I like sea glass….a lot. I have walked hours and miles to beat the tide to collect these rare treasures. The theme for my wedding last year was beach glass – muted blues and greens. I collected sea glass myself over the course of a year from my special beach for the boutonnieres and the wedding gifts.
I fell in love last week when I discovered the PawNosh recycled glass pet bowl. How could I not? These bowls bring two things that move me together – A sea-glass look and protecting the environment.
These bowls are made in the US of 100% post-consumer recycled glass – keeping trash out of our landfills. I don’t know how they do it but after the glass is melted and mixed together it has a blue tint reminiscent of faint blue antique glass bottles. The Cubby bowl has a diameter of 5.8 inches and is a little over 3 inches high.
Each bowl is made by hand using cast iron processing molds and is one-of-a-kind. It is embellished with a cute little paw print on the outside ( looks like it is encircled in a recycling symbol) and has a groove underneath so it is easy to pick up. It is made with non-toxic glass and it is dishwasher safe. It is guaranteed not to break either. The walls of this bowl are ½ inch thick!
I bought a bowl but unfortunately it is not born yet.
I found these bowls on Kickstarter – a crowdfunding website for creative projects. In this case, that means that the company I bought the bowl from needs to raise some money before they can open up shop and start production on these bowls. I bought a dream.
PawNosh has raised 70% of their fundraising goal. They only have 19 days left to get the rest of the way. I wanted to tell you about these bowls so you can buy one if you like them as much as I do and turn the dream of this company into reality (I am told that they will find a way to make the small bowls even if the funding goal isn’t reached).
If you want to get a bowl, visit the PawNosh Kickstarter page. The way Kickstarter works is that you give money to help to fund a certain amount of the project. For each dollar amount you contribute you get something in return for your funding. If you contribute $1 you get a thanks. If you contribute $62 or more you will receive a pet bowl when they go into production (the “benefits” package is bigger the more you give and there is an option for a larger, deluxe bowl).
I thought I had found the perfect pet bowl for us until I found this one. Now I am waiting for it like it’s Christmas 🙂