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blossom balls: thinking of you & thanks

by Stephen Kitras $42.00
Handmade
Recycled

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The Flowers of Kindness

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 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.

Thinking of You (on left) evokes a quiet mood with rich, blue flowers the color of a deep reflective pool.

Thanks (on right) is filled with joyful energy, displaying flowers reminiscent of sunflowers or Black-eyed Susans.

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. Hand-blown in Canada.

Sold separately.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20955
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: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (9)
  • Bedroom (5)
  • Outside (4)
  • Small rooms (4)
  • Large rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (9), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (4), Mother (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4), Birthday (3), Other (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful and really special

By 

from Northfield, MN

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Outside

    Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

    This is a very beautiful gift for those experiencing loss

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One of a kind

    By 

    from Spring, TX

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Display
    • Unique And Beautiful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

      Mom has everything - so buying gifts for her is difficult. She loves her garden and has the ultimate "green thumb" when it comes to plants.
      Uncommon Goods has become my "go-to" gift site especially for the person-who-has-everything. I saw these beautiful globes and thought they would be perfect for mom. She could hang them and it would be a great addition to the many plants and flowers she has in her home.
      My only regret was not being able to actually see it in person. I ordered it and shipped it to her directly. When she got it, she loved it and claimed that it was beautiful and that she had not ever seen anything quite like it.
      Yey! Keep up the good work, U.G. - I need something for her come Christmas! ;-)

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      excelent

      By 

      from massachusetts

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

          great workmanship

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          misleading between pictures shows and th

          By 

          from Lavon, Israel

          About Me Budget Shopper

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                Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

                in your site you're showing the two balls together, but price is only for one ball!!. i had a long discussion with your help center, which in end accepted to take responsbility and reduce the fee for delivery. For this i'm thanking you. but still think the information in your site is misleading. Also here you're showing the two balls together, which shows they're sells in pairs.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Wife
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful Sun Catchers

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                from Snellville, Georgia

                About Me Midrange Shopper

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Clean
                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Gifts
                  • Small Rooms

                  Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

                  I have one of these hanging in my bedroom window. In the afternoon when the sun shines in, it is really pretty. I am a flower and plant lover so these fit right in,in my home.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes, Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Blown glass beauty!

                  By 

                  from Chesterfield , VA

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Elegant And Pretty

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts
                    • Year Round Glass Tree

                    Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

                    The blown glass balls are great quality and make special gifts...especially housewarming and thank you gifts.

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

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I loved it and so did the recipient!

                    By 

                    from Connecticut

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                    • Nothing to hang it with

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Gifts
                    • Large Rooms
                    • Outside

                    Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

                    It was beautiful!

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

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful Blossom Balls For Flower Lover

                    By 

                    from Snellville, Georgia

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Very unique

                    Cons

                    • Price

                    Best Uses

                    • Anywhere Inside Or Out
                    • Bedroom
                    • Gifts
                    • Large Rooms
                    • Outside
                    • Small Rooms

                    Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

                    I purchased these to hang in front of windows as sun catchers because I love floswers. They are really beautiful and unique. The only negative aspect is the price is a little on the high side but I still would order another.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery of the items was very quick. They are glass so I was a little worried about the shipping but they arrived just fine and were packaged up very well.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Wife
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Eternal Flowers

                    By 

                    from Nashville, Indiana

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

                        A present for former wife. The name of the glass ornament and the image of forget-me-not flowers was most appropriate.

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

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome gift!

                        By 

                        from Evans, GA

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                              Comments about BLOSSOM BALLS: THINKING OF YOU & THANKS:

                              I bought this for my mother and father for Christmas. I was looking for something to remind them that they are always on my mind even though we live far apart. This globe was titled "Thinking of You" so I thought it would be perfect. We also had received an ornament similar to this so I thought it would be pretty. It is so much larger than I was expecting! I didn't look at the size and assumed it was a smaller round ornament but it is quite large. This makes it perfect for displaying all year round! The "art" of the flowers inside is beautiful. I can't wait til they open it on Christmas!

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

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