Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stained Glass

I LOVE stained glass!

In our last house, I had a very large transom window in the Master Bedroom. It was beautiful for lying in bed, watching the moon & stars at night. But it was a killer in the morning! Since it faced east, the full sun would fall right in the middle of the bed, just in time to interrupt a “sleep in” morning.

I wish I had owned a digital camera then! (I may have a paper photo of it somewhere…) I found the basic pattern in a book, changed the design slightly and it was gorgeous! It served its purpose well and adorned the room for 7 years! I hated to leave it when we moved, but it didn’t fit anywhere in my current home. I hope the new owners love it as much as we did!

So started my "affair" with stained glass

One of my first projects in this house was to have a stained glass window made for our front door sidelight. I wanted something that would obscure the view into the house slightly, but not block the view out completely.

During our driving trip across country in the fall of ’06, I got to visit Williamsburg, VA for the first time. I fell in love with the pineapple motif there. The result was this window. Just what I wanted!

Next, I have 4 big transom windows (over 4 big regular windows) in my kitchen. As with the one in my former MBR, they are great for light. But…they also face east. And in the Sacramento area, by 9 am, the sun beating in these windows has the kitchen/family room area heating up like crazy!

Do YOU see an opportunity here? Me too! I am having stained glass windows made for them! I have received two so far, the second one just yesterday.

They will tell a kind of story. From left to right, the first is a mountain meadow with a river.

The next is a foothills scene, reminding me of the area where we live.

The third and fourth will be valley & coast scenes. Below, you can see the progress.

I was going to wait until all are done to show them off, but I can’t do it! I am so happy with them, I have to share…Enjoy! ©



  1. Theresa @ Take A Sentimental JourneyMay 17, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    Oh Chris , those windows are so pretty ! You are going to enjoy those so much .

  2. What beautiful stained glass windows.

    Irma :)

  3. How beautiful?! I love stained glass, too. I hae old stained glass windows just hanging in two of my windows.


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