Remember Angela, who found 100s of New Old Stock decorative liner tiles in an old tile store, snapped them up, and sold them on ebay? Well, she wrote me this week, and said the owner found more. She has now put them up for sale here –>> NOS liner tiles for sale (affiliate link). Oh and Angela tells me:
Last time around I claimed some of the liner tiles for myself and used them for my kitchen and bath restoration in my 1944 house. I would love to perhaps show you the results. Everything came out better then I expected and from the turquoise Youngstown cabinets to my mighty Dishmaster, it is like the kitchen that RetroReno built. I read you every day and the blog was invaluable for my restoration.
Hooray! Of course I told Angela to send photos stat.
Note, I recall hearing from a reader — not sure if it was on the original story or on another one — that liner tiles she had purchased were too thick to use with the field tiles they were meant to pair with. A good reminder that this is something to be aware of and puzzle out before getting too far in; it could well be that tiles back in the day were thicker, or that tiles today vary in thickness.
Also remember: Vintage products may contain hazards — for example, there may be lead in tile old — and new. Get with a pro to determine what you are working with so that you can make informed decisions how to handle. More info and links on our Be Safe / Renovate Safe page.