Monday, 22 November 2010

Modern Country Crafts: China Jack Mosaics


Have you heard of China Jack Mosaics? They make hand-crafted gorgeous Union Jack mosaics from vintage china and printing blocks.

{I realise the clue is in the name. See, I'm clever like that...} 


Did someone say Union Jacks AND printing blocks in the same sentence? I want one...I want one.....

Look at all the scrumptious details in the china....Seriously, they are completely lush.
 
And, for the more eagle-eyes among you, don't think I didn't spot Nigella's new Kitchen book on the table in the photo below.

{Any friend of Nigella is a friend of mine.}


 
{Okay, I should tell you, if you don't know already, I have a thing about Nigella...did you not see my Nigella shrine?!}
 

And I'm completely liking the way the mosaics have been styled. I want that red radio too.

{I can always hear my teacher's voice at this point saying, "I want doesn't get....."}

Now, let me think for a second....do I love Union Jacks? Errr, yes!


Do I love gorgeous crafts....Errr, yes!


Do I love repurposed vintage loveliness? Errrr....yes!

It's a no-brainer....these are right up my street.


 It's official: I love China Jack! The only question is...which mosaic to pick?! What do you think? 

Voting starts......now!

 


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34 comments :

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Tea small size!!

These are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a good week xox

Raine and Sage said...

Sarah even though it's not my flag, I do love these mosaics. So artistic, pretty but groovy. I do love the English.

Margie said...

my favorite is the "You and Me"!

LindyLouMac said...

What a fabulous idea, are you buying one? I think I would choose the one that is the nearest in colour to the real thing. Difficult to tell from the photos, as some of the china looks too pink. Maybe the first one?

Thanks for your recent kind words on LindyLouMac's Book Reviews. I hope you will be back to let us know what you think of Her Fearful Symmetry?

Have a good week.

Nicola of Life on Orchard Road said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! I have the mr and mrs mugs in the 2nd photo!
I think my favourite is the tea one.

Totally off the subject, my DSLR is a nIkon D60 and I have Nikon 18 - 200mm lens and I love it! I got the camera first with a standard lens which was a fantastic way to begin, then a year later got the other lens which really stepped the quality of the photo's up a notch and of course gave me wider and longer angles.
I can't recommend a dslr enough, it's a great new hobby! x

Samantha said...

How cool are those?! I like the tea one. Hmm, maybe now we need a USA flag with coffee on it!

Catherine said...

Oh, oh!! The "You and Me" one...I lurve it :-)

Cath
x

trash talk said...

I'm lovin' the one on the sink. They all make me want to hum "God Save The Queen". Even here in Texas, I love the Union Jack...beautiful flag.
Debbie
P.S. Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely comment.

michelle said...

Lovely mosaics!!! I really like the you and me, but they are all great!!
Have fun!!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

These are really beautiful. I like the "You & Me". Like the softness with just a hit of red and blues running through it.

mydesignchic said...

Love the "tea" mosaic...what a fun and unusual accent!!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I too love the you & me one. Funny, forgot to tell you. One day I was on here and my 9yr old daughter was looking, she saw your UJ pillow and said, that lady sure likes England, I said, that's because she lives there! Her reply "Well, that makes sense". LOL!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hi Sarah!

I have a computer for a 1/2 hour... I had to see what you all have been up to. 3 days without a computer... starting to get the shakes, haha. I just love the "tea" mosaic. Simple and a cute size.

Hope your weekend was good and hope to pop back on in a few days!

xx,
~Michelle

Edith Hope said...

Dear Sarah, These are indeed such fun. A touch of Blighty and reminiscent of the 1950s.I am not entirely sure where I could place one of these mosaics but I should be easily able to accommodate the pillar box red Roberts radio....anywhere!!!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hey! Im your newest follower and LOOOOVEIN it! I love all the mosaics! BEAUTIFUL blog! I have an interior design buss and blo...im doing 14 days of xmas trees and would BEYOND ADORE you to come visit! I have A GIVEAWAY too

*ENTER CUSTOM FLORAL Give-Away Here *



xoxokara

Brandi said...

Jumping Jack! I love the colors! It would go great in my house! hint...hint! I'm just sayin'!

Lisa said...

These are gorgeous! I don't even live there and I still like them! They're so unique and such a conversation piece!

chef said...

Oh my ~ what fun! They all are wonderful! Think I may like the Tea, hard to choose.

Melissa K said...

These are so gorgeous, Sarah! I can see exactly why you love them. I think I like the you and me one and seems I'm not alone there. xx

Normal Daily Chaos said...

They are great! I like the last one.
Maybe because i love light colours.

greetings

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

OOOOOh Sarah, I can't choose....They're lovely. I've always wanted to do some mosaicing myself - perhaps that can be my latest obsession.

Btw, thank you for your recent comment (re the swimming cossie drama thingy). All shall be revealed once I finish filling out my appraisal form for work - which I should be doing now but I've been distracted by your lovely blog post. Toodle pip, old girl.

Olive Cooper said...

The Tea one is my favorite. I adore Nigella as does my hubs. I drive a Mini and have thought of getting the Union Jack on the roof. That would be so neat.

Lizzie said...

Wow, wow, wow & wow!!! These are amazing, I'm going on their website RIGHT NOW! Thanks so much for sharing! 'Tea' is my fave, I love the idea of having it like a splashback behind the aga, genius! Lizzie x

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love them!! The one by the kitchen sink is my fave!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are just beautiful works of art. I just love them all!

XO,
Jane

Lee said...

It's a tie between TEA and YOU and ME. They are so cool!! Can I like them, even if I'm a Yank?? lol.

Chrissy said...

My vote is for the you and me too...what a neat post...all the best! Chrissy

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

It's so hard to choose! Love them all. If I had to pick one....."Tea"......thank you for sharing :)

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Ahh...very cool. I personally would go for the one that says You & Me.

Amanda said...

I love this. Love this. Seriously love this. {I love repurposed, I love junk, I love tea, I'm from England so therefore I love}

I'm following you. Thanks for your SUPER sweet comments on my top 20 blog. I've got another - were the joneses that feature some of my crafts if you want to check it out. It's not near as cool as yours however!!


Seriously, I love this.

Erin said...

Those China Jacks are soooo cool, Sarah! Perhaps it's my (not so) mild obsession with all things English, but I've always loved the way the Union Jack looks. What a neat way to represent it! Now, I'm off to look up your Nigella shrine...I adore her. And I'm utterly thrilled she has a new show on the Food Network here in the U.S. Even my 3yo loves Nigella...and how can you not? That woman simply rhapsodizes about food and she's so fun to listen to. Anyway, I'll quit the rambling and be on my way!

Claire said...

Love mosaics and mosaic-ing! Have you seen the side of my bath?!! xxx

malia said...

sarah these are amazing... to unique and lovely!

amyC | fashion folk art said...

These Union Jacks are SPECTACULAR!!!!
much love from a nigella + anglo obsessophile

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