Just a brief, belated ‘Happy Birthday’ to Hans-Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) and a Thank You – his tales have been a constant companion to me. Below are wall-tiles which I found at a flea-market in Copenhagen years ago. They were made in Germany, though – by ‘Boizenburg Fliesen’ and I am glad to report that this company still exists.
I love that the motifs are handpainted – see the difference in the tiles of the ‘Little Match Girl’. I have no idea how old they are – the colour scheme would suggest 1950’s.
As it’s a hot, hot Summer Day in London today, I leave you with this lovely quote from ‘Thumbelina’.