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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Net Float


When I saw this gigantic net float at the auction this week
I knew I had to have it.  I didn't even know they came this big!
I have several that are the size of a baseball but that is it!



And to show my ignorance further, I've always called them 
net weights.  Duh....  Of course they aren't weights.
Here I am, city girl trying to be a beach girl,
living in the country.  haha.  Some day I'll have
all the facts and lingo down for each.


Some of you may remember me telling the story of my friend 
saying she wanted some new nesting boxes. 
I imagined pretty hat boxes of graduated sizes sitting in her
closet.  She was really talking about boxes to put in the
chicken coops for her hens!  haha.


Live and learn, right?
Now I'm anxious to know just how big the net was
and how big the fishing boat was, for that matter.
This thing is bigger than a basket ball!
Antique green glass...love it!


47 comments:

  1. Oh...that looks perfect where you put it! Absolutely perfect♥
    Enjoy your evening...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I beat out your secret admirer....hahaha!

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    2. Well, if you approve, I'm leaving it there! ;) It does look best with light shining through it!

      And yeah...look who is first!

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  2. Betsy, you my dear have a delightful sense of humour. And please call me Vincent. I don't mean to be clothed in secrecy. I just haven't a blog of my own.

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    1. How do you tell one Anonymous from another?

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    2. They usually give their name in the body of the text. I have Nana, Vickie, Taria, and now Vincent. :)

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  3. Maybe it came from a whaling vessel! Ha! (as if they used nets for whales)

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    1. Maybe it knew Moby once upon a time. :)

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    2. ha. :) You did say whaling vessel.

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    3. Being a New Englander, I've seen really massive ones like this before!

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  4. That is a great find! I love the color and the size. I don't know anything about them either. :)

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    1. haha....well, at least I'm not the only one! ;)

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  5. It is beautiful Betsy, and it looks great there on the window ledge, I bet will be lovely when the sun shines through. xx

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    1. It was shining through it this afternoon and it was glowing! ha.

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  6. I have to say Betsy is really big! so big! ha but look perfect!!

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    1. It feels like I should be able to see the future in it! hahaha....

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    2. Yes good idea! tell me if you look something of me LOL

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    3. I see long life, much happiness, and 20 grandkids! LOL! hahaha.....

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    4. about long life I dont know, but 20 grandkids OMY!!!

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  7. I like the color and you found the perfect spot in the light. I had never heard of them either. I learned something new today : )

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    1. Have you ever seen the little ones? They usually are wrapped in fishing net. I probably have 6-8 of those...just nothing this big. Who knew! ha.

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  8. it is very beautiful...i will be honest i was not sure what you were talking about in the picture until you zoomed in...ha...i def dont know that lingo...smiles.

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    1. oh good...I don't feel so alone. lol....

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  9. I don't get a bingo
    with that lingo
    One big ball
    There at your hall
    Hope it doesn't roll
    Or kitties may take it for a stroll

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    1. It has one flat side
      so I can take it in stride.
      Now I can say 'whatever floats your boat'
      and people will really take note!
      lol....

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  10. Gorgeous colour – glows beautifully. I did a little bit of poking around. Although the first fishing floats were in Norway around 1840, it was Japan, starting in 1910, that seems to have produced the most over the years. They had a large deep sea fishing industry. Most are green because they were recycled from old sake bottles. Yours is a beaut! I want it in your Etsy shop!

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    1. Well, thanks for looking that up! Interesting about the date and the color. I did notice with an ebay search that many were calling them Japanese net floats.

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  11. Beautiful. R U sure it's real and not alien with secrets lol

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    1. haha...it looks like that, doesn't it? Or a crystal ball with the future inside. :)

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  12. I must admit I had never even heard of such a thing as a net float and being blond like I am, didn't even notice the pretty green ball on the window sill. I was looking for the net instead. I would have thought the glass ball was for somebody's garden. Silly me. Good thing I have blog friends to teach me new stuff.

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    1. I googled net float and found some on e-bay. Pretty impressive.

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    2. If I hadn't collected sea shells my whole life, I probably wouldn't have known what they were either. The big ones are going for a pretty penny on ebay, aren't they? wow.

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    3. Yes, they are. When I saw the ones inside the rope nets, I remembered my brother having a bank something like that. Wonder what happened to it?

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  13. Gorgeous, I really do love all of the home improvements that you make Betsy, they never look out of place!

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    1. thanks, waffles....we must have the same decorating tastes! :)

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  14. Stunning...such a vibrant green!

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    1. Isn't it? And you know, just like sea shells...it looks better wet! lol....

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  15. Lovely. I have a blue one about 5" across which I used to hang in a south facing window alongside a blue glass rolling pin. Sadly both currently in storage. My mother used to call it a witch ball but I don't know why.

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    1. Your blue one sounds lovely! I bet your mom called it that because they look like a fortune teller's crystal ball! ha.

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  16. I love the way the light shines through it. I have a little green one but it is darker than that.

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    1. I have a little dark green one, too....never seen one this bright before!

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  17. And I had to look up net float. I was trying to see what was outside your window....ha!

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  18. Hi Betsy - it is just a beautiful colour ... and looks stunning in your window ... so pleased you found it and were able to rescue it - it will enjoy it's inland resting place ...

    Cheers Hilary

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