This poppy pattern is taken from Plate XXXVII in Christopher Dresser's "Studies in Design", c. 1875. The description of the plate is "Sheet of powerdings, adapted for wall-ornaments." Well, off to the dictionary to learn that powderings are (in this context) "Decoration by means of numerous small figures, usually, the same figure often repeated." We originally turned this motif into a stencil for a wall ornament for a client's kitchen.
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This floorcloth was made for a kitchen in Pt Pleasant, New Jersey, and picks up on the palette from the William Morris wallpaper in the kitchen and dining area. Dresser and Morris were contemporaries - both with distinct styles that are quite different but sometimes, complementary.
(Item PP03. This pattern is priced at a rate of $50/SF.)