Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations

Encourage, thank or inspire those dearest to you with Stephen Kitras' recycled glass globes.
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Prosperity, Gratitude & Encouragement

Encourage, thank or inspire those dearest to you with elegant 100% recycled glass globes, featuring an interior glass trunk that branches out to support vibrant splashes of color. Handmade in Canada by artist Stephen Kitras.

Tree of Prosperity (left): Just as a tree is prosperous when it is full of leaves, bearing fruit or providing a shelter, we too can find prosperity in many different ways. The Tree of Prosperity reminds us that by finding our true happiness or helping others we may grow and prosper.

Tree of Gratitude (center): Every day we are surrounded by many gifts. By taking the time to celebrate these gifts we are able to feel gratitude for the people or circumstances that allow us to have what we do. Gratitude can come in many forms and just like the roots of a tree, it can be deep and everlasting. By showing gratitude to those around us we acknowledge their efforts to make our lives and the lives around them meaningful.

Tree of Encouragement (right): Just as a mighty tree was once a small sapling, our goals, dreams or hopes were once small. As we work hard and we surround ourselves with people who support us, we are able to achieve those dreams or conquer barriers we once thought impossible. The Tree of Encouragement reminds us that while the path may be long, we are not alone, and with the support of others anything is possible.

Not intended as a tree ornament.

Uncommon Knowledge: To make these pretty globes, artist Stephen Kitras first has to receive a shipment of broken glass from a supplier in Seattle that makes windows for cars, homes and offices. They send their broken shards to Kitras, who then melts them down in a furnace for 12 hours before creating his signature pieces.

Click here to see gratitude, prosperity, encouragement.

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“Why glass? Compared to other media I've worked in, such as iron and ceramic, glass is immediate and responds right away to any design decisions that I make.”

The mantra "when surrounded by beauty, the spirit is uplifted" embodies the mission of Kitras Art Glass. Stephen Kitras began work as a glassblower in 1988, and in 1994 he formed Kitras Art Glass with his wife and partner Elke. By 2001 the company had expanded to over 40 employees and a new facility was built to accommodate the increased production demands.

Sadly, 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 Stephen's goal is to design and produce beautiful and affordable glass art objects to enhance the lives of others.

Handmade Recycled
Made from
recycled glass
Measurements
6" dia.
Notes
Not intended for use as a holiday tree ornament. Indoor and outdoor safe due to sealed glass.
Item ID
19017

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4.9

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (48)
  • Unique (42)
  • Festive (18)
  • Durable (15)
  • Fun to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Anytime (41)
  • Christmas (5)
  • Parties (4)
  • Gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (38), Budget shopper (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (36)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (28), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (12), Other (11), Birthday (8)

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5.0

Beautiful Globe - Wonderful Gift

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from Boston, MA

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Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

I have given several of these globes as gifts and everyone has loved them - great craftsmanship. Thank you!

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5.0

Beautiful - loved it!

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from Boston, MA

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Very well made, special and attractive piece for anyone!

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  • Yes

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5.0

Loved them!

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from Chesaspeake, VA

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Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Large Rooms

    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

    Plan to give to a friend that will hang them in front of her glass window.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • 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

    Beautiful!

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    from Florida

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    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

    Love it!

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

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    5.0

    These are absolutely beautiful!

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    from Fairfield, CT

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Durable
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

      These were purchased as closing gifts for clients - already received great reviews from them. They are gorgeous.

      • 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

      Glass Globes are beautiful

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      from North Myrtle Beach, SC

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Durable
      • Festive
      • Fun To Use
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Christmas

        Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

        I personally own 2 of these glass globes and love them.
        They are beautiful in the sunlight and are unique as a gift.

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

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        5.0

        Great housewarming gift

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        from New York

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Eye Catching
        • Works In Various Decor

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Decoration

        Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

        This was part of a house warming gift (other gift was the plant your own tulip tree). The couple loved this gift and cannot wait to hang it in their 3 season room.

        • 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

        Beautifully Made

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        from Grand Rapids, MI

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Beautiful
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Christmas
          • Perfect As A Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

          My grandmother loves this glass globe. She raved about it for months after she received it, and immediately placed it on display in her formal living room. Wonderful and elegant!

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

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          4.0

          BEAUTIFUL GLOBE BUT MISSING THE FINISHING TOUCH

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          from Bolivia,NC

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          Pros

          • Beautiful

          Cons

          • Missing Finishing Touch

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

          Globe is absolutely beautiful but not pleased with the plastic tie string you supply to hang it on the stand. The string certainly deters from the beauty of the product. I went to our local jewelry store and had a silver chain made to replace the plastic string. I suggest you do the same in the future with all your globes. The cost will be nominal and it will result in Happy Customers!
          Respectfully submitted.

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

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          5.0

          Exquisite

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          from Delray Beach, FL

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          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift

            Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

            Gave this to good friends -- artist who made it had named it "gratitude", which was the perfect phrase for this gift to them.

            • 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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