Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Look What I Found!

I have three windows here at
Buttermilk Cottage
that I have planned to someday
fill with stained glass
since I bought the house
six years ago.
This past weekend I got lucky
and found the piece for one window!


This window is on a landing

as you come downstairs and
overlooks a not so attractive roof.
Last year I had the windows
replaced (better insulation)
with unadorned glass because I knew
at some point I wanted stained/leaded glass here.



This is the window from the front entry.


This is a shot of the window from the back

staircase in the kitchen.
The window lets in light to an otherwise
dark staircase, and has made a nice
ledge for some violet pots.
Otherwise, it hasn't added much
in the way of beauty.




But look at it now!

I was delighted to find a panel
of leaded clear glass
that fits the space nicely.
What an improvement!
Now all I need to do is find a new place
for my violets.
I'm linking this post to
All Things Inspired at All Things Heart and Home
Boring to Better at Savvy Southern Style
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday...Crafts
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

22 comments:

Stitchfork said...

Perfect for that window! Love the design.
xo Cathy

Karen said...

Oh how beautiful. I love stained & leaded glass. I've been searching for a not so "mint condition" piece to hand & anchor from the gazebo on my deck. I haven't been able to find it. But, this piece is gorgeous & just what the spot needed! Also, loved seeing the wood work in your home, just absolutely beautiful.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It's beautiful. Love the design.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Susan, that is gorgeous. I bet it is really pretty when the sun comes through and creates prisms.

The Sewing Loft said...

This is a perfect piece for your window. Lovely!

Barb

Brenda Kula said...

That's a gorgeous piece you found! You know I love that quilt I glimpse over there too.
Brenda

Marilyn said...

Great piece! And such a nice fit. Lucky you to have found it. ♥♫

Dawn said...

I love - but then I am a stained glass nut. Perfect spot for it.

Shirley said...

I really like your window. It is pretty and the violets are so pretty. They reminded me of the ones that my mother use to grow. She had a wonderful green thumb and could get anything to grow even if you thought it was dead. I bet your window is pretty with the sun. Have a great day. A Missouri Friend.

Shelia said...

Oh,my goodness - that window is beautiful! Love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lesley said...

What a beautiful window! It looks like it's always been there. Love your violets too. Mine always die. I know why.. I water them too much. I know they thrive on 'tough love' but I can't bear to think of them being thirsty, so I water them ....and then they die. Every time I get violets I swear I won't do it again, but I do. (big sigh!)

Robin said...

Gorgeous! Yes it's just perfect!!!
xo
Robin

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love it!! And so lucky that it fit so perfectly! Just gorgeous!

Lou Cinda

{northern cottage} said...

awesome find! I just love the name of your blog - go inviting!

abby jenkins said...

Amazing, it looks like it was made for that spot! I'll take the violets if they need a good home :^)

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

I love it and it looks so good in its new space.

Jeanne Selep said...

I love the stained glass windows. They can add such beauty to an otherwise 'bland window'. Yours is GREAT.

http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2010/03/stained-glass-treasure.html

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a beautiful window and a perfect place for it on the landing. I am seeing a frenchy chair I love too.
Hugs,
Sherry

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How pretty...you have it at a great location. I would love to have you join me at my weekly party…it’s NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS…hope to see ya there:)

Blessings,
Linda

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful window!!! And I must add, gorgeous violets too.


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...............Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

PERFECT! You have given this darling window a good home!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

That is gorgeous and a fantastic find!! It looks perfect where it is- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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