Finish Your Basement Right With Stained Glass Windows

Posted November 14th, 2016 by ssgadmin

Stained Glass Basement Windows

Windows in basements are great for allowing in a small bit of natural light and making the basement a more comfortable homey atmosphere. But let’s face it, the view from a basement window is never all that great. Nobody wants to look out of a window, basement or otherwise, and get a view of a concrete window well or a ground level view of their own yard. This is especially true if you have taken the time to refinish your basement and are trying to make it that much more of a livable space. A solution to ugly basement window views is the addition of stained glass. Without a doubt the best way to add to the decor of your refinished basement while at the same time blocking unsightly window wells is a custom designed, custom fit, stained glass windows for your basement.

Scottish Stained Glass: The Basement Stained Glass Expert

Whether you have an idea in mind for your basement windows that you would like to refine or would like to have a custom design to match your basement’s decor, Scottish Stained Glass has the services you need. We offer over 600 color options to our customers and have in-house designers to help you with the design process from start to finish. We know how important it is to keep the natural light shining into your basement, so we also offer a large variety of clear textured and frosted glass as well. Scottish Stained Glass employs only the highest quality stained glass craftsmen, so your custom windows will come precision fit to your individual windows–meaning no drafts come winter. We believe in combining the old world traditions with the latest stained glass innovations, resulting in the best looking, longest lasting stained glass around. With over two decades of experience creating and installing stained glass windows, we are the best in the biz! Contact us today for a free consultation about adding that finishing touch to your basement and see the difference experience makes!

The World’ Most Beautiful Stained Glass Windows Part 4

Posted November 12th, 2016 by ssgadmin

Those who came to the “New World”  brought with  them traditions, styles, and ideas from around the world, creating a wonderful collage of ideas and aesthetics.   Stained glass is one of those elements of style we inherited from across the pond.  Stained glass windows  grace the structure of  many churches in the United States; some even stand out as the world’s finest.  The stained glass in the chapels of the U.S. bear more of  a resemblance to the windows we see in old world Europe, but true to the spirit of the ingenuity of American people, these windows are in a blended style all our own. Take for instance the Windows of the Chapel of Thanksgiving, Dallas, Texas.  The abstract pattern of glass panes is similar in style to those in South America, while the rising spiral is reminiscent or Moorish architecture.   These two seemingly opposite styles blend beautiful and are only further elevated by the use of strongly European colors.

We see a much more traditional chapel stained glass on The Temple Emanu-El in New York City.  On the glass itself, we see patterns and styles that mirror  ancient  Jewish Synagogue art, housed in arches that are familiarly Roman Cathedral-like.  This Temple elegantly reflects the face of the City of New York itself, a beautiful city painted bright by diversity.

 

 

Stained glass is as much a part of the fabric of America as the diversity of people.  While stained glass may mean different things to different religions and people, they are treasures to all and as such must be cherished and preserved.  These truths are something Scottish Stained Glass takes to heart. Since we work in stained glass restoration, stained glass construction, and stained glass repair, we understand the value of these precious relics. We have restored, repaired and built stained glass in Utah and the rest of the United States for decades and our passion for all things stained glass shows. If you are looking for stained glass repair, restoration or construction and live in Park City, Lehi, Summit Park or anywhere else in the Salt Lake City area contact us today for a free consultation. When it comes to stained glass we are Utah’s  premier restoration, repair and manufacturing company and you will see the difference experience makes when you work with us.

The World’s Most Beautiful Stained Glass Part 3

Posted November 12th, 2016 by ssgadmin

The Middle East and even some parts of North Africa are some of the oldest still intact windows in the world. As beautiful as they are ancient, they represent stories and sometimes even lessons from different religions.  While the symbols and  religious significance may vary, one common thread in these windows is the intensely respectful  dedication to the art of form; fine craftsmanship being ubiquitous among them.    The tradition of religious stained glass windows being the peak of glass art expression transferred easily to the new world.  South America can make a case for some of the finest crafted stained glass windows the world.   The Cathedral of Maringa in Brazil is a shinning example of an absolutely stunning feat of glasswork work , and one in a markedly different style and tone than that of the old world.  As pictured below, the bright colors seem to rise, almost towering over the viewer in a color pallet akin to the bright foliage of the Amazon River Valley, pulling eyes upward in a prayerful gaze towards heaven.     Another South American stunner, he Santuario Dom Bosco in Brazil, is unlike any other stained glass you have ever seen.  The monochromatic magnificence of the cathedral stained glass windows bathe the chapel in ethereal azure light, giving it nothing less than a deeply moving ambiance.  Again, in the spirit of the new world, this religious stained glass makes use of abstract, almost Picassoesque shapes in sharp contrast to the old world tradition of literal figures.

 

 

Where ever stained glass is found, church, chapel or synagogue, the artistic and spiritual value is there.  These precious works of art and remembrance are of the utmost importance to keeping our history preserved.  These truths are something Scottish Stained Glass takes to heart. Since we work in stained glass restoration, stained glass construction, and stained glass repair, we understand the value of these precious relics. We have restored, repaired and built stained glass in Kansas for decades and our passion for all things stained glass shows. If you are looking for stained glass repair, restoration or construction and live in Parkville, Overland Park, Olathe, Prairie Village, Leawood or anywhere else in the Kansas City/Metro area, contact us today for a free consultation. When it comes to stained glass we are Kansas’s premier restoration, repair and manufacturing company and you will see the difference experience makes when you work with us.

The World’s Most Beautiful Stained Glass Part 2

Posted November 9th, 2016 by ssgadmin

The stained glass windows in Europe, namely, Italy, France, England and Belgium are truly sights to behold. The colors, texutres and patterns are a hallmark of a bygone gothic and medevil eras. These illuminted works of art tell us a story in ways only the eyes can understand. However, stained glass spans many more centuries and geographies besides Europe. The Middle East is actually home to many awe inspiring works of stained glass housed in mosques. The iconography in these windows in obviously much different but ancient none the less. The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, also known as the “pink mosque” is a shining expample of exemplirary age old symbols on stained glass. While the mosque itself was built in the 1800’s the patterns and symbols are some of the oldest on record. As the picture below shows, the mosque includes brightly stained glass in its facade and traditional elements such as the Panj Kāse (“five concaved”) design.

Just as the Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque is known as the pink mosque, the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Turkey is known, as the blue mosque for much the same reason–blue colored tile surrounding its stained glass. The Blue Mosque, constructed between 1609 and 1616 contains Ahmed’s tomb, a madrasah and a hospice. It is said, at night the mosque is bathed in blue as moonlight from the stained glass windows floods the mosque’s five great domes.

These mosques are wonderful examples of the how stained glass varies from religion to religion and from location to location but it’s breathtaking beauty stays the same. Scottish Stained Glass appreciates the beauty and history of these ancient stained glass windows. Since we work in stained glass restoration, stained glass construction, and stained glass repair, we understand the value of these precious relics. We have restored, repaired and built stained glass in Texas for decades and our passion for all things stained glass shows. If you are looking for stained glass repair, restoration or construction and live in the Denver, Aurora, Fort Collins or Colorado Springs area, contact us today for a free consultation. When it comes to stained glass we are Colorado’s premier restoration, repair and manufacturing company and you will see the difference experience makes when you work with us.

Great Churches of the World: Notre-Dame de Paris

Posted November 8th, 2016 by ssgadmin
cathedral notre dame de paris

The Notre-Dame de Paris is a Catholic cathedral located on the Île de la Cité in Paris, France that was constructed in the year 1163. It is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris and houses some of the most important Catholic relics, including the Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Cross, and one of the Holy Nails. The cathedral has an incredibly important role in classic literature because of its setting in the famous novel written by Victor Hugo in 1831. It’s also considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in the world.
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