Monday, July 12, 2010

Markings Memorialized Mosaic


You know how we are always trying to organize our memories? Photos, children's art, greeting cards, vacation mementos....the list goes on and on. Well, being a long-time collector of antique dishes, I've had to lighten the load, shall we say. I still love them and I'll guarantee you I will LOOK at them in an antique store. I still have some and I do like to decorate with them. Tastes do change and I like different ones now. But a while back, I made a mosaic of broken dishes. (I did not break mine--what I used was already broken). I liked the idea of placing some of the pieces backwards that showed the china markings. That way, maybe I can always REMEMBER some of my collections. Also, for my taste, I liked using monochromatic colors of white and beige instead of using all bright colors.







Of course, it is a little hard to eat soup on it.



Before I FORGET it, I want to link with Kathleen at Faded Charm for White Wednesday and then go for a look there...so much beauty, so little time!

27 comments:

Rebecca said...

Hi there
I love your mosaic piece you created, I tried my hand at that a couple of years ago and it is hard to get them all even. You did a great job and so beautiful - I also love the white and creams
Blessings
Rebecca

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Gypsy Heart said...

It's beautiful! I've never seen one done in monochromatic colors and I love yours. I haven't done any mosaics but keep saying I'm going to. You have inspired me!

xoxo
Pat

Burlap Luxe said...

hey girl!!! so happy you visited I feel so guilty that you make it to my place before I have a chance to pop over here to give yo a few up-lifting words.
Thank you for your comment on my art... It does not hole up to your fabulous piece. It will match my place perfectly.

You know if I were a Mosaic piece of any colors those are the tones I would want to be. Wow! tone on tone and I cannot get enough of that nothing color.

I have only done one piece of mosaic in all my life...I am sure I could do it, but by the time I get around to it they trend has faded...Now it is BACK and you have inspired me to try my hand at it. maybe I could do a sign with words and my birds?? Oooooh! Calm down Dore...You better start out small like a stepping stone:)

Keep on inspiring us with your beautiful things.
xx
Dore

oldgreymare said...

Well I think it is just wonderful!

I know how time consuming these mosaics are, you did a fabulous job. What a great piece for memories too.

Suzan

Victoria said...

Oh wow, that's beautiful! You did a great job, mosaic pieces are really expensive to buy! My MIL gave me a broken plate so I've been wanting to try my hand at this but I'm nervous!

Happy WW:)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Mosaic work has all my respect and admiration...I did a dinning table once and I promised that was the last time. I kept my promise and there is NOT chance and I'll break it!!! Your piece is just gorgeous!!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I love your mosaic and it's just the perfect colors... gorgeous!

Debbie said...

This turned out awesome! I love how it looks in your room.
Debbie@houseatthelake

Cabin and Cottage said...

What a wonderful art piece this turned out to be! You must be pleased! Jacqueline

Sandi said...

Pretty mosaic piece! I have always wanted to try that art, but never have. One of these days!! Happy WW!
Blessings~

red.neck chic said...

Hmmm.... I can see how the soup eating might get a little difficult... LOLOL

That is gorgeous!!! I can't discuss dishes - I'd have to admit to how many I have, how many I keep adding... how many I keep seeing and feeling like I can't leave sitting all lonely and sad in a junk pile...

geesh. Did I say that I like your mosaic? :-)

robelyn

Candy said...

Great collection of bits and pieces. And put me on the list of dish chicks. So many pretty patterns...so little time and space.
Thanks for coming by to visit. Always fun to see another Texas neighbor.
Blessings ;-)

Rebecca said...

I've always wanted to try this but could never find the right piece. I've got a wooden box full of broken dishes that I've saved for the day it finally hits me what to do. Love it!

The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

What a beautiful mosaic! Love the colors!

(Thank you for visiting my blog!)

XO,
Valerie

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Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi,
I love your beautiful mosaic that you made. I have always wanted to do one but have never attempted it. You did a fabulous job.
Have a great weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Gracefully Vintage said...

Don't you have the skill, that is beautiful and unique and a true one of a kind. You got talent-- love the whites too...
A New Follower- Ill absalutely be back to see more of what you do...
Thanks for Inspiration,.
Karryann

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

How clever that you turned the piece over to show the marking on the back! Love that idea and your piece is so pretty in the white and beige tones.

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Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

What a great idea of the mosaic! And the markings - now that is really clever. Beautiful soft neutral colors. Linda

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a beautiful piece of art, your so talented and I love the monochromatic color!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

This is just so beautiful! I love the the whites...really lovely!

I found your site through Texas Blogging Gals! I am so happy that I popped over!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

That is just stunning! Love it! :-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Anne

cindy-todoslosninos.blogspot.com said...

Oh this is beautiful. I love monocramatic also. I'm visiting my followers. I hope you have a wonderful summers. Stay cool! and come and visit I have some delicious, ice cold, cherry and pomegranite juice.

cindy@stitches

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a GORGEOUS mosaic piece you made! I haven't worked with mosaics in a long time. makes me want to get out that bag of old broken china and get back to it allready! Love the monochromatic theme as well. so soothing. thank you for sharing!

The Primitique said...

I really, really like this. And it's not the kind of thing I really, really like. So, thank you for taking me to a whole nother level. You do that. I still need to talk with you about the tile fantasticness you did. ~Mindy