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

Art made by the people for the people, as a joy to the maker and the user... ~William Morris

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De Morgan Happy Dragon

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

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7 December 2019

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

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Holidays 2019

Lewis Carroll Fireplace, North Carolina

As we move into the holidays, I am so happy to have a new installation of the Lewis Carroll fireplace tiles -- tiles that William De Morgan made for Charles Dodson's rooms at Oxford and feature many of the creatures we know from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. They are warm, they have a history, even small children like them, (and it encourages reading!), and they're just fun. You can see all the fireplace installation photos in the fireplace installation gallery.

I wish all of you the best of holiday seasons, with new traditions and old one. Always, the holidays are bittersweet -- I am thankful for family, and the new friends I've made, many who started out as customers. And I miss the family who are not here, even as I am thankful for the memories I have of when we were together.

There are always surprises: The Thanksgiving when I smelled a natural gas leak the afternoon before, so we had Chinese takeout and no heat all weekend, but thankful to be there at all. Oh and the Christmas we were snowed in for three weeks, with no mail, but plenty of coffee and cat food.

Blesssings to all of you, and your families and extended families, even the troublesome ones.

Maine Coon Tree Hunting

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

Alice Red Lustre Tiles

The red color was adjusted slightly here to be more brick. Minor color adjustments are usually not a problem.

All the Red Lustre Tiles

The featured tile changes once or twice a week.

Featured tiles ship free in the U.S. See How to Order Tile.

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Waterhouse, Circe

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Other Tiles I Hope to Work on Soon

But really, it's getting away from me....

Victoriana

I've started work on nests, kitchen herbs, and possibly fish. Kitchen herbs are probably more important but I am enjoying the nests. Meanwhile, do see the Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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And Someday....

If these seem like a good idea, encourage me.

Victorian tea room tiles.

Accent tiles to accompany the Monoceros Star Map backsplash.

Medieval Story Tiles

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Newest Tiles

These are the most recent tiles, in reverse order. I add new tile designs less frequently during tile season.

William Morris Tiles from Textiles:

Strawberry Thief Backsplash and Border Tiles

Thistle (attributed to Dearle, but probably Kate Faulkner)

Tiles from Textiles Gallery

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William De Morgan:

Fish Companion Tiles

De Morgan Tiles Gallery

De Morgan Borders and Backsplashes

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Medieval:

Ongoing additions to the bestiary:

new bestiary tiles

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

Medieval Tile Listing

Victorian Medieval:

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

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Victorian and Arts & Crafts Botanicals

Northwest Ferns

Botanicals: Ladies Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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Pre-Raphaelite Arts & Crafts:

Edward Burne-Jones, Doorkeeper

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Art Nouveau:

Art Nouveau Water Lily and Lotus

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh 'Four Queens'

Walter Crane Flower Tiles

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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