Who made the decorative tiles in Steven’s 1958 bathroom, he asks? I launched a sleuth and in a flash found: They are Pomona’s Oklahoma design. Very nice in-the-wild save, Steven! Let’s follow the breadcrumbs trail…
I recently bought a 1958 ranch featuring a nice bath vanity with what appears to be original tile in a mottled cocoa color and a few interesting farm scene tiles!
You’re welcome, Steven. I LOVE your tiles! And yes, I think I know them: They are vintage Pomona tiles. Above: My first relationship with the brand — a set of New Old Stock vintage Pomonas… that I bought about 10 years ago … and that I don’t know what I’ll do with … but I’ll do something with ’em .. and which have a similar look. And then…
In 2014 we featured images of Pomona Tile Viewmaster Reels from reader Mike’s collection (with his permission of course). Follow the link-trail in that story to his flickr account to see some enlargements from the Viewmaster that show some file tile that surely is the same design as yours.
OH, OKLAHOMA: Lookie, I took my own advice and started going through Mike’s photos and voila!: I found your Oklahoma series tiles on Mike’s Flickr page here! They are shown on Reel #14 — the Decorative Series.
More from our RR-archives on Pomona Tiles:
Above: Another Pomona sighting we’ve featured in the past, Pomona tiles by famed watercolorist Millard Sheets as part of the “Distinguished Designer” series spotted (and long sold) on ebay.
Above: Just a few months ago, Heritage Tile introduced sculptural tiles inspired by Saul Bass’ midcentury designs for Pomona Tile.
Above: Pomona-in-the-pink carried the torch for my original facts page on Mamie pink bathrooms — way before we saved them by the hundreds if not thousands!
Mike’s sharing of his historic Pomona Tile source material is pretty rockin’ awesome — and so is your bathroom, Steven! Thank you for sharing so’s we could!