Starry Night Solar Stake

Stephen Kitras uses his own artistry to bring some of van Gogh's magic to life in your own garden.
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Stephen Kitras

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Star Light, Star Bright

Vincent van Gogh"s masterpiece Starry Night offers a breathtaking glimpse of the mysterious wonder in a starlit sky. Glassblower Stephen Kitras uses his own artistry to bring some of van Gogh's magic to life in your own garden. He draws upon the painting's nocturnal palette, and captures the swirling of the paint in textured glass. Within is a solar-powered light that allows the ball's magic to continue to shine once evening falls. Use the included stake to display this glass masterpiece in your garden, along a pathway, or by your front door. Handmade in Canada.

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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“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
plastic, recycled glass, powder coated steel, polycrystalline silicon
Measurements
Stake: 28" H; Globe: 4" Dia.
Ingredients
Care
Clean glass and stand with a damp cloth - do not submerge in water. Can be left outside year round. To secure, hold the stake and push 4"-5" into the ground. Do not push on the glass globe.
Notes
Light lasts about 6-10 hours after full 8 hour charge.
Item ID
45887

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UncommonGoodsStarry Night Solar Stake
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (18)
  • Visible at A distance (12)
  • Weather proof (12)
  • Easy to secure (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (15)
  • Front yard (9)
  • Back yard (8)
  • Porch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12), Budget shopper (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love these!

It was lovely to look at in the garden, but when the evening came and it began to glow, it was amazing! You just want to sit out and enjoy it - so...Read complete review

It was lovely to look at in the garden, but when the evening came and it began to glow, it was amazing! You just want to sit out and enjoy it - so relaxing. I highly recommend them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I bought both colors for my sister. One never lit up at night and the other one is very dim. She said they look pretty in the daytime but that was not really the...Read complete review

I bought both colors for my sister. One never lit up at night and the other one is very dim. She said they look pretty in the daytime but that was not really the point.

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5.0

A Perfect Gift

By 

from Tucson

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Secure
  • Visible At A Distance
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Front Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

    The lovely light can be seen from inside our home at night. It also greets guests as they arrive.

     
    5.0

    Even better in person

    By 

    from New York

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Front Yard
      • Garden

      Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

      The lights work great and they used a very durable metal stake

       
      5.0

      Beautiful day or night

      By 

      from Sacramento, CA

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Secure
      • Visible At A Distance
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Yard
        • Front Yard
        • Garden
        • Porch

        Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

        I received this as a Christmas gift. It was easy to put together and I poked it into a pot which is up against a white wall in the garden off my kitchen. The stake is sturdy, long, and metal.The pot is west facing so the solar panel receives sufficient light during the day.

        As you can see, if you have a backdrop for the light it augments illumination. I can be a night owl, and the light is still glowing bright when I go to bed. My significant other hit a home run with this gift. I LOVE it and want more! It's stunning.

         
        2.0

        Disappointed

        By 

        from Indiana

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

            I bought both colors for my sister. One never lit up at night and the other one is very dim. She said they look pretty in the daytime but that was not really the point.

             
            5.0

            Nice color for the garden during the daytime

            By 

            from Blythewood SC

            About Me Budget Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Secure
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • Could be taller and brighter

            Best Uses

            • Garden

            Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

            Added an extension and put it in the flower garden. Looks great. Can also see it at night.

             
            5.0

            Beautiful!

            By 

            from San Diego, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

              This is quite pretty on my patio. I like it best during the day. The light at night doesn't really highlight the design or make the whole orb glow. It's just sort of a light within the glass.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love these!

              By 

              from Gaithersburg, MD

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              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Secure
              • Visible At A Distance
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Yard
                • Front Yard
                • Garden
                • Porch

                Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

                It was lovely to look at in the garden, but when the evening came and it began to glow, it was amazing! You just want to sit out and enjoy it - so relaxing. I highly recommend them.

                 
                2.0

                Stake is plastic

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                from Houston TX

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                • Plastic stake.

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

                I will be returning this item.
                This has a single prong plastic stake - not stable, especially considering my dogs investigate my garden.

                 
                5.0

                A Great Gift

                By 

                from Pennsylvania

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Secure
                • Visible At A Distance
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

                  I'm very pleased with this item.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect addition to our Garden

                  By 

                  from Atlantic Beach, FL

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Secure
                  • Visible At A Distance
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Yard
                    • Front Yard
                    • Garden

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Starry Night Solar Stake:

                    Love seeing these in our front garden after sundown....as so does everyone walking by! Have also ordered as Christmas Presents for others gardens

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