Sunday, February 1, 2009

Antique Ceiling Tin - Fabulous Tin Whimsies

I love old ceiling tin found in many old homes here in upstate New York. During the Victorian era ceiling tin became very popular with the initial design style taken from Europe to emulate the look of sculpted plaster without the high cost. In the early to mid 1900's there were eventually 45 companies located mostly in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, most located near railroad lines that served as main routes for delivering their pressed product directly to their customers.

At the Pink Pig we have found some unique ways to make use of antique ceiling tin and I thought I would share with you.

These tin whimsies are a popular item at the stores and I decided to do a few in pink and white for Valentine's Day. After painting these tin hearts, we finished with a pearl glaze and then hung vintage chandelier prisms to give them that extra special touch.

These decorative hooks were featured in Romantic Homes Bed & Bath issue and were simply cut and adhered to wood with some old decorative hooks with a little patina of their own. Perfect bath decor and they are available in soft shades of green, pink and white.

During the summer we had fun making these decorative shelves in three sizes. Perfect for displaying photos! Our latest project was taking old recessed doors panels and adding a bit of character to small cabinets.

We are in the process of renovating our kitchen in our old farmhouse, so stayed tuned as I show you ways I have decided to use these old tiles with a bit of history in my old, but soon to be new, kitchen.

Remember at the Pink Pig... It's a Stylish Blend of Old and New!