Keri Pinnatore looks forward to Christmas.
She’s the owner of German Glas Werks. This unique gift emporium located at 109 E. Yosemite Ave., Manteca, specializes in stained glass, European crystal, hand-crafted jewelry, stained glass lamp shades, custom cabinet inserts, and cremation urns.
When it comes to the holidays, German Glas Werks goes all out, says Pinnatore, who took over from original owners Larry Lenschmidt and Paul Yonker in 2015. The two had groomed Pinnatore, who was their employee since 2000, over the years towards taking over the business.
She’s kept much of the same throughout the year while transforming German Glas Werks into a Winter Wonderland during this time of year.
“We’ll feature 12 different themes in our display of Christmas trees,” said Pinnatore, who will do glass engraving on any of the merchandise for that personal touch.
Since 1986, German Glas Werks has providing customers with that one-of-a-kind shopping experience.
“We create all the stained-glass pieces in the store, and work with each customer on custom orders to make sure they are getting just what they envisioned,” said Pinnatore.
It’s here that merchandise and the interior will see changes based on the season, making each visit a new shopping experience.
“Many of our pieces are of museum quality and offer the discriminating connoisseur, the general collector and the gift fiver a unique and large selection from which to choose at all price points,” said Pinnatore.
German Glas Werks is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call (209) 825-4527.