Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Witch's Balls

The Mazel Tov Glass team is bringing out the fright with this glass witch ball that was hand-blown at the Brooklyn Glass Studio in Brooklyn. Hung outdoors, a witch ball was a simple hollow glass sphere made in various colors. It was believed that witches were attracted to its beautiful colors.

Witch Ball created by Mazel Tov Glass in 2013

Once inside they became confused and unable to escape, lending protection and good energy to the household (like a mezuzah!). Sometimes the balls were filled with either herbs, to ward off evil, or string. In the English version, the visiting spirit would become entangled in the string preventing it from escaping or it would become too involved in pulling out the string thus keeping the household safe!

Check out the team creating this spooky hand-blown Witch Ball at Brooklyn Glass: 

Happy Halloween! And don't forget to check out our hand-blown glasses here.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wedding Vow Renewals: John & Jessica

Jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and singer Jessica Molaskey, a well known husband-wife duo, celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on July 30, 2013 by renewing their vows at the Crocker Estate in St. Helena, CA. Paul Frank of Gemstone Vineyards, officiated the ceremony.

One of the guests, Joe Cosgriff, author of “World on a String,” a book about John Pizzarelli, presented the couple with a Mazel Tov Glass for John to step on at the ceremony.

John and Jessica about to step on the glass

Stepping on the glass!
The shards were returned to the Mazel Tov Glass team to be made into a hand blown bouquet vase for the couple to have and use as a memory of their special day.

Mazel Tov Glass shards

Here is the finished heirloom piece! Visit for information on how to get your special heirloom.

Photo credit: Steven Freeman 2013

John and Jessica's heirloom piece 

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Monday, October 21, 2013

MTG Celebrates NJ Marriage Equality

Peter and Bob's Ceremony
Congratulations; at last, Marriage Equality arrives in New Jersey! Many couples in New Jersey are rushing to make their wedding plans. 

Why not incorporate a unique Mazel Tov Glass ritual into your wedding ceremony?

Choose two contrasting hand-blown glasses for you each to step on. We 
combine the colored glass shards and create a keepsake of your marriage moment for you to use and enjoy.

Happy couple Florrie and Barbara prepping to step
The Jewish tradition of stepping on a glass at the wedding ceremony represents the fragility of relationships. This tradition has been incorporated into all types of marriage ceremonies of various denominations and genders.

Holly and Nancy's Turquoise & White Ginger Jar
The Mazel Tov Glass ceremony includes two different colored glasses that brides or grooms step on at the ceremony. The combing of two different colored glasses into one vessel represents intertwining of the lives of two loving people.

In support of NJ we are offering a Mazel Tov Glass Special:
When you buy one glass get one free FREE when you purchase a Something Special package! 

Click here for more information and call us at 212-219-2092 to purchase this special package!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mazel Tov Glass Memories

MTG Memories: Kelsey and Tommy's Wedding

There's nothing like capturing that special moment as the groom steps on the wedding glass. We shared that moment with friends Kelsey and Tommy at their wedding.

 As the couple made their way out of the church, they paused at the doorway. Tommy  stepped on the green Mazel Tov Glass as the guests joyously shouted "Mazel Tov!"

To top off the celebrations, the bride and her bridesmaids performed a soft shoe dance number for us all to enjoy at the reception!

Photo credits to Max Flatow Photography

The couple’s green wedding shards will be used to create hand-blown wine glasses. Check out more information about our hand-blown wine glasses here.