The Victorian Fairies are born from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and adapted from the Quarrel of Oberon and Titania (1849) by Joseph Noel Paton, Scottish artist and sculptor.
Magic was woven into the fabric of daily life for Victorians. It was not a reactionary movement to the soullessness of a newly-industrial society, as can be argued of Arts & Crafts and the Pre-Raphaelites. Neither was it a fantasy world removed from everyday life. Indeed, Victorians walked around in magic with faeries and spirits seen just out of the corner of one's eye.
The fairy tiles are available in four formats:
Border and accent tiles
Small fireplace panels
Large fireplace panels / backsplash
I've intentionally made the design scaleable so it will work in as many possible installations as possible. Panels and borders can be installed side by side.
You may want accent tiles to intersperse with your field tile. They also work well as a border.Sizes: 4.25 inch, 6 inch
From top left: Mud bath, Dali fairy, Titania, imp with arrow, ballet fairy, changeling, gossamer wings, afraid of spiders, dandelion and fae, fairy dance, watchers, lizard friend, pouter, three fairies, Oberon
With a panel or backsplash (4.25 inch, 6 inch): $48, $58
Without a panel or backsplash (4.25 inch, 6 inch): $61, $86
The backsplashes work well for under cabinet installations. They are available in 4.25 or 6 inch ceramic tiles.
There are two variations on the undercabinet bcksplash but they fit well side by side.
Under cabinet backsplash (6 tiles per row): (2 rows / 3 rows)
4.25 inch tiles: $1120 (two rows / $1530 (three rows)
6 inch tiles: $1180 / $1720
The small fireplace panels are 8 x 18 inches, on 8 x 6 inch tiles.
Panel (8x18, three tiles each panel): $800 / $1220 (two panels)
Fireplace panels are available on 4.25 or 6 inch ceramic tiles.
The fireplace panels can be combined to form a backsplash.
Vertical panels (3 columns, 4.25 or 6 inch).
Single Panel (21 tiles each): $2232 / $2333
42 6 inch tiles (36 x 42): $4666
Sizes can be customized quite a bit to fit your installation. Heights will scale, but there is some leeway.
Every project has some custom aspect. If these exact dimensions don't work, there are solutions. We can use part of a two- or three-inch mesh panel to get the dimensions you need. Or wider grout spacing, a frame of field or border tiles, there are many possible options.
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