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William Morris Poppy

Through the dancing poppies stole / A breeze most softly lulling to my soul.
~John Keats, Endymion

William Morris and William De Morgan

William Morris Kelmscott House blue and white poppy tiles

Poppy is an early William Morris design, 1870s. It clearly shows De Morgan's hand in implementation, and was sold through Morris and Co. I have poppy tiles available in yellow, red, salmon pink, tangerine, and Welsh blue.

Kelmscott House

Kelmscott House, William Morris's London Home, was first called "The Retreat" but Morris changed the name to "Kelmscott House" after his home in the Cotwalsds, Kelmscott Manor. Morris installed poppies in the long drawing room at Kelmscott House in classic Victorian blue and white.

Poppy Fireplace Tiles

Poppy was a popular design. In addition to Victorian blue and white, Poppy was available in several colors.

Poppies are seamless on either the horizontal or vertical. As you can see in the photo on this page of the poppy fireplace tiles installed at the home of Morris's friend, Emergy Walker, they work well scrolling and side by side. If you would like your tiles to scroll, you can order half of your tiles reversed to align the stems.

William Morris Poppies

Pricing and Specifications

Title: Morris & Company Poppy Tile

Designer: William Morris

Other Designers: William De Morgan

Colors: salmon pink, golden yellow, red, Welsh blue, tangerine

Other Colors: Blue on White

Background Colors: White, light cream

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Pricing (per tile)

4.25 inch square tiles: $45 each

6 inch square tiles: $53 each

One panel (two facing tiles): Available in 4.25 inch and 6 inch squares

How to Order Poppies

Victorian Poppy Tile Photos

Poppy tiles installed in a fireplace at Emery Walker House, Hammersmith

Poppy tiles installed in a fireplace at Emery Walker House, Hammersmith

William Morris's Kelmscott House drawing room fireplace, featuring poppy tiles

Poppy tiles installed in a fireplace at Emery Walker House, Hammersmith

Poppy Tile Photos

Poppy tiles in red on cream, salmon pink on white, and Kelmscott blue and white

Poppy tiles in red on cream, salmon pink on white, and Kelmscott blue and white

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Poppy tiles, shower. Alexandria, Virginia.

Poppy Shower. Alexandria, Virginia

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