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Victorian Tile in the William Morris and De Morgan Tradition

Tile in the tradition of English Arts & Crafts, also known as the decorative wing of the Pre-Raphaelite movement

Victorian, Medieval, Arts & Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite Tile

William Morris 'The Forest' tile backsplash

If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for, I should answer, A beautiful House. ~William Morris


21 March 2019

And now... it's Spring.


Abandon hopelessness, all ye who enter here. ~G.K. Chesterton


New Installation photos

'The Forest' kitchen backsplash

Framed Book of Hours tiles

Acanthus kitchen


First time here? How this Site is Organized

Jessie M. King Mermaid backsplsh

See Jessie M. King Mermaid backsplash

The featured tile changes every few days.

There are substantial discounts on featured tiles on the days they are featured. See How to Order Tile.


Waterhouse, Circe


Newest Tiles

I add new tile designs less frequently during tile season.


Ongoing additions to the bestiary:

2 new medieval dogs

One new medieval cat

More bestiary dragons

Brought back Limited Edition murals to Tres Riches Heures Labors of the Months tile set (12 months, 6 tiles).

Victorian Medieval:

Monoceros Star Map backsplash. Beware of unicorns in the sky.


Pre-Raphaelite Arts & Crafts:

William Morris Tiles from Textiles:

Artichoke (Added Morris & Co. version)

William De Morgan:

Arts and Crafts:

Art Nouveau:

Current Announcements: March

William Morris Birthday Cakes

March is William Morris Birthday Month! Come in and have some cake!


Victorian Botanicals

Victorian Botanical Backsplash, Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Annuals

Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

March is also Women's History Month.

I've chosen to do a botanical backsplash and accent tiles for March. It was a large undertaking, but I won't have many large chunks of time once tile season is underway. There are 24 accent tiles done, probably too many but it was so difficult to choose.

Although best known for her Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Annual (and Perennials and Exotic Plants), Jane Webb Loudon wrote the first novel on mummies (The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century) before she was 20 when, her father having died suddenly, she found herself penniless and orphaned. Jane published the first popular gardening manuals, and so introduced the pastime of gardening to the middle classes. She taught herself to draw and became an acclaimed botanical artist, with a distinctive style: grouping flowers to form bouquets.


I've also added the option of Victorian borders to the Red House Birds, De Morgan Birds and Beasts, and Red Lustre Tiles. First images of a brick and red lustre fireplace are also in.

Philip Webb Red House birds with Victorian borders. De Morgan red lustre crowned kingfisher with Victorian border. De Morgan secretary bird with Victorian border.


Web Work

I've updated the Catalog and FAQ and Search Tool


Still Planning to Work on:

Lower-priced background color samples that can be used for field tile matching.

Victorian tea room tiles.

Accent tiles to accompany the Monoceros Star Map backsplash.


Customer Installation Photos:

Framed Book of Hours tiles
Framed Book of Hours Tiles


Baths (one new)

Kitchens (four new)

Fireplaces (one new)

Stairs and Accents (one new)


Web Updates

I have been making the gallery, catalog, and product pages more mobile friendly as I go along, including a font change so there may be some moments of "What was she thinking?" Several pages have been done. For mobile users, the descriptions should appear closer to the images and be less confusion.


I don't send notification emails because people get enough impersonal emails.

If I have your mailing address, I will send an occasional postcard featuring a tile with an interesting backstory. I intend that these will be pretty enough for bookmarks and not make their way immediately to a landfill.

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I say to you that earth and heaven are not two but one; and this one is that which ye know, and are each one of you a part of.... unless ye slay it. ~William Morris, A Dream of John Ball


Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~William Morris

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