A Splash of Spain

“Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” {William Morris}
I read this quote while waiting for my coffee to be made in a coffee shop years and years ago and it has always stuck with me.  It’s the sort of thing I say to myself when buying a completely useless object that I believe to be completely beautiful.  Or to stop myself from buying something mostly because it’s on sale.  Or before I do a clean out of the kitchen cupboards.  A sort of mantra for reducing the clutter in one’s life.

A few years ago, my parents returned from a holiday in Spain with some beautiful Spanish tiles as a gift.  I loved them right away, and thought them very beautiful, but wasn’t sure what quite to do with them.  I considered including them in some sort of mosaic table top {which is still a possibility in the future} but for the moment, I’ve attached some felt to the back and made them into beautifully colourful coasters for the dinner table.  A simple DIY using only a few materials ended up making something beautiful, into something useful as well.

Click here for the instructions>>>

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