Crush of the Week: Furry Friends Delft Tiles

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Crush of the Week, but I’m happy to announce it’s back!

While researching an article on how Vermeer’s Work Can Make Its Mark in Your Home, I found these great Dutch tiles featuring our favorite furry friends.

Made in the Netherlands by Harlinger Aardewerk, they’re 5″ by 5″ and hand-formed like they were four centuries ago. After they’re baked for the first time, the tile is glazed, and while still wet, hand-painted then baked again with a layer of tin gaze.

Sold by Nelis’ Dutch Village at $69.95 each, the price isn’t anything to sneeze at, but worth it considering they’re unique and hand-made.

Here are some of my favorites…

While the cat and dog decorative tiles are my favorite, others featuring owls, farm animals, tulips and boats are available too — and your choice of a plain or crackle finish. You’ll need to install these with Harlinger’s coordinating field tile to match the thickness and finish.