My posts on Japanese glass fishing floats are some of my most popular posts. Lately I haven’t had to look far for photos featuring them as readers have been sending me their own displays or those they have seen elsewhere. Hawaii seems to be a common place to find them, which makes sense as they wash up on the beaches. This photo was taken at the historic Shipman House Bed & Breakfast in Hilo, a gorgeous Victorian house on the Big Island.
I also had a mention of the float display behind the bar at the Monkeypod Restaurant in Maui. Impressive!
Most of the recent examples have been charming in their simplicity, with a few floats grouped in a spare interior to great effect. This reader has placed hers under the simplest of lucite tables.
Glass floats and fuzzy sheepskin in the same space – kind of an oxymoron, don’t you think? But so lovely, nonetheless…
…reminding me of this reader’s simple modern arrangement.
South African designer John Jacob has used a few floats in this gorgeous project. I have only pulled the photos that highlight the floats but his entire portfolio is drool-worthy and well worth perusing.
All stand out in contrast to the only floats I saw over the holidays – these in the gift shop window at Universal Studios (remember those family commitments that kept me from antiquing in Florida?) Ahoy matey!
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The Mail is Always Late…more on Japanese Glass Fishing Floats and Sudare
Everyone Loves Japanese Glass Fishing Floats…A Follow Up