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recycled glass tree globes - renewal

by Stephen Kitras $45.00
Handmade
Recycled
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Colorful Journeys

Celebrate the journeys that inspire us to love, grow and move forward, with Stephen Kitras' mesmerizing, recycled glass orbs. Flush with an inner trunk and budding branches, their vibrant canopies catch light and cast a dance of color to inspire your next great adventure. Hand-blown in Canada. Not intended as a tree ornament. Sold individually.

Happiness (blue/orange): When you realize that your fulfillment in life comes from all that surrounds you, you've reached a true state of happiness. When we look at a tree full of life swaying in the wind to the rhythm of life, we are reminded of the pure bliss that is happiness.

Rebirth (green/white): Whether we overcome a challenge ready to start over or push forward with a renewed strength, it marks an exciting, new beginning... Just as a tree goes through cycles of death and then rebirth so do we, each time growing stronger.

Creativity (purple/blue): By looking to nature we can find inspiration to create great art, make big decisions and move forward in new directions. The tree of creativity reminds us to think creatively to break down barriers and reach for new heights.

Passion (red/orange): Passion drives us to reach for new heights, champion causes and be close to the ones we love. The tree of passion reminds us to find our passions, as they bring purpose and abundance to our lives.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
30331
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 - RENEWAL
 
4.8

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (54)
  • Unique (50)
  • Bright (34)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Delicate (6)

Best Uses

  • Gifts (42)
  • Living room (16)
  • Office (10)
  • Kitchen (6)
  • Outdoors (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (42), Budget shopper (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (24)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (18), Child (3), Mother (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (11), Christmas or hanukkah (7), Other (5), Valentine’s day (3)

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5.0

Love my Happy tree!

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from Boulder, CO

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Happy Place
    • Living Room
    • Office
    • Tranquility Garden

    Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

    Love the color and delicateness of it

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

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    5.0

    The most beautiful works of art!!!

    By 

    from West Islip, NY

    About Me Budget Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Bright
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Living Room

      Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

      It is displayed in a little window, high over head in the livingroom. When the sun shines in, it is so beautiful!!!

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

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      5.0

      Beautiful

      By 

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bright
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

          I bought this for my mother-in-law for Christmas. She loved it and immediately hung it in her window. She has commented several times about how much she loves it and how beautiful it is.

          • 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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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stunning Artwork

          By 

          from South Carolina

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Bright
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Delicate

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

          I was wowed when I opened the box for this globe. It is larger than expected (not meant for a typical Christmas ornament), but I think the larger size is a plus. I got it for a present for my mom-in-law, but so happy I got one for myself, too!

          • 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

          extraordinary

          By 

          from Pinehurst, NC

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • A Work of Art
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere

            Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

            Absolutely beautiful, I purchased this to give as a gift, now I am going to buy one for myself!

            • 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

            unique gift for any style house

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            from Chicago,Illinois

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Bright
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

              Unique gift perfect to hang in front of a window

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

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Beautiful gift perfect for many occasion

              By 

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Budget Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Delicate

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Outdoors

              Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

              Attractive garden - or a larger indoor - ornament. Not practical for many purposes other than serving as an indoor light catcher, or for ornamental garden decor. Beautifully, beautifully crafted; will easily catch guests' attention.

              • 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

              Happy Mother's Day! AMAZING GIFT!

              By 

              from The Woodlands, Texas

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

                Beautiful unique gift that is truly one of a kind - for our Mom, who is also one of a kind. We loved the store behind the gift which also helped us to choose exactly which "Inspiration" to give our mom. - Gratitude.

                • 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

                Simply gorgeous!

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                from Midlothian, Va

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

                  I was so impressed with this that I want to keep it for myself! I will be ordering more. They are beautiful gifts!

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

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                  4.0

                  Ordered 2 - 1 arrived perfect, 1 broken

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                  from South Bay, FL

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Delicate

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES - RENEWAL:

                  I ordered 2, as gifts for friends. One arrived perfectly intact, the other arrived with the top hanging loop broken off. In spite of this, they are beautiful. The friend who opened the broken one could either glue the loop back on or display it on a stand rather than hanging it. We joked that we're both imperfect and broken as well. However, it was embarrassing to give a broken gift.

                  • 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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                  Q and A

                  When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                  313votes, 40 comments

                  Mary
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful!!

                  Colleen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  like the idea

                  Heidi
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful.

                  Whitney
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  unique. i've never seen the blown glass with structures within.

                  Michelle
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  they look beautiful, but very pricey

                  Nicole
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  They're beautiful, but I'd like to see them in a smaller size.

                  Roberta
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love these...

                  Susan
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  While I do love these, this can be had in a variety of styles, colors and shapes (including these) at another site which specializes in handblown glass orbs. These are priced a bit too high in comparison.

                  Katie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  very beautiful

                  KAREN
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Gorgeous!

                  kathleen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Size, please

                  Sue
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Just gorgeous!

                  Mary
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful gift for special occasions.

                  Bonita
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Very pretty but is the price for the four or one? If it is for one very pricey.

                  Ginger
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I'd like to know how small or large these are. I love recycled glass items.

                  lyn
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  just feel happy looking at them

                  bonnie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Pretty - nice for a special gift

                  Alicia
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  beautiful but expensive

                  Carolina
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  A little pricy though

                  Kathryn
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful.I think that $30 would be a more reasonable price for them. Also, I have seen these in other catalogs.

                  Meya
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  I think if you've seen one you've seen them all. Don't need another collection of these.

                  Judy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Stunning design and colors from recycled glass....love the product

                  X
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  they're beautiful, but expensive,and seem pointless

                  Brittany
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  love love love!!

                  Annie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I've always been a fan of these from previous catalogs, but these seem more affordable.

                  Cassie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  These are pretty, and a great price. Hand-blown glass isn't cheap!

                  Kathleen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful...I'll take Happiness please. A bit pricey but great for a special gift or a reward for yourself.

                  Anne
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  I really like these...I just wish they were a little cheaper!

                  Delyn
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful but I sure hope the price is for all four and not each individually.

                  Eileen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Very pretty.

                  barbara
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Beautiful but a bit expensive for me

                  MELISSA
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  nice, but i can get very similar at local art museum

                  jennie
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  a little too pricey

                  Jody
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Good if you get all 4. Copy needs to be specific (says "orbs" implying more than one, but doesn't include the magical words "set of 4")

                  Paula
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Is the price for each or all? How large are they?

                  Tina
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Pretty, but too expensive for one. Many museums sell sets like this for less than the cost here.

                  Robin
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Cool! And for hand-blown glass? Pretty reasonable price!

                  Jen
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Handblown, interesting, and unique.

                  Amy
                  Vote: Thumbs up!

                  Love these however find them expensive

                  Stacy
                  Vote: Thumbs down!

                  Beautiful, but pricey.

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