Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Glass Insulators

It's 10 days until I leave on trip.

I have things around here that I have no idea what to do with. Take the nearly dozen glass insulators that I got somewhere once in the long ago. Just sitting in the workshop gathering dust. I brought some of them inside and stuck them in the dishwasher to make them all bright and sparkly again.

Two or three have the wire still attached to them.

What am I going to do with them?  The one with the wire ... someone might scratch themselves on it.

I could position them around my green berry bowl on the hutch.

Or place them on one end of the shelf.

I could put them on my glass coffee table in the living room..

Or on the mantle

The tops are rounded so I can't turn them over and make candleholders of them. Useless, worthless that's what they are.

But, once long ago I had to have them.

Hey, maybe I could sell them. Not a bad idea if they are worth anything. So, I get on the internet and check out glass insulators. The first ones I looked at were going for over $45 each and I got all excited. Then I typed in the makers name and up popped those insulators. Price.... $1.50 to $4.50. Yep, they are going back out to the workshop to gather dust.


  1. That sounds like some of my 'treasures'. And yes, I collected insulators, too. I used to use one for a door stop.

  2. I love glass insulators! I just love things made of glass. Those insulators are beautiful and they look wonderful grouped on your glass coffee table. I think you should do a blog giveaway of a totally useless but beautiful piece of history: a glass insulator! I'd play and pray to win.

  3. Great ideas so far, girls!! Let's see what else comes up but I like the giveaway. Hey, I may find some other stuff around here. haha

  4. You are so funny!! What about paper weights? Just a thought?

  5. I have a couple of those, and I use them for door stops. You have a nice collection....they also make good book ends.

  6. Put them on EBay as a packaged deal...Better than collecting dust...OR. have a yard sale!

  7. I have some of those. They are green . Very pretty but just dust catchers. Cool if you could of got $45 a peice out of them. You would of been rich. LOL!


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