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The St. Paul Winter Carnival

It’s that time of year again – the Saint Paul Winter Carnival is back in town and it is quite literally “The Coolest Celebration on Earth.” The carnival is celebrating its 128th year (WOW!) and it’s definitely going to be a cold one folks! But that’s not stopping us Minnesotans. What are we most excited about seeing? The snow sculpture carvings and ice castles. That’s an art form that we can definitely appreciate! Events are running now through Sunday, February 2nd. For a full schedule, visit For more information on Gaytee-Palmer Stained Glass visit our home page, email us at, or call us at (612) 872-4550.

The Holidazzle Parade

This Friday marks the 21st (and last) Anniversary for the Target Holidazzle parade. This has been a holiday tradition in our family for years and we are sad to see it go – but we’re not saying goodbye just yet! A few of us from Gaytee-Palmer will be downtown this weekend to celebrate this wonderful time of year – we hope to see you there too!
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The Holidays Are Right Around The Corner…

One of our absolute favorite custom, hand-painted pieces.


Hanging stained glass windows add stunning color and character to any room. And with the holidays coming up, they make a wonderful gift!

If you’re interested in a custom window for yourself or a loved one this holiday season, call us today at (612) 872-4550.

Chapels and Cheeseburgers – What’s Not To Love?

As a stained glass company, we spend a lot of our time in old churches restoring historic windows and fabricating new ones. The architecture is something to be cherished – the quality, the detail, and the character – it’s rich and simple at the same time. Over the last year or so, we can’t help but notice the church-turned-restaurant trend and we are loving it. There’s something completely charming about being able to enjoy a nice meal in a historic building. The architecture and atmosphere is incredible – and stained glass plays a huge part in that. It’s amazing to see the purpose and utility of the windows change. There is so much to appreciate about stained glass and we are excited that the craft is being introduced to (and appreciated by) an entirely new audience and industry. One of our favorites is The Chapel Grill in Naples, Florida. Opened about a year ago, it is located in a beautifully restored church off of 5th Avenue. We spend a lot of time in Naples and this restaurant is always at the top of our list.

What A Week!

The Thirst Convention was a success! BIG thanks to Bismarck Diocese for hosting such a wonderful event and to all those who joined us – you made our experience a memorable one. Can’t wait for next year! photo 2 After wrapping up our big weekend in North Dakota, we got right back to work in the studio. So much to do, so little time! This week, we’re working on quite a few restoration projects. Although stained glass requires very little upkeep, restoration is critical when needed. As your windows age, the lead and putty begin to decay. If this issue is not addressed the glass will eventually crack or fall out of the caming. A videographer from the Basilica of Saint Mary, one of our most recent restoration projects, dropped in the Gaytee-Palmer studio and put together this beautiful video documenting the entire restoration process of The Sacristy Windows – check it out: You can learn more about the restoration process on our website by clicking the “Re-lead & Restoration Process” photo on our home page. Now who’s ready for Halloween?? We are!

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Thank you for always going the extra mile for the studio. You make us look good even when we goof up!

~ John | St. John's Luther Church | Sleepy Eye, MN

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