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recycled glass tree globes - relationships

by Stephen Kitras $45.00
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Mothers, Sisters, Family, Friends

Celebrate 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 Family: Like the roots of a tree, family nourishes and encourages us to grow to limitless possibilities. The Tree of Family reminds us that no matter how far we branch out as individuals, our family is always there for support, for encouragement and above all for love.

Tree of Friendship: Like each leaf on a tree our life is blessed with friends who help to define us as the individuals we are. Similarly, the changes of season that a tree undergoes is like the circle of friends that we've met throughout our lives. 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: Sister can mean the one who was born into your immediate family or the "sister" who is your closest friend. Sisters are the ones that nurture you, support you, laugh and grow with you. Sisters are a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life. A sister is a forever friend.

Tree of Motherhood: Just like a tree, a mother provides stability in her roots, love in her welcoming branches and comfort in her sheltering shade. A mother can be the person who gave birth to you or the person who has helped to guide you and support you as make your way through the journey of life. The Tree of Motherhood is a celebration of mothers and the important role they play in our lives.

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. Globes come with a plastic hang tag that is designed to be used for hanging the globe, either on the display stand specifically designed for the globe or from a different location. The plastic hang tag may also be replaced with customer's own twine, yarn, or other hanging material.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17884
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
 
4.8

(based on 516 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (423)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (456)
  • Unique (403)
  • Festive (153)
  • Durable (86)
  • Classic style (41)

Cons

  • Delicate (23)
  • Difficult to set up (6)
  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (285)
  • Decoration (116)
  • Gift (110)
  • Christmas (72)
  • Parties (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (366), Budget shopper (83), High-end shopper (30), Quality oriented (19), Budget oriented (3)
    • I Am A:
    • Single female (8), Family young kids (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (320), No (21)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (133), Mother (47), Child (14), Self (9), Grandparent (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (118), Birthday (51), Other (30), Mother’s day (17), Anniversary (4)

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5.0

BEAUTIFUL!!

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from New jersey

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Festive
  • Larger than expected
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

    I gave this to my friend as a thank you gift for hosting my baby shower. It arrived much faster than I expected and was much larger than I expected. I thought it would be the size of a Christmas ornament, I was very pleased with how large it actually was. It's a really beautiful piece and I love that it comes with the card about friendship. My friend loved it as well. I will definitely purchase more of these.

    • 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

    Sister Tree Globe

    By 

    from Loudon, NH

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Perfect Way To Show Love
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

      I sent this to my sister who lives on the other side of the US. I live in NH - she lives in WA. She is going to hang it in her new home and everytime she looks at it she will remember how much I love her and that even though the branches have spread we are still from the same tree.

      • 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 Gift

      By 

      from Richmond

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Beautiful
      • Festive
      • Great Story
      • Larger than expected
      • Unique
      • Well made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Christmas
        • In An Office
        • In A Window
        • Parties

        Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

        Packaged well with a great artist card. I love that it is made in Canada by an actual artist- not in a factory. It is very well made, and just very pretty.

        • 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

        Great Gift - Loved It!!

        By 

        from rochester,ny

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime

          Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

          This was given to a very special family member who just loved it!! Beautiful and well crafted!

          • 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

          Great gift to honor an adoption.

          By 

          from Charlotte, NC

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

            Honored a couple and their THREE newly adopted children!

            • 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

            Great Gift

            By 

            from Victoria, TX

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

              Gave this as a thank-you gift to a very artistic friend and she flipped out over it. I had to tell her about the card that gives the 'story' about it and then she was even happier.

              • 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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              4.0

              Colors not as bright as I expected.

              By 

              from Baltimore, Maryland

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Festive
              • Unique

              Cons

              • Drab Colors Not Bright

              Best Uses

              • All the time
              • Anytime

              Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

              I am pleased with the size and the interior glass forming the tree. I ordered Family because I like the theme, but the colors are muted, and I have it in a sunny window. The friends ball might be brighter, but I liked the configuration and thought of family. I do enjoy it and look at it often, just wish it were more colorful.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Self
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Lovely sentiment

              By 

              from Burbank,CA

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime
                • Christmas

                Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

                The included tag explaining the artist's vision was so heartfelt about family, love, roots and branching out that I plan to reprint it larger on the card I give with this housewarming gift. It's for our daughter who has graduated away from school into the working world. Note: this item is larger than I expected and very heavy - over a pound!

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

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                5.0

                Beautiful piece

                By 

                from Fitchburg, MA

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime
                    • Christmas

                    Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

                    Giving this gift as a Christmas present. The size is larger than I thought. Beautiful design

                    • 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

                    Perfect gift

                    By 

                    from Australia

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Better Than Described
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RECYCLED GLASS TREE GLOBES:

                        This was a gift for my mother who is very difficult to buy for. She loved it and said it was one of her favourite gifts.

                        • 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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