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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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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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:
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.


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4.8

(based on 643 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (536)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (90)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (559)
  • Unique (472)
  • Festive (175)
  • Durable (104)
  • 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 (449), Budget shopper (102), 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 (450), No (31)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (34)

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

One is nit enough

By 

from Northfield VT

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

    I was given one of these beautiful glass orbs to hang on my porch. But it is so precious to me that I hung it in front of my bedroom window instead...that way I see it first when I wake up each morning. When I found the Kitras globes at Uncommon Goods, I bought another to hangin my guest bedroom for company to enjoy. The colors are perfect with the room decor and the symbolism ... in this case a family tree...is an added bonus. The craftsmanship is outstanding. I recommend Kitras to anyone looking for a special gift...for themselves or someone else.

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

    I would buy this product again

    By 

    from Western Maine

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy To Install
    • Overall beauty.

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

      These ornaments are also known as witches' balls. In my family, four of our ancestors were hanged at Salem. Therefore, in addition to being lovely to look at, they are a reminder of a dark period in our history that should never be repeated.

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

      Beautiful gift!

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      from Hartford, CT

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      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

      It is much bigger than I expected it to be. I am glad we bought the stand with it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Beautiful and unique gift!

      By 

      from RI

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

        Beautiful design!

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

        Wife loved it!

        By 

        from Hot Springs, VA

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

            My wife loved this glass piece and the accompanying stand I got from the same vendor.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Product delivered three days early - great service.

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

            Beautiful Glass

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            from Chisago city

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

              Gift

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivered early!

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

              Something that has a meaning and beautiful as well.

              By 

              from New Jersey

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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 have given them to family and friends. Thank you gifts if I was a guest in a home, Birthdays , Weddings and one for myself.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Nice packaging and totally wrapped in bubble to keep from breakage. Quick shipping.

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

                Happy Mothers Day

                By 

                from New Hampshire

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Was pleasantly surprised at how large they were

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Large Rooms

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                  Very Beautiful and well made. Mothers day gift that was very much appreciated and they are displayed in a nice sunny window.

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

                  Originally bought one, but came back for another

                  By 

                  from Houston, TX

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                    I really liked the fact that there are multiple designs for every special person in your life.

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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I loved our "Family" Glass Tree Globe!

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                    from Gilford, NH

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                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Beautiful, unique, colorful, wonderfly crafted

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Relationships:

                      I have mine hanging outside my window and love how it picks up different colors and shines so beautifully!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was prompt and the packaging was attractive.

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

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