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!

Related Posts:
Buoys, Bottles and Bargains…the Rainy Day Special at Kawagoe
The Mail is Always Late…more on Japanese Glass Fishing Floats and Sudare
Everyone Loves Japanese Glass Fishing Floats…A Follow Up

Image credits: 1. L. Rogers, 2. via Monkeypod Restaurant, 3. S. Bloomer, 4. Moda Bagno & Interni Store by K-Studio via Design Milk, 5. M. Smith, 6-7 John Jacobs Interiors, 8. me.