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Amazing tiles! How to use these?

Architectural AntiquesFebruary 1, 2013
What do you guys think? These tiles are beautiful, circa the 1930's or so. They're from all over, they're marked Belgium, England, Italy, etc. Would you make an eclectic backsplash? Other ideas?

Thanks for your time and help!
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I think you could use them in a staircase, like in the footplate of a stair, not the stair itself; mixed in with other tiles of like type or solid colors. You could also use them in the garden. Create a scene using tile, shrubbery and a bench for an outdoor retreat.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 9:26AM
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My parents had some of those when I was a kid, and my dad made some simple little coffee tables and incorporated the tables into them. They were very useful, and absolutely charming, and a great way to enjoy the variety of tiles without them being lost on a bigger space, such as a backsplash.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 9:34AM
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Gorgeous! I love the stair idea! You could also use assorted tiles in complementary colors as a focal point in the backsplash (behind the range) or a "chair rail" in a smaller room. I also like the idea of just framing them and displaying them as the artwork they are!
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 9:47AM
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Used as wall art…like in this picture. What a find!
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    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 10:00AM
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In a house in Spain, tiles were used at chair rail height down the length of a hallway.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 2:44PM
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Danielle B
These would make a great statement for a petite powder room.They would also make a great impact as a tiled mirror surround. Just google it and will see plenty of example :-)
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 3:00PM
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Depending on your house style you could alo use them in a fireplace surround
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 3:02PM
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I incorporated antique tiles in my mud room bathroom in backsplash wall, shower & floor- adds vintage charm to new materials
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 3:03PM
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They are beautiful!! I've been looking for something like that for my kitchen. If you don't have a place to use them, frame them and hang them on the wall.
    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 7:17PM
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Architectural Antiques
aebj, they are for sale! If you would like to purchase them shoot us an email at sales@archantiques.com. We'd love to see them go to a good home!
    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 8:27AM
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