Thursday, March 1, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Stained glass is an art form unlike any other. 

It's amazing how artists can work with pieces of glass . They start with sharp-edged piles that can, one would imagine, literally slice human skin, if not carefully handled.  

I imagine that stained glass artists must wear some kind of gloves when working on their masterpieces.  It boggles the mind to think of the huge stained glass windows in churches and cathedrals. Many of them are breathtaking.  

While I love the look of stained glass, its high prices are more than my budget can handle. So it was a stroke of immense good luck to find the adorable piece with the message,  "Home Sweet Home."

It was a thrift store find for a whopping $5 bill.  See why it's almost impossible for me to pay full prices for anything?

I lifted it off a shelf, held it up to the light, and returned it to the shelf. This scenario was repeated several times but the last time, the piece landed in my shopping cart.

It goes nicely with green glass pieces in a pantry window, don't you think?

It's so pretty when the late afternoon sun comes through, illuminating everything in sight.

I really believe in the message, too.  Home IS sweet.

To me, home is the most wonderful place in the world. 

While I love being out and about, working, doing errands, shopping, etc., it always brings me joy to drive the car into the driveway and be "home."

When Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, "Homekeeping hearts are happiest,"  he sure spoke to me. 

Today we are joining Home and Garden Thursday at Kathy's blog, A Delightsome Life.

Stop by and enjoy all the wonderful entries you are sure to find there.



Leann said...

I love it in that window with the other glass. Great bargainer hunter Susan!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What beautiful art glass! I used to work with a woman who did it as a hobby. She did inserts for some kitchen cabinet doors and backlit them - they were stunning!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, it's always a pleasure to stop by and see what's new with you!

Annesphamily said...

I hope you enjoy that beautiful stained glass. You really found an incredible deal!

Bookie said...

Love all your glass...but oh my, does all those pieces of glass need dusting?!? I am no good at that.

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

It is beautiful and perfect where you have it.

Linda O'Connell said...

It looks beaautiful in that place. I like it very much.

Chatty Crone said...

That was indeed a steal! I love where you put the glass and how the light shines in it on. Very nice! sandie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I always love to go out and about but coming home is the best! Love that stained glass and what a lucky find! It is perfect in the window with the green glass. You know how much I love glass in the window! I'm ready to bring out my green also! hugs, Linda

Karen Lange said...

What a lovely find! So pretty and colorful, you are a great and savvy shopper!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Karen :)

diane.stetson said...

Be it ever so humble there's no place like home! Love being home too Susan. Love your stained glass. I remember shopping for some when you were visiting Dana Point.

Susan said...

Hello Everyone....Want to send out a warm welcome to Dolly Sarrio, writer of the blog Hibiscus House.

She is this blog's 276th Follower. Thanks so much for choosing to Follow, Dolly. Hope you stop by often.

Hugs to all. Susan

jeanetteann said...

Nothing like Home Sweet Home. Best place in the world.
xx jeanetteann

T's Daily Treasures said...

Homekeeping hearts are happiest. At least I think so. I love nothing more than being at home. That is a beautiful stained glass piece and at only $5 a true treasure. I bought some glass paints so I could try and create the stained glass look on jars -- it definitely takes a special talent. Wishing you a wonderful day at home sweet home. Tammy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Goodness gracious!! What an outstanding find!! I love it and it is a good thing that I was not in that store with you because I may have tackled you for it!! LOL!!
Congrats on such a great find! I too have a very hard time paying full price for anything!!

Heaven's Walk said...

You always find the best deals, girl! This is beautiful!

xoxo laurie

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