Rainbows In Glass

March brings weather that ‘comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb’, but with all the variables in weather, there are rainbows.

We live on a hill over-looking the valley and the sky is often adorned with rainbows…double rainbows, partial rainbows, misty rainbows, vivid rainbows that come from the darkest clouds… but always reminding me of the covenant made from our God.

Genesis 9:16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”

I have always loved rainbows, and as with many things, it stems from my childhood.

My mother had glassware in every window and always arranged them in the rule of the rainbow…seven colors from indigo blue to red and pink. In her dining room, which faced to the south, glass shelves filled with her most precious glassware always gleamed when the sun made itself known.

When asked why the glassware, why the rainbow, somehow it was always linked to her New England roots. In my pathway of discovery, I often found windows in the New England calendars and decorating books that were filled with colored glassware… but not always in the rule of the rainbow.

I was delighted, while watching an episode of “Gilmore Girls”, to see windows filled with colored glassware . It must be true ~ for I have never seen it for myself. Still a vacation dream to visit our New England states.

However, I, too have created the rainbow with many inherited pieces of glassware. Not as many as my mother’s, but it still brings me the joy. Our Gathering Room, of the Nantucket theme, boasts a rainbow, arranged in the rule of the rainbow… from indigo blue, to red and pink.

Rainbows fill my house in various places beginning in the Vestibule.

Wall paper and an oversized Tiffany lamp display vibrancy when the light shines through

~ always reminding me of the sunlight shining through our windows growing up… and a promise from our God… “A Moment in Time”.

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