Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Glass Marine Floats

Those of you who follow me on instagram saw the large Vagabond House elk glass tub that I purchased on super sale from Hazelnut on Magazine Street. I had my eye on the bowl since last Fall. Good things come to those who wait. Right?

My dilemma was what to put inside the bowl on the dining room table. You had great suggestions such as eggs, boxwood orbs, and antlers. The Vagabond House staff even chimed in with ice and champagne. That's a no-brainer, of course. I decided on keeping it light and airy with the addition of a collection of glass floats.

I ordered light blue glass floats from etsy in round and cylindrical shapes. I had never seen the rod-shaped ones but adore them.

This is how the glass floats arrived. I never expected this. It was kind of scary. I removed the plastic, and the orbs were perfect.

Glass floats, glass fishing floats, or Japanese glass fishing floats are popular collectors' items. They were once used by fishermen in many parts of the world to keep their fishing nets, as well as longlines or droplines afloat.
Large groups of fishnets strung together, sometimes 50 miles (80 km) long, were set adrift in the ocean and supported near the surface by hollow glass balls or cylinders containing air to give them buoyancy. These glass floats are no longer being used by fishermen, but many of them are still afloat in the world's oceans, primarily the Pacific. They have become a popular collectors' item for beachcombers and decorators.
I am loving the look on the table. I am certain that I will add eggs to it closer to Easter.

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Glass Floats, y'all!


  1. Good morning, Ron! Love the glass elk bowl with the glass floats in it--so chic and classy. Have a great day! xoxo

  2. The glass floats are so pretty! Great choice and that bowl is gorgeous and will look great with many things!!

  3. Love the colors so much, Ron


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