Thursday, June 14, 2012

Recycled Glass Vases and Bottles: Beautiful to the Eye, Kind to the Environment

Recycled Glass Vase - Flask Shape. Bubbles trapped in the glass give each piece a unique look.

Despite the pleasures and usefulness of iPhones, DVRs, and instant-streaming, we love reminders of simpler times. More than ever, we appreciate objects from the past, made by human hands, with unique details. Luna Bazaar's new line of recycled glass vessels has just these qualities. Hand-made, and inspired by vintage designs, our vases and candle holders evoke days gone by, while keeping in step with today's awareness of environmental concerns.

 
Hand-blown and made of 100% recycled glass, our exclusive selection of vessels are not only beautiful to the eye , but kind to the environment. Offered in a lush spectrum of jewel tones and featuring the lovable imperfections inherent in recycled glass, these items are both versatile and genuinely unique.


Tea light holder in rich port red. Irregularities give this glass a rustic feel.


Notable characteristics of our recycled glass include bubbles trapped inside the glass and a slightly hammered finish resulting in a beachy and vintage appeal. No two pieces will be exactly alike, due to their handmade nature and the variability of recycled glass. Individual pieces do vary in size. (They may vary up to half an inch.)

Vintage Bottle Wedding Decor from Simply Perfect Weddings

The popularity of vintage glassware is explosive! It's everywhere. (Se my pinterest board, "Vintage Glass is Everywhere": http://pinterest.com/LunaMedia/vintage-glass-is-everywhere/).  It's hard to overstate its importance as a decorating trend at weddings and parties. Vintage glass is a requirement at barn weddings, rustic weddings, and weddings with a Victorian theme (think lace parasols and grandmother's china).


Perhaps what started the trend was the Ball Jar. Stuffed with a big bunch of blooms, it has just that homey look and feel that says, "We don't let anything go to waste, but we appreciate beauty ."

The ever-popular Ball Jar, as seen in Style Me Pretty
  Ball Jars are fine, but look! With recycled glass you get an interesting variety of shapes and colors, and a whole new look. Our colors are suggestive of sea glass: pale green, clear, blue, gray and a deep port red. They are very much at home in a sea-side setting. Isn't sea glass the original recycled glass?


A Sea Glass feel from Luna Bazaar's recycled glass collection.

There are so many ways to use the pieces in our collection. As vases they work well in groupings of different shapes with varying bouquet sizes in each. Or line t.hem up in a row with a single stem in each vase, using identical flowers in vases of different colors, or the reverse: one color vase with different flowers in each.

Some of our recycled glass line is designed to hold candles, tea lights or votives. The largest vase can accommodate a chunky candle, or pillar candle, as serve as a hurricane candle holder. The small, tea light holder with a wire "handle" is can be hung effortlessly outdoors on tree branches.




Turquoise Recycled Glass candle holder is simple to hang from tree branches.
At Luna Bazaar we go out of our way to choose the greenest approach to our packaging, energy usage, and product materials. That's why we were so pleased when we found a kiln where they were using recycled glass and creating the vintage designs you want. Decorate and Celebrate!

Dorothy.

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