Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Old is New Again with Antique Tiles

Maria Bartlett recently was renovating her 1905 Queen Anne farmhouse, in suburban Atlanta. Her frequent trips to bistros and cafes in Paris had inspired her to search on the Internet for French encaustic tiles (tiles made with the color inlaid) for her kitchen.

And she found them - at L'Antiquario Antique Tile, a Miami Beach, Fla.-based tile company that reclaims European tiles. She scooped up more than 100 pieces of tile made in the 1840s in a French Country motif to set on her refurbished kitchen's walls "in a beautiful carpet," Bartlett said, giving the tile a second life, as she saw it.

Della de Lafuente
Associated Press
Jun. 16, 2007 12:00 AM

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