A Flower is given the center of attention in the Entrance
This century-old solid oak glass panelled door is the entrance to Sweet Home Chicago. When I first moved in many moons ago the usual lace curtain hung over the glass and hid the true beauty of the door. Now a flower centered in the faux stained glass panel will greet visitors when they arrive. The circle around the flower is left clear which is why you see no color there. The faux stained glass provides privacy but allows in light as well.
I agree that its hard to beat an original but my home has only one. It was in bad condition, but given its age it was to be expected , so we had it restored.
copied borrowed some of its pattern in my faux stained glass window. As you can see flowers and plants were a popular motif for these early American craftsmen.
If you'd like to create a faux stained glass window , acrylic paint , made especially for glass makes it an easier project. It is time consuming but as the paint is water soluble any mistakes can be washed or scraped off if you don't like the finished product.
Meanwhile over in the indoor garden the roses are in bloom .
To see what's blooming across the USA visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens , the creator of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.