Wednesday, March 08, 2006
We've been to the mountain
and we have seen the light!
Actually, we went to the Motawi tile factory in Ann Arbor.
All together now, "we're not worthy!" and again, "we're not worthy!"
Their tile is so beautiful and much more amazing in person. In case you don't know, we put a few of their tiles in our kitchen as accent tile.
Here's a close up of one of the tiles we used. Each one of these 6"x 6" tiles was around $35.00...
but in the back of the store, there is the factory and also a room with much coveted over runs. The over runs are about half price.
We picked up one more like this one to use for the 2nd floor kitchen rental unit. How many rentals have this kind of detail- not many that I've seen. Now if we can just find some nice appreciate folks to move in!
...just imagine doing a whole fireplace. wow.
Here are some shots of the inside of the store/factory. They sell framed tiles with quarter sawn oak frames. I took part of my tax refund and bought one. I just couldn't not.
We were visiting Steve's family in Ann Arbor and made time for a a little excursion. We also found a cool store that sells Edward Curtis photos but these were a bit pricey for us at this point.
Here's another shot of the store...
I bought a Motawi T-shirt. What can I say? I'm a Motawi groupie.
Now all together again, "ahh .....Motawi...."
This is a must visit for arts and crafts lovers anywhere near Ann Arbor.
Handmade beea-utiful tile!