Monday, March 16, 2009 1:26 PM EDT
Spring is just around the corner and with the longer sunlight filled days ahead of us what better way to catch the beaming rays of sunshine then with a suncatcher or a lightcatcher. These decorative ornaments are usually made of colored glass and come in a variety of shapes and sizes: from insects and animals to landscape scenes and celestial shapes. They are usually hung off of a window with a suction cup and a hook or they are suspended from a wire or string.
Often considered the visual equivalent to wind chimes, suncatchers have both avid enthusiasts that adore these colourful ornaments and scornful décor snobs that consider lightcatchers to be nothing more than cheap pieces of colored glass that clutter up window spaces. Personally, I don’t mind suncatchers as long as they are simple and not larger than the size of the palm of your hand, otherwise they just look junky...
Are suncatchers pretty decorations or tacky window decals? Leave a comment and let us know.
Suncatchers clockwise from top left: Yellow Sun Suncatcher, thegardengallery.ca; Dolphin Suncatcher, "Welcome" Hummingbird Suncatcher, Birdhouse Suncatcher, homesandgardenaccessories.com