Well, I first learned about authentic Glass Floats from this terrific blog that I read regularly, called Completely-Coastal. There was a story about Kamichia, who has an Etsy Shop called Glass Float Junkie. And, once I started researching the history of glass floats, I was hooked. No more Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs glass floats for me...(not that there is anything wrong with either catalog)...but if you can get the real deal - why not go for it?
It's pretty interesting to learn about what these floats were used for - and about the differences between authentic working floats and regular souvenirs. Anyway, I just received my second shipment and am in love with my glass floats from Kamichia. Thought I would share how I display them. It seemed fitting, keeping in mind the age of these floats - that they would look perfect right next to my vintage seashells.
Isn't this world a wonderful place? Amazing how glass floats used on fishing boats in the Pacific Ocean during the mid 1900's - end up in Miami Beach, by the way of Alaska.