My grandmother had amazing collections from her travels, everything ranging from beautiful seashells to thousands of arrowheads. She was a cool lady that had an eye for interesting and unique artifacts.
I’m lucky to now have bits and pieces of a few of her collections, including her assortment of antique glass floats.
These floats were tied into nets by fishermen in Japan and Norway to keep their nets afloat.
I tried to wipe them down before placing them in the vase, not realizing that the sand was ground into the glass after years of floating at sea. Now that I’ve realized that, I’m really appreciating the journey these little guys have taken.
A few of the floats even have some seawater inside of them, trapped after seeping through microscopic holes in the glass!
I like that they give our guests a cheerful greeting at the front door.
I only wish that more of them would fit through the mouth of that vase!