Certain motifs repeat in the decorative arts movement and its revival. These may be ancient, like the Celtic knot, or simply pretty and easy to stylize, like the iris. Most of the motifs come to us from nature and moderation and balance is key when decorating.
For Halloween Chinese Bat Welcome Tile with Full Moon in | Etsy
This charming, ceramic, bat 'welcome' plaque will greet visitors to your home, shop, garden or office. In Chinese culture the bat symbolizes happiness and good fortune. This frisky little critter was inspired by a Chinese illustration of bats. The word 'welcome' (in an arts & crafts font) is stamped into the clay below the bat. The background of the welcome tile is finished in our shiny burnt orange glaze. The bluish-purple patches in the sky are not another glaze color, but reflection of…