It's not a nest. It's a glass float!
These pretty glass balls were first produced in Norway around 1840.
They were not made for our viewing pleasure back then . These colorful cylinders contained air that gave them buoyancy allowing them to float. Floating on the top of the water they held tight to fisherman's nets. Now who would have thought they would now become a well sought after item!
You can find them in almost every color but the three most popular and common colors are blue, green,and clear.
So just where can someone find these wonderful pieces of art history? Many are found by beach lovers looking for washed up treasure. If you don't live near a beach you may just have to be creative in your hunt.
I'm lucky in the fact that I have a world traveler for a Dad. He always seems to bring something back just for me to spark my inner decorating soul. I have had this little jewel for sometime now and it really just didn't have a place.
Well...now that I'm going all Swedish-coastal- everything underthesun...I have taken it out of it's hidden resting place.
Yesterday my sister and I dropped my Dad off at the airport. He is off on an adventure of a lifetime to a very far off place. A place I will only dream about and am almost sure I would never eat their food. He loves different cultures and never shys away from their traditions nor food. As I wait for his "I'm here and safe" call home I will just dream of what treasure he will come home with just for me. I did put a little bug in his ear that I would love to add to my collection of glass floats. I have some awesome ideas that would just fit right in with my soon to be decor....now all I need is a few more!
Bon Voyage Daddy...till we hug again~
Posted by Susie from Bienvenue at 6/02/2009