Things to Keep in Mind When Restoring Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows Restoration

People often love older homes because they’re more ornate than the plain ones being built today. Back then, between the late 1800s and early 1900s, it seems like beauty triumphed over function more often than not, and anytime you get a chance to see a well-preserved house or building from that bygone era, it’s well… Read more »

How Are Stained Glass Windows Appraised?

Stained Glass Windows

How are stained glass windows appraised? That’s a great question. How do you put a value on something that’s often seen as priceless? Whether stained glass is in a church, synagogue or house, it can be appraised by a professional from the American Consultation of Stained Glass, found online at Consultants Carrie Crow Thiele… Read more »

The Evolution of Stained Glass in the Art Deco Movement

Stained Glass Windows

The nice thing about the Northeast (places like Philly, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, New York City) is how much it grew in the 1920s and 1930s, to the point where many buildings from that era still stand today, showcasing the Art Deco period’s masterpieces like the Chrysler Building in NYC or Buffalo’s grand City Hall. Before Art… Read more »

Things to Know About Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows

Stained glass windows are perhaps most associated with Gothic churches, but lately stained glass has become popular in people’s everyday homes. There are variations on the stained glass window idea, from window panels to hangings and then some. Window panels add color to a room. They’re not a whole window, but that’s fine, as they’re… Read more »

When Should You Restore Stained Glass Windows?

Stained Glass Windows

When should you restore stained glass windows? Generally, lead does well for about 75 to 100 years and then it needs some attention, so if your stained glass windows have been around longer than you have on this earth, they might need some restoration work. In particular, with stained glass windows you’ll want to look… Read more »

How Stained Glass Windows can Improve the Look and Feel of Your Home

Residential Stained Glass Windows

For centuries stained glass windows have been associated with churches, right? Though many of today’s brand new churches opt for very simple, utilitarian design (looking like Wal-Marts!) there are plenty of older churches that make quite the artistic statement with their gorgeous windows and elements of design that help elevate the mood/spirit of all those… Read more »

A Fight to Preserve a Historical Set of Stained Glass Windows

York Minster Cathedral

Stained glass windows have been around for many centuries. These ornate windows, which have most commonly been used in places of worship, are known to have been used as early as the 7th century in Europe. One well-known example of ancient stained glass windows is at York Minster in York, England. A project is currently… Read more »

How Can Stained Glass Windows Benefit Your Business?

We live a Wal-Mart world where most things are utilitarian. Get people in, get people out, and don’t pay too much attention to what a place looks like, right? In an era of “big box stores,” it’s hard to find buildings and places that truly stand out from one another. If you’ve seen one Wal-Mart… Read more »

Why Stained Glass Windows Are a Wonderful Christmas Gift to Give

Custom stained glass window with flower

A long time ago, stained glass was for really rich people or for the church in town. Today, however, stained glass is readily available–at reasonable prices– to people who want it. As Christmas approaches, many people think of the beauty and wonder of God. Tis the season to remember the story of Christmas involving the… Read more »

Stained Glass Windows Are Becoming a Popular Home Décor Trend

For the longest time stained glass windows have been associated with churches, temples and mosques. Indeed, for hundreds of years the main places to find stained glass windows were chiefly houses of worship the world over. However, stained glass is starting to become popular for use in other public and private places, from restaurants to… Read more »