Have I mentioned, Dear Readers, How much I Love it when the sun comes to play in my mini worlds? Sometimes it seems as though I can barely catch the brief moments when it illuminates my little worlds so brilliantly! Saturday was just such a morning and here you can see The Folly fully lit in the morning sun! But it was moving fast! I had to be quick with the camera!
Here you can see the Glass House fully lit by the sun...
Before any glass was added to the windows!
I was able to get some glass panes cut on Saturday
and immediately started fitting them to the window openings.
It is not as easy as it sounds!
If the glass pane is just a fraction too large,
you have to carve away the wood frame to make it fit.
But it really went very well.
I was easily able to cut and install the front windows.
Can you see the glass panes? No?
How about now?
At least you can see the reflections in the windows!
Here you can see the Glass House framework is removed from The Folly base
so I can attach the glass to one of the window openings.
The window frame on the exterior is made a little smaller than
the opening in the wall so it holds the glass pane in place on one side.
Once the glass pane is inserted in the opening,
I add interior trim inside the window opening,
which holds the pane securely in the wall.
In the above picture you can see the interior trim
has been added to the rectangular window,
while the triangular one still has not been fitted with glass.
Here we are on a sunny Sunday morning,
and you can see I have drilled the screw holes for the roof sections
so they can be firmly attached once the glass panes are added.
And here you can see the interior from above...
with the rear glass pane being tested for fit.
Yes, there is already an old workbench in place,
and an antique stove for heating the Glass House in winter!
Here you can see the roof panels removed for
painting the trim edges prior to adding the glass.
Because the glass is "see through" you need to paint
the inside of all the openings because they will be
visible through the edge of the glass!
You can see the opening side of the roof is smaller than the front side....
this is so it can swing open past the roof eaves of The Folly!
Here you can see the roof panels in place.....
with the glass installed!
Can you see the glass? No?
And here you can sort of see the end triangular window also in place!
Or you can see the window frames.... if not the glass!
There is only the tiny back wall window
still in need of getting the window pane installed...
Here you can just see the opening through the doorway....
I will have fun cutting that window glass!
And then all the muntins need to be cut and fitted to each window.
So it is still a while before the Glass House will be finished.
But the sun came to play again, Dear Readers!
Just before sunset it reached into my work room from the west.....
Shining on The Folly Tree House in such a way....
I almost never see this!
Shining into the Salon through the tiny window in the stairwell....
Where there is a flower vase on the window sill.....
And shining through the dressing room window....
glimpsed from the Chinoiserie bedroom....
Shining through the lost marble window....
I know, it is hard to see these tiny rays of light....
And even shining into the bath chamber
through the window in the toilet stall....!
And lighting the Dressing Room with the door opened....
Catch it before it is gone!
And glancing through The Folly bay window......
showing off the details we usually can barely see!
Well, Dear Readers, there really is not much to show
for my three day weekend of work!
That's the problem with glass....