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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.

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

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

William Morris, William De Morgan, Arts and Crafts Tiles

From left: Fantastic Bird, Jessie M. King Mermaid tile backsplash, Fish and Peacock tile mural, Peacock and Salamanders fireplace panels, The Forest border tiles, Membland tile panel, Red lustre owls and scrolls, Days of Creation Angel tiles, De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze.

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13 December 2017

Lucia by John Bauer

In Scandinavian history, the night of St. Lucia was the longest night of the year (winter solstice) before the Gregorian calendar. The solstice was observed with bonfires to ward off evil spirits, but with Christianity (circa 1000), the Norse began to commemorate St. Lucia. [Shown: Lucia, by John Bauer, design for a stamp]

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No Holiday hawking -- It's so un-Morris! But the most heartfelt thank you and a wish to give back. No rush! Through the end of 2017, the first tile in your order is $1. Or add a single accent tile (if you are ordering a panel). See How to Order Tile.

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Current Featured tile:

Kelmscott Fireplace Artichoke Tile

Kelmscott Artichoke

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.

In addition, a bestiary tile is featured on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Customer Installation Photos:

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William De Morgan Red Lustre Triptych

Kitchens (three new)

Baths (one new)

Fireplaces (two new)

Stairs and Accents (one new)

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New Tiles

I add new tile designs less frequently during tile season.

William Morris Tiles from Textiles:

William De Morgan:

Arts and Crafts:

Medieval:

New Medieval Gardens and bestiary dragons and cats

Tres Riche Heures Labors of the Months tile set (12 months, 6 tiles).

Victorian medieval:

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

Golden Age Art Tile:

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It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas. December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats. ~ Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales

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What I Am Currently Working On

Somehow, people do not embrace renovations during the holidays as much as they might. This gives me larger blocks of time for new projects. Is there something you're aching for? Tell me.

I'm also getting ready to send out some new postcards for the holidays.

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Web Updates

I am making the gallery, catalog, and product pages more mobile friendly. Strawberry thief and some bestiary tiles are already done.

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Notifications

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.

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Featured tiles are posted on this website, Facebook, Morris Tile on Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. The featured tiles discounted while they are featured.

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

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