Mosaic tiled wall in Huddersfield town centre | H is for Home

We were out & about in Huddersfield the other day and took some photos of these amazing tiled mosaics.

Mosaic tiled wall in Huddersfield town centre | H is for Home

They’re situated in a 1960s-built precinct development in the town centre – they really capture the era.

vintage Platt tile depicting a prince on horseback with falcon on his arm | H is for Home

On the subject of tiles, we recently put this image on Flickr. It’s a 1960s tile by Platt depicting a prince on horseback with a hunting falcon – we absolutely love it! We’re planning on having it framed.

Vintage 1960s/70s raised relief tile depicting a bird on a branch | H is for Home

We got this vintage bird tile ready-framed which is very effective. We think it was made by Maw & Co. It reminds us of Lisa Larson in style. We bought it from Wowie Zowie in Chorlton. This shop is well worth a visit if you’re in Manchester – they have some lovely stuff, imaginatively displayed.

vintage 1960s/70s tile by Lisa Larson depicting Vikings in a ship | H is for Home

This large tile/plaque is indeed by Lisa Larson – she’s a real favourite of ours! It was designed for Gustavsberg of Sweden in the 1960s.

vintage Lisa Larson tile on our sitting room shelf | H is for Home

Here it is in its usual home on a shelf in our lounge.

vintage Italian tile on our bathroom shelf | H is for Home

Here’s another one of our vintage tiles in situ – this one’s Italian – it sits happily on our bathroom shelf. Here it is in close up.

vintage Italian ceramic tile depicting whitewashed buildings | H is for Home

The most recent addition to our little collection was picked up yesterday. It’s quite different to the others in the fact that it represents a real place – it depicts the Euromast in Rotterdam designed in the 1950s – we really like the modernist feel to it.

vintage 1950s ceramic tile of the Euromast in Rotterdam | H is for Home

The final item in our burgeoning tile collection is by Kenneth Townsend. We featured it before in our Z is for… Zoo blog post.

vintage lion ceramic tile by Kenneth Townsend from his Menagerie collection | H is for Home

The lion is an early piece from his Menagerie range. Hopefully, we’ll be able to find some of his other animals to fill our shelves!

  • i love tiles tooooo x great post!

  • I love that Gustavsberg viking tile! There was one exactly like this one Ebay a few weeks ago, but it quickly became out of my price range.

    Beautiful stuff!

  • Lovely lovely lovely again. Only starting reading your blog recently, but i subscribed today, really lie it!

  • Nicolette

    Amazing tiles and designs. Thanks for sharing!