C.D.Childs Glass Designs was the (blessed) answer to what to get for one of my favorite (and more tricky to buy for) friends this year. I think the thing that just thrills me about giving fused glass coasters or a serving tray is that you are giving someone art, but it is very functional-in other words, a perfect gift. Denise Childs has been working with glass for 12 years. She says that while she does a lot of stained glass contract labor for private residents, churches and home builders; her fused glass art is what that she loves to do in her spare time.  “I call it my personal time for creativity.  Most of my fused glass work is inspired by nature.  I have a love of the outdoors and I’m always trying to recreate my surroundings in glass.”

Take a look around her etsy shop and you will see that she has translated that love of nature by creating in an impressive variety of beautiful things to add color to your home and more.

Denise is going to send one of you her clear wine bottle serving tray with a beaded spreader. It will definitely be the hit of any get-together you are hosting.

To enter to win this witty serving tray, leave a comment telling us which of C.D. Childs glass designs you’d like to give to a friend by Saturday, Dec. 11th

*Extra entries can be earned by blogging, tweeting, or posting on Facebook (with links) about this giveaway. Please leave a comment for each additional entry.

The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on Monday Dec. 13th. Good luck!

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