About Written by: Rush Creek Mosaics

Mary Lou is the owner of Rush Creek Vintage, which began as an outlet to sell the overflow of vintage ‘ingredients’ collected for her mosaic art. A career in nutrition and senior healthcare marketing keeps her busy, but she finds time to enjoy regular walking, gardening, vegetarian cooking and most of all ~ her two year old grandson, Jude.

Decorating with Mismatched China: How to Create a Plate Wall

Thrift Store Plate Wall Decor

Decorating with mismatched china is a perfect way to create you own style inexpensively. Flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores can be a treasure trove of low cost mismatched china, or shop the clearance corner at stores like Marshall’s or Home Goods. Display your china in stacks, in plate stands, in wooden cupboards… or create a stunning plate wall. Continue Reading →

Pique Assiette – DIY Mosaics with Heart and Soul

Pique assiette is a style of mosaic art that incorporates broken china (plates, teacups, pottery, tiles) and found objects (buttons, jewelry, figurines).  This art form has been around for centuries, dating back to the Roman empire.  Fast forward to the 21st century’s recycling and repurposing revolution, and you’ll find contemporary crafters making the ancient art their own. Over the past Continue Reading →