My Favorite Things – Lisbon’s Love Affair with Tiles

From the outside of the houses…

tiled house in Lisbon

tiled  house in Lisbon2

tiled house in Lisbon3

To hallways and interior courtyards…

tiled entry way in Sao Roque church

(And even the kitchens)…

tiled kitchen in museum

Lisbon-ites have a love affair with tiles! ┬áThe tiles are decorative…

flower tiles

blue and white tiles with fish

blue and yellow tiles on wall

Or, they have a story to tell.

scene in blue and white tiles

scene in blue and white tiles2

Angels smile down from the heavens walls…

angels in blue and white tiles

And little blue birds chirp their song.

little birdie tile

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6 responses to “My Favorite Things – Lisbon’s Love Affair with Tiles

  1. ma

    oh, so pretty, the tiles! I know where some of them are from, too. I love the angels and dancing couple and most especially the perky lil bird.
    I love you, too. MM

  2. I love these patterns. Such poetry on the walls.

    • Thanks, Susan! Yes, the tiles certainly are poetic! And practical, too, actually. Having tiles from the floor to mid-thigh height (or higher) means less nicks and obvious dirt. We should do it in this country more…

      Have a great weekend, Joana

      On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:

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  3. Wow! Talk Thursday or Friday?

    • Hi Helen,

      Thanks, and thanks, too, for your patience regarding my slowness in getting back to you on your FB message. This has been a hellish week with no free time. Yes, let’s talk Thursday. I’ll look at your FB message to see your exact time table and will try getting you at a good time.

      xox – Joana

      On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 9:03 PM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:

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