nice things said from guests, I am sure if it kept them up, we would hear otherwise!

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I like the lower tone large chimes for myself, but I don't think I would have them where the b&b guests would hear them in their guest rooms.

In our living room I have a wall chime clock which chimes on the hour and the half hour. I've put a piece of foam where the hammer hits the chime so there is no sound. Some guests would like the chimes, but I think most would prefer not to hear it.

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

I like the lower tone large chimes for myself, but I don't think I would have them where the b&b guests would hear them in their guest rooms.

Right, not heard IN the guest rooms. Agree with yall!

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

I like the lower tone large chimes for myself, but I don't think I would have them where the b&b guests would hear them in their guest rooms.

Right, not heard IN the guest rooms. Agree with yall!

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With the high-pitched ones, I prefer them very small and maybe off in a tree somewhere instead of on the porch.  I like to light sound of the tinkling in the background.  But, like JB, I do prefer the deeper tones.  I've never had one of the large ones, but I think I would love it.  We do have alot of wind here but it's not constant and I think the heavier chimes would need the stiffer winds anyways. 

Cecilia is one of those people that likes to ring all the chimes in a store and then run leaving you standing there to get all the annoyed glances.  She's best only in kid-friendly stores *lol* 

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With the high-pitched ones, I prefer them very small and maybe off in a tree somewhere instead of on the porch.  I like to light sound of the tinkling in the background.  But, like JB, I do prefer the deeper tones.  I've never had one of the large ones, but I think I would love it.  We do have alot of wind here but it's not constant and I think the heavier chimes would need the stiffer winds anyways. 

Cecilia is one of those people that likes to ring all the chimes in a store and then run leaving you standing there to get all the annoyed glances.  She's best only in kid-friendly stores *lol* 

That is why I get along so well with her. Right before Christmas I was in stuff mart and threw a Duck Dynasty Stuffed Thing (a bearded thing with eyes or something) back over my shoulder and was a shoe-in to hit my daughter...

Wellllll, excuse the pun, she ducked.

It hit a lady walking behind her...I ran.

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How funny!  Yep, I can see you doing that.

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Has to be the right sound. But mostly no. When I am sitting on the patio and the wind picks up...they drive me crazy and I go take them down.

I have same problem with loud ticking and chime clocks. We are painting right now and hubby took down the chime clock my mom gave us 33 years ago for wedding present. It has not run in 13 years because I can't stand to hear the chimes on the hour and half hour especially in the middle of the night.  So he may just replace the innards with a cheap clock movement so no sounds.

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Has to be the right sound. But mostly no. When I am sitting on the patio and the wind picks up...they drive me crazy and I go take them down.

I have same problem with loud ticking and chime clocks. We are painting right now and hubby took down the chime clock my mom gave us 33 years ago for wedding present. It has not run in 13 years because I can't stand to hear the chimes on the hour and half hour especially in the middle of the night.  So he may just replace the innards with a cheap clock movement so no sounds.

I remember the torture growing up hearing chimes on the hour when staying at relatives over the holidays, I never slept.

The key to me is to have the heavier wind chimes that only chime when it is a big wind. I went ballistic on the site listening to the different pentatonic chimes. The one we have here I just love, it is a deep tone and I listen to it when the wind picks up and it is very soothing.

So I agree, the twinkly type are annoying. The right sound is what works.

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We have way too much air moving here for chimes.  When we first arrived we hung a heavy chime near the garden so I could listen to it as I sat on the garden bench.  The darn thing (made of heavy metal) kept blowing off the tree and eventually the little clapper thingy just disconnected and blew off altogether. 

But on a porch, at a B+B with rocking chairs and a gentle breeze? (Sound familiar JB?) Yes, a wind chime would be charming.  Like a flag, you might want to take it down at night if there are rooms nearby that might be disturbed by the noise.

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I consider the wind chime noise to be like a warning system. Like the bells on buoys. It's weird but there you go.

We have guests who complain about the church chimes that toll on the hour and half hour. They stop at 9 PM and pick up again at 8 AM. Yeesh people. I love that sound!

My bedside clock ticks. It's the right pitch so I find it soothing.

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Madeleine wrote:

I consider the wind chime noise to be like a warning system. Like the bells on buoys. It's weird but there you go.

We have guests who complain about the church chimes that toll on the hour and half hour. They stop at 9 PM and pick up again at 8 AM. Yeesh people. I love that sound!

My bedside clock ticks. It's the right pitch so I find it soothing.

We have a bell tower on our corner, and it is never on time. If it were on time I wouldn't have to keep checking it to see how far off it is all the time. haha But there goes a train whistle...another one of my faves that you can hear when the leaves are down quite well...not the thump thump thump of the tracks - not today anyway.

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We no longer have train whistles. This is now a 'quiet zone'. Oh well. No more alarm clock.

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Not the 'twinkly' ones. I like lower pitched as well. Too dang windy here, tho, they'd never shut up!

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