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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 6, 2012 9:44 AM CST
I had this gorgeous hand-blown glass ball (about 12" diameter) that my sister gave me a few years ago. Today I hit it with my head (ouch!!) - and it is in 7000 pieces.
I would love to replace it with a similar one, anyone have any ideas? I am just so sad about this mostly because it made me always think of the time my sister gave it to me.
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jan 6, 2012 10:28 AM CST
How sad for you. Perhaps you may find something here to replace it.

http://www.kugelhouse.com/

http://www.ironelegance.com/gazingballs.asp
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Sharon
Jan 6, 2012 10:37 AM CST
Oh Hetty!! Hurts, doesn't it?

It for sure looks to be hand blown. Do you have any local glass artists down there?
Moon's 'kugelhouse' link might be a good start to finding another. I didn't look at her other link yet.

There aren't many glass blowers around anymore, though I did have a student who became one. If I can find him I'll ask him about them, but last time I heard he was in Vermont.

Sorry. I'll be on the lookout, though.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
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Boopaints
Jan 6, 2012 11:02 AM CST

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ouch is right! Poor Hetty!
Those links Moonhowl sent look like they will help.
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tarev
Jan 6, 2012 11:24 AM CST
Oh, hope you did not hurt your head Hetty!

Do you have a Tuesday Morning store nearby? Sometimes I see similar items over there.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 6, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Thanks for all the expressions of sympathy. And no, my head is OK..... I haven't ever seen a Tuesday Morning store but a quick google shows me that there is one near where I work! So I will be stopping in there.
I looked at the Kugelhouse link and those are nice. Not in the same league as the one I had but also much less expensive...
I'll keep browsing. Thanks again Group hug
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tarev
Jan 6, 2012 11:49 AM CST
There is another store you can try, if you are near Home Goods store, sometimes they have similar item as well Smiling
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Dutchlady1
Jan 6, 2012 11:50 AM CST
I do go to Home Goods regularly, they often have the gazing balls but I have never seen the hanging ones.
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vic
Jan 6, 2012 4:14 PM CST

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Oh Hetty, It is so beautiful. I'm so sorry it's broken Crying Crying

I hope you'll be able to find one with a close resemblance. Group hug Group hug
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Dutchlady1
Jan 6, 2012 5:47 PM CST
Thank you Vicki! Lovey dubby
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Boopaints
Jan 8, 2012 9:48 AM CST

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Hetty, If you really wanted to spend the money, finding a glassblower would be an option!
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Dutchlady1
Jan 8, 2012 9:49 AM CST
Yes, I am hesitant to do that. There is a shop here in town that I could go by..... It was almost $ 200 and that is not something I have lying around at the moment Thumbs down
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Jan 8, 2012 4:36 PM CST

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Whistling do any of us? Well, we will all keep thinking, Hetty!
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bsavage
Jan 8, 2012 4:53 PM CST
So sorry about your beautiful ball, Hetty. I hope you find another one that still reminds you of your sister.
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Sossman
Jan 9, 2012 5:04 AM CST
I've seen hummingbird feeders like that. That might also be an option, plus you might get the flying jewels to compliment the pretty glass ball! Smiling
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Dutchlady1
Jan 9, 2012 6:14 AM CST
Not in my lanai I won't Hilarious!
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Sossman
Jan 9, 2012 6:27 AM CST
Oh......well......let's think of something else then!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sossman
Jan 9, 2012 6:33 AM CST
Check this out. These are not large, but they are pretty. This link takes you to her orange ball but it looks like she has several different colors.

http://yardsellr.com/for_sale#!/kugel-ball-lg-orangeyellow-1...
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taters55
Jan 9, 2012 7:09 AM CST
http://www.kugelhouse.com/store/maintemplate.asp?category=Ga...

I found these 12 inch globes, but they are calling them gazing balls. I don't know if you can hang them or not? Most I have found are 4 to 6 inches.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 9, 2012 8:18 AM CST
Yes, gazing balls are pretty readily available even in places like Big Lots, but they are not for hanging. I have browsed the Kugelhouse site and they have some beautiful pieces.

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