Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations

Encourage, thank or inspire those dearest to you with Stephen Kitras' recycled glass globes.
created by

Stephen Kitras

$45.00

Stephen Kitras created by

Stephen Kitras

read more about the maker

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. Use the included translucent twine to either hang the globe from the display stand or elsewhere. Handmade in Canada by Stephen Kitras.

Tree of Prosperity: 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: 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: 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.

Tree of Knowledge: Like knowledge, trees branch out as they grow. This globe serves as a reminder to keep looking for new pathways and connections as we mature, build on the knowledge we accumulate, and cultivate wisdom.

Tree of Luck: Trees provide shade, sustenance, and inspiration--lucky for us! This globe stands for the fortunate surprises that come along when we need them the most.

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 prosperity.

We visited Stephen Kitras's glassblowing studio in Fergus, Ontario, and made a glass globe of our very own. Visit our blog for the inside scoop.

Sold individually.

CA

Made in Canada

Stephen Kitras

created by

Stephen Kitras

location

Canada

“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.

We visited Stephen Kitras's glassblowing studio in Fergus, Ontario, and made a glass globe of our very own. Visit our blog for the inside scoop.

Handmade Recycled
Made from
recycled glass
Measurements
6" dia.
Ingredients
Notes
Not intended for use as a holiday tree ornament.
Indoor and outdoor safe due to sealed glass.
The included wire is not a permanent way to hang the globes.
Use your own sturdy fishing wire or ribbon to hang.
Secure knots tightly, and consider doubling knots before hanging.
Item ID
19017

Still haven't found the details you're looking for? Check out our Product Q&A!

Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


also by Stephen Kitras

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
UncommonGoodsRecycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations
 
4.9

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (59)
  • Unique (43)
  • Festive (18)
  • Durable (17)
  • Beautiful (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Anytime (41)
  • Gifts (10)
  • Christmas (5)
  • Parties (4)
  • Gift (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (44), Budget shopper (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (49), No (3)

Reviewed by 69 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By 

from Wausau,WI

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

    It was beautiful and she said it looked beautiful in her living room.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Way Beyond Expectations

    By 

    from New Jersey

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display

      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

      Every family member was overwhelmed by the beauty and meaning of this gift.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Perfect!

      By 

      from Dayton, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

          I have purchased these globes in the past as gifts and everyone has loved them. They are beautiful and the attached cards make it truly special.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          I can't wait to hang this globe!

          By 

          from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Beautiful
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Outside

          Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

          We just went through hurricane Irma. I had a globe hanging in my tree that I purchased in Captiva, Florida. It was one of my favorite things! Unfortunately, I broke the globe while trying to rehang it in the tree after the hurricane. I purchased this new globe to replace the broken one and as a birthday present to myself.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Thoughtful gift for friend

          By 

          from Michigan

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

            It was a perfect thank you gift for a longtime friend.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            This was a definite hit!

            By 

            from Georgia

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Fragile

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

            This is an absolutely beautiful work of art. The recipient loved it!

            Service and delivery comments:

            No issues. Perfect service.

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Made such an impact

            By 

            from Grapevine, Texas

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

                I bought this as a thank you gift as well as a gift of encouragement after receiving some bad news. It made such a positive impact on them. They were genuinely so appreciative and kept mentioning how beautiful it was, pictures don't do it justice.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My fav online purchase this year

                By 

                from Caribbean

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Meaningful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Small Rooms

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

                  I was in the process of designing/decorating my new office space and I wanted to inject pops of colour through statement pieces and these were absolutely perfect. I love blown glass and these are beautifully designed and meaningful. An unexpected plus is that they were so much bigger than I expected. Love!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Great piece from the series

                  By 

                  from WV

                  About Me Budget Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

                    Beautiful piece. Perfect for a loved one.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this item again.

                    By 

                    from Port Huron, MI

                    About Me Budget Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Inspirations:

                      On display in China cabinet

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes

                      Displaying reviews 1-10

                      Back to top

                      Previous | Next »

                      Related Products
                      Sacred Centers. Aligned like the seven chakras—from crown ...
                      Description:
                      Sacred Centers. Aligned like the seven chakras—from crown (Sahasrara) to root (Muladhara)—Ariana Ost's meditative mobile was designed to bring serenity to your decor and focus to your yoga practice. In Eastern Tantric traditions, the body has seven chakras—energy centers thought ...
                      What Does History Sound Like? From the clamor ...
                      Description:
                      What Does History Sound Like? From the clamor of prize fights to nail-biting closings at the New York Stock Exchange, one brass bell design has accompanied a lot of history. With its arresting ring, this authentic trip gong is modeled ...
                      Desert Decor. After many years of sketching plants, ...
                      Description:
                      Desert Decor. After many years of sketching plants, jewelry maker Natalie Joy Miller's botanical drawings and metalworking skills came together in her playful series of house plant mobiles. Handmade from brass to look like a potted cactus, this mobile offers ...
                      The Contemporary Pachyderm. Holding gingerly on to his ...
                      Description:
                      The Contemporary Pachyderm. Holding gingerly on to his mother's tail, this baby elephant follows your book collection from A to Z. Inspired by the playful styles of the savanna, artist Eric Gross creates a charming silhouette scene on your bookshelf ...
                      Moonlight Sonata. Hand forged by Alexandra Paliwoda, this ...
                      Description:
                      Moonlight Sonata. Hand forged by Alexandra Paliwoda, this candle rest evokes the reflection of moonlight on the ocean at ebb tide, an organic inspiration that infuses the piece with a tranquil texture. An undulating "beach" with bronze patina forms a ...