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Otto is a great bargain hunter at thrift stores, and he recently came home with these two stained and leaded glass light fixtures. He installed the one above in our bedroom, where it is the first thing I see in the morning. It makes for a cheerful awakening! The one below is in our front hall, where it adds a bit more drama to the dark overheed beams and the wrought iron railings on the tiled stairs.
The leaded glass hanging above is one I designed and crafted, not realizing that, in my 1930s California-Spanish style house, that there was no single large expanse of window glass against which I could hang it. To be sure, we have whole walls of windows looking out at the views, but they are subdivided into smaller individual panes. All windows that open are casement windows opening outward. This hanging - which I call "The Intrusion of Natural Forms into a Geometric Environment" - is much more effective with light shining through it, but photographs in natural light emphasize unduly the background of window frame. Hence the use of flash and the bright white reflection of it.