Today is the first day I have used the new blogspot edit program - It is a bit different and I seem to be having a bit of trouble with it -- so bear with me.
When Jim and I were deciding what we wanted in the kitchen Jim announced that he really wanted some cobalt blue tiles - and I wanted a nice little feature tile on the wall behind the new cook top. Jim went off to do some tile shopping one day while I was working and he couldn't find anything that he liked -- cobalt blue. Apparently cobalt blue colour comes from lead base glaze which is not allowed any longer.
So we did a little looking around the internet and found a site called Jerusalem Pottery
The store is actually in Jerusalem. So I sent them an email - just to see if it still existed. I got a very prompt reply and I ordered some tiles - that were quickly shipped and arrived all in good order -- all the way from Israel. And it wasn't all that expensive. Cheaper than some of the brown tile mosaics that we saw.
This is the piece that will go on the wall behind the cook top. It is 18 inches square. Don't you love it!!
We ordered a few other tiles to go around the kitchen. A few to go on the wall under the glass cabinets and then 2 fish tiles -- because Jim NEEDED fish tiles.
The kitchen is getting close to the time to get the tiles installed. I sure hope they look as lovely on the wall as they do in my quilting room.