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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

20 April 2019

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

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Mid-Month Announcements

William De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze installation

More photos, available sizes

The featured tile changes once or twice a week.

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

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First time here? How this Site is Organized

Newest Customer Installations

Latest Tiles

Visual Galleries

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Waterhouse, Circe

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Newest Tiles

I add new tile designs less frequently during tile season.

Medieval:

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.

Victorian

Botanicals: Ladies Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

Pre-Raphaelite Arts & Crafts:

Edward Burne-Jones, Doorkeeper

William Morris Tiles from Textiles:

Artichoke (Added Morris & Co. version)

William De Morgan:

Glessner House Fireplace Tiles

Added border option to Lewis Carroll Fireplace tiles

Additional Colors to Peacock and Carnation Border Tiles

Arts and Crafts:

Northwest Ferns

Art Nouveau:

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh 'Four Queens'

Walter Crane Flower Tiles

New Installation photos

And now... it's Spring.

'The Forest' kitchen backsplash

Framed Book of Hours tiles

Acanthus kitchen

Galleries

The galleries are visual gateways to tiles in the general area mentioned. Options such as size, color, and other variations are shown on the individual product pages.

William Morris Tiles from Textiles

Morris & Co. Tiles

Victorian Blue and White Tiles

William De Morgan Tiles

De Morgan Tile Borders and Backsplashes

William Morris Red House and Early Tiles

Medieval Maps and Bestiary Tiles

Medieval Book of Hours and Herbals

Victorian Tiles (reworking)

Scottish, Glasgow Arts & Crafts, Jessie M. King, Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Fairy Tales and Victorian Nursery

Current Announcements: mid-April

I have moved to a more secure server which seems to be quite a bit faster as well. I think everything is working as it should, but if you run into difficulty and have a moment, please tell me so I can fix it.

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New tiles in April:

Added a backsplash and new accent tile to De Morgan Parrots and Macaws.

Back and Company's Old Snap Spirits dragon added to Victorian and Folklore Dragon.

Added white and cobalt variations to William De Morgan Peacock Small Borders.

Finally, I completed Chicago's Historic Glessner fireplace tiles (De Morgan Carnations):

Glessner House, Bedroom fireplace

Tiles I'm Working On

I hope to have at least one or two of these completed in April.

Thistle

Thistle is reported to have been William Morris's favorite textile pattern. He spent so many happy days at Kelmscott Manor, fishing in the river, that it really does not surprise me. I'll also add a Thistle to California native wildflowers.

Strawberry Thief

It's time for a Strawberry Thief backsplash. It is. I'm starting with the Tiggy Stardust on cobalt. Other colorways will come if that goes well. Strawberry Thief

Victoriana

I've started work on nests, and possibly fish. Meanwhile, do see the Ladies' Flower Garden of Ornamental Annuals

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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.

Medieval Story Tiles

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Customer Installation Photos:

Framed Book of Hours tiles
Framed Book of Hours Tiles

Recent

Baths (one new)

Kitchens (four new)

Fireplaces (one new)

Stairs and Accents (one new)

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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.

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 Tile Notifications

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

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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