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Victorian Nursery Tiles

It is the childlike part of us that produces works of the imagination. When we were children time passed so slow with us that we seemed to have time for everything. ~William Morris


CFA Voysey House that Jack Built tile on black background

CFA Voysey: The House that Jack Built

The House that Jack Built is based on the CFA material of the same name. It is available with a black and white background.

See CFA Voysey's House that Jack Built

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Walter Crane, The House That Jack Built

Walter Crane: The House that Jack Built

Walter Crane's House that Jack Built, with dog chasing cat, forlorn maiden, and crowing cock.

Walter Crane House that Jack Built

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Lewis Carroll fireplace places

Lewis Carroll Fireplace Tiles

Red Lustre tiles from Lewis Carroll's rooms at Oxford.

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Edward Detmold Aesop's Fables tile: Bull and Goat

Aesop's Fables

Edward Detmold illustrated many of Aesop's Fables and these were well-known to Victorians, children and adults alike.

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Edward Burne-Jones Cinderella tile for Morris, Marshall, and Faulkner:  A Letter Arrives

Edward Burne-Jones Fairy Tale Story Tiles for William Morris

Edward Burne-Jones designed 21 two-tile panels for the fairy tale story tiles, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Beauty and the Beast.

Overview of the Fairy Tale Story Tiles

CFA Voysey Alice in Wonderland tiles

Alice in Wonderland

CFA Voysey designed tiles based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland that were produced by Victorian tilemaker, Minton Co. Several new tiles added.

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CFA Voysey nursery tile: Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle

CFA Voysey's Hey Diddle Diddle in a number of colors of cats.

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CFA Voysey Rook and Holly nursery tile

CFA Voysey: Rook and Holly Nursery Tile

CFA Voysey chose Rook and Holly for his own children's nursery. Other Voysey nursery tiles include: The House that Jack Built, Apothecary's Garden, Hey Diddle Diddle, and Hoot.

Rook and Holly

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De Morgan Fantastic Birds and Beasts

William De Morgan Fantastic Birds and Beasts

Fantastic Birds and Beasts even graced Lewis Carroll's Fireplace at Oxford. There are more than 30 De Morgan birds and beasts available.

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