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Friday, April 13, 2012

I Love Glass..............

Did I ever say I love glass. I do. Today I sat here during a couple of quiet moments that just happened to occur in an otherwise stress full day.....the sun was shining through the window and it shone on the basket of glass fish floats. Glass is so beautiful. It attracts me, maybe in a past life (if I believed such things) I was a Magpie. Attracted to shiny things. I just have to collect them.

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I started with just one or two fish floats, actually the first one was a Witch Ball. They are hard to find though and so I began to see fish floats. Mainly Japanese, they wash up on beaches all over. If I could be so lucky.....well mine are from antique shops but still, I love them.

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Over time I started to just collect glass balls, there are awesome ones out in craft shops and the like. I now have them stuck all over the place. Incuding the garden. You know "Gazing Balls"
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This is the biggest fish float that I have.

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I have collected other things too. When in North Carolina I picked up this Pelican, isn't he cute.

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I collected a lot of bottles. I ended up just keeping the pretty ones. I love this pale blue and unusual shapes in the glass. I can not get rid of those.

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Some small glass balls I put in this jar and sitting in a window it looks so pretty when the sun is shining. I suppose it will be a dust magnet but that's OK.

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A couple more glass bottles.

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Glass balls everywhere
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Glass jars are awesome. I use the old canning jars to put my craft stuff in. Here we have 3 nice jars with buttons in them, I have several others with white buttons in and some with Lavender in.......
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I also love the blue Ball canning jars, just because I love the colour and the way the light shines through it. Those I have to pick up whenever I find them.......
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2 comments:

Tracey @ Breathing English Air said...

I didn't know there were such things as glass fish floats, and clearly I have been missing out because they are so pretty.
Husband has a collection of old glass bottles that he dug up when he was a boy.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Janice, I love that last photo of the strawberries in the canning jar! I love pretty glass, too. So did my Mom, so I think I get it from her. I've heard of witches' balls, but not fish floats. They're very pretty! Oh - I also collect buttons! So, I loved seeing your buttons in jars.
Hugs, Cindy