… 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.
“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.”
In the first week of December 2021 I went to Los Angeles. For the last two years there has never seemed like a good time so I thought what the hell! For the last 6 years I have felt a stronger connection to the USA as about half of my sales are to that country. […]
Last month I sent another large consignment to a trade dealer in the USA. Here’s what was in the above crates: These were chosen from my trade category but you can also select individually listed items and ask me for a combined crate shipping price. For a detailed commentary of how I go about packaging […]
I have never acquired so many large cuts of hammered from one set before! While hammered glass was commonly used, finding it in a “decent cut size” is another matter. It’s finds like this which remind me why I get a buzz out of this trade. Most people would look at old windows like these […]
One of my regular trade customers from the USA recently confirmed safe delivery of another big shipment. It was for 57 framed leaded lights and 24 frameless. I will always give a discount if someone is buying in this sort of quantity. On this occasion the treasure was sent in three crates. Here I will […]