Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 12

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What's it Worth? 7 Signs Your Stained Glass Pieces are Valuable

What's it Worth? 7 Signs Your Stained Glass Pieces are Valuable

So you found some stained glass pieces and you're wondering what they're worth. Start with these signs of valuable stained glass pieces.

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To a lot of people, stained glass might just look like junk. It may seem like it has no value at all.
You know that this is not always true. Stained glass pieces can offer a lot of value and in the right hands, can be worth a lot of money.
How can you know if the stained glass you have can earn you some extra cash?
There are some simple tips that you will be able to follow in order to determine the value of your stained glass.

1. What's the Condition?

The first thing to look at when you want to find out how much your stained glass is worth is the condition the pieces are in. If the pieces are scratched or chipped, they are going to be worth much less money than if they are in mint condition.

2. Are These Stained Glass Pieces Rare?

Pieces that are made by artists that only have a few items out there or are well-known and unique are much more desirable to the general public.
When people want a certain type of stained glass, they are willing to give up more of their money.

3. How Do They Look?

This kind of relates to the condition of the stained glass, but it also relates to the way that it looks. Does it look pretty? Does it have an unsettling pattern?
A lot of the popular pieces that are more beautiful and aesthetically appealing will cost and be worth more. People want things that look nice!

4. Are The Pieces Genuine?

Is your glass the real deal or is your glass a copycat?
Glass that can be shown to come from a specific artist, time period or style may be more valuable. If the glass pieces are just fake stained glass, they likely are not going to be worth as much overall.

5. What Kind of Glass Is It?

This may not seem important, but it really does matter the type of glass the pieces are made from. This can help to determine the time period and can affect the overall value in this way.
For instance, if the glass is opalescent, which means there is more than one color, this will show that it had to have been created after 1880. Obviously, pieces that can be dated as being older are going to be worth more since they are more unique.

6. Can You Determine the Style?

The style of the stained glass can also help to show what year it may have been made. In addition to this, the style will appeal to specific buyers more than others if someone is collecting stained glass from a certain style, such as art deco or primitive styles.

7. How Old Is It?

This has been mentioned, but if there is solid proof that the stained glass can be dated to a certain point in time, you will have a much easier time selling it and getting your money's worth as well.

Tell Me The Value!

People like to purchase things that are unique, expensive, and specific, which is why these factors are so important if you want to determine the value of any stained glass you may come across.
There are a lot of stained glass pieces out there, both real and fake, so it is crucial that you pay close attention to what you are buying or trying to sell. No one likes to be tricked and having the necessary knowledge to prevent that is always a wise decision.
Contact us if you would like to learn more about stained glass, windows, and lamps that you can use to spruce up the look of your home.

That's all for now...may sunshine fill your day!

Fascinating and Fundamental Part 11

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5 Ways to Add a Touch of Victorian Decor to Your Living Room

5 Ways to Add a Touch of Victorian Decor to Your Living Room

A little Victorian decor can give your home a dramatic and extravaggant look. Here's how to infuse your living room with Victorian style.

The Victorian period is remembered as one of the most opulent times in recent history.

Adding Victorian decor to a modern home is an excellent way to stand out from the crowd.
How though do you achieve that unique style using modern materials?
Here are five ways you can give a room or your entire home a Victorian makeover.

1. The Layered Look

Victorian style was all about excess. Heavy furniture dripping with gold, bold lamps, display cases, and all manner of oddments.
To achieve a modern Victorian design for your home, don't be afraid to layer. Combine dark wood furniture with opulent Persian rugs. Coffee and end tables should never be left open.
The Victorian home was proud to show off the wealth and grandeur it contained. Place clocks, elegant coasters, display pieces, and mementos liberally. This shouldn't interfere with the functionality of course, but other than that the sky's the limit.

2. Lighting

Light is one of the key elements of any home design. In a Victorian house interior, this is even more crucial.
Your light sources should be more than functional. Use tastefully decorated lamps placed in precise locations. Ceiling fixtures must act as a showcase of your personal style.
For the ultimate display of Victorian splendor, use an antique chandelier. Something positively dripping with elegant cut glass or crystal.
Natural lighting is just as important. Use a mix of well-placed windows for illumination with classic stained glass panels. There's nothing that reveals the old-world elegance and grandeur like the light of the sun playing through a multicolored stained glass panel.

3. Opulent Patterning

Victorian homes made heavy use of intricate patterns. Furniture, wallpaper, and carpeting were just a few of the most common examples of this.
In Victorian times the word on every lip was aspirational. The emerging middle class suddenly had the resources to decorate their homes in ways previously available only to the aristocracy.
Nowhere was this more apparent than in the detailed and highly sculpted patterns of their furnishings. Mix this into your home using a piece with an homage to the gothic revival, Tudor, or arts and crafts styles.

4. Wall Styling

Victorian style was all about the contrasting views. Use wallpaper or an interesting paint scheme to help your home stand out.
Victorian parlors were often covered with patterned wallpaper. Think of the repeating Fleur de Lis design on raised paper.
If you prefer paint, use bold color with white trim. An accent wall is another excellent way to add Victorian flair.

5. Integrate Modern and Victorian Decor

Sometimes it's the incongruity of styles that create the most striking visual tableau's. Combine modern amenities and features with Victorian style to put your own individual touch on a room.
A brand new computer sitting on a 19th century engraved desk. A flatscreen tv framed by victorian lamps on an elegant stand. All of these can give your home a touch of Victorian elegance without overpowering your personal style.

Don't Forget to Have Fun

Decorating your home should bring you joy! If you want to incorporate Victorian decor into it, make sure you enjoy the hunt for the perfect pieces.
To give your home an instant Victorian feel, check out some of these elegant stained glass panels.

That is all for now...may sunshine fill your day!