Glass ornaments hang from our entry pergola
They may look like Christmas in July to some, but I love the
multi-colored globes that hang from the big pergola over our
entry path. Looking into the garden from inside the front door
or kitchen window, I watch them sway in the wind and drip rain.
When backlit by the western sun in the late afternoon they glow brightly.
In spring when the wisteria vine that engulfs the pergola
blooms, that’s when most visitors notice the rainbow of ornaments that
otherwise hide ten feet above our heads in the foliage. Either that or
when the thug of a vine sleeps in winter and the colorful bubbles plainly
Wisteria blooming with a suncatcher from Dog and Pup glass
The spheres range in size from 3″ to 6.5″ with one heart that I
found some years ago at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show on Valentine’s
Day. They have held up very well exposed to the elements year round,
some for 5 years now.
While I have
purchased them all over, my favorite place to get them is from Dog and
Pup glass in Coeur d’Alene
Idaho. I discovered them
when in Spokane
on business. A huge display in a store window caught my eye and I ogled
over the globes that were shining and tempting me like candy. I couldn’t
believe how reasonably priced they were compared to others I had seen.
Not only that, Dog and Pup makes their “suncatchers”, as they call them, up to
6.5″ in diameter, which is rare. They have a booth at various festivals
throughout the Northwest, but also sell online, which is how I have purchased
mine. You can order by the color and size and if they don’t have them
readymade, John and Darlene Johnson will create them custom for you.
Check them out at http://www.dogandpupglass.com