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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

Tile in the William Morris and De Morgan Tradition

Membland tiles,cobalt, cream, and black backgrounds

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

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18 October 2019

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

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October Announcements

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First time here? How this Site is Organized

Newest Customer Installations

Latest Tiles

Visual Galleries

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

William Morris Compton tiles, blue and white


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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Waterhouse, Circe

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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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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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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

Announcements: Mid-October

Fall is definitely here. For awhile at least, I'll be updating this chat section more often, instead of monthly or bi-monthly. I seem to have a lot to say.

At the end of September, I sent off some black parrots for a fireplace. It will be quite awhile before they are installed, but when it happens, I will post pictures almost immediately.

William De Morgan Blue Weavers

The William De Morgan Blue Weavers installation photos I mentioned awhile back have arrived. There is both a border and a backsplash.

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The Four Queens are now available with additional colors. Eggplant is a lovely color, whose charms I have only recently come to appreciate. The web does not do it justice.

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The big project before this was:

I have redone the Golden Lily backsplash to make it more scalable. By that, I mean that it is seamless in both directions allowing you to add rows and columns to fit the size of your space. Golden Lily has a 12-base size, but rows and columns can be added in both directions. I'm letting it headline a bit longer because it took so long.

Golden Lily Backsplash

That was part of July and all of August. But seamless backsplashes are the future because they are scaleable in both directions and accommodate more spaces. I've done this with a four-tile base in Acanthus border and backsplash.

Earlier this year, I modified the Strawberry Thief backsplash in two foregroundcolors. All the many background colors are available with either of the backsplashes. The complete individual Strawberry Thief patterns, named after cats I have known, are still available and do tile seamlessly.

The Strawberry Thief backsplash in blue:

Strawberry Thief backsplash

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Other Tiles I Hope to Work on Soon

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


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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Customer Installation Photos:

Tulip and Trellis, William Morris

Wiliam Morris Early Tiles: Tulip and Trellis


Baths (one new)

Kitchens (two new)

Fireplaces (one new)

Stairs and Accents (one new)

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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