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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tuesday Treasure

I’m linking to Melody's blog today for Tuesday Treasures.

My brother and his family live in Redmond, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, where he works for Microsoft.  He used to live in Dallas, Texas.  I never visited him in Dallas – didn’t even make it there for his wedding, but I have gone a few times to Seattle.  It is pretty easy to get to from here – a short plane ride to Vancouver and then a few hours in a car, or on a bus or train, or a lovely fast ferry from Victoria if heading from there.

Seattle is a really interesting city, very pretty and lots of neat history and art.  There is the Rock and Roll history museum, next to the science fiction museum.  There is the Space Needle and the market.  There is the super  fascinating underground tour of the old city.

One time when we were visiting there was an exhibition of Tiffany's work at the art museum.  It was absolutely stupendous; he was a master of mosaic, glass, jewellery, fabric, furniture and room design.  I bought this replica of one of his pieces in the gift shop.  It was made in China – a mass production.  But then one of the reasons that Monsieur Tiffany was successful was because he was a forerunner in the mass production of art pieces in factory-like workshops….

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I just had to show you the big picture…

Janet

13 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous, Janet. So glad it made it home with you in one piece! So pretty. I've been to Seattle once, and loved it. Would love to go back someday. :)

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  2. Never been there....but wow!! I love that stained glass piece.

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  3. Beautiful piece of stained glass. Perfect in that window too.

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  4. Wow that is one gorgeous piece and so glad it got home with you ok. I always loved his lamps. So beauitful. How wonderful to see an exhibition of his work.

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  5. OMGoodness. Love your stained glass window and what a great way to hang it.

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  6. I always thoroughly enjoy your posts and learnt a lot about Seattle. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Your stained glass wall hanging is beautiful. For a gal in hot little Perth, Australia, it really sounds like you live somewhere very interesting & exotic. I'm off to read more of your blog. Tracee xx

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  8. Hi there!
    Seattle is a very lovely place! I'll check out the museums next time. Lovely stained glass place, it will make you think of spring and summer no matter what time of the year!
    Take care, Leslie

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  9. love the stained glass; it is beautiful in the window with the light behind it.

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  10. It is beautiful , so pretty in the window. I also loved Seattle but didn't get to any of the places you mentioned except the market .Maybe next time ;-)

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  12. The stained glass is very beautiful, lovely colours and design.

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