At Olde Good Things, we strive to preserve pieces of architectural history as a whole or use those pieces to create something one of a kind and handmade in our Scranton, Pennsylvania shop. Some of our more unique products are our tin ceiling panels and mirrors.
What makes these tin mirrors and panels so unique is that they are made from 100-year-old tin ceilings that we have salvaged from historic buildings across the United States. Tin ceiling was a result of American ingenuity and innovation in the mid-1800’s, as well as a direct response to decorative plaster ceilings that were in style in wealthier European homes. Tin ceilings were a better design choice than a plaster ceiling, as it retained the beautiful architectural design of a plaster ceiling while being much easier to install. In the late 1800’s, the production of tin ceiling peaked as Americans sought out beautiful interior design ideas, with roughly 45 companies in the US producing tin ceiling pieces.
To salvage these architectural artifacts, Olde Good Things purchases the tin ceilings while they are still in their original old buildings. We then reclaim these pieces ourselves by prying out the nails that hold the tin to the wood strips on the ceiling. The next stop is our Scranton workshop where the pieces are cut to size, attached to a wood frame, finished with a pop of color and sealant, and finally a piece of mirror is installed to complete the process.
We give these mirrors and panels new life, helping to preserve their history while creating a functional and unique antique furnishing for your home. Our reclaimed tin ceiling panels and mirrors make great gifts for those loved ones on your holiday shopping list. As a special for the holiday season, we’re offering three different promotions for our tin mirrors and panels.
Holiday Tin Coupons
Be sure to order soon so you can get them for the holidays. We’re sure they’ll make an exceptional addition to any home.
For more information or to see our wide variety of reclaimed architectural antiques, visit our webstore at ogtstore.com.