Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Japanese Fishing Floats
I'm a bit of a Craigslist junkie. I've been relentlessly pouring over furniture and antique ads looking for inexpensive ways to decorate our Sunshine Coast place. So far I've scored a dining room table and six matching chairs, a patio set and appliances for the suite we've been renovating. I've also sourced materials for the build like ceiling panels and tile. Now that the majority of the work is done and the house is mostly furnished, I've been picking up knick knacks to put on the finishing touches.
These Japanese fishing floats are my best Craigslist purchase to date. I'd been looking for awhile and when these popped up, I couldn't believe it. It's hard to find floats this big (24" and 16") and in such good condition. Got a good price, too ;)
I've been told these floats are the pot of gold of beachcombing but it's not uncommon for people to find them washed up along the shores of the west coast. It's pretty incredible that these glass orbs are able to make their way across the ocean and settle on the rocky shores, sometimes without a scratch.
I kept one for the cabin and gave the other one to Kas and Nick as a wedding gift. They'll look beautiful hanging in the window where they can catch the light and show off their lovely blue-green colour.