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?

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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!

 

 

Walls of Glass

There may be plenty of restrictions on worldwide travel right now, but that does not mean we can not visit other places through armchair travel!

Today MZ Glassworks would like to take you to Barcelona, Spain. I think you will agree this stained glass is a beautiful sight to behold. A barrier of beauty!

Barcelona, Spain.
Thank you to Francisco Vegas Ruano for posting this image for others to share.

Halloween in the Air

Yep, the season has begun. Halloween costumes and candy are in the stores. This year, trick-or-treat may feel a little different since many parents are understandably hesitant about where they take their children in this virus season.

We are thankful at MZ Glassworks there are no restrictions on Halloween decorating! One of our newer products, our lanterns, may be the perfect addition to your cache of seasonal decorating because as it’s been said “Give light and people will find the way.” 

So, our advice to you is Be wise, be prepared! Have wrapped candy on hand just incase someone swings by. You don’t want any little ones being turned away empty handed and crying their eyes out saying “Boo-Hoo.”

 

 

Fall Favorites

Here at MZ Glassworks we love fall and decorating for the season.

So far, there’s only the stray leaf on the sidewalk that has turned from summer green to having a tinge of yellow, red or rust. Or something inbetween.

But inside MZ Glassworks we’ve got a great assortment of leaf lightcatchers, glass chimes and other seasonal favorites.

Be wise, avoid stepping inside a brick and mortar shop. We will ship them right to you, no risk involved.

 

Early Bird Selection

 

Are you one of those shoppers who has all their gifts purchased, wrapped and stashed by Labor Day? If so your deadline is growing closer. In light of things that transpired in 2020, on-line shopping will be ever more popular.

We at MZ Glassworks just wanted to put a little bug in your ear. If you haven’t visited our portfolio of products, please do so because it’s grown throughout the year! We have all kinds of holiday ornaments for every season, as well as horses and hounds, light catchers for birders, home and garden decor items with stained glass, designs of regional interest, and we are always faithful to those who wish to hang a religious icon, such as crosses, angels, biblical figures. We even have lanterns to light up someones life.

Happy Shopping, and we applaud all early bird shoppers. As you have heard before “A Christmas shopper’s complaint is one of long-standing.”  Shopping early means you are being thoughtful to your postal and delivery service workers who are often overloaded during the holidays.

 

Stained Glass Awareness Month

Welcome, August! It’s a big month for our family because we have a lot of Leo birthdays. In celebration of this month, we at MZ Glassworks are declaring it Stained Glass Awareness Month.

Here is the challenge: In your town or at one of your local churches, see how many stained glass windows you can find!  Play “I Spy!” to get the kids in on the action, too. The beauty of this challenge is stained glass can be seen from both inside and outside so during these pandemic times, you don’t even have to step inside any buildings, although it would be nice if you could.

Please send us a comment and let us know where you saw the stained glass and how many windows you found. If you wouldn’t mind sharing a picture or two, we will post it on our website if you give us permission to. And if you have anything made with stained glass in your home, special kudos to you! Let us know what it is! Stained glass sun catchers count too!