I'm not sure where my fascination for these beautiful insulators came from. I just know that my collection grew and grew until both window sills in our Florida room were covered. You see them everywhere. I never noticed them though until I started antiquing with my husband. (Which when we started we had just started dating.) He helped fuel my passion for these little turquoise pieces of glass and would periodically buy me ones while he was out and about. they come in all sorts of shapes and colors, but my love is for the turquoise and clear ones. On our honeymoon in Branson, we were taking a scenic railway tour between Missouri and Arkansas when we saw some lonesome turquoise insulators still clinging to their telephone poles in the mountains! It was neat seeing them in their native environment that seemed to be trapped in time.
I've included a few pictures that I found of them being used in beautiful Fall displays. I've seen many more uses for them and hope to experiment a little more with them.
Posed Perfection. She has tons of fun projects and ideas on her blog. When you all have a free minute, you should check her out! This mantle includes a few of our wedding colors; orange, turquoise, cream and brown. Brings back memories. She included a couple of my favorite kinds of insulators to tie in to the Fall display.
Old Things New. Maybe we should have one made or make one to hang in our Florida room?? That would also free up a little window sill space to make room for more! Have I mentioned that I'm obsessed?