I have my very first… authentic, found on a northern Pacific beach, shiny, bubbly – glass fishing net float!
I am so excited. I cannot tell you how much I adore these and have wanted one since seeing a home in Hawaii with them displayed all over. Large and small ones under tables, on window sills, piled in baskets – everywhere.
Mine, that sounds nice doesn’t it? Mine all mine- my first one. It is about 3 1/2″ wide. I found it through the Glass Float Junkie’s blog. She sells a lot of sea glass floats on her site. Kamichia found this float on a trip to the Aleutian Islands. She had to go by seaplane. How cool would that be? Her story is a collector’s dream adventure and so interesting to read. She has a short video clip and post about her trip. How I wish I could go beach-combing with her.
Since my husband’s lay-off, I have had to put my decorating projects on hold. This was just something I needed – a little gift from me, to me. A little decorating detail to make me smile until I can really tweak a few rooms in my home. My new float is from Japan. Isn’t she pretty? I chose her from Kamichia’s collection because she is blue and has lots of glass bubbles. I am not sure where I am going to put her yet.
Perhaps on my sofa table.
I used a plastic ring that retail stores use to hang scarves, to keep the float from rolling off the table. The rings come in different sizes and are perfect to hold any ball shape decorative item when it is on display. Christmas ornaments, carpet balls, anything that rolls – and they are free.
For summer decorating, I could add my sea glass float to the Pottery Barn bowl that I have filled with shells that I have collected from beaches far and wide.
Or in my blue and white bedroom.
No matter where she ends up, I know she is going to have some company soon. I want to collect lots and lots of them in all different sizes and shades of blue and purple. If you love these floats as much as I do, you are in for a real treat when you visit the Glass Float Junkie.