For a long time I have wanted to start a
website for people who have a passion to collect vintage California tile and tile
My idea was to create a place where people who
collect vintage tiles can come and do some research on what they have, and possibly
make some connections and
make some new friends in the process.
Over the years I have
developed a passion to collect vintage California tile and tile top tables.
It seems like an addiction that needs to be satisfied.
I have found much joy in getting up early in
the morning, and searching with
a flashlight at an outdoor show for the tile
tables that were being offered for sale.
Whenever I travel to a big monthly
show, I always
hope to bring home some nice California tile or
a tile table to
add to my collection.
I have made many new friends along the way and
I am very glad for this!! I find that the
people I have met who also collect tile are
very friendly, and always want to share what they have learned with me.
For this reason, I wanted to create this site. I
wanted Caltiles.com to be a meeting place for
tile collectors, and
for those who are just getting started in the
collecting and admiring of vintage tile. There are many reproductions out
there, but I want to focus on vintage tile (1880-1930's) and relating items from
This site is a place for people who would like to
learn about vintage tile, and a place where they can come together and share in the joy of
can buy, sell, and do some research all at the same time, and all at the
discussions in the