Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes

Stephen Kitras' vibrant, handmade, recycled glass globes depict trees of Remembrance, Peace, Joy, and Love.
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Stephen Kitras

$45.00

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Stephen Kitras

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Enchanted Forest

Beauty, elegance and heartfelt sentiment are at the root of artist Stephen Kitras latest collection of glass globes. Hand blown of 100% recycled glass, this series features Kitras' signature ability to create a delicate interior trunk within the globe. Vibrant splashes of color add the finishing touch on these one-of-a-kind home accents. Use your own sturdy wire, translucent fishing wire, or ribbon to hang the globe from the display stand or elsewhere. Handmade in Canada.

Tree of Remembrance
Just as tree undergoes changes as it grows from a seedling to maturity, our lives are full of unique and important people and moments that define us as individuals. The Tree of Remembrance encourages us to treasure each of life's moments and cherish the memory of people and places that are near and dear to us - the children, the friends, the parents and the occasions that create the mosaic of our lives.

Tree of Peace
The beauty and tranquility of nature in essence captures the meaning of peace. Like a tree growing in harmony with the forest that surrounds it, peace brings with it a message of tolerance, acceptance and compassion.

Tree of Love

There is no greater gift in the world than the gift love. Like a tree, love grows stronger and more beautiful with time. The Tree of Love represents the countless blessings the love brings into our lives.

Tree of Happiness
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.

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.

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Made in Canada

Stephen Kitras

created by

Stephen Kitras

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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
17387

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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.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsRecycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes
 
4.7

(based on 328 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (260)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (298)
  • Unique (246)
  • Bright (105)
  • Durable (74)
  • Festive (22)

Cons

  • Delicate (33)
  • Heavy / bulky (7)
  • Heavy (5)
  • Too big (4)
  • Too large (3)

Best Uses

  • Living room (113)
  • Gifts (61)
  • Kitchen (61)
  • Anytime (46)
  • Office (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (247), Budget shopper (36), High-end shopper (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (264), No (39)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fail Safe gift. Got two for myself also

My daughter-in-law put a spring rod across the top of the window over the kitchen sink and tied the glass balls by fabric ribbon to the rod so the morning sun shines through them. ...Read complete review

My daughter-in-law put a spring rod across the top of the window over the kitchen sink and tied the glass balls by fabric ribbon to the rod so the morning sun shines through them. I put mine also in the kitchen hanging from a curtain rod by a thin gold chain for the afternoon and evening sun. My daughter and her family will receive the "Family" glass ball this Christmas and I am interested to see where she will put it. Also I put a second ball I bought in the middle underneath a glass table - the top tab had broken in shipment so I found another perfect place for it as it couldn't be hung. Uncommon Goods did send another to replace the broken on to my daughter in law with no questions nor delay. I am very satisfied with this product and company in every way.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beautiful but too big

This product is beautiful. You can really tell that the artist has a lot of talent. However, they are very big (larger than a softball) and very hard to display. They come...Read complete review

This product is beautiful. You can really tell that the artist has a lot of talent. However, they are very big (larger than a softball) and very hard to display. They come with a loop to hang it from but I couldn't think of a single place in my house this would work. They really ought to come with a display stand or something.

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4.0

It was a lovely gift

By 

from none

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Outside

    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

    It was a nice gift

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    2.0

    Packaging not nice enough for gift

    By 

    from Atlanta Georgia

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

    • Box is too small, worn, torn

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

      I purchased this as a wedding gift. The glass ball itself is nice; it's the packaging that is a major disappointment. I have to find a hobby shop for a nice square box to hold the ball, because there's no way I'll present a gift in the too-small, scuffed, worn, and torn box that it came in. The ball causes the box to bulge on both ends, which of course means it could break easily. It is also torn at the corners, and is scuffed on all sides, as though having rubbed on other things repeatedly. It's the official box that comes with the glass ball.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      I will buy this product again..

      By 

      from Along the North East Mississippi

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Wish occassion tag needed could go with anyglobe

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Gifts
      • Large Rooms
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

      As said be for I wish I didn't have to buy that white globe for wedding. I wish tag was interchangeable.. Spring colors for a spring wedding, bright colors for a summer wedding, warm colors for a fall wedding. I buy the happiness one. Also wish there was a Peace label.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Beautiful

      By 

      from Clovis CA

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Artistic design
      • Attractive Design

      Cons

      • Heavier than I expected for hanging on a tree.

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Gifts
      • Large Rooms
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

      I thought it would hang on a tree but it's too heavy.

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

      My Purpose Was to Remind My Friend to Smile

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      from Rio Rancho NM

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Can Be Put Wherever It Can Be Seen for Smiles
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Gifts
        • Large Rooms
        • Small Rooms
        • Smile Accessibility

        Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

        My friend has a special place saved for it in her sunny Florida condo. The last place her husband and her went before he passed.

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

        Simply lovely!

        By 

        from Billings, MT

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

          Gift for a colleague

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

          Unique

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

              You can use it wherever or however you want.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great meaningful gift

              By 

              from Boston

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Large Rooms

              Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

              Great gift

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect Gift

              By 

              from Scotch Plains, NJ

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • window with light

                Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

                This is a very thoughtful gift.

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Unique and Stunningly Beautiful!

                By 

                from Oakdale, NY

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Large Rooms
                  • Outside

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

                  These display bulbs were a perfect and unique wedding gift. Each came with their own little message so the wedding recipients knew my wishes for them from the message that each bulb presented. I ordered the 3-bulb display hanger. When I saw these bulbs (I and them sent to their home beforehand), I was amazed that they are actually bigger than the picture depicts. The description is accurate, but the 5-inch diameter of each bulb is so much more dramatic to actually see. The colors are stunning-- like viewing a beautiful sunset! I will order these again for several anniversary and new home gifts! Thank you.

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

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