Kate Greenaway tiles from Retrouvius

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I have been waiting for a bit of inspiration for the kitchen in our Victorian terrace house, and a quick scan of the new stock at Retrouvius, a reclamation and design warehouse in North-west London, provided it.  They had a complete set of the four seasons, designed by Kate Greenaway in 1881.  Although in reasonable condition, summer has been cracked and repaired, so my eyes will be peeled for a replacement.  However, I love the blue surround and sepia tones of the seasonal figures, a reminder of the ever-changing natural cycle.

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