Anybody recognize these?
If you guessed 'Ceramic Mosaic Tiles' (CMT) - you are correct!
Oh, I DO adore them.
Glazed Ceramic Tiles (CT) follow in a close second...
Okay, so just about ANY kind of tile I am a sucker for.
It's NOT my fault - REALLY!!
In my previous life I was an Interior Designer, and I loved adding special little 'details' to projects in the form of mosaics
This Reception Area 8'x10' 'Oriental Rug' design made of 1"x1" CMT was one of my favorite projects EVER!!
When samples would become obsolete, I couldn't stand to see them sent to a landfill... so for the 10yrs I worked as a Designer, I lovingly hoarded the samples away in a 'small corner' of my Attic/Studio.
Over the years I have rehabbed SEVERAL tables by learning the art of tiling and doing mosaic inlays MYSELF!! Then came the test - 15 yrs ago I redid the bathroom shower with 'sample tiles'!! **(BEFORE MARRIAGE mind you!!)
|I did EVERYTHING on this shower surround from carefully laying out my 'under water theme' on grid paper (once again using my beloved 1" x 1" CMT), to sorting, sticking, adhering, cleaning & grouting the tiles!! |
ALL FROM SAMPLE TILES!
|...and here it is, 20 years later still going strong ~ but feeling rather dated...|
~BUT, I digress~
after ALL of those years of 'tile hoarding' for 'future' projects... this past week I was F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. feeling strong and the URGE to PURGE overcame me!! I contacted a local Montessori school art teacher who was interested in some, and the rest are going to our community mosaics projects. So I am good with it, that none are going to landfills ~ just yet!!
|"and that is how I lost 560Lbs using the 27 Step Program!"|
Behind The Scenes Footage:
|4' x 4' CLEAR space in Attic/Studio|
which 'used' to house the tiles...
Hmmm.... 'Empty Space'???!?
|...yes. I DID keep one.little|
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