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November 9, 2016

As I look upon the rich Fall colors of our Fish Scale stained glass shade I reminisce about all the falls that have been in my life and ask myself why do I like this season best.

The colors are so rich. They are deep and elegant with golds and burgundy, purple and fores...

November 3, 2016

I am so glad I completely covered a bay window in my bedroom with one of my stained-glass windows. A few years back I redecorated my bedroom. I liked the neighborhood view of apartments and trees across the street but not of the square bank building next to them on the...

October 18, 2016

At the Shades of Tiffany staff meeting, October 31st:

"Is that you, Mr. Tiffany?  Can you send us some new designs?"

June 7, 2016

The word Koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning “carp”. Koi are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp that are kept for their beauty and decorative aspects in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi keeping in itself is an art form and keeping them as pets...

May 12, 2016


A few years back a friend of mine was in New York and visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She bought me a souvenir from the museum’s gift shop; a brightly colored neckerchief. It is a beautifully printed adaptation of...

March 28, 2016




Ancient Days of Glory

The peacock has been a favorite ornamental motif for millennia. Images of Peacocks adorned fabrics, jewelry and objects d’art in ancient Egypt, Rome and Byzantium. In ancient times peacocks repres...

January 27, 2016

Paying homage to the elements of nature has always been an integral part of Japanese culture. Their belief in the literal as well as the figurative power of images as they relate to the seasons, divine protection, virtues or occasions are represented through the use of...

January 27, 2016

In the 1890’s, before the debut of their more famous floral designs of the early 1900’s, Tiffany Studios produced simple, basic geometric patterned lamps. They were inspired by Moorish, Roman and Greek designs, greatly admired by Tiffany during his travels to those pop...

January 26, 2016

The Holidays are over and another year has whizzed by. Happy New Year! Wishing all of you the very best for 2016.


I am ready for a great year! The new Shades of Tiffany website is finally published to great reviews. It took lots of work with a big learning curve as web...

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Fine Feathers: The Peacock Motif

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