4/27/2009

It's "2nd Time Around Tuesday"...

Hello my friends...welcome to "2nd Time Around Tuesday"!
This fun filled Tuesday event is hosted by our very own Diane over at A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words. Why don't you go on over and see what Diane has for us today and while you're there...you can check out all of the other fabulous "2nd Time Around" treasures!!!

My "2nd Time Around" Treasure...

I may be stretching this post a bit today. The treasure that I would like to share with you wasn't found at a yard sale or bought at a thrift store, however this little treasure is certainly being enjoyed for the "2nd Time Around"!!! So I hope that counts!
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The Calla Lily & The Stained Glass Window
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Ahhh...my calla lily is blooming! In fact, I thought I better catch a photo before the bloom sees its better days. This little plant has three blooms on it right now, sorry...you can only see two in the photo!
As pretty as the calla lily is....this isn't my "2nd Time Around" treasure! Just look at the beautiful...colorful...background behind the calla lily! This is what I really wanted to share with you today!
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The Stained Glass Window
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This beautiful stained glass window was made by my husband's mother, Mary Alice, who has gone on to be with the Lord. Mary Alice was such a creative and talented lady! She enjoyed so many different arts & crafts. Mary decided to take a stained glass class...and during the last few years of her life she made many, many beautiful pieces of stained glass! She became so good at her craft that a few gift shops sold some of her pieces!
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I just love the bright orange and green parrots!!! It's such a colorful piece!!! I decided to put this in the window of our office! It's simply magnificent to see the bright colors dance around the room as the sunlight shines through the window!!! I feel so blessed to have one of my mother-in-law's works of art! It is a "2nd Time Around" treasure that I absolutely cherish!!!
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A close-up of the calla lily...
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A Heartfelt Thank you!!!

Well my friends, before I close today's post...I would just like to say thank you for helping to make the very first "Sunday Favorites" meme such a success!!!

I was just tickled pink that so many of you decided to participate!!!
Thank you...Thank you...THANK YOU!!! I hope that all of you had as much fun as I did! I enjoyed all of the posts that the participants chose to post once again!!! Each one was fabulous!!!
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I look forward to the 2nd "Sunday Favorites" on May 2nd!
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Love ya'll,
Chari


29 comments:

Happy To Be said...

OMG Chari...that Beautiful is just BEATIFUL my friend...what a wonderful treasurer you have there..I made stain glass and know the work involved in doing this..This is a hard pattern to do...what a wonderful thing you have there my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cynthia said...

Chari,
This is just stunning! Your MIL was indeed very talented. I am so glad I finally figured out the Sunday Thing and maybe next week it won't take me half a day to post. Well my dear, you have a wonderful week. Cindy

marty39 said...

Oh the stained glass parrot window is indeed stunning and what a family treasure. It is such a beautiful work of art. My mom did some stained glass also and I have a couple of her pieces. Your window is such a precious treasure, thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Chari,
The stained glass is beautiful. I know it must be very special to you.

Thanks so much for being a part of 2nd Time Around.

I didn't know about your Sunday Meme...maybe I can get a post done next week!
:) Diane

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

CHari- How wonderful that your 2nd time around treasure is a real treasure and so meaningful as it was made by your MIL!

Spent the day at the Antique store redoing the window space for a garden theme- Looks cute and I have a new looking cloche which I love!

Wow what a huge success the Sunday post was- I will try your suggestions for posting next week to see if I can make it a little easier to do! Thanks for letting me know!

Trying to get our quarterly newletter printed and ready for mail- 500 so it is a bit of a chore!

blessings
mary

artis1111 said...

Love the stained glass! I never have done any. I have a customer who does a lot. One day I will stop long enough to try it. It is jut beautiful.Kathy

Joyce said...

Your MIL was very talented. That is so unique and pretty. So nice to remember her by having this colorful piece around.
Joyce

Stacey said...

Morning Chari! Your stained glass window is absolutely beautiful! You are so lucky to have such a pretty piece made by someone you both loved!

I meant to write you Sunday and tell you that your Sunday Favorites idea was surely a good one. Great participation!

Have a great day. :)

bj said...

Oh my goodness, that is such a beautiful stained glass piece.
I can see why you love it to pieces.
I have a piece that I did, a long time ago and had forgotten...I will post it maybe next week sometime.
I also plan to play along with you next Sunday!!
Have a blessed day.
xo bj

xinex said...

The stained glass is incredibly beautiful, Chari! I love all the colors and you know how much I love the birds too. Your MIL was truly talented. Pretty calla lilies!..Christine

ClassyChassy said...

Beautiful stained glass - My mom used to create stained glass windows to hang in front of a window to catch the light - I have one she created especially for me - it has moved with me every time I relocated, and is very special! Love yours!

prof en retraite said...

Hi Chari! What a gorgeous piece of stained glass! And it's extra special because of who made it!! Your lilies are so pretty! Congrats on your new Sunday meme! It was a big success! I had my grandson for the weekend and couldn't participate...busy coloring!! lol Maybe I'll get it together and figure it out by next weekend...hugs...Debbie

jeanne said...

Chari, the stained glass is perfectly beautiful. Your MIL had an eye for detail and her work is outstanding. a lovely memory as well.

Hugs...Jeanne

Southern Lady said...

Chari, thank you so much for the kind and gracious notes you left for me at my Southern Lagniappe blog. I'm so glad they led me to your blog.

I love the stained glass window -- your mother-in-law was very talented, and I know you will always treasure the window she made for you.

You asked if I took the header photo on my blog -- yes, I recently did a post about Queen Anne's Lace and other wildflowers, and that was one of the photos included in it.

I'm so glad to find you, and I'll be back to visit again soon.

Sincerely,

Janie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Chari, That stained glass piece is beautiful. I love how it shows up in the sunlight. I bet it makes you smile everytime you walk into the room. Hugs, Terrie

Smilingsal said...

What a gorgeous window! The plant is called, "peace lily" here; I never knew it was the same as a calla lily. Happy 2 x Tuesday.

ellen b. said...

Hi Chari! The colors in this stained glass piece are so bright and pretty. What a great piece to have and remember your MIL by...

ann said...

oh Chari honey,have you heard about that new disease?it is caused by stained glass.it seems true blondes get it.but blonds from a bottle don't.honey,i'll take it off your hands just so you won't get sick.ok?that is the only reason.i am ONLY thinking of YOU.you have my address don't you?i'll even pay the postage.i would just hate for you to get sick....ann

ann said...

that is gorgeous.i love it.she was a fabulous artist.i have one,but honey it's not hearly that pretty.i love----it..ann

Mrs. Petrie said...

First of all, the Sunday party was so great! It is a bummer when you are excited to write a post and no one sees it (or leaves comments). It was wonderful for me to be able to revisit a post and actually have people read it. :)

Your MIL must have been a neat person. I understand making stained glass is not easy to do. The lilies add such a great tropical look to your window.

Have a great week!

KayC. said...

It is a beautiful peice of art. Stain glass can make even the cloudiess(sp?)day bright! You have a great treasure, thanks for sharing.

Chrissy said...

Wow, not many people have a piece of glass like that, so much attention to detail, you lucky girl you!! Just wanted to say hi, hope you are having a good week!! Talk soon,Chrissy

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Chari,
Beautiful stained glass! My hubby also does this. He wants me to take a class. I told him I don't need to as I have him. He said I would have fun. So I might give it a try.

My 2nd time around post is also about a family heirloom. So you are not alone.

Sunday Favorites was fun. Thanks for hosting it.

Kim

Crystal said...

The stained glass is gorgeous, and even more so because your mother-in-law created this! What a wonderful treasure and memory. Thanks for sharing with us.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, that is gorgeous, and I am sure that Russ loves you that much more for having an appreciation an love for his mother's art. How wonderful that you have such a beautiful memory of her work. laurie

Marie said...

hi chari
love the stained glass. such talent.i'm going to check into the sunday meme it sounds fun.
marie

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

darn it...I meant to do your sunday post. Tell me, how do you pull up a old post? I don't have a clue. Loved the stain glass.

Brenda said...

Now that is truly beautiful! I've never seen one quite like it. I would display that with a lot of pride.
Brenda

Nicole ~ said...

Chari, that is such a beautiful stained glass piece. It is such a wonderful treasure to have from your mother-in-law. And, what makes it extra special is that she personally made it. Thank you for sharing it with us. Nicole