Through The "Stained" Looking Glass
Of all the architectural pieces that we salvage, none capture our attention and mesmerize us the way a beautiful piece of stained glass does. Gazing through a multi colored window as the suns rays penetrate the textured glass panes is fascinating. Being makers ourselves, we are awed by the creativity of artists as well as the creative process it takes to produce these works of art. Through the years, we have had many stunning pieces pass through our showroom including this 200 year old window shown above.
We love this quote from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." There is a romance between the mediums used in the creation of stained glass. While the fragments of colored glass completely contrast with the copper foil or lead came, they are still dependent on one another... it is the seamless intertwining of the two that creates a stunning work of art.
The history of manmade glass dates all the way back to 2625 BC with the discovery of glass Egyptian beads. The earliest surviving example of pictorial stained glass is the 10th century Head of Christ. Fragments were excavated in 1912 from Lorsch Abbey in Germany. In addition to it's sheer beauty, there is so much rich history surrounding stained glass it is impossible for us not to love it!
We have received several gorgeous pieces of stained glass recently. To view all of our incredible windows and to see more detailed pictures of them, visit our website at www.sa1969.com or stop by our showroom. The stained glass can be found on the Antique Windows page. Our showroom is open Tuesday - Friday from 9am till 5pm and Saturday from 10am till 4pm. Closed Sunday, Monday by appointment only.
August 8, 2014, Vol. 112
Dr. Gudger's Roast
Last week, Dr. Garlan Gudger, Sr. was honored at the 3rd Annual Fundraising Roast hosted by Victim Services of Cullman. There was an incredible turnout of friends, family, former colleagues and football players from his coaching days. The evening was filled with fun stories and reminisces of "the good ole days." Dr. Gudger was touched by all the kind words and well wishes and would like to thank every one who attended as well as those who worked tirelessly organizing the event. The evening was a success and the best part was that money was raised which will be used to help support victims of domestic and sexual violence.
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