My cousin and her husband are building a house – downsizing, with future years in mind.
Gracious Hollye (GH) is married to an extremely handy and talented fellow, Guitar Gary (GG). He is a guitar craftsman, plays the guitar and sings, works at the new house regularly on many projects, AND has a regular job. Visit his Facebook page here where he shares many of their home construction pictures, his guitars, and other information about his singing endeavors.
Last Fall, after I published the post about our stained glass swinging door, GH contacted me with questions. (GG isn’t the only talented one – GH is creative and talented in many areas, like sewing, while holding a nursing position.)
GH had purchased a beautiful antique door and wanted to replace the existing window with leaded glass. After these months of construction, GG recently posted completed door pictures on his Facebook page, and it is gorgeous.
The door opens into their butler’s pantry – and swings, like mine. (It was our grandparents who had a swinging door from their kitchen to the dining room – we cousins thought it was the greatest thing ever! Great inspiration for us these days, too.)
I think this picture was taken from inside the pantry. That kitchen looks very pretty with those warm wood floors. I hope to visit them soon and see everything myself. Don’t worry – I’ll take pictures. 😉 The butler’s pantry particularly has my interest.
Nancy Oglesby of Harvest Hill Upholstery & Stained Glass made the leaded glass window. Isn’t it lovely?
The different textures of glass add so much interest, who needs color? (Although, I like color, too. You know that, right?) I want you to see GH’s leaded door contrasting to my stained glass door.
Seeing them together should help you know which one is more to your taste. Isn’t it nice to have a choice? (It’s OK to like hers better…it won’t hurt my feelings.)
The intricate detail of leaded and stained glass always intrigues me. I wonder how many hours it took to complete this project.
You can visit Nancy’s new Harvest Hill Like page on Facebook here. While you’re there, give her a little Like love. 🙂
The door will soon be dedicated to Will Shelburne, the 22-year-old who helped Gary with building their house. He was tragically killed on June 27th. How devastating and sad!
Dedicating the door is such a nice way to honor this young man and keep his memory alive. Here’s the inscription that will be on the dedication plaque.
WILLIAM JOHN SHELBURNE
February 12, 1992 – June 27, 2014
Quiet, Humble, Hardworking, and Kind
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles;
They shall run, and not be weary;
And they shall walk, and not faint.
Will sounds like he was a very special young man. His family and friends must feel such a great loss.
Nice job, cousin – the door and the dedication. Your name suits you, Gracious Hollye, and thank you for sharing your door with us today.
Have you replaced the window of a door with stained or leaded glass? Which one did you choose?
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