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A Virtual Penny For Your Thoughts...

14 March 2010

I have a scheme budding in my brain, and I would like your opinion. 
 I will try to explain how this scheme works into what I am planning to do on Thursday.  
But first I wonder,
 what you think of stained glass? 

Love it or leave it?
Would it be something you replaced if you bought a new house?

Now I must say I am NOT talking about Bambi living eternally in my stained glass window, 
or even cheesy flowers prints from the 80's.  What I like is more of the geometric designs, 
without the "riot of colors" name that movie (love it).  

This is the image that got me thinking about stained glass, it is from Young House Love.

I like a few of these images that I found at www.stainedglassandmore.com, not necessarily the colors, 
but you get the picture right?  Good.  I am glad we understand each other!

 I love this pattern, but the clear glass won't work for what I am thinking of.
I love Celtic knots lately.  They make me want to do a jig by a big pot of gold,... 
or maybe it is the big pot of gold that makes me want to do a jig, either way!
I think I might actually be able to make this one, for real.
I admit, I have two nature scenes that I really like,
 the one above and then there is this below:

So, what are your opinions?
Love it, Hate it? 
Like this style but not that?

Tell me what you think!  I can't wait to hear your thoughts!


Pink Princess March 14, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

I like it, not love but like. Mind you, I DO love the more less is more types like in your first aND THIRD picture ♥Sort of art deco type, that I do love.
My late uncle was a stained glass artist. He made church windows for a living and lamps etc as a hobby before they started their restaurant in Canada

Ashley March 14, 2010 at 7:45 AM  

i definitely like some of the geometric ones. i think they add character to a house & would leave it

Angel March 14, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

I love it when it matches the period of the house and it's original. Especially if it's craftsmen. If it's just something that a previous owner had added to give their house some character and it looks gaudy, then I'd probably remove it.

Hartwood Roses March 14, 2010 at 7:49 AM  

Love it ... especially the first image! I collect old stained glass windows, mainly the English ones from the early 20th century. In fact, the logo for my business came from an old stained glass window that hangs in my office. A crayon rubbing, scanner, and a bit of photoshop ... and, voila!

Tru March 14, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

I like the Celtic Knot one, but I agree with some color. Is there a way you can do a mock up, maybe with some colored cellophane or something to see if it would look good where you want to put it?

Erin March 14, 2010 at 8:33 AM  

I love the clear glass one. I'd love it even more with colors. MY favorite though is the first nature scene. It's beautiful.

whitey March 14, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

Love stained glass I have had an idea to put in windows that really do not lead to an outside wall it is a wall that leads into the garage. Was going to start looking for two matching stained glass pictures then cut into sheet rock and back light it so it appears that the light is natural. But after seeing the top picture maybe I should just look for one and center it in the wall instead.

Bohemian Gypsy Goddess March 14, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

I absolutely LOVE stained glass, and always wished for a home with a great big stained glass front door, or a cool window with it. Some pieces are so gorgeous, just breathtaking! I have some small (12" or under) hanging pieces like "Sun catcher" style, in shapes I like, that were handmade, a crescent moon, wild heart, etc...so YES I would keep any that I was lucky enough to have in my new home :) xoxo

Anonymous,  March 14, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

I love stained glass. I wish the window in our shower [guest bath] was stained glass!

I am like you. I don't like the cheesy-retro flowers.. etc. I like the kind of the first picture you showed. As far as the other pics I really like the style of the 2nd one and the ones with the tree's are really neat and very pretty!

Brianne March 14, 2010 at 9:47 AM  

Some I love, some I just like, and some I HATE. It really depends on the style, the color, the design, etc. It also has to "go" with the surrounding design of the home.

Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil March 14, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

I really like the simple, colored squares. I like some of the patterns too in clear glass.

Kelli March 14, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

I love it, I even love the 80's stuff because some of the pieces you find had some real workmanship put into them. Would I decorate my house with it? Probably not, it wouldn't fit our tastes, but I love seeing it in other peoples homes!

Nalamienea March 14, 2010 at 10:33 AM  

That last image of the fall-coloured trees makes my heart SING! I adore it!! The original craftsman style windows that were made with real lead I can appreciate and I probably wouldn't replace them. The more modern ones with the super bright colours though I think I would avoid. There's my penny's worth! :)

Carrie March 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

I have to admit that I'm a leave it girl. Just can't get into it. Seem 1970s to me... and not in a good way.

Cas March 14, 2010 at 3:42 PM  

I myself have some yucky glass front cabinets and have been debating if I could make some stained glass to go in them...I like the one that kinda looks like a quilt..Can't wait to see what you do.

Joyce March 14, 2010 at 4:05 PM  

I love love love stained glass. Even the old church scenes, Im a sucker for it, its beautiful.
I love the top tree scene you have most. In Australia you see a lot of these kookaburras/kingfishers in doors, I want some when I have my own place! http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FHKx_zMtYAA/SRJb7ogLD0I/AAAAAAAAASg/jvokq6uxPzE/S220/kookaburra+leadlight+copyright(2).jpg

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless March 14, 2010 at 4:12 PM  

I love the less is more. I actually like the ones with clear glass all over or clear with maybe one or two pieces of color.
This is one I have at home and I love the simplicity of it:

Low Tide High Style March 14, 2010 at 4:52 PM  

I think like all art, it just depends on the individual piece of stained glass. I created a transom above the doorway in our kitchen so that I could have a custom stained glass piece made for it (still not done yet!). And I've been awestruck by stained glass in old homes and churches so I guess I'm a lover not a hater!

Kat :)

Melodie March 14, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

I am a big fan of stained glass. In fact, my mother-in-law is making a piece for our new home. I agree with you though, I am a fan of more subtle designs and colours.

Beautifully Inspired March 14, 2010 at 5:15 PM  

I like the stained glass. The very first picture I would actually see in my house. I do also think less is more!



jenjen March 14, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

I am not a huge fan of stained glass. Although sometimes it looks wonderful. I think I prefer clear stained glass. Or really pale colors. I can't wait to see what you're dreaming up!


Sarah Sarniak March 15, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

I love stained glass. Some of the pieces with a lot of color can be too much for me, but with just splashes of color or muted tones, they can be so pretty as an accent to a room.

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