Give the Gift of Stained Glass This Holiday Season

gift box opening with confetti

With the holidays coming up, many are beginning to keep an eye out for those perfect gifts to make their loved ones happy. This year, consider giving custom stained glass. Stained glass windows make a fantastic gift for any event, not to mention the thought and care that comes with giving that gift to someone. Below… Read more »

Popular Stained Glass Designs

a stained glass piece Cumberland Stained Glas smade, depicting the number "218"

Stained glass is a beautiful addition to any home or business. While some opt for a set design, having the option for customization is a great benefit of going with us here at Cumberland Stained glass. If you’re stuck with thinking of designs for your custom stained glass piece, or you are curious to know… Read more »

3 Fun Facts About Stained Glass

stained glass window in a medieval church

Whether you’ve only seen stained glass in religious buildings or have some in your own home, you know just how special and ornate it is. From early Egyptians to modern businesses, stained glass has always been a part of humanity. Below are three fun facts about stained glass you may not have known! The First… Read more »

Three of The Most Famous Stained Glass Pieces

Image of the Chartres Cathedral stained glass

Stained glass is typically thought of as only being in churches. There are world-famous stained glass pieces all over the world, and while some are in churches, many had their start in estates and museums. No matter where they are from or where they reside, they are all beautiful works of art. Below are three… Read more »

Ways to Make Stained Glass a Focal Point of Your Home

A custom made stained glass panel with gradient in center

Stained glass is beautiful enough to stand out on its own. Whether you want to decorate around the existing stained glass or get a new piece of stained glass in your home, there are some tricks to ensure that your glass awes everyone who enters! Evaluate Your Glass If you are new to stained glass,… Read more »

Signs it is Time to Restore Your Stained Glass

Restoration of a stained Glass window done by Cumberland stained glass

Whether stained glass came with your home or business, or you purchased or were gifted it, it is important to keep an eye on it! Of course, you probably look at it daily, however it is important to look for general signs of aging and wear. It can be hard to determine what you can… Read more »

3 Reasons to Give Stained Glass as a Wedding Gift

A beautiful Floral Stained Glass Piece by Cumberland Stained Glass

If you’re attending a wedding soon, you probably have already begun to think about what to gift. While some couples opt for a registry, many leave it up to you to decide! There are many standard wedding gift guides around, but consider giving a stained glass piece instead of running the risk of getting the… Read more »

Why Stained Glass is Used In Churches

Stained Glass Window In Church

If you’ve ever been in or around a church, you’ve likely admired the beautiful stained glass works of art that can be seen proudly displayed throughout. While these stained-glass pieces are certainly beautiful and bring an artistic presence to each church they are housed in, there are a few more reasons why they are so… Read more »

The Incredible History of Stained Glass

Religious Stained Glass

While stained glass has become a fixture in our society, being seen in churches, businesses and homes throughout the world, there was a time not so long ago when these unique pieces were nearly wiped from our culture. In this blog we will discuss the long-ago beginnings of stained glass, the struggles that nearly brought… Read more »

How to Protect Your Older Stained Glass from Damage

Three stained glass panes in a church

Stained glass windows have been a fixture in churches, businesses and homes for generations, dating back over a thousand years. Older stained glass found in the United States was mostly installed in churches throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries and in private homes to a lesser extent throughout the same era. Craftsmen dedicated tedious… Read more »