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Burn old wood, read old books, drink old wines, have old friends. ~Alfonso X, King of Castile (1221-84)

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*Fireplace renovations can have more space constraints than tile renovations and the configurations are endless. By changing the tiles blanks to 8 x 6, the height can be increased or decreased in 6-inch increments. Leaving a slightly larger outside border allows widths to be adjusted at install time. Let me know if your project needs this kind of accommodation.

Customer Installation Photos

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Margaret Macdonald, Four Queens Fireplace, North Attlebro, Massachsusetts

Margaret Macdonald, Four Queens.

The Four Queens are available on 8 x 10 or 6 x 8 inch tiles, and as four 12-tile panels. Other background colors are available. More

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De Morgan Tree of Knowledge, Homewood, California

William De Morgan Tree of Knowledge Fireplace Surround, Pratt and Larson field tiles

This fireplace surround features William De Morgan Tree of Knowledge on 6x8 inch tiles with Pratt and Larson field tiles.

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De Morgan Turquoise peacocks fireplace, Roseville, Minnesota

Turquoise peacock fireplace, Roseville, Minnesota

This fireplace features the William De Morgan turquoise peacocks, on 8 x 6 inch tiles.

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Medieval Spheres of the Cosmos, Southport, England

Medieval Planets and Spheres fireplace

This fireplace features the seven planetary spheres tiles from the astronomical text De Sphaera Mundi and Edward Burne-Jones Stars and Planets Tiles

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William De Morgan Lewis Carroll Fireplace, Jupiter, Florida

Modern fireplace with Lewis Carroll fireplace at Oxford tiles

This is a more modern variation on the Lewis Carroll Red Lustre Fireplace Tiles tiles can be used to build a backsplash. More traditional installations are shown below.

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De Morgan Art Nouveau Ducks and Dragons Fireplace, Washington, DC

De Morgan fireplace surround with Art Nouveau Ducks and Dragons fireplace, Victorian Blue

This large fireplace is made with 8x8 inch corners and 9x6 inch borders. The De Morgan Art Nouveau Ducks and Dragons tiles can be used to build a bcksplash.

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De Morgan Birds, Beasts, and Ships, Toronto, Canada

William De Morgan fireplace in blue and white

Another large fireplace, this design compares De Morgan Ships and De Morgan Fantastic Birds and Beasts

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Woodland Weeds Fireplace, Moorpark, California

William Morris Woodland Weeds Fireplace, Moorpark, California

This California Arts & Carafts fireplace is done in Woodland Weeds on Cream

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De Morgan Persian Fish Frieze with Fish Bowls Fireplace, Bath, Maine

Persian Fish Frieze fireplace, Bath, Maine

Top: Persian Fish Frieze

Side: Fish Bowl vertical two-tile panels

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De Morgan Fish Bowls with Companion Fish, Amherst, Massachusetts

De Morgan Fish Bowls and Companion Fish, Amherst, MA

Top: Fish Bowl vertical single tiles, in light cream

Bottom: Persian Companion Fish

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Forest and Dog Hearth, Myersville, Maryland

Forest Animals and Bayeau Tapestry Dogs fireplace, Maryland

A fun fireplace featuring the Lion, raven, hare, peacock, and fox from The Forest, dogs from the Bayeux Tapestry and other medieval dogs

Forest Animal Accent Tiles on Marble

Medieval Dogs

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Evolution of Daisies Fireplace: New Preston, Connecticut

. William Morris Evolution of Daisies fireplace, New Preston, Connecticut

The Evolution of Daisies tiles are installed in three alternating rows in this fireplace in New Preston, Connecticutt. This version has the yellow centers, which resonate with the warm brass hardware.

The daisies are also available with blue centers. See the Evolution of Daisies tiles and more installation photos.

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Morris & Co. Seaweed Fireplace: Louisville, Kentucky

. Morris and Co. Seaweed tiles. Large fireplace, Louisville Kentucky

This larger fireplace in Louisville, Kentucky, has Seaweed tiles with an Arts & Crafts blue background.

The background color of the Seaweed tiles matches the blue in the custom solid inset tiles. See Other colors and options

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William Morris 'The Forest' Small Fireplace: Toronto, Canada

. William 'The Forest' fireplace installation, Toronto

This is fireplace highlights four 'The Forest' border tiles, and is set with dark grout. Available sizes

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William Morris Brother Rabbit Fireplace: Lake Placid, New York

. William Morris Brother Rabbit Fireplace, Lake Placid, New York

Brother Rabbit tiles in Victorian blue.

Brother Rabbit(More colors)

Brother Rabbit kitchen

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William De Morgan Victorian Fireplace: South Orange, New Jersey

. William De Morgan Victorian Fireplace, Peacocks and Salamanders

Peacocks and Salamanders are mythic symbols, as well as popular Victorian and De Morgan Persian themes.

This bedroom fireplace is part of a Victorian home renovation.

Peacock and Salamander panels(More fireplace photos)

Peacock Border tiles

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New England Victorian Fireplace: North Kingston, Rhode Island

Victorian Fireplace with William De Morgan blue and white ships, North Kingston, Ri

I usually think of blue and white tiles as Victorian but the large (8 inch) William De Morgan ships work even better with the clean lines of this paneled fireplace surround in this New England coastal home.

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William Morris 'The Forest' Fireplace: Dallas, Texas

. William 'The Forest' fireplace installation

This is a very large fireplace with 'The Forest' on six-inch tiles. Available sizes

More 'Forest' photos

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Arts & Crafts Fireplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

. Arts and Crafts fireplace with William Morris Woodland Weeds accent tiles

A later Arts & Crafts fireplace with classic William Morris Woodland Weeds accent tiles inset.

Woodland Weeds (available in black, cream, and cobalt)

Tiles from Textiles gallery

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William De Morgan Turquoise Peacock Fireplace: Scotland

William De Morgan turquoise peacock fireplace, Scotland

The turquoise peacock fireplace brighten an Arts & Crafts sitting room on Loch Earn in Scotland. The colors of the De Morgan carnation border were adjust to work with the peacocks. I very much like the owner's re-use of the copper from the original fireplace. The copper works so well with the turquoise.

Turquoise Peacocks

De Morgan Carnations

All De Morgan Peacocks

Related: Fantastic Bird

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William De Morgan Fireplace: Fantastic Ducks

Fireplace with fantastic duck tiles

De Morgan did something different with the Fantastic Ducks: He stenciled them. These ducks were bespoke tiles for a Boston area fireplace installed in May 2016. The stylized ducks work equally well in American Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and early Victorian installations. De Morgan Duck Tiles

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Original Fireplace Inspirations

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William Morris Poppies

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

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

William Morris Poppies (several colors available)

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Early Morris and Victorian Fireplace on the Isle of Man

William Morris early tiles: Swan, Daisy, Longdon, Primrose, and Peterhouse Clumb with Delft blue and White Tiles, Isle of Man

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William Morris early tiles: Swan, Daisy, Longdon, Primrose, and Peterhouse Clumb with Delft blue and White Tiles, Isle of Man

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Blue and White Tiles

Nine-Bough Square

Longdon

Swans

Daisy Tiles

Red House Birds Border and Accent Tiles

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Kelmscott Manor Blue Artichoke Fireplace

Blue Artichoke Fireplace Tiles at Kelmcott Manor
Blue Artichoke Fireplace at Kelmcott Manor

Morris - De Morgan Artichoke Tile, 1870

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Kelmscott Manor 'Persian' Fireplace

Morris's Iznak Tiles in White Panelled Sitting Room at Kelmcott Manor
Morris's Iznak Tiles in White Panelled Sitting Room at Kelmcott Manor. Rossetti painted in this room.

Morris Iznik Tiles

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William De Morgan Red Lustre Fantastic Creatures Fireplace

Morris's Iznak Tiles in White Panelled Sitting Room at Kelmcott Manor
William De Morgan Red Lustre Fireplace

Red Lustre Barn Owls and Scrolls

Red Lustre Birds and Beasts

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Lewis Carroll's Fireplace at Christ Church, Oxford

Lewis Carroll's De Morgan Tile fireplace at Christ Church, Oxford
Lewis Carroll's De Morgan Tile fireplace at Christ Church, Oxford

Lewis Carroll Fireplace Tiles

Blue and White De Morgan Birds and Beasts

Red Lustre Ship Triptych

Blue and White Birds and Beasts