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recycled glass tree globes - inspirations

by Stephen Kitras $45.00
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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.

Sold individually. 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.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
19017
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.
  • 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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RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES
 
4.9

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (40)
  • Unique (33)
  • Festive (16)
  • Durable (9)
  • Fun to use (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Anytime (33)
  • Parties (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (28), Budget shopper (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (21)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (19)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (8), Other (7), Birthday (4)

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5.0

More STUNNING than expected!!!

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from Mocksville, NC

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Festive
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

    Extremely impressed with the quality and craftsmen of this globe. Much more beautiful then I had hoped for!

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

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    5.0

    Perfect Gift!

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    from Missouri

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Festive
    • Great Conversation Piece
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Put On Display All Year

      Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

      I got the 3 piece set (and stand) for my Mother for Mother's Day. I set it up as the center of my table (they are rather large). She loved it and thought it was so beautiful. After she received all her gifts I told her the globes were also her gift. We took turns reading what each globe stood for and how she has instilled those values in us (her children) and how grateful and appreciative we were of her. My Mother has set this gift on the counter in her kitchen and told me on several occasion of how beautiful the colors are when the sun hits it. Great Gift!!!!

      • 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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      4.0

      Beautiful but....

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      from San Diego, CA

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

          The globes are very large and beautiful. I purchased both the globes and the display stand. However, there is nothing included to allow you to hang the globes from the stand! Apparently I am supposed to buy ribbon or some other string to attach to the globe so I can hang it. Considering the cost and how fragile they are, there should be something included to allow you to hang it from the stand. Very disappointed because they were a gift for a friend, and now I have to go find something to attach to the globes that will hold and does not look cheap.

          • 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

          these tree globes were such a hit

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          from somerset, ma

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable
          • Festive
          • Unique
          • Very Well Made Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime
            • Christmas

            Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

            I saw your ad on face book and open the ad when i saw the globes i thought so different . never ordered from the company did not know what was getting. but when they arrived i was soooo pleased had to order another one . they were the hit of the night thanks

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            • 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

            Outstanding service and product.

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            from Henderson, NV

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Gorgeous And Unique
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

              Delivery service was, as always, outstanding. Product elicited gasps and raves. I'm never disappointed with your company.

              • 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

              Beautiful

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              from Earth

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime

                Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

                Beautiful

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

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                5.0

                Beautiful Gifts!!

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                from Tucson, AZ

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Festive
                • One of a kind
                • Unique
                • Unique Way To Send Messag

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anytime

                  Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

                  The Kitras glass ornaments come with a message of gratitude, encouragement, family and a host of other sentiments attached in a small card on the ornament. I have used these gifts three times: birthday, thank you and Christmas --they are wonderful!
                  And thanks to Uncommon Goods, the packaging is excellent and I do not have a concern ever for how they are presented.

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                  • 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

                  Beautiful gift

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                  from Sharon MA

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime

                    Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

                    This globe is beautiful. I sent it to my sister in law who loved the one I have hanging in my kitchen. She loves hers

                    • 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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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    beautiful and unique

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                    from laporte IN

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                    Pros

                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anytime

                      Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

                      Gratitude

                      • 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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Its' even pretty than it looks!

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                      from Stafford, VA

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                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Very pretty

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anytime

                        Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

                        I was looking for a unique housewarming gift and that was perfect.

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                        • Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Other
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                        • Other

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