Filed under “things we think are amazing but do not have the budget for” are antique tiles. I love tiles and think that some of the most amazing works of art from civilizations of the past are found in their tile work.

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So you can imagine how excited I was to find the website of Solar Antique tiles  – a purveyor of tiles anywhere from the 16th century to reproductions. Just looking around the site at these great tiles makes you appreciate the talent and workmanship that have gone into their production over the centuries.

I particularly like the vintage “tile murals.” Check out these “18th century blue and white Portuguese tile murals, from the first half of the 18th century.” Again, only if I had all the money in the world…