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New Vintage Mosaic Designs from Box of Frogs at yay retro!
Followers and lovers of the yay retro! online vintage shop will know that we completely adore the vintage mosaics we sell on behalf of Fiona Gurney at Box of Frogs. Over the past few years we have sold a variety of fish and bird mosaics which are all unique and handmade in Lincolnshire by Fiona herself, using vintage china from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. A devoted and knowledgeable collector of vintage china, Fiona's success as an artist spreads far beyond these adorable artworks - she is regularly commissioned by town councils, businesses and private individuals to create intricate mosaics which adorn public buildings, homes, hotels and spas. She is also an accomplished teacher running many courses.
Today we see new and very exciting designs coming into stock at yay retro! These include mosaic leaping fish ornaments on wood block stands, and incredibly cute Dala horses!
We have Fiona's mosaics in our lounge, bedroom and office. So you can see that they are very adaptable! They are absolutely ideal as wedding, engagement, anniversary, birthday, christening or naming day gifts - and are always gratefully received by the many friends we personally have given them to.
Lots of yay retro! customers have bought several birds and fish from the shop to create flocks or shoals in their own homes, be warned it is hard to just buy one! The delightful thing about these artworks is that they can stand alone, or be hung on the wall in groups. With more than one piece, you can display them in a wide array of shapes and designs, meaning you can alter the look of your collection regularly. With the addition of the large mosaic wall plaques which Fiona has recently introduced to her portfolio, you can really 'play' with how you present them. See the matching Meakin Realm Rose bird designs above...On the left is a free standing / hanging bird and the other is a large Wall Plaque featuring two pretty birds; the possibilities for displaying these in your vintage home are numerous.