Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Looking Up

I love old buildings! I love the craftsmanship that went into making a building beautiful. I admire the intricacy in the moldings and trim. I'm amazed at the ornate detail in things as small as an elevator button. And one thing that I'm attracted to is the old tin ceilings. It astounds me that such detail and design was put into something that you would have look upward to notice. It is because of my admiration of the design of ceiling tins that I have manged to acquire a collection of them. I use tins all throughout my home.

I have old, authentic ones.

(The crown molding and the shelf
are made using ceiling tin)
(We cut apart a tin to make the four small squares)

I have reproductions too.

Aahhh, the beauty of a ceiling tins!

41 comments:

JuJu and Family said...

I love the rustic look of it all. You've got a gift.

Darlene said...

I LOVE all the tins you use in your decorating!! Just beautiful!

Deb said...

Love them too. I have a hard time finding them here becuz all the craft show people are buying them up. Love all the fun ways you've used them.

Amber M. said...

I'm new to your blog, but I am always inspired when I stop by.

My last salon before we moved was in an old, downtown building and I LOVED to get my hair washed and stare at the old, beautiful tin ceiling.

Miss Anne said...

i LOVE old tin ceilings too! In fact, I'm always on the look out for them... where do you find yours?

Love your style. :)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

I love old buildings too. I love corbels & anything carved!

joelandbecca said...

That is a great collection! I olnly have a few, but that definitely makes me want more!

Michelle said...

Lovely taste...beautiful displays too!

Shannon said...

There is something about them that is so charming. I love all of yours!

Sandy Toes said...

Ceiling tins are great. I love anything old and paint coming off. My husband always thinks I am crazy!
Have you seen where there put tin tiles around the kitchen..b/t the counter and the cabinets...it is so cute!
-Sandy toes

Weeksie50 said...

Oh, I love all your decorations. You have such an eye for beautiful things..

Laurel MacD said...

Your blog has because one of my all-time! I love your ideas.

Runner Mom said...

Hmm...where do you find all of the old tins? I've seen the reproductions-and I have one. Just curious. Looks great!
Blessings,
Susan

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love them all! There is just something about them that makes me want to run out search for a whole bunch!

Kelly said...

Just simply stunning!

You left me speechless with that molding crown...

Beautiful!

Rachel said...

I too love tins of all kinds! Love you have have displayed yours. I was just playing with my tin tiles yesterday, I'm trying to get them framed up so I have hang them on my wall. :)

Valarie said...

Love them if only I could find them. :(

Joy said...

Hello my curious friends,
Most of my old tins came from consignment shops. But I've noticed the prices have increased lately, so I won't be buying anymore for a while.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Ceiling tins have so much character, and your collection is beautiful. Jackie

salmagundi said...

These are great, and you have displayed them to their advantage!! Sally

Ms. Tee said...

Tins for crown molding is so neat! I really like the tin you have setting behind the frame on the table. Very pretty! :)

Heather @ Home said...

Beautiful! Love them!

Jeremy.Celeste said...

I love all your tins. Where have you found them. They are so cute. Love your decorating. You are so creative.

Mrs. B said...

I love old ceiling tins too! I don't have any, but I'd love to have some old authentic ones. I am also impressed at the detail put into such all elements of old buildings and homes, like beautiful vent covers, moldings, and the like.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I'm in love with ceiling tins too...I love how you displayed yours-Beautiful!
Robin~♥

yeahexceptfornot said...

wow! I really love the large one with the three pumpkins sitting in front. That's beautiful!

Sarah Kate said...

Great idea, I have passed these before and never considered what they were. Thanks for all of the ideas.

Lorie said...

Gorgeous!!

Mrs. Trixi said...

I agree, they are beautiful.

Rachel said...

I love, love, love ceiling tins. Here's my dilemma: I have two very large squares (24x24") and I want to join them to make a frame for a yardlong print. Problem- I have no idea how to do that! I'm up for suggestions and you always have awesome ideas :o)
~Rachel

Lianna Knight said...

I love the tin's too...I have a few hanging up in my house and I even have a few shelves that I picked up antiqueing a few years back....I LOVE them :)

Candy said...

Those are wonderful pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Kacey Randolph said...

I love cieling tins too. At the flea market (I promise I won't keep bringing it up ha!) there was a man there with a ton of tins. One of his pieces took my breath away. He took 16 tins and in 4 rows framed them each in this massive frame that he made from old pieces of wood. Each tin was framed individually within the large one. It was FABULOUS! I hope I am making sense...

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love those tiles, they give such a sense of history to the arrangement. I might have to pick one up the next time I see it! :)
Carrie

Mimi Sue said...

What a lovely collection. Mimi

Blissful Nikki said...

Oh my gosh, my mom is obsessed with celing tiles! I love them too! They just bring such character to a room!!

Ashlie said...

I think ceiling tins are beautiful too. They have a character not found in many buildings these days. And you've displayed yours beautifully, as always! Love all the pictures!

kathy said...

I do love all the vintage
tin tiles - Love seeing your ideas Kathy _GA -

Wendy said...

I just love ceiling tins!! LOVELY!

Bella Casa said...

I have an authentic one that I bought from Susie Harris/bienvenue blog. I love it. She somehow put a Fleur de Lis design on it (modge podge maybe?) And then drilled a couple of holes and tied a black satin ribbon for hanging. I just love it, I have several pics of it on my blog :)

You are just so gosh darned talented, Joy! I love everything you do :)

Bella

Kasey Hunt said...

My mom used part of some tin to make her ceiling in her bathroom. It looks really cool. She got hers from an old farm house. You are a fabulous decorator.

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