Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Angel Window

Angel stained glass window by Marion Grisa
Angel Stained Glass Window by Marion Grisa

Today I wanted to share my favorite Angel stained glass window.  This blue angel window measures about 16 inches by 24 inches and was created in the early 1980's by my husband's mother, Marion Grisa 

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Marion Grisa (1925 - 1986), was a artist in many mediums, including fiber, stained glass, painting and sculpture.  I don't actually know how many stained glass windows she made, but she made at least nine stained glass windows for Heritage Presbyterian Church in Muskego, Wisconsin, as well as at least two other smaller windows.  The two small windows she gave as gifts, one to her mother and one to her cousin.  These small windows have traveled on as family heirlooms, one to my husband, Carl Grisa.
 

Angel stained glass window by Marion GrisaThis Christmas I hung the angel window in my living room window for the Christmas season.  After the holidays are over, I think I will move the Angel window to somewhere more permanent, probably in the dining room.  I'm pretty sure I've decided that this little angel should shine on for more then just the holidays.

(How is this a Metamorphis Monday post?  This window was taken out of storage and hasn't hung in the house for years.  I was worried the children might break it.  I think that counts...)

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25 comments:

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

just a beautiful stain glass of the angel- the colors are so royal- can see why you love it-
Happy new Year....

Karen

Donnie said...

That must be treasured by you all so much. It is just beautiful and I love the colors.

Patti said...

What a special piece - just lovely

LV said...

I love stained glass of anything. This is a truly a master piece of work. You have a true vintage treasure with it.

Pam said...

I agree it needs to be displayed year round since it is so beautiful and is a special reminder of your MIL.

Coloradolady said...

This is a great piece, perfect for the holiday season. Happy VTT!

Anna said...

Wow, such talent, gorgeous windows. Glad you took this one out of storage. Happy VTT!

Annie said...

What a family treasure! Please write down the history of the stained glass and put it in a safe place along with photos so future generations will know!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Oh it's beautiful! And I agree- she needs to be a permanent fixture in your house, much to pretty to pack away after the holidays! Happy VTT!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is a lovely piece of stained glass. I agree, too pretty to pack away.

Debra@Common Ground said...

How beautiful and what a blessing that you have received this. So wonderful that this is a family heirloom!
Thanks for linking up with VIF!
hugs,
Debra

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, that is a really lovely stained glass piece!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful! Stained glass windows are just amazing- love it. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful stained glass. Thanks for joining JFF>

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Lovely window, Jeanne! I'm sure it's even more special to you, since it was created by a family member.

Thanks for linking to this week's party. I look forward to seeing you each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

Love this window. Just perfect for christmas but also all year. Lovely.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

What an amazing piece of art. So special to have this gift from your MIL. New follower.

Marigene said...

Beautiful piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

There is nothing better than decorating with family heirlooms, especially when they are as beautiful as your angel window. Your m-in-law was very talented. I agree, you should hang it all year. Thank you for joining my RE- Party. I hope you'll join again!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh she is gorgeous! How fortunate you are to be the caretaker of this wonderful family treasure. I'm so glad you were able to bring her out of storage, so that you can enjoy her all of the time. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

Thank you for leading me to your blog! Your stained glass is beautiful, and so precious since it has this history! Blessings, Lynn

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