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Thoughts from Laurel Ridge

Gorgeous Glass

Charlotte Georgiou
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

 Prairie Floor and Table Lamps

 (Prairie Glass Floor and Table Lamps at Laurel Ridge)

 

The glass at Laurel Ridge is something that everyone who walks through the door, admires.

 

From the glass Christmas Ornaments (Radko, Old World and others) to the beautiful Waterford and Period crystal, to the stained glass panels and lamps, our glass pieces are a collection which garners attention.

 

Although we do have a few Antique pieces of stained glass in their original wooden frames, these are not the pieces that take center stage in the windows of the house. We proudly hang stained glass made today by a subsidiary of the Tiffany Company, using the original designs from the early 1900s, and it is these same original designs that are used in the beautiful glass lampshades and bases of our floor and table lamps.

 

 Stained glass filled window in the front room at Laurel Ridge

(Stained Glass filled window, in the front room at Laurel Ridge)

 

These stained glass panels have been a god-send. Barbara was completely right, the Texas sun does make it hard to see and the rooms hot, so having these beautiful pieces of stained glass in the windows not only is aesthetically pleasing, they are also hugely functional, blocking out a large portion of the light, and making the rooms pleasant to be in. Love a good multi-function piece, like a 'spork' for the windows!

 

Lighting at Laurel Ridge is an art form. Barbara has an innate ability to have the right light, in the right place, with stunning effect, and the glass lampshades of our  floor and table lamps are intrinsic in that process, casting a beautiful muted light on the surrounding area. My current favorite glass shaded lamp is this lovely Victorian oil lamp that was converted to electricity in the 1950s. I adore the reverse painting in the shade, which has a subtlety not usually found in Victorian pieces.

 

 Victorian converted glass shaded floor lamp

(Victorian converted Glass shaded Floor Lamp)

 

Glass at Laurel Ridge, truly remarkable.

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