Flight of the Hummingbird

According to this hummingbird migration map, we are getting closer to when the tiny birds will be arriving in the State of Maryland. The may be in southern Virginia by now.

If you reside in the northern climates it will take them longer to arrive at your windows. But we at MZ Glassworks can have a hummingbird, one of best selling light catchers, at your door quite quickly. A hummingbird’s popularity can be attributed to what they represent joy, prosperity, good luck and freedom. Something that’s been lacking in this time of social distancing.

Once the pandemic is well-under control, I think we will all be like the hummingbird flitting from here to there feeling rather neighborly! Take your friends and neighbors a stained glass light catcher from MZ Glassworks when you go to see them as a symbol of the joy you and they are feeling at spending time with them again.

Casting New Light

Stand out. Shine. Be colorful. The world needs your prismatic soul!” ~Amy Leigh Mercree

I don’t know about you, but when I think of most stained glass installations, I think of Gothic churches where the windows served to tell Biblical stories or in buildings in the Medieval or Renaissance period where stained glass is used decoratively but also as a way of letting in the light.

When I came across this picture, I wanted to share it because although the room is abounding in light, the stained glass still beautifully enhances the space. This is a renovated apartment in a 1914 Belle Époque building in Antwerp, Belgium.

Isn’t it fabulous?

Newly Commissioned Work

We at MZ Glassworks really enjoy doing commissioned, custom designs. Margy gets to use her graphic design skills and her skill at “syphering” how the pieces will come together in the overall design. Sometimes custom designs are like puzzles getting the sizing and the juxtaposition of the pieces and shapes just right. “That’s fun stuff!” says Marge!

The client who ordered our latest commissioned pieces wanted to give them to her two daughters for unique birthday presents.

So happy with the result, Margy is designing birthday flowers for the every month of the calendar year. Let us know if you wish to special order a piece for someone you love or for your own birthday month!

Daffodils are the flower of the month for March birthdays

Lily of the valley for the month of May.

A Lucky Token

It’s March 6th, and you know what that means! St. Patricks Day is just around the corner. The weather may not quite be conducive to searching fields of clover to find that 4 leafed Emerald gem which is said to be special.

But we at MZ Glassworks have Shamrocks in our inventory, if you are looking for a lucky token to give to your favorite lad or lassie. Act quick though, shamrocks go fast and so does time! So contact us through this website if you’d like us to send you one for gift-giving!

The Call of Spring

If you are a bird watcher, I bet one of the things you look forward to with spring just around the corner is getting outside more and hearing the birdsong. The mockingbirds, robins, sparrows, catbirds, orioles, cardinals all have their unique calls.

We’ve posted just a few pictures our or favorite birds. But we have many more varieties in our nest. Follow this link to see our full bird portfolio. Perhaps you’ll find your favorite tweeter! What a  nice gift to include in Easter baskets for your favorite birdwatcher.

We are counting down until spring. We bet you are too!

 

 

Finding the Bright Spot

Happy New Year!  We at MZ Glassworks are thrilled to usher in a New Year. Although last year was tough, the take-away is we all became more resilient and flexible and perhaps many of us learned what’s really important.

If you can say “Yes!” to any of those statements, congratulations! You are one step closer to becoming a wise old owl. For this reason, today our featured products are our stained glass and fused glass owls.

These owls are a good gift to anyone who came through 2020  no worse for the wear.

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Advent Features

Happy 1st day of Advent! Today we will be featuring seasonally appropriate gifts.

We at MZ Glassworks can think of no better holiday reminder to give to a Pastor or person in your congregation who means something special than an angel or shepherd stained glass light catcher.

Angels symbolize devotion, trust, faith and love. All qualities found in a meaningful friendship.  Shepherds symbolize one who watches over, guides or leads the way.

Wouldn’t you feel good if someone gifted you with a token of a kind gift such as these?

Wish to order? Contact us!

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Growing Collections

Isn’t it fun to pull out your Christmas decorations every year? In our family as we unpack the boxes we like remembering who and where the tree ornament and other Christmas decorations came from. We can often associate a specific ornament with a year or event.

Our suncatchers are great gifts for office parties and a small way to say to your friends “I REMEMBERED YOUR KINDNESS TO ME. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!”

MZ Glassworks Collection of Christmas stained glass products is growing every year! We invite you to grow your collection of holiday ornaments and decorations along with us! No fear of running out of new stained glass to buy to hang on your tree or decorate your home. In fact, we have so many Christmas/winter themed products, we just set up a NEW CHRISTMAS PORTFOLIO on this website. So leap on over to the Christmas portfolio and check it out.

Don’t have any of our Christmas ornaments? This is the perfect year to begin collecting! Cheers!!

“The traditions of Christmas are lasting because they are made of love!”

 

Holiday Preparedness

Be a little naughty. Save Santa a trip.”

 

On-line buying means you can order at any time of day or night through a website!  You don’t have to wait for Santa to bring it. MZ Glassworks would be happy to fill your Christmas orders for beautifully handcrafted stained glass items from our inventory. Head on over to our portfolios of products posted on this website. At the end of this post, we’ve added our contact form for your convenience, so feel free to get in touch.

Prefer seeing products in person? We will be at the  Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, Maryland on December 19 from 8am to 2 pm. We will be pulling out all the stops with a huge varied of stained glass products –  sun catchers, windchimes, lanterns, panels and more!

Look forward to getting out of the studio. See you then!

Return next week, and we will have posted some photos of special seasonal offerings for Christmas.

 

Enhancing Entrances

 

What happens when you take a chance and step out of the box into a custom look? The homeowner featured below has taken what would be a nothing special entryway and made it say WOW with the addition of stained glass in the panes of the door! Then they really kicked it up a notch by adding coordinating tiles on the walkway. 

It is now one sensational entrance to come home to.  Beautiful as it is welcoming. Can we help you with a transom or panel for your door?

MZ Glassworks loves custom work and we have a portfolio of commissioned projects.  There are also some seasonally hot items we just added to the website. So while you’re on the website, check out all of our portfolios!