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

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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 the included translucent twine to either 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

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
17387

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within 2 days, arriving 3 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 321 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (256)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (291)
  • Unique (246)
  • Bright (105)
  • Durable (72)
  • Festive (22)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Living room (113)
  • Kitchen (61)
  • Gifts (56)
  • Anytime (46)
  • Office (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (240), Budget shopper (36), High-end shopper (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (257), No (39)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (25)

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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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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely love the Kitras Tree Globes!

      By 

      from Knoxville

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

        I bought several different globes (and stands) for gifts and a couple for me.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery and packaging of the globes was excellent!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        3.0

        Pretty but broken

        By 

        from Roswell, GA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

        • Broken upon arrival

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

        I ordered the remembrance globe for a funeral. I thought it was a unique and thoughtful gift. I only gave it 3 stars since it was broken upon arrival, but I can tell it is beautiful.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely stunning! Purchased the love tree

        By 

        from Montgomery county, Maryland

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Not sold with stand

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Gifts
        • Large Rooms
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

        I would recommend this to everyone. Absolutely beautiful work. My girlfriend truly loved it. FYI it's not sold with the stand which you have to get.......you have to get the stand......have to

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

        Absolutely STUNNING

        By 

        from Windsor, CT

        About Me Budget Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Stunning conversation piece

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

            This was stunning - even more lovely than in the photos. It is EXACTLY the perfect gift for my client, and I will DEFINITELY purchase another.

            Service and delivery comments:

            I ordered this on the Tuesday of Mother's Day week and it was on my doorstep Thursday morning - without paying for expedited shipping. I was surprised and thrilled.

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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unusual Gift For Someone Who's Lost A Loved One

            By 

            from Laguna Woods CA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outside

              Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

              My tree globe is hanging with thin wire from the ceiling of my patio. The sun reflects on it and it is beautiful.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was very fast. Packaging was excellent and actually made it look more expensive than it was.

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

              I buy these regularly for presents

              By 

              from Collegeville, PA

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

                  Nothing negative to say.

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

                  My mother loved them!

                  By 

                  from Orlando FL

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • In windows​ with a lot​ of light​

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Recycled Glass Tree Globes - Wishes:

                    My mom loved them she hung them right away!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Got there in just a couple days! Was very happy!

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

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