Monday, 25 June 2012

Our Mosaic Pathway ~ Work in Progress ~ Part One

Many years ago, when I was on my Big OE, I stumbled upon an antiques and junk shop somewhere in California (I can't now remember exactly where I was) that had absolutely stunning pathways, all made of broken china mosaics.  I absolutely loved them, and wanted to make one of my own.  Years later, when I had a house that needed new pathways, I set to work on my first little bit of mosaic path.

For this mosaic, I used coins that I collected from my travels, and some old New Zealand coinage, as well as broken china, off-cuts from our kitchen tiles, and stones from our stone pit which was swallowed up by extensions to our house.

The path has grown slowly over the years.  This little section is outside my sewing room window, so I wanted to do something that would look a bit like a quilt.  It's a bit rough in places :)

It's a family project...Mr K and Miss Missy have also made their own bits.

A lot of our inspiration has come from the mosaic garden at The Giants House in Akaroa.

We've learnt a lot along the way...some things work better than others... and we are still learning :)


  1. OH what a fabulous idea! I love that you're all getting to add your own bits to the path - what great memories you are creating! I'm going to go and have a look at the link to The Giant's House! Thanks for sharing this!!

    1. Thanks! I hope you come back and have a look at our progress :)

  2. Great idea ~ a permanent and practical piece of family history.

  3. Love them! I love how people go the extra effort to put 'love' in their gardens!

  4. What an awesome idea! They turned out wonderful :)

  5. I love mosaics of any kind ... rustic or otherwise. That's the charm of mosaics -- anything goes. I love your walking path. Such a creative and wonderful idea. Best wishes, Tammy

  6. This is amazing! I have been looking at walls with glass bottles embedded recently. I saw some walkways using the bottles the say way. Looks like stained glass. It would be an awesome addition to your walkway!


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