What You Need To Know Before Your Colorado Springs Church Begins Its Antique Stained Glass Restoration Process

Posted November 17th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Many religious groups consider their stained glass an important part of their church. If a church is very old, the stained glass has likely been a part of the church for a long time and therefore has memories and sentimental value attached to it. Even stained glass windows that are newer or more modern may still be meaningful to a church due to their aesthetic value. Seeing the way that the sun floods in through the stained glass and sends beautiful colors and dancing rays of light across the floor and interior is almost a spiritual experience in itself. That’s why when stained glass windows begin to suffer due to age and deterioration, many churches opt for stained glass restoration.

At this point in time, many churches in the Colorado Springs area are due for stained glass restoration. Colorado Springs was founded in 1871 and therefore many of its churches and structures are well over a hundred years old. If stained glass has been around for over a century, it is likely due for some cleaning and minor repairs. With stained glass restoration, your Colorado Springs church can enjoy your beautiful stained glass windows for another hundred years.

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Benefits of Antique Stained Glass Restoration for Dallas Historic Homes, Restaurants and Hotels

Posted November 17th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Stained and leaded glass can be found in homes, churches, and establishments all across the country. In Dallas, stained glass can be found in historic areas like Munger Place, Oak Cliff, Preston Hollow, and Kessler Park. Today, many of these neighborhoods are over a century old and many stained glass windows in Dallas are nearing the point where they are now considered antiques.

For stained glass owners, there are considerable advantages from preserving antique pieces. Not only can antique stained glass significantly raise the resale value of a property, but it also provides privacy, creates an ambiance of elegance and refinement, and adds light and color to a room. However, in order for stained glass to stay in optimal condition, it usually needs to be cleaned and restored at least once in its lifetime. In this article, we’ll discuss the how and why behind antique stained glass restoration for Dallas property owners.

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How to get started with your Fort Worth home’s antique stained glass restoration project

Posted November 17th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Preparation: The Key To A Smooth Stained Glass Restoration

So you have decided to get the stained glass in your Fort Worth home restored. Good for you! You will be astonished at the life and luster that comes with stained glass restoration. Now that the decision is made, next will come the work and, like any job involving renovations and/or a contractor coming into your home, there are some things you can do to prepare your Fort Worth home. Below we have outlined a few suggestions for your preparations based on questions we get and advice we give to our customers.

How To Prepare For A Stained Glass Restoration

Should I stay in the house or leave?

We hear this question frequently and for something like home stained glass restoration, the answer is almost always–go ahead and stay. For the most part, stained glass restoration involves cleaning and scrapping. In the cases when more in-depth repair work needs to be done, most times we will be doing it off-sight in our studio.

Clear The Area Around Your Stained Glass Window

Since stained glass is breakable (although, no more so than normal glass) you will want the area to be completely clear so your stained glass restoration specialist can maneuver as easy as possible. Also Clear all ledges, shelves and in particularly, stairs.

Protect Your Furnishings And Keep Kids And Pets Away

Make sure you take a good look at the surrounding furnishings and fixtures near the stained glass window and cover anything you cannot move. Although most of the cleaners used to restore your stained glass are non-toxic– things like water stains are possible if things aren’t covered. Also, make sure to keep kids and pets away from the work area. Things like ladders, buckets, dirty rags, and even loose glass are all typical worksite items that could be dangerous for children and animals–even adults too!

Most importantly, if you have any question on stained glass restoration and/or crews, make sure to ask. At Scottish we are happy to answer any questions before, during and even after we restore your Fort Worth home’s stained glass. Contact us today for more information on stained glass restoration!

What You Need To Know Before Your San Antonio Church Begins Its Antique Stained Glass Restoration Process

Posted November 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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San Antonio is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful church stained glass windows in Texas. Few churches can compete with the stunning beauty of The Basilica of the Little Flower and its beautiful stained glass windows. The San Fernando Cathedral also boasts a breathtaking exterior, fashioned in the Roman Gothic style of architecture, and is made complete with a gorgeous rose window and ornate stained glass.

Stained glass windows are valuable to a church and its congregation for many reasons. In some cases, if the glass is particularly old and considered an antique, it can draw the attention of tourists and individuals looking for a special place to host weddings, baptisms, and other ceremonies. Individuals who regularly attend mass may feel that their spiritual experience is heightened by the beauty of the church’s stained glass windows and feel personally connected to them.

For these reasons, it’s important that churches take great care to preserve their antique stained glass. This includes attending to issues of deterioration when they arise. For San Antonio churches, stained glass restoration can greatly extend the lifetime of a stained glass window so that it can be enjoyed by future generations.

In this article, we’ll cover the details of what San Antonio churches need to know before beginning an antique stained glass restoration project.

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To Keep Or Replace: A Closer Look At The Value of Stained Glass in Austin Historic Homes

Posted November 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Stained glass windows can add considerable character and charm to a home. In Austin, stained glass is a very common feature in historic homes located in neighborhoods like Old Enfield, North University, Clarksville, Hyde Park, and Travis Heights.

Whether you’re the owner of a home with stained glass or are thinking about moving into a historic home with stained glass, you may have questions about whether or not your stained glass is worth keeping. Aesthetics aside, one factor that you may want to take into consideration when deciding whether to keep or replace your stained glass is value. Austin homes with stained glass that is old enough to be antique could be very valuable. However, the condition of the piece should also be taken into consideration.

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Keep the Character of Your Denver Victorian Home Intact By Restoring Stained Glass

Posted November 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Victorian homes in historic areas of Denver like Wash Park, Capitol Hill, and Park Hill are the stuff that dreams are made of. Wide wrap around porches, decorative railings, and a tall, narrow frame give a Victorian home a striking look that simply cannot be compared to modern styles of architecture.

Preserving the defining characters and stylistic elements of a Victorian home is usually important to most owners. While maintenance does need to be conducted in order to keep a home safe and energy efficient, most homeowners take great care to ensure that their renovations do not alter the overall character and appearance of their historic home.

This includes preserving all stained glass windows. Stained glass windows are extremely common in Victorian homes in Denver. However, stained glass does require restoration from time to time. Restoration not only helps to preserve the beautiful appearance of stained glass, but it also preserves its structural integrity and provides a way to quickly remedy damage or deterioration that has occurred.

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A Brief Guide on How to Interpret Church Stained Glass Biblical Messages

Posted November 7th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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You have likely seen stained glass windows in churches many times over your life. Perhaps you’re a part of a church that has stained glass windows. But have you ever stopped to think about what they mean or symbolize?

In this article we discuss church stained glass common symbols, messages, and colors used in the stained glass windows and what they mean.
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Where to Find Beautiful Church Stained Glass Windows in Kansas

Posted November 6th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Kansas has a strong religious community that spans all faiths, with a wide range of churches known for their remarkable stained glass. Below, we’ve detailed where Kansas church members can see breathtaking stained glass creations in houses of worship across the state.

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Exploring the History and Purpose of Church Stained Glass

Posted November 6th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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The history of church stained glass goes back over 1,000 years, with stained glass art captivating our spirits and enlivening faith inside of our houses of worship. More than the beautiful artistic vision it provides, stained glass adds value to your house of worship through its spiritual message.

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From Dallas to Barcelona: Stained Glass Masterpieces Around the World

Posted November 6th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Near and far, gorgeous examples of stained glass masterpieces exist in stunning settings, ranging from houses of worship and stately historic homes to ritzy hotels and artsy contemporary buildings. Below, we’ve outlined globally renowned stained glass artwork, as well as how you can achieve similarly breathtaking aesthetics in your own building, home, or church.

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Learning How To Interpret Church Stained Glass Biblical Messages

Posted November 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Within your church, stained glass may be seen as an ornament, beautifying your house of worship in a way that reflects faith. However, church stained glass is more significant than artistic decoration. Depending on the design, colors, and imagery used, you’ll find wonderful biblical messages within the stained glass in your house of worship.

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Exploring Modern Examples of Stained Glass Around the World

Posted November 1st, 2018 by Martin Faith

What Is Modern Stained Glass?

There are many ways stained glass can be styled, and artisans are getting more creative now than ever. Stained glass is an ancient art, with some of the oldest pieces being featured in Catholic churches, Victorian mansions, and palaces of Europe. Modern artists are combining the best features of traditional stained glass with a new twist to create delightful new pieces that could never before be imagined.

There are more ways to imagine stained glass for your Kansas City home, business, or church so it stands out whether it is located in River Market or Brookside. Take a look at some of these examples of modern stained glass from the New York Times and My Modern Met to inspire your next property update.

Modern Stained Glass for a Musem

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is a bold example of modern stained glass. Brightly colored stained glass covers almost the entirety of this example modern architecture, making it a hard-to-miss focal point in the city of Hilversum, in the Netherlands. In this behemoth work of stained glass, Dutch architects Willem Jan Neutelings and Michiel Riedijk critique of advertising and marketing, and reaffirm art for art’s sake.

Graphic Design Inspired Stained Glass

UK-based artist Flora Jamieson creates modern stained glass pieces inspired by graphic design, nature, organic forms, and geometry. She fuses her tastes which are more contemporary with the traditional art of stained glass to create colorful and cheery art like this one of birds and animals on a tree. Her favorite part of the stained glass crafting process is “selecting just the right tones and shades so that they sing out next to each other.”

See his Instagram here.

Modern Stained Glass in a Cathedral

These unique stained glass panels were created in 2009 by the late German artist Sigmar Polke for the Grossmünster Cathedral in Zürich. Unlike traditional stained glass, these decorative windows were created using thin slices of agate mosaics creating a colorful composition resembling geode crystals.

Scottish Stained Glass for Modern Stained Glass in Kansas City

Scottish Stained Glass is your go-to solution for stained glass not only Kansas City but the whole state of Kansas. We create custom stained glass works for residential, commercial, and religious properties. Scottish Stained Glass artisans have created over 10,000 custom pieces in a variety of styles from traditional stained glass to modern or contemporary stained glass. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like consultations for what might be the best fit for your building and tastes.

Why Stained Glass Lovers Should Add Sainte Chapelle To Their Paris Bucket List

Posted October 30th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass For True Stained Glass Lovers

Included in the culture of Denver is an admiration of beauty and a unique appreciation for history paired with a compelling sense of wanderlust. A trip to Sainte Chapelle, located in the center of the Île de la Cité in Paris, may seem a sidestep just several minutes walk from Notre Dame. However, the unparalleled examples of the church stained glass housed in its upper chapel will mesmerize with the marriage of High-gothic architecture and the scintillating beauty of light-play. Tucked into the grounds of the Palais de Justice, and a short distance from the famed French flower markets, Sainte Chapelle houses the unique and awesome beauty of 13th-century stained glass commissioned by Louis IX. The religious traveler will no doubt be richly rewarded with a visit to one of the locations that solidified France as a hub for Christian pilgrimage. A French holiday for those piqued by history or art appreciation would not be complete without the gemstone light-filled chapel in Sainte Chapelle either. This is a must visit location for the sunshine-loving Coloradan.

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Stained Glass In Colorado

A perfect way to memorialize your trip of a lifetime would be to bring the unique beauty of Paris back to Denver. Building upon hundreds of years of technique, and perfecting their proficiency with more than 20 years of experience in religious, commercial and home stained glass design Scottish Stained Glass are masters of design, installation and restoration. The beautiful Rocky Mountain light streaming through a unique piece of stained glass can set your Colorado home apart. With the convenience of locations in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs which service the Front Range and beyond, bring beautiful old-world art into your distinctive home. For a personalized collaboration to bring the beauty of Sainte Chapelle, or a more contemporary or prairie-style glass piece to your bright Colorado home. Contact the master artisans at Scottish Stained Glass today!

From London to Iran: Stained Glass Masterpieces Around the World

Posted October 29th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Amazing Stained Glass World Wide

Whether you are a stained glass expert or just someone who enjoys the beauty and splendor of this unique art form, there are a few stained glass masterpieces around the world that shouldn’t be missed. If you have the ability to travel to any of these destinations, you won’t regret it, for the awe-inspiring beauty of stained glass windows awaits.

Who had the idea to paint in glass? No one knows for sure, but the process of coloring glass can be dated back to ancient Egypt. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that stained glass developed as a major art form. Thankfully stained glass windows are durable, and thousands remain in tact for us to enjoy today, from London to Iran.

In London, be sure to check out Kings College Chapel, which is the chapel at King’s College in the University of Cambridge. The chapel is considered one of the best examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The more than a dozen large stained glass windows were completed in the early 1500s by Flemish artisans and are some of the grandest in the world.

The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is a 19th-century place of worship in Shiraz, Iran, that is a splendid example of Islamic architecture. Also known as the Pink Mosque, due to the prolific use of pink tiles in its interior design, Nasir al-Mulk features many colorful stained glass windows. If you are ever in Iran, be sure to add this mosque to your itinerary.

Scottish Stained Glass for Your Stained Glass Window Needs

In Fort Worth, Texas, we have many stained glass windows that add to the historic beauty of our city. For all your stained glass window needs, make sure to call Scottish Stained Glass. We are the Fort Worth stained glass window experts and have been designing, restoring, and repairing stained glass windows for years. Our passion for stained glass windows spans across the country and encompasses residential, religious, and commercial applications. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Best Stained Glass Churches: The Ultimate Bucket List for Stained Glass Lovers

Posted October 29th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Beautiful Stained Glass Churches

Stained glass windows in churches all over the world have been capturing our attention for centuries. If you are a true stained glass lover, you are probably aware of the following churches that are renowned for their stained glass masterpieces. However, if you haven’t been to the following churches and cathedrals, start making your travel plans now.

Here are three of the best churches for stained glass that should be on every stained glass lover’s bucket list!

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Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, is a large, Gothic Revival-style church built in 1870. The church features 11 Tiffany windows, in addition to several others. One of the famed stained glass windows created by Louis Comfort Tiffany is The Annunciation to the Shepherds. Tiffany used methods that had never been used before, like blending colors while the glass was still molten, producing a milky or opalescent effect. These stained glass windows must be seen in person to be truly appreciated.

 

There are many beautiful churches and cathedrals in Paris, but the Sainte-Chapelle, on Paris’s central Ile de la Cité, is a must-see for stained glass lovers. Sainte-Chapelle houses 15 tall stained glass windows which depict tales from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. For the patrons of the Middle Ages, this was their only method of learning the Holy Scriptures.

Augsburg Cathedral is another church that should be on every stained glass lover’s bucket list. This Romanesque Church in Augsburg, Germany, in the heart of Bavaria, boasts stained glass portraits of Moses, Daniel and other Biblical figures that have withstood the test of time.

Church Stained Glass Design and Restoration In San Antonio

Church stained glass can be seen all over the world, and even in our city of San Antonio. At Scottish Stained Glass, we can take care of all your San Antonio stained glass needs. San Antonio is a vibrant city rich in art, history and culture and, as much as the architecture unique to San Antonio, the church stained glass is part of the city. Scottish Stained Glass has been restoring church stained glass in San Antonio for years, as well as helping San Antonio homeowners create one-of-a-kind stained glass masterpieces in their homes. Contact us to help you with your church stained glass.

 

Texas Churches That Stained Glass Enthusiasts will Love

Posted October 24th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Texas is home to some of the oldest and most beautiful churches in the country. Architectural styles have been influenced by southern culture, Roman Gothic styles of architecture, Art Deco styles, and famous architects such as O’Neil Ford and Nicholas Clayton.

Many of Texas churches, both old and modern, are home to stunning stained glass windows. Colorful and luminous, stained glass windows are often viewed as the soul of a church, opening up its inner walls to the heavens and the sky. For centuries, stained glass has held its prominence in religious settings and Texas churches are no exception, especially since some of the oldest churches are hundreds of years old.

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The Ultimate Bucket List for Stained Glass Lovers

Posted October 24th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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There are very few things in this world that exceed the beauty of stained glass windows. Brilliant, dazzling, and intricately detailed, stained glass windows have an enchanting beauty and are reminiscent of a time long ago. The way they hold and capture light makes them resemble the precious multi-faceted gems in fine jewelry, instantly drawing one’s attention and holding it steadfast long after.

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Symbolism Behind Stained Glass Color in Churches

Posted October 19th, 2018 by Martin Faith

The Beautiful Art Form Of Stained Glass In Churches

There is literally no arguing that stained glass is one of the most lovely and aged art forms that we still enjoy today. While it is very popular on homes in the Fort Collins areas, it is also incredibly prolific on churches around the world. These amazing church stained glass windows are bold, bright and brilliant and have a much deeper purpose than you might expect. That’s right, while the amazing colors on church stained glass windows may just appear to be something lovely–there is much more in the way of meaning to these windows than meets the eye!

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The Deep Meaning In The Colors Of Stained Glass

Stained glass has long been called “the poor man’s bible”. Why? Because during the medieval times when the majority of the world was illiterate and could not afford bibles, the role of stained glass windows was essentially that of a picture book. So the church used the depiction of Biblical events in stained glass windows as a way to teach those who could not read about the events and lessons in the Bible. Simply amazing! What’s more, each color used in the windows was for more than just show–the individual colors had the meaning assigned to them to take the picture lessons that much further. What were those meanings? Read below and find out.

The Meaning Of Stained Glass Colors On Stained Glass

Red: Not surprisingly represents the blood of Christ or the martyrdom of saints. It could also indicate strong emotions such as love or hate.
Blue: Is associated with the color of the sky and therefore symbolizes heaven, hope, sincerity, and piety–like the Virgin Mary.T
Green: Is the color of grass and nature and therefore represents growth and rebirth, life over death.
Violet: A bold color symbolizing love, truth, passion, and suffering.
White: Is a representation of chastity, innocence, and purity is often associated with God.
Black: A very rarely seen color in stained glass on churches it has connotations of both death and regeneration.
Yellow: The color most used in depictions of Judas so it sometimes symbolizes treachery but is also used in the halo of saints, or the Gates of Heaven and to symbolize divinity, power, and glory.
Purple: Since it is thought that Christ wore purple before His crucifixion the color often symbolizes suffering and endurance. Purple is also used to depict royalty or God the Father.
Gray: This color or hue is a symbol of humility and mourning and can also be seen representing the immortality of the spirit.
Brown: Used as a symbol of spiritual death and renunciation of worldly things.
Rainbow: A happy depiction of the union and God’s covenant with humanity.

Now that you know the symbolism behind the colors on church stained glass, take a closer look at the stained glass windows in your local chapel and see if you can pick up on deeper meanings there! For any questions about stained glass, stained glass creation or stained glass restoration, feel free to contact us at Scottish Stained Glass for work on your Fort Collins church!

A Brief History Of Stained Glass In the US

Posted October 16th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass in America

As you likely well know, stained glass is an ancient art form dating back thousands of years. The stained glass here in the US obviously does not have the same length of history but a glorious one none-the-less. Here at Scottish Stained Glass, we take great pride in our increasingly lengthy tenure as stained glass artisans here in Colorado Springs and in many other cities across the country and therefore wanted to enlighten our readers with a brief history of stained glass right here in the United States Of America

Church Stained Glass:  The Beginning Of Stained Glass In The US

Glassmaking was initially established in America in Jamestown in 1607 and much like stained glass in Europe, stained glass on churches accounted for a large part of the stained glass proliferation.  Therefore, here in the United States, one of the earliest mentions of stained glass was, not surprisingly, in reference to an unpaid invoice for stained glass on a local chapel. Here we see a written complaint by an enterprising stained glass artist named Duyckingh requesting a payment of 2.5 beavers as payment for church stained glass he had installed. However, it would be quite a while from here until stained glass on churches and home really took off in America due to trends and the expense of glass in the new world

Innovations In Church And Home Stained Glass In The US

We really see stained glass take off in the US in 1857 with the establishment of J&R Lamb Studios in New York City.  This was the first major decorative arts studio in the United States and for many years they produced the majority of the ecclesiastical stained glass.

From this point on is where we see stained glass in the US grow and a real push towards innovation with Notable American craftsman like:

John La Farge (1835–1910) Invented opalescent glass and received a U.S. patent for it in 1880

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933): Received several patents for variations of  the opalescent process and probably invented the copper foil method as an alternative to lead.  This can be seen extensively in Tiffany windows, lamps and other decorations.

Charles J. Connick (1875-1945):  Founded his Boston studio in 1913 and was heavily influenced by his study of medieval stained glass in Europe. Connick created hundreds of windows throughout the USA, including major glazing schemes at Princeton University Chapel and at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Memorial Chapel.

All of these artists and many more led to the myriad of beautiful stained glass cathedrals, churches and much of the home stained glass we see here in the United States today.  For more information on stained glass for your Colorado Springs home or church contact Scottish Stained Glass today.

Exploring the History and Purpose of Church Stained Glass

Posted October 13th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Today, stained glass is a common architectural feature that can be found in various types of buildings throughout Salt Lake City. In hotels and restaurants, stained glass is often used to create interesting light fixtures or lampshade covers. And in homes in Salt Lake City, stained glass is used to provide privacy. However, the place where stained glass appears in the highest prevalence is churches and religious architecture.

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The use of church stained glass can be dated back thousands of years to Ancient Egyptian times. Since its early beginnings, stained glass has evolved greatly as art form. Regardless, even through all the changes that have occurred over the years in architecture and design, stained glass still remains a popular part of modern churches and religious architecture. Understanding the history of church stained glass and its purpose can help explain how it has retained its popularity over time and why many churches find it so valuable and important.

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Three Reasons You Should Consider Restoring the Life & Beauty of Your Polson Church Stained Glass

Posted October 9th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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In a picturesque place like Polson, it’s only fitting that our houses of worship should reflect the beauty of our mountainous lakeside landscape. If your local Polson church has stained glass in need of restoration, you may be weighing whether it’s worth it to restore the glass. Below, we’ve put together 3 reasons why stained glass restoration is always worth it.

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The Importance of Maintaining & Restoring Stained Glass in Historic Mustang Churches and Chapels

Posted October 9th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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In places like Mustang and the Oklahoma City metro area, churches often feature gorgeous historic stained glass that functions not only as a beautiful artistic centerpiece within the church, but also as spiritual inspiration for attendees, which is why it’s important to keep it in good condition. If your Mustang church’s stained glass needs restoration, there are a few things you should know before diving into the process.

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Exploring the Stained Glass Restoration Process for Bethany Churches, Temples, and Chapels

Posted October 9th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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In Bethany and the surrounding Oklahoma City metro area, history, art, and worship all mingle together in a spectacular fashion.The beauty of stained glass in local temples, chapels, and churches can be spiritually inspiring for worshippers. Keep the spirit of worship alive in your Bethany church by investing in stained glass restoration to revitalize the lustre of your congregation’s religious themed stained glass.

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Our Creation & Restoration Process for Spencer Church Stained Glass

Posted October 9th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Spencer and the surrounding Bloomington area are renowned for their natural beauty, but also feature lovely buildings and churches that often feature historic stained glass. For Spencer church attendees, stained glass restoration can revitalize their house of worship and lend spiritual inspiration to the congregation with its picturesque beauty and depictions of the divine.

Before taking on a restoration project, however, it’s important to know what to expect during the process.

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Beautiful Examples of Church Glass for Your Cody Church

Posted October 9th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Cody is uniquely picturesque and in touch with its roots, from its sweeping plains to its historical museums, sites, and churches. When it comes to keeping your Cody church looking pristine, stained glass repair is one vital aspect of building maintenance for historic churches, especially if you want to preserve your stained glass art and inspire future congregations in their worship.

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Our Creation & Restoration Process for Grand Junction Church Stained Glass

Posted October 9th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Grand Junction is a place of great natural beauty, being home to Colorado’s wine country and the Colorado National Monument, so it’s no wonder that the city is also home to places of artistic and spiritual beauty. If you find the stained glass in your Grand Junction church needs repair, stained glass restoration can restore life into your precious stained glass art and inspire members of your house of worship for years to come.

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Beautiful Examples of Church Glass for Your Midland Church

Posted October 9th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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Known as “the Tall City,” Midland is a place where old and new intersect. Shining skyscrapers can be found alongside oil boomtown era establishments and lovely historic churches. To preserve your local Midland church, consider stained glass restoration as a way of revitalizing your stained glass for future congregations, which has significance in houses of worship beyond merely making the space more beautiful.

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Where to Start? Renovating Your Beaumont Church Stained Glass

Posted October 9th, 2018 by Martin Faith
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In Beaumont, people know how to keep history alive for future generations, from the Old West authenticity of Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum to the majestic St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, to even your own local Beaumont church. Stained glass restoration can help keep your church looking pristine for years to come, but there are a few things you should know before beginning the process.

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Beautiful Stained Glass Churches in Singapore

Posted October 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass Windows Around The World

When you think about stained glass you probably picture it in the many churches across Europe and the US. Or possibly on old homes around this country and “the old countries” like Ireland, France, and England. That makes sense since stained glass did, in fact, originate in Europe and then quickly spread the US. However, stained glass is not a solely European or American art form. The fact of the matter is stained glass spread from Europe all across the world including places like Russia, South America, and even the Asia. One place where stained glass thrives and whose glass rivals any other in the world is Singapore. In this place, we see towering stained glass windows in startling beautiful chapels and cathedrals. The glass is as colorful and lovely as any we see here in the states or across Europe and something to behold. That’s right, the stained glass in Singapore is breathtaking and below we have listed some of our favorite examples from the myriad and magnificent Singapore stained glass window marvels.

Scottish Stained Glass Austin’s Favorite Singapore Stained Glass Examples

Stained Glass Windows In The Blessed Sacrament Church

The stained glass windows in this stunning church Founded in 1958 are a sight to behold! In fact, the entire church has conservation status, protecting its iconic slate roof and stained glass from being lost to time.

 

Stained Glass Windows In The Church Of Saints Peter And Paul

One of the oldest Catholic churches in Singapore, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul is in a lovely Neo-Gothic style and breathtaking stained glass windows to match its vaulted ceilings. The church was newly restored, assuring these lovely stained glass windows are around for the next generation

 

Stained Glass Windows In the church of Saint Teresa


The church of Saint Teresa is set atop a little hill on Kampong Bahru Road and is almost 100 years old. It’s Beautiful stained glass windows are set within triple arches on the sides of the church giving the entire sanctuary and ethereal look. This stained glass is truly out of this world!

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If you have any questions about these stained glass windows or are interested in stained glass for your Austin church or home, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass for pricing and design options today!

Beautiful Ways To Incorporate Antique Stained Glass for Houston Outdoor Weddings

Posted October 5th, 2018 by Martin Faith

Stained Glass And Houston Weddings:  A Perfect Pair

Weddings are a wonderful time to gather family and friends to celebrate your love for your significant other and make a commitment to one another.  They are also a fantastic way to throw the party of your dreams with all the elements you have dreamed of since you were young. Whether it is the ruby red roses in the bouquet, the whimsical white corsages on the groomsmen, the three-tiered buttercream cake with perfectly piped pansies or a lovely scenic Houston backdrop to say your “I dos”, everything for the day is something to carefully plan to make this day one to remember.  One area of weddings that is seeing an uptick in creativity these days is surely the backdrops at the alters brides and grooms take their vows. Focusing on this small area of the event is a way to get fantastic photos of the special moment when you make the commitment and to tie all the design elements and colors of the entire ceremony together in one micro-space. This is why, at Scottish Stained Glass, we find ourselves doing quite a bit of custom stained glass for weddings, namely antique stained glass windows as a wedding ceremony backdrop.  This is an amazing idea no only for aesthetics and pictures during the ceremony but as a lovely place for family and friends to take pictures in front of all day or evening long. What’s more, these stained glass panels are portable so you can take them to the reception hall with you and, most importantly, after your big day is over, you have an absolutely stunning piece of stained glass to hang in your newlywed home to commemorate the occasion for generations to come! In fact, stained glass is so durable you can pass your lovely stained glass wedding panel down to your grandkids and theirs after that.  For some ideas on what these stained glass panels may look like, explore pictures of some of the very best executed stained glass wedding backgrounds below.

Frank Lloyd Wright Style Vintage Stained Glass

 

Art Nouveau Style Vintage Stained Glass

 

Vintage Leaded Stained Glass

 

For more information on custom antique style stained glass for your Houston area wedding, contact us at Scottish Stained Glass on pricing and ideas.

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