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Glass floats were once used by fishermen in many parts of the world to keep their fishing nets afloat. Large groups of fishnets strung together, sometimes 50 miles long, were set adrift in the ocean and supported near the surface by hollow glass balls containing air to give them buoyancy. These glass floats are no longer being used by fisherman, but many of them are still afloat in the world’s oceans, primarily the Pacific. They have become a popular collectors item for beachcombers and decorators.

Old floats can run hundreds of dollars, but our new, less expensive floats are just as beautiful. They can be used in mass for decorating around the home … in a front porch fountain and backyard pond.  They are beautiful when used to fill glass hurricanes and apothecary jars or a clear lamp base. Several baseball size floats look stunning in a greenhouse window at your kitchen sink. In the sunroom, smaller finds can fill a wire basket.  Wherever Japanese glass floats are kept,  the sunlight induced rainbow glow is irresistible.

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New England Sea Village Metal Wall Art

"WOW, what a beautiful scene! Your website doesn't do it justice. It looks great behind our bar and adds such warmth to the area. We just love it." - Daniel O., New Lenox, IL on 22nd Jan 2011

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.
~e.e. cummings

Our metal wall art looks great on large walls, where several pieces can be added to make a statement. More versatile than traditional art forms, metal wall art adds not only color and style, but dimension and light to wall spaces. Smaller walls or tight corners can also be decorated by hanging a smaller metal wall art item that can complement the metal wall sculpture on your statement wall. Since this art is not confined to a frame,  it offers more creative decorating options and can have more impact on your room than traditional wall coverings and art.

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Windjammer Wall Art“Hello from snowy and cold Minnesota! Now that Christmas 2010 has occurred and the holiday goes into our memories, I wanted to drop you a note and tell you how thrilled my boyfriend is with the metal Windjammer wall art. He hasn’t stopped looking at it, telling me how accurate all the rigging is, how much it looks just like his own sailboat!

Thanks so much … great experience all around with your company. The price is very fair for a sturdy metal sailboat, it arrived on my doorstep via Fed Ex in two days, it was packed securely and arrived intact. Now it has been hand-carried even further northeast into St. Thomas, Ontario CA., where it will be displayed very proudly. Many thanks and all the best in 2011!”
– Sheila O., Minneapolis, MN, 12/28/10

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Coastal colors, finishes and materials make up the beach decor or coastal living style that we all love … the style that perfectly suits our beach decor art. It is, of course, a lifestyle. And, we are indebted to Stanley Furniture’s website for a beautiful presentation in living color, detailed text, and video of what exactly we mean.

Elements of the coastal living style include three distinct color palettes:

1) SEA GLASS. This color scheme borrows from those twinkling treasures collected over long walks on the beach. Layers of blues and greens – in shades ranging from royal to periwinkle. Set against white, these colors dazzle, or mix and match to create your own coastal mosaic.

2) PASTEL. Pastels are equally at home in casual or more sophisticated settings. Blend blues and greens with the playful pink of conch to create a Caribbean getaway every day.

3) AMERICANA. Head due East to capture the look of the Cape with this classic color combination. Go nautical or patriotic with accents of red, white and blue or explore the many shades of the sea from deepwater to navy.

So go ahead and paint your lifestyle today!

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