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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I was given a push by Mother Nature

to get back to work on my mosaic projects......
A wild visitor broke one of my favorite tea cups...........
you can read more about this on my country blog

and I decided to create a mosaic tea cup from the broken pieces and I was even able to incorporate the teacup handle as well.
This is a plant dish that I actually made from cement
It has a flat surface for the mosaic and has these little wiggly feet for the bottom so that the dish stands up off of the ground.




And now instead of plain and dull cement, it has a pretty and decorative surface.
don't you think?

Since I had all of my mosaic supplies out, I decided to finish my first piece that I have posted about a while back.  It is also a planter dish made from terra cotta

and I placed some of my most loved pieces of broken china into it.

and it is very pretty holding my plants..........don't you think?


Another one of my cement creations is this fish and I usually use them as stepping stones for my pond path

but I decided to use some decorative glass rocks for the body,
 and  broken china for it's top fin

and for it's gills.

I used the broken scalloped edges of plates for it's tail

I wanted the face to still have a more 'fish look" and just painted it and placed a glass rock for the eye.

Now it lies in my garden making it whimsical and cheery.
How about you?
What little things do you like to add to your gardens?
A scarecrow..........or maybe whimsical figurines?
I would love to hear!

7 comments:

lil red hen said...

So clever and a perfect way to reuse your favorite china pieces. I have some little broken figurines in some of my flower pots. Recently I saw a squirrel sitting in one of the pots, eating petunia leaves! Hope he doesn't break the figurines.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your mosaic tea cup turned out lovely. I like your other two pieces too. You have a wonderful talent with this medium.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love your mosaics!! Great way to give new life too broken treasures. I have some lovely little things that my children made tucked into my garden (painted rocks, mosaics, etc...)

Laurie said...

I love how you've done your mosaics. How beautiful, and that fish is awesome. In my gardens, I like little statues and hang tiny wind chimes.

Wren said...

I so love the look of these planter plates! Much better then the plastic ones they sell in the stores that become dirty, ugly, and brittle. You've got me thinking maybe I gould do something like this?

Marie said...

Love the dish you made out of your broken cup! The mosaic is wonderfully done! And the fish is so cute...the perfect garden whimsy!

Lady Linda said...

Oh I really love your decorated fish! I like the plain one too but the decorated one is just great.
I like your mosaics too. I bet they are fun to make.