little Indiana and family had never seen anyone make things with stained glass until we stepped inside Sun Catchers Stained Glass Supplies and Gifts in Whiting, Indiana.
This Lake County shop is so unique and something you don’t see every day!
Sun Catchers Stained Glass Supplies and Gifts in Whiting, Indiana
It is a beautiful building. Once upon a time it was a jewelry store! Those days are long since past though you’ll see something here and there that hints at this building’s past.
Now the owner, Edie, uses the old walk-in safe as her office! Does that make an awesome office or what? And yes, the safe locking mechanism has been removed (good idea).
Edie has been working with stained glass since 1982! She kindly let us check out the back of her shop. My husband, Jeremy, and I saw stained glass works in the making! Sun Catchers actually has art lessons in stained glass–isn’t that an unusual craft to learn in a small Indiana town?
Apparently she also does repairs and custom orders. You can see a few of the works in progress. Besides the long tables, there were carefully labeled boxes of various glass in all sorts of colors. Half-finished work of art in progress scattered here and there and the walls held images of other well-known stained glass art for inspiration.
Whiting, Indiana Stained Glass Shop
Besides everything to do with Indiana stained glass, Sun Catchers in Whiting, Indiana is also a gift shop! Edie has been involved in home decor and gifts for more than thirty years, too. Her expertise certainly shines through.
She had quite a few really nice gift items and more than a few one of a kinds. Pierogi-shaped soap, anyone?
They had a dancing pierogi trivet and soap in all sorts of scents. Seriously, all sorts of scents! Whiting, Indiana folks love their pierogi. But then again, who doesn’t?
This was definitely one of the more unusual shops we’ve seen out there while visiting small towns across the state.
Head to Sun Catchers Stained Glass Supplies and Gifts in Whiting, Indiana for all of your stained glass and gift needs!
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