About Kaleidoscopes To You
“Their history involves two decades of business experience at shops you may have visited in the Midwest. Karl’s family started making kaleidoscopes out of stained glass at Wisconsin’s #1 tourist attraction in the 1982; the House on the Rock. Karl was 16 at this time. From there, they added a second store at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and a third in Galena, Illinois. During college, Karl opened a fourth location in Red Wing, Minnesota called The Glass Scope. Karl’s degree is a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Glass Blowing and Painting emphasis and ultimately decided to represent many of their friends’ kaleidoscopes in their galleries. In 1994, they opened Crystal Kaleidoscope, a kaleidoscope store specializing just in kaleidoscopes at the Mall … read moreof America. They closed our Mall of America operation in 1997 as they saw the rise and potential of the internet. They went online in 1998 as Kaleidoscopes To You. They have been smiling ever since. They merged into Jean’s family business of florist and greenhouse in 1997 and this gave them a base to build their internet business. After closing the florist and greenhouse in 2007, they are growing and refocusing on kaleidoscopes of all types more than ever. Now in 2011, they are remodeling and expanding their warehouse facilities. They intend to be here in another 20 years by growing their company stronger each year.“
For my review, I was sent the Musical Kaleidoscope by Schylling. This musical kaleidoscope plays “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. It turns itself. Just wind it up and look in the end. Marvel at the magnificent display of constantly changing colors and patterns, while listening to enchanting music. When I first looked at this kaleidoscope, I was in awe of the craftsmanship of it. It is beautifully made and extremely colorful.
When I was younger, I was amazed by the art and construction of kaleidoscopes. While I have had plenty of kaleidoscopes, most of them were cheaply made and definitely were not accompanied by music. The kaleidoscope that I received surpassed my expectations by leaps and bounds. It’s big enough for my daughter’s little hands to grasp. I can’t wait for her to thoroughly enjoy it!
Supernova Kaleidoscope, blue 3 Mirror System With Walnut Stand, By Kaleidoscope Artist, Jon Greene & Janice Chesnik. This Beautiful Collectable Kaleidoscope, measures 9 3/4″ long with the width of 1 3/4″. This solid brass tube is patina treated and lauquered. The interior cell is oil filled with a unique chamber caller polorized. It comes with a walnut base. This Supernova in brass Purples would be a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Beautiful colors.
You can purchase the kaleidoscopes that I received by visiting Kaleidoscopes To You’s website!
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Disclaimer: I received the above product(s) from Kaleidoscopes To You free of charge in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. However, all opinions are strictly my own.