In order to use historic bathroom tile you need to conform to the special style and design ideas. One of such great ideas is to use a country, or rustic style. In general most of the things in such bathroom should be made from wood or at least they must look like they are made from wood.
Take a look at various pictures and photos and you may notice that hardwood is used everywhere yet in fact some of the tiles are common ceramic which look like solid wood.
Also you may hang a special curtain above the bath tub or put some kind of textile small curtain under the bath tub in order to make some country look. The bathing items can be out in the weaved baskets which also may contain flowers. You can hang some paintings on the walls in the wooden frame and they will be greatly combined with retro-style mirrors.