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From left: Turquoise Blue Peacock, Winged Sea Horses, Tree of Knowledge,
Fantastic Bird, Winged Gryphon, Peacock and Salamanders, Parrot Fireplace Tiles
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
Abandon hopelessness, all ye who enter here. ~G.K. Chesterton
This week, the usual charity contributions will go to UC Davis Vet Med to help treat injured pets lost in the California Camp Fire. Resources for people with pets in the fire area, including free boarding, are here. If your pet is lost, UC Davis Vet Med has posted photos of unclaimed pets in their care here. We'll go back to the usual organizations when the fires are a memory.
First time here? How this Site is Organized
New Kitchen Installation Photos
New Victorian Blue & White Tiles
William Morris Poppy
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.
I add new tile designs less frequently during tile season.
Ongoing additions to the bestiary:
Brought back Limited Edition murals to Tres Riches Heures Labors of the Months tile set (12 months, 6 tiles).
Monoceros Star Map backsplash. Beware of unicorns in the sky.
Viking Ship ~Edward Burne-Jones, tile from stained glass
Artichoke (Added Morris & Co. version)
In October, I finished the Kelmscott Manor fireplace tiles that I had started in September with the Green Drawing room tiles. You can learn more about these tiles, and see their reproductions, or in two cases, reproductions of their reproductions:
Green Drawing Room artichoke, sunflower, and swans
Iznik reproduction tiles in the Tapestry Room and White Panelled Drawing Room (Even less Morris than you might think.)
In November, I hope to spend some time on Philip Webb Kate Faulkner tiles. Many of the figures in Morris's designs were done by Philip Webb, such as the animals in 'The Forest' tapestry. As for Kate, not only did she hand-paint many of the early Morris, Marshall, and Faulkner Fairy Tale Fireplace Tiles designed by Edward Burne-Jones, but she was an unacknowledged tile designer in her own right.
Victorian tea room tiles.
Accent tiles to accompany the Monoceros Star Map backsplash.
Legend of Good Wimmen.
Victorian Botanicals and Geometrics, if there's interest.
Baths (two new)
Kitchens (three new)
Fireplaces (three new)
Stairs and Accents (one new)
I am 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.
Book of Hours: Autumn MonthsNotifications 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.
You can get updates on featured tiles at William Morris Tile as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
Featured tiles are posted on this website, Facebook, Morris Tile on Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Featured tiles are discounted while they are featured.
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
first time here? (how this site is organized)
getting started (designing your tile project)
how to order tile (step-by-step)
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. ~William Morris
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