Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stained Glass

Bonjour from Campagne Maison

I previously had six of these glass window panes but somehow during our move, four of them "mysteriously" disappeared. I think they are floating around in outer space somewhere with all the other things of mine that have "mysteriously" disappeared over time.

Please tell me that I am not the only blogger whose husband isn't really "into" all their wonderful junk finds. Mine sees only what he is looking at with his own two eyes and NOT what my two eyes are seeing thru my imagination. And, when I say: "YOU can make me a frame to mount these and I will hang them in the window and the sun will shine thru them and fill the rooms with beautiful rainbows of color"...etc..., he backs up and walks in the opposite direction. I don't let him get too much over on me however, because at our former home, his shed/shop was almost as big as our entire house. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary for him to have at least two junk automobiles sitting inside there waiting to be "restored". Anyway, ladies...I think you get my drift.

I spotted these glass art pieces at a church auction. The owner, who was also the pastor of the church, owned rental property and was into "flipping" houses. These windows were on an addition to a home that he was remodeling to "flip". The artist had gone to great lengths to replicate the existing original stained glass windows in other areas of the house and he said he hated to see them destroyed. They have aged and the plastic paint is cracking in areas. I have the supplies to repaint them BUT I love them just like they are!

And, this past week I was finally successful in getting the DH to make me frames for the two remaining pieces of glass and I got them hung up in the windows and the sun shines thru them filling the room with beautiful rainbows of color" ...........ahhhhhhhh....I love it when a plan comes together!

Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit today. We love having company.

Au revoir,


Musings of a Sea Witch said...

Love your stained glass finds. There is nothing like warm rays of sunlight filtering through colored glass. To see the reflection on hardwood floors, carpet or the stretched out bellies of family felines who must capture the last piece of warmth from a window. I so enjoy your blog. Sea Witch

Anonymous said...

I really like the stained glass. I bet it really lights up the room when the sun comes through them. Can you describe it? I know you like bright colors and so do I. Your plan came through. Does it give you a warm feeling? I love reading your blog and checking out your neck of the woods.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Jacque , no I haven't even touched my free finds yet . Honey bunny is keeping me busy on the road hunting parts for a 53 chevy truck ! Can't you tell I am so excited ? LOL .

I think that window is gorgemous !

Barb said...

What a talented woman you are. Love the stained glass and the concrete...OMG. I wish you lived close by. Think of all the projects (trouble) we could get into-hehe.

Your goodies from sea witch are fab. You deserve every single thing!


Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Awesome job. It turned out beautifully. Jacque I checked out your Bonnet Top post...WOW! I love it. It's beautiful. Thanks. Have a great day.