(An example from the Marlborough Tiles Flowers Delft series.)
I cannot get enough of painted tile. It is remarkably hard to find in the U.S., though — perhaps because there’s a perception here that such things fall on the wrong side of the “old-lady-taste” question.
Thankfully, the Brits don’t care very much what we think and so are pretty happy to stick with things that Americans en masse find old-timey and weird…
Above, I have a few examples of the Pendragon series by the UK’s Marlborough Tile Makers. It’s a little busy, I know — but imagine a few choice designs stenciled in their signature “Gawain” green (so Arthurian…) interspersed with “Camelot” plain white tiles? TDF.
Or, imagine these little lovely from their Follies series. Again, just a few interspersed with white would really pop. I’m showing them here in Lavender — but if I were to order them I would probably go with their Larkspur shade.
Marlborough also has a few takes on tradition Delft tiles, like this example from the Classic Delft series:
Cannot. Get. Over. These.
(This is not endorsed post. All photos of Marlborough tiles are taken from their website.)