In the last year or two, I have developed a love for coloured glass. I have always loved stained glass windows and the effect that the coloured glass has upon light coming through, into a building. At home, however, living with stained glass windows would not work for us. First, the cottage is listed (historical protection order) and so cannot be altered to accommodate stained glass windows and the second is that it would simply make the cottage too dark, to lose clear glass in favour of stained glass. I have, therefore, used my love for stained glass windows and of coloured glass by combining my love of the two, with a simple idea.
I have been collecting coloured glass. Coloured glass objects are available in so many of the antiques and collectables stores, which can be found pretty much across all counties here in the UK. I don’t have a large budget, by any means, so the good news is that these objects can be found for as little as a couple of pounds. I have placed the coloured glass objects on a window sil and they literally offer a bright burst of colour, as the daylight comes into the room.
The coloured glass objects serve as stained glass, for when I look at the window, I still get to enjoy the light on coloured glass, but I retain the benefit of being able to see through the clear, uncoloured glass pane and I can move the coloured glass objects to other parts of the cottage if i choose to. It’s a win-win.
Perhaps this is an idea that you might like to try, to bring some colour to a window in your own home? If you do, please come back and let me know how it looks and maybe share a photo.