Sandwich Doorsteps

We were in Kent at the weekend, pottering around Sandwich and Deal, and came across some beautiful doorstep paving patterns. This one was in Sandwich. I love the movement and looseness in the pattern of flowers. The oval flower head shapes remind me of a painting by Duncan Grant of paper flowers on a mantlepiece. 

Even the plain white patterns have a lovely rhythm to them. If you look closely at the one below you see that the pattern turns direction all the time. 

But my absolute favourite was the one below in the doorway of a hardware shop in Deal. A dustpan in mosaic - so perfect.

When we open our first shop I will commission a mosaic doorstep with a weaving shuttle on it.

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