That hunk of tin isn't for the junk pile anymore--the craftspeople of Irvin's Tinware Co. shine it up, straighten it out and punch a design into it, transforming it into country-style art for the home.
Irvin's Tinware handcrafts tin, brass and copper home accessories with an emphasis on decorative tin lighting products, from votive candleholders to chandeliers. Other items include porch lanterns, table lamps, night lights, wall hangings, Christmas trimmings and light-switch plates. Most pieces have country-style, hole-punched designs--apples, hearts, flowers, checkerboards, roosters and geometric patterns.
Wholesale prices range from $8.75 for a six-piece set of Christmas ornaments to $20.50 for the Stars and Hearts Lantern to $142.25 for the Pierced Captain's Chandelier. Prices are slightly higher for brass and copper pieces.
Suggested retail prices are double the wholesale prices. Minimum order: $75.
From Irvin's Tinware Co., Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania. To order a catalog, call (717) 539-8200.