The dove of peace flies from site to
through as many countries as possible.
Please help it make a line around the globe
by taking it with you to your site, by giving
it to someone for their site, by passing it
on to another continent, or to the conflict
areas of the world...
Click here for The Snowglobe of the Month!
The first water globes came from
France in the early 1800's, following in the footsteps of the paperweight. The
earliest known water globes were made of glass and were part of Victorian
upper class lifestyles in the 1870's. Made popular by those who had a love of
such eclectic decor. As early as 1879, five manufacturers were shipping them
all over Europe.
The "domed" looking water globes were
actually glass spheres made from leaded glass, filled with water, sealed, and
then placed on top of ceramic or cast iron bases. The "snow" was bone chips or
tiny pieces of porcelain, and even sawdust had been used. These began making
their debut in the 1920's to the US, and soon became a popular collector's
item. Oftentimes they are still called water domes by many.
I've always loved Water Globes & Snow globes,
collecting them forever. I would sit and gaze into them, and imagine
what it would be like to be the pretty ballerina living in the globe.
Well, now I have quite a collection I've acquired from the web.
Aren't they Lovely? I've tried
to credit everyone who made them, but if not please let me know. And
now, much to my husband's consternation, I've just started learning how to
make them. So here are my first 16 creations, don't laugh,
We took Ricky to see Jon Anderson ~ Solo Work in Progress Click Globe to
Adopted Globes Below