… but I hope you enjoy looking at what customers have done with salvaged leaded lights I have rescued and sent to them. Although I wish these would be retained within the original properties I am pleased that they can at least be reused in the following ways.
I’m fascinated with the American phenomena of the wrap around porch. In little England this is less common and far less likely that we would sit out on a rocking chair overlooking a “yard”. Here Laura has truly blended Anglo/American architecture.
“Hi Richard, Probably 4 years ago I came over and bought some glass from you for our little garden house. I knew I would be a long time sending you pictures I promised. The roof is a green roof, those 6 pack plugs which the garden centre plants come in, filled with compost, fitted into the roof frame and covered in gravel once planted, in it’s 3rd year. More or less put the roof on and filled the sides afterwards. Anyway, now finished, a lovely space and a great use for windows. Best wishes for your continued success and many thanks for providing the raw materials for our ‘Glass House’ great for having coffee in the fresh air on especially on colder days.” Graham – Oxfordshire.
Here’s set R931 which I sent to Tara in Virginia, USA …
… and here’s what she did!
Stuart’s summer house – Putney, UK.
internal side (R618)
Carla – North Carolina, USA.
What I like about the above photo is the contrast between new and old. Carla has mounted the window sashes exactly as I sent them – she has not repainted the frames. She also chose an art deco design which I think suits the linear arrangement of everything in the room.
Louis – Tennessee, USA. (R370b)
Colin from Hitchin “I thought you might be interested to see how I used the piece of leaded stained glass I recently purchased from you. The oak door is original to the house and dates from 1926 and I have removed the top section of the door to let in the leaded light. The hall is now much less gloomy. I attached the stained glass to a frosted glass double glazed panel using bathroom translucent sealant before installing using offcuts from the bit of door I removed and sealant.”
Mike Bennett – Marple Bridge near Stockport
Mike says: “…looking as if it hasn’t been touched for 100 years. And that is a comment from a neighbour. Several people – some strangers have complimented the result.”
I recently put this bullion pane on top of my bookshelf so that it was out of the way as they don’t stack easily! I thought it would look good as an ornament due to the distinctive “bulge”. But in the evening I noticed the reflection of the glass ripples on the wall! One of […]
Here’s a crate that safely arrived this week in Edmonton, AB (Canada). Sometimes when I’ve finished packaging an order for shipment I think to myself, this packaging is as much a work of art as the stained glass! But here’s some of the treasure Natasha received: Natasha says “The windows have arrived and are in […]
Here’s what Kathy did with a pair she received from me yesterday. I sent them to her home in Philadelphia. These were only despatched with DHL on 28th November* Kathy says “Wow!! I can’t believe they are here already! This set fits even more perfectly in our space than I had pictured. Wish I had […]
I admit maintaining traditional windows and other wooden features on even a modest 1920s three-bed semi is hard work. Ideally a new layer of paint should be applied every 5 – 10 years. But I think it’s worth it. Each time I’ve done this some passer-by feels it necessary to make the useful suggestion that […]
I cherish my Led-mobile. When on tour collecting treasure, I sometimes work from my vehicle measuring and cleaning the stock. This saves me time so I don’t have to process when I return to headquarters. My 25 year old Toyota Estima import is just as reliable today as it was when I bought it in […]
5 thoughts on “Customer reuse ideas”
Loved seeing all the ideas
Fantastically inspiring, as Richard suggests!
Wow, your salvaged glass pieces are extraordinary beautiful. I can’ wait until I received the piece I ordered this evening. I know exactly where I would like to place it. Love the pics of all the pieces people have found to display them. Love the history of the pieces that have been rescued and where the came from.
I really love seeing what ideas people have and how they have used their beautiful Stained Glass! I recently sold my favorite piece of stained glass from a stable outside of Paris. It was a present from an old boyfriend and I was getting married to someone else. Now, years later I so regret my selling it. It was a one of a kind large Horse that resembled my horse of years ago. Now I am without it and divorced. I bought a piece from you Richard and I am hoping to buy many more to help fill the hole in my heart of the lost Horse. I will send a pic of the piece when I put it up and I thank you for helping me start to fill that hole and collect the items that I truly love. Thanks, Sharon Stratford
What ingenuity everyone has in displaying these beautiful and priceless art pieces! Such inspiring ways to make everything old, new again! I will always treasure mine!💜