Those who are regular followers know that I do love a bit of gardening. By gardening I generally mean buying lots of plants, planting them and hoping they survive. They usually do, as can be seen by pictures of the flowers I often share on instagram
When I saw these Solar Lights from Uncommon Goods in their home and garden section, I obviously couldn’t resist getting them for the garden to add to my growing collection of lights and ornaments. I was also tempted by their pillows and blankets in this section which can be found here.
With UncommonGoods you are spoilt for choice for ‘uncommon’ products.
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique jewellery, designer décor, tabletop items, and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment without harm to animals or people.
They have an ‘Uncommon Collection’ which was launched in 2015. The Uncommon Collection is an exclusive assortment of products that meet their highest standards for uncommon design, sustainability, and doing good. What I also liked is that they also do personalised products which can be found here. Furthermore, UncommonGoods has been awarded for outstanding customer service every year since 2007. In 2015, they achieved the BizRate Platinum Circle of Excellence award.
These unique globes are by Canadian glass artist Stephen Kitras. What I particularly love about these are that they are hand blown and are made from 100% recycled glass.
The globes are priced at $42 each and come in two colours:
The globes come in 3 parts and are easy to put together.
- Stake with solar panel
- Stake to go in ground
You simply join the stake together and the globe fits snugly on the top. You then make sure the solar panel is switched on to leave it to charge and then leave it to wait to see the results at night.
The stakes then easily go into the ground, ready to charge up.
Although I put the lights in the ground in the afternoon, they were still sufficiently charged by the end of the day to light up.
These globes are not designed to substantially light up your garden, their glow has limited reach, but are simply for decorative purposes. They fulfil their purpose of bringing a touch of elegance into your garden…and are fit for a princess!
One of the globes did stop working after a few days which was slightly confusing as it was the sunniest day by far. However, once moved to an even sunnier spot in the garden it started to work again so it seems it was not getting enough sun in that particular part of the garden.
The globes are a welcome addition to the garden!
Disclosure: I was sent the globes for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.