Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Glass Floats {Summertime}

I cannot believe yesterday was June 1st. WOW!



With the start of the summer and my first official day of summer vacation, I decided to change the dough bowl on the dining room table. I removed the boxwood spheres and added my vast collection of vintage and new glass floats. The floats are perfectly summer.






"Many glass collectors are not yet familiar with this type of glass collectible, unless they live along the Western coasts of the US, or have seen them for sale at antique shops or gift shops. Every so often, especially after strong storms accompanied by long-continued onshore Westerly winds have passed through, beachcombers in Oregon, Washington and other areas have found these hollow glass balls cast up onto the beach along with driftwood and other flotsam and jetsam. 
These hollow spheres were used on ocean waters to support large scale commercial fishing nets, (often with many individual fishing nets strung together, sometimes several miles in extent) and keep these nets from sinking.  Floats range in size from a golf ball to a tennis ball or grapefruit, up to,  in rarer instances, a soccer ball or basketball."


Glass floats, y'all!

6 comments:

  1. Oooh I like those! What a great look :-)

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  2. Good morning, Ron! Missed this post yesterday. You surely have that dough bowl looking summery! Have a great day! xoxo

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  3. These totally make me think of summer. Gorgeous.

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  4. Beautiful! I have several blue ones that I use in my clamshell along with some moss and oyster shells. Need to see if my source has some of the green, as I love to incorporate that color in our den.

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  5. Ron I have a site to recommend...glassfloatjunkie. She sources most of her stock in Alaska and has some interesting and unique floats. There are some called 'rollers' that add a different look to a collection. She also has floats from Europe. I believe she still has info on the identifying marks on floats and tips to tell the authentic from reproductions. I have both in my collection. I think you will enjoy her site and probably find some you can't resist. Can be dangerous to the Visa card! Also what are you using in the base of your dough bowl?

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