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blossom balls: just because & memory

by Stephen Kitras $42.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Eternal Bloom

Flowers are such a special gift because their delicate beauty is so fleeting. Artist Stephen Kitras captures that special magic in a more permanent form by creating these ethereal 100% recycled glass globes, containing impossibly slender green stems leading up to floral splashes of color. As with flowers, each combination of color and pattern conveys a special meaning to their recipient.

Just Because (on left) is full of rambunctious reds and yellows, for no other reason than the pleasure of spreading happiness.

Memory (on right) evokes reverent stillness with its blossoms of the palest blue.

Each hand-blown ball has a sturdy loop at the top for hanging. Whether displayed in a window, or outside in a garden, these blossoms will be a shining reminder of your kind thoughts all year round.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20891
Made from
recycled glass
Measurements
6" dia.
Notes
Clean with a damp cloth.
  • the maker
Stephen Kitras

Stephen Kitras

Stephen Kitras began work as a glass blower in 1988. and in 1994, Kitras Art Glass was formed with Stephen's wife Elke as a partner in the corporation. By 2001 the company had expanded to over 40 employees and a new facility was built to accommodate the increased production demands. Stephen continues to handle all the new product development and oversees the training of staff.

The company suffered the loss of Elke Kitras to Leukemia, but the vision that she and Stephen developed for the company continues to thrive. It is the mission of Kitras Art Glass to design and produce beautiful glass objects for the enjoyment of the general public. It is the company's belief that beautiful things enhance the enjoyment of everyday life. When surrounded by beauty, the spirit is uplifted. The company also believes that beautiful objects should be affordable, not only for the elite. collection

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Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (11)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (10)
  • Visible at A distance (5)
  • Easy to secure (4)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Porch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (4)

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5.0

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from Cypress, CA

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        Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

        Good present

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Mother’s Day

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        5.0

        Just Right for a Special Birthday

        By 

        from Columbus, Ohio

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Sun Catcher
        • Visible At A Distance

        Cons

        • Difficult Set-up
        • Locate Away From Window

        Best Uses

          Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

          Ordered "Just Because" for my sister's birthday. She uses accents of red in her sunroom and this beautiful, large glass ball looks just right. I knew she would love it. Used a plant hanger above the window to show it off. So happy I saw it in the catalog.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

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          5.0

          Very Nice

          By 

          from Lansing, MI

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Secure
          • Visible At A Distance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Inside

            Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

            Very pretty, larger than I expected, very well received.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Blossom Balls

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            from Liberty, MO

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure
            • Stunning
            • Visible At A Distance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere Light Reflects
              • window

              Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

              These are beautiful. I have one of the 4 seasons and the blossom ball I gave as a gift because mine was admired. Really show anywhere light comes in to your home.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              WOW

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              from Idaho

              About Me Midrange Shopper

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Secure
              • Visible At A Distance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Inside the house

                Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

                Beautiful.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Mother
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                Gorgeous

                By 

                from Decatur, Illinois

                About Me High-end Shopper

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Porch

                  Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

                  Afraid it is too fragile for outdoor use. Absolutely, gorgeous

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Self

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                  5.0

                  Loved it!

                  By 

                  from St. Paul

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Yard
                    • Front Yard
                    • Garden
                    • Porch

                    Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

                    Very pretty and artistic.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    5.0

                    Nice gift

                    By 

                    from Takoma Park, MD

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

                        I bought this for a friend's birthday gift. It's a nice, solid piece and larger than I expected. I think it's a great price for what you get.

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                        5.0

                        Beautiful gift, delivered promptly.

                        By 

                        from Ennis, TX

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Beautiful and well made

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • In a sunny window

                        Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

                        I gave this as a gift and it was a big hit! It is a large, beautiful, well crafted object.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        I used expedited delivery and it was delivered promptly. Customer service was very helpful.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Absolutely stunning!

                        By 

                        from Mill Creek, WA

                        About Me Budget Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Secure
                        • Visible At A Distance
                        • Weather Resistant

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Back Yard
                          • Front Yard
                          • Garden
                          • Porch

                          Comments about Blossom Balls: Just Because & Memory:

                          This was a gift for my mother for Mother's Day to symbolize "Memory" of my brother who died tragically last December. She cried when she got it because of the memories and also how beautiful it is. She had looked at these before and was delighted by this gift stating this one was better than the ones she'd seen before. Thank you for such a beautiful product!

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