My grandmother recently moved from her apartment in Paris to a house in the countryside where she can grow old in a bit more comfort. I'm visiting now and I'm in heaven. The house is filled with incredible tile that's original to the house:
The house is in the south of France which is where encaustic tiles were born back in the 1850's. The house was built not long after that in the 1870's so these tiles have survived for over 100 years. I noted the tile in a previous post when the family was looking for a house and stumbled upon this one. Now the house and the tile is a part of the family.