Delft Tiles

Delft Tiles


I don’t know where or how to incorporate these bad boys, but I am all bonered out about delft tiles. Every time I go to Colonial Williamsburg, which is probably more often then most normal people, I get all excited about one thing or another. This last time is was this fireplace surround.

Governor's Palace [fireplace tile] | Flickr - Photo Sharing!:

some more examples of these amazing old tiles:

Pretty delft tile stove.:

shut your face.

Delft Tiles:

I could absolutely see them in our master bath…

Bathroom by Russell Piccione:

not really delft, but you get the gist.

As you can imagine, the real thing is redic expensive. So, I found all kinds of awesome alternatives:

Hand painted and custom designed incorporating Rococo or Late Baroque style elements.:

Hand painted tile mural depicting the French landmark on the River Cher, near the village of Chenonceaux.:

Custom painted tiles that are remarkably affordable from Artwork by Julia. Beautiful, original, but unfortunately, they don’t have what I really love—the crackle of an old tile.

Getting closer with Walker Zanger:

Walker Zanger:

But no micro scene, no little botanical that these tiles are know for…

Then there is Pave Tile :

17th Century Antiqued Delft Blue and White Decorative Wall Tile:

That’s a bingo. Crackle, hand thrown tiles, and the imagery that Delft is all about… made to order.

Sources: here and here.

 

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