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January 17, 2010

~I LOVE STAINS~

Glass that is....I'm joining in with 2 of Bloggerville's favorite ladies today.... Smiling Sally for Blue Monday and

Susan at Between naps on the porch.....Please go by and see both these sweet ladies today...

Len got this Stain glass piece for me at Christmas...I have seen it for months and just knew where I wanted to hang it....



But hold everything...I can't reach up there to even clean that window...As you can see it even had the stickers from when it was put in...another contractor horrid story here...why would he put in a window that opens and closes it not like I can reach it DUH!!! You see this is the barn Silo aka. foyer on my house ...Oh yes I said barn another story another day....



Any hoo moving right along....You see that cute little butt up there?? Well that's my cute grandson in law Branden...Oh I just love that boy to death you see I don't do ladder any more...last time I tried to change a light bulb in my bathroom I fell into the shower and laid there for hours.... Knocked me out cold and I broke my finger nail ha ha!! Don't you hate when that happens ?



So up went cutie Butt and Cleaned all the windows for me as there are 3 of them up here and it's 3 stories high ( see what I mean about needing windows that open ).



Hung up the hooks and added the chain for me...Now the tricky part was how was he going to climb back up that ladder with window in tow....Now this is where I came in to help...I stood there with my eyes closed and sweated...Hey that helped allot ha ha!! Len handed it up to him...and the whole time I was telling Cutie Butt to be careful....As you can tell he had no shoes on...Hey it's a house rule But come on Branden you could have wore your shoes that once...ha ha!!



I just love the way the glass plays on the wall when the sun came out for 15 minutes that day....Sally do you see the Blue here....




Just look at that proud Peacock...is he not Purdy...Oh I ♥ him.....



Oh THANK YOU Cutie Butt for doing this for Granny girl...And Len who guards his candy like a Pit Bull even let Branden take his last Snicker bar that day ha ha!! Hey we pay well around here... I think he just did that so we can get Cutie Butt to come back and hang the other 2 windows and light fixtures...Oh yes another horrid contractor's story...You see the sheet rock guys screwed into the electrical wire so none of the electric works there...And the electrican will be out on Tuesday that was the last thing he said to me 3 years ago...Guess I should of asked which Tuesday of what year he meant ha ha!!


I hope all of you have a GREAT day on your side of the mountain.....



Until next time,






84 comments:

Sylvia said...

Love this story and your blog and cutie butt isn't bad either.

The peacock is gorgeous,
Sylvia

Connie said...

That's beeeeautiful, sugar!! Yep, he's got a cutie b*tt also. LOL LOL LOL
xoxo,
Connie

Justine said...

Ooh ooh ooh, that is BEAUTIFUL! The peacock, not Branden's butt. Well wait, that's pretty nice too.

I cannot believe the contractor put in windows that open up there! What an IDIOT. Guess you need to be real specific like with those guys.

So are you getting the electric fixed in the silo?

Justine :o )

Shelia said...

Dear Gloria! Hello! I've missed you and Blogland so much!
Oh, that is the most beautiful stained glass window I've just ever seen! The peacock and the work is gorgeous!
What a nice little cutie butt you have! :) He was pretty brave to climb all that way up! I climb a lot because I'm so short! Even on a ladder I probably couldn't have reached your window! Looks so pretty!
Take care, Dear One, and thank for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Ooooh girl! You know I love this. Can i borrow it for a day? Lovely! And yep, what a nice cutie butt you have for a grandson!....Christine

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You should have heard me giggle. This was just the cutest post. And with the happiest of endings. Your beautiful stain glass is gorgeous. I would have held my breath while all of this was going on. You have some of the most beautiful things.. hugs ~lynne~

Karen said...

I think everyone loves peacocks . . . until you have to live with them. They are gorgeous to look at, but when they roam wild in your neighborhood, you kind of have a tendency to want to SHOOT THEM! They are sooooo loud and their poop must be the size of a medium dog. They tear up your flowers and stalk you if you happen to be out walking and come across them. You'll see one arrogant male with his harem of 5 females (who are UGLY) and ya kind of stand there and say to him "OK Boy - whatcha gonna do?"
So I think I LOVE the glass version much better.
Thanks for sharing! Girl you should be getting some SNOW! yes?
HAGD! Karen

Gayle from Southern Thresholds said...

Love that piece of stained glass...I used to do some stain glass myself years back...kinda like quilting because the glass has patterns and textures just like material...instead of thread you use solder...

That's a high foyer too...I was getting a little dizzy looking at the pictures...:)

Kathy said...

I just love the stain glass,it really looks beautiful....Kathy

Kathy said...

I just love your stain glass, it really looks beautiful.....Kathy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is beautiful, Gloria! The colors are just gorgeous. It must look wonderful in person with the light coming through it. What a nice grandson-in-law!

Andi's English Attic said...

I love stained glass too and the peacock is absolutely beautiful. You're going to have rainbows all around the walls. xx

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful stained glass and I love the cutie that is hanging it too. YOur family is just wonderful, they are always helping so much. That's a long way up and what a nice guy to climb that ladder. Hugs, marty

ceekay said...

I don't do ladders either....I guess you should have asked what Tuesday in what year! Unbelievable!! Hope you get it all straightened out soon. The peacock glass is gorgeous. I have 1 piece of stained glass...just geomentrical...but I like it!

The Muse said...

A stained glass shower of joy...for someone who gives so much :)!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Cute story and what a beautiful piece of stained glass! Contractor problems - Sorry you had so many problems with them.
Glenda

Kammy said...

Very nice Gloria !
I see alot of blue and a great before and after !
Some of those contractors are so dumb....we have two shower heads in our bathroom - 1 in the shower and 1 over the garden tub -which isn't enclosed - real smart - huh ??
Hugs ~ Kammy

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh, I love peacocks! This is so beautiful and you found the perfect spot for it!!

9405018--Pat said...

Beautiful stain glass peacocks thanks for sharing...Pat H

The Country Nest said...

Gloria,
What a great peacock...looks so pretty and what a blessing you grandson is. Mine is a peach and will do many things much faster than hubby will. SO now everytime you look at that beautiful window you will remember your thoughtful Grandson. Lucky girl you are.
Hugs,
Donna

Treasia Stepp said...

What a beautiful stained glass peacock. Branden's butt looks pretty good as well. LOL.

Heather said...

LOL, you are too funny! That peacock is beautiful!

Frank said...

The peacock is lovely. My mother was awarded the first "Living Treasure" award for her work with stained glass in Arkansas. I did not inherit her talent but did work long hours at grouting and installing her windows. When I looked at your beautiful suncatcher enlarged I noticed it seemed to be resting on its base. If it is truly a leaded glass piece and it is not hanging completely from the chains, it is in danger of bending somewhere in the middle. I would make sure it is not bearing any of its own weight. love your blog.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That stained glass window is gorgeous and your husband is a real sweetheart!
Susan

Sandra said...

Hi Gloria! What a pretty peacock! I love how it looks up there on that window! That window sure is high and i'm glad you didn't get up on that ladder. I hope you are having a good Sunday evening.
Sandra

Denise Marie said...

very nice. I have a scripture shirt with a peacock with his feathers all tucked up tight and it says something like our beauty is hidden for now but it will be seen 1 day when we get to strut our stuff before Jesus for a second before we throw our crown at his feet. blessings, xox

Paula Grace Designs said...

The peacock is lovely. The light makes it magical!
Paula Grace ~

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Could I borrow Cutie Butt to come over and clean my "up high can't reach 'em" windows, too. I even have snickers bars handy, and I think some leftover Christmas candy. LOL That stained glass is sooo pretty. That was the perfect place for it. What a great gift. Thanks for sharing this cute "adventure." You are just too funny...and I am sorry to hear about the broken nail. I hope you have fully recovered. :-D Hugs, Barb

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH Gloria,
You are so darned funny and you also have such fabulous taste and so does Len! That is such a beautiful blue Peacock window and the view of it going up wasn't bad either! hehe. I loved this post and so will Sally, I am bowled over by all the beautiful things in your home and you are the funnest blogger too! Love Ya, Cindy

Michael Lee West said...

You are hilarious! You never fail to make me smile. Thank goodness for grands with tall ladders is my motto. The stained glass piece is gorgeous. Now, I want to hear about the barn!
XX00

salmagundi said...

Great story! I'm happy that you have someone to climb up there! Don't give him just a Snickers, cook him a meal for that chore. When you get our age, sometimes those kids are there when you need them!! Sally

Lou Cinda said...

Gloria, this is gorgeous!! And so lucky to have a cutie butt to hang it for you!! LOVE IT!

Love this post too!

Lou Cinda :)

vignette design said...

Len, aka "cutey butt" did a fantastic job hanging your stained glass. It's just gorgeous! --Delores

jillybee said...

Hello,

Visiting from BNOTP and I'm a CA. blogger also.

That was a scary post. I don't like heights and hate to see anyone else up to high. What a brave soul he is.
Beautiful stain glass. Enjoy all the sunny days to come. Do you have a chair near by, where you can sit and watch all the beautiful colors on the wall?

Blessings,
Jilly

onlymehere said...

That is one lovely peacock! I love it up there. Good thing for grandkids who can still climb ladders and help us out! My grandchild is too little but dang if she wouldn't be trying to climb up that ladder to help your cutie out!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow that is one of the prettiest stained glass pieces I have seen, the peacock is just awesome, man i sure would like lookin at that in my house, I love where it is hung and you are so lucky to have a youngster to help out....,

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, Gloria, you're so funny. The stained glass is just gorgeous. the colors will come through so beautifully. What a nice young fella you got there. Rosie

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Gloria!

Your peacock looks smashing in that window!

So happy for you!

love, kelee

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey 9405018-Pat thanks girl for stopping by again your the best my friend...Hope all is well with you...Many blessing my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria I never know what I'll be getting into when I come over here!! You are so funny!

Love the stains you have too!

blessings
mary

KK said...

That was a very enjoyable post. I think your peacock window is fabulous. The colors are so pretty. I was scared myself for cutie butt. Thank goodness he made it up and down safely.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

thanks for stoppin by and yes I agree I should have an old letter and also the fountain pen would be so cool to mimic the pic, That was my exact thought when I hung it, then ya know how you get on to somethin else and your mind wonders onto another project and you just think (oh well) lol...I always love to hear what you have to say, thats what friends do huh...your friend phyllis..only a drizzle of rain so far, no storm yet

sherri@lavenderfields said...

What a beautiful window! I love to how the light streams in and hits the wall! I always wanted to learn how to make stained glass windows! Have a great Blue Monday! Sherri : )

LV said...

That is a truly beautiful piece of stained glass. Such a rich blue. I cannot stand to get high up, so just looking at your man on that ladder almost makes me dizzy. A very, very pretty blue day.

bj said...

OMGosh, Gloria...that peacock window is just stunning.
Just beautiful.
xo bj

claudie said...

Love the music Gloria. It sounds different when Michael Buble isn't singing it lol
That is one amazing piece. Way up there, it looks like a perfect spot for sure.
Funny that I'm stopping by to see you tonight. I just pulled out some pictures and books that Randy's mom gave me. It's all about her sister Gloria. It reminded me of you. Here I am on your blog. ah
Happy Blue Monday and enjoy the blue view, not the butt LOL
Love Claudie
xoxo

Diann said...

That is absolutely gorgous!!

Gay S said...

What a beautiful peacock, such a great idea.
And boy aren't you lucky to have that cute helper !

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Gloria, that's a beautiful piece of stained glass, and a hilarious explanation about getting it hung! Linda

Luna said...

Yes, I love this story too!
What a beautiful mosaic!
Happy Blue Monday...smile...Luna

Gina said...

What a beautiful stained glass window!!! Our house also has a window that opens and closed in our 2 story entry. I really don't understand it; I hate it!!

Cindy said...

Nice story and great stained glass. I loved the way it shone onto the opposite wall. Lovely.
Happy Blue Monday! Cindy

SmilingSally said...

Yes, I sure do see blue, and it's gorgeous blue! How excited you must be to have that peacock to look at every day.

I'm impressed that Branden even got back up on that ladder and took pictures! Happy Blue Monday.

Jessica said...

Morning sweet G~

You have impeccable taste my friend. Beautiful stained glass! What a wonderful gift.

Have a beautiful day!

J~

Madeline's Album said...

I want that stained glass piece, Gloria, but I know you will not give it up. It is just to beautiful. It is hard now days to get anyone to do things when they say they will especially contractors, we found out that when we built our house and that was been close to 40 years ago. Have a great day and enjoy that beautiful peacock. Madeline

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Gloria it is gorgeous! Wow, another amazing piece for your collection. I showed hubby the ice box, he loved it!

Have a great day!

Sue

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Just coming by for a cup of coffee this morning! I have my coffee, sittin' at my blogs...and now...tryin' to wake up! Hehe! Ohhh my goodness...and what a way to wake up! Girl, I just about spit my coffee out when I seen that first photo load of your magnificent peacock stained glass!!! Ohhh honey, it's gorgeous!!! Love, love, LOVE the beautiful glass colors...and they sure look pretty dancing around on your entryway walls...stunning! You sure did pick the perfect place to display this beauty! And...just how sweet is that honey of yours...what a fabulous Christmas gift! OMG, Girl...I know that I would have been holding my breath the whole time that Branden was up on that ladder...eeeks! He sure is a sweetheart! Now I'm supposing that this is Candace's honey? Anyway...Sis, I just adore your beautiful peacock stained glass...it's looks fabulous!!!

Girl, we didn't get home till about 10pm last night! I read your sweet note though! I had already prepared that post and pre-scheduled it to post. I'm so sorry that I didn't tell you about that sale at Dillards but I can explain...really I can! Hehe! This all happened about 2 o'clock in the morning! There must have been hundreds shopping at the same time because just as soon as I would add an item to my shopping cart...next thing I would know...it would be sold out! Shoot! I had thought about buying several of these crystal cake plates and saving them back for gifts...I mean, what a deal! And my photos really doesn't do it justice...it really is gorgeous! I guess everyone else thought so too because all I could get ordered was one! Okay...I'm going to just have to email you...I'm writing a book with this comment! Hehe! I'll email later...

Love ya, Sis!
Chari

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Gloria, oh, goodness, your peacock is gorgeous. I love, love the colors. Beautiful!!

Hugs to you, Barb ♥

Kathysue said...

Hi Gloria, I have three words, Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous. I bet when Xines sees this she is going to want it to go with her Peacock Christmas tree,Hugs Kathysue

Mary said...

How wonderful it must be to see the peacock each day. His colors are gorgeous. I hope you are having a great Blue Monday.

Together We Save said...

Oh my that is so beautiful!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Oh my - those are gorgeous! And great story!! Thanks for sharing!

Cherie said...

Wowooooowow! That is so gorgeous! Cutie butt did well by you. What a blessing filled day. I too love the way the light plays with the glass. I'm inspired. Have a week filled with love, Cherie

niartist said...

It's glorious Gloria! I started taking a stained glass class, two Thursday's ago - and I'm having SO MUCH FUN!!! This is gorgeous and perfect where you put it. Thanks for sharing! :)

mishebe said...

so beautiful. Wow. I love stained glass too. And thanks for the comment made my day. mishelle

Marice said...

wow thats lovely :)

u may view mine here

Melissa Miller said...

So funny girl! He is so sweet to his Grandma.

The window is gorgeous and perfect for your foyer. I love it! :)

chubskulit said...

That's absolutely a beauty!

Party Favors for blue monday!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh darling.. you are my greatest cheerleader. You always know how to boost my ego!!! And there are days everybody needs an ata boy..ok.. ata girl!!! lol.. How are things your way? Girl we've been under "heavy" fog for almost a solid week now... driving in it is a bear.. had to take Bill to the doctor this morning to set up this next set of tests...got there home safe and sound... hugs to ya darling.. ~lynne~

Chrissy said...

Very purdy indeed!!! Great story too,hope you are keeping well,Chrissy

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! You're too funny! Maybe that electrician will show up one of these day!

Your stain glass window is beautiful! Just gorgeous!

Manuela

Mimi said...

Beautiful stained glass...looks right at home way up there!

Katherine said...

I just love your precious sense of humor with your story telling. Your peacock looks beautiful on your window. Your grandson is mighty brave to get up there and wash your windows before he hangs the stained-glass. He has the cutest little butt!!!!

Katherine S.

Janean said...

oh wow! the colors that show through the glass is amazing. yeeeeeeeehawww!

Kristina said...

I really enjoyed your share for Blue Monday! I love your stained glass piece - it's perfect for those high windows in your home! And you are blessed to have family that helps you hang it too.
Have a perfect Tuesday - :+)

The Muse said...

Thank you for leaving your Friend Description Word :)
Loved having you play with all of us!! :) :)

kimmcl said...

Oh Gloria, I have been remiss in my commenting. Please do forgive me! But you are always in my thoughts. I just can't believe that stunning peacock stained glass. What an amazing piece! Lucky duck!
Love, Kim

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

GORGEOUS stained glass!! And you have found THE PERFECT spot for it. Lucky you to have someone to shimmy up that scary ladder for yoU!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

PEA said...

That was the first thing I noticed, that he didn't have any shoes on while on the ladder...yikes! Glad he was able to get that beautiful stained glass peacock window up there, it looks absolutely perfect there. I don't like going up ladders...by the third rung I start to panic! lol Isn't it a shame that some contractors just have no pride in their work...hopefully you can eventually get the electricity back in that place. xoxo

Nezzy said...

Thank heavens for Cute Butt! I love the way the light shined though your peacock hanging, I'm sure it is even more beautiful in person.

You have a fantastically blessed day my friend!

Nancy said...

Gloria, that is beautiful! Nancy

Deb said...

beautiful....

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Gosh, Gloria, that is gorgeous-I'm talking about the stained glass window of course, though cutie butt isn't bad either! I'm still laughing about Tuesday of what year. You are so cute. laurie

Pat said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love stained glass and the blues in this one show up so nicely. I have a friend that does stained glass ~ she did 6 windows for her church last year...simply amazing! You are a very fortunate lady to have 2 men helping you out. I'm so glad you shared this with all of us.

xoxo