Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships

Stephen Kitras' vibrant, handmade, recycled glass globes celebrate your bonds with family and friends.
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Stephen Kitras

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Mothers, Sisters, Family, Friends

Celebrate those dearest to you with these elegant 100% recycled glass globes, handmade in Canada by Stephen Kitras and featuring an interior glass trunk that branches out to support vibrant splashes of color. Each globe is made from shards of glass used for car, home, and office windows. The shards are melted down in a furnace before being blown into beautiful works of art that have come to symbolize family, friendship, and the bonds that bring you together.

Tree of Family: Like the roots of a tree, family gives us the support and love to keep growing no matter how far we branch out as individuals.

Tree of Friendship: Like leaves on a tree, our life is brightened by friends who help define us as the individuals we are. The Tree of Friendship reminds us to cherish each of our friends, the old and the new, as each one adds a unique leaf to our tree of life.

Tree of Sisters: Whether she's your sibling or your closest friend, she nurtures you, supports you, laughs, and grows with you.

Tree of Motherhood: A celebration of mothers and the important role they play supporting us through the journey of life.

Tree of Fatherhood: A celebration of fathers and the important role they play guiding us through the journey of life.

Tree of Brothers: Whether he's your sibling or your wingman, he supports you, laughs, and grows with you.

Sold individually. Not intended as a tree ornament.

Use the included translucent wire to either hang the globe from the display stand or elsewhere.

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.
Notes
Not intended for use as a holiday tree ornament. Indoor and outdoor safe due to sealed glass.
Item ID
17884

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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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.


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4.8

(based on 653 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (546)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (569)
  • Unique (473)
  • Festive (175)
  • Durable (106)
  • Classic style (41)

Cons

  • Delicate (24)
  • Difficult to set up (6)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (350)
  • Decoration (117)
  • Gift (110)
  • Christmas (83)
  • Parties (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (455), Budget shopper (105), High-end shopper (40), Quality oriented (19), Budget oriented (3)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (8), Family young kids (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (460), No (31)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing!

I have purchased three of these to give as gifts. One as a wedding gift, one as a 'thank you for being there for me' gift, and one for a gift for...Read complete review

I have purchased three of these to give as gifts. One as a wedding gift, one as a 'thank you for being there for me' gift, and one for a gift for our midwife, who has delivered all 6 of our babies. Each recipient has been in awe, and absolutely loved the globe. One of the recipients' husband stated that he'd like to collect them all. Great idea! I wouldn't probably take it bowling, but I wouldn't probably go bowling anyway. These are just breathtaking, and such a wonderful, relatively inexpensive way to show appreciation and love.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tree Globes

When I ordered the product I didn't see a stand to purchase. Maybe I missed it. I looked everywhere and it is much to heavy to hang on an ordinary ornament stand. I...Read complete review

When I ordered the product I didn't see a stand to purchase. Maybe I missed it. I looked everywhere and it is much to heavy to hang on an ordinary ornament stand. I ended up findig a small stand it could sit on. I think it is beautiful and a beautiful "family" message but it was much larger than I had thought. My mother in law liked it - or seemed to anyway.

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5.0

Just beautiful

By 

from Florida

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

    best decision I could have made

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

    Stunning

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    from Boston ma

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

      This globe was absolutely stunning, truly just gorgeous. I can't wait to give it to my sister. She is going to love it.

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

      My sister loved this item

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      from Houston, TX

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts
        • hang in a window
        • Large Rooms
        • Outside
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

        My sister just loved this present. She is a hard one to please!!

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wonderful Gift

        By 

        from Alaska

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom
          • Gifts
          • Large Rooms
          • Outside
          • Small Rooms

          Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

          This was a gift for a friend who is not easy to shop for. Being an artsy person, as well as someone who has most things she has her eyes on, it makes gift giving harder. But when I saw this I knew it was perfect. And the fact that it has recycled glass was an even bigger bonus. #sweepstakes

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

          Perfect Gift

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          from Dillingham, AK

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Gifts
            • Large Rooms
            • Outside
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

            My friend that I got this for is an amazing artist, which makes gift giving sometimes tricky. This gift was not only beautiful, the fact that it uses recycled glass was a bonus that we both loved. I will be buying more of these for my sisters.

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

            Love!!

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            from Temecula

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                Looks beautiful hanging in window or from a tree.

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

                Repeat Gift

                By 

                from Alameda, CA

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                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Beautiful Art
                • Well Made

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Large Rooms
                  • Small Rooms

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                  These are beautiful and solid. Well made. The first one I got, my sister-in-law loved. I have now purchased 4 all together as gifts, once I saw them in person.

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

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy it again. The box had some ink pen marks on it

                  By 

                  from Ohio

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                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                    Someone ink marked on the box before it shipped

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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    One of my favorite gifts!

                    By 

                    from Helena, MT

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                        This is beautiful.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        Beautifully crafted unique art

                        By 

                        from Granite Bay CA

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                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Clean

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bedroom
                          • Gifts
                          • Large Rooms
                          • Small Rooms

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                          I also purchased the black metal stand so that my friend can display this beautiful art in any room. I can't wait to see her face when she opens it - she really appreciates beautiful art.

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

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