Entries now closed. And we have a confirmed winner: Congratulations, Steph, your number came up! Thanks, everyone, for playing! Katiedoodle and I are taking a little break for the rest of the week. We’re *working* — we’re just not filing blog posts. We’re getting out of our computer caves to prowl the *real* world for inspiration. So while we’re *away* — how about a giveaway? The first of the year. And it’s delicious: A set of New Old Stock, 1960s-era coasters of kitschy Paris scenes, poodles included, of course, from the retro-world famous World of Tile. Spotted and scarfed up by moi.
World of Tile “withdrawal” symptoms: Has anyone else been having them? I have. So, I went back to my hundreds of photos from my two visits last summer and found some more great, New Old Stock (NOS) vintage tile and other WOT delights to spotlight this week. Let’s start with: Backsplash tiles — complete sets of decorative tiles that can be put together to form a backsplash for a stove and/or along the entire kitchen backsplash.
On my second visit to World of Tile — the epicenter of New Old Stock tile and accessories for your vintage bathroom — I spent more time admiring these sort of strange but very interesting 1970s (I think) bathroom sconces and fixtures including soap dishes, toilet paper holders and shelves. They are black porcelain ceramic… they have very organic, rounded shapes… I am pretty sure they are Italian, because so much of what’s in-stock at World of Tile came from Italy… the prices are totally fair… and I think they would look amazing in a 1970s or 1980s retro bathroom renovation.Heck yeah there is more →
Update: World of Tile has now closed. See our story on the liquidation sale going on through about Nov. 15 here.
Pastel pink soap dishes, mint green soap dishes, regency blue soap dishes — and more — you can get them all at, yes: The magical mystical World of Tile, our favorite place for New Old Stock (NOS) 50s, 60s and 70s bathroom and kitchen tile, sinks, and more. Heck yeah there is more →