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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Early American Tinware (Tole)

I love early American tinware. I even took many classes in tole painting back in the '70's and '80's. Of course, early tinware is not easy to find, and has always been rather expensive. Now that we are in the 21st century,well, face it, whoever stumbles across a reasonably priced piece of early American tinware is ever so fortunate. Perhaps this is why it's not such a bad thing that it is no longer a real popular look.

I have a very small collection of it. The first five photos here are my limited collection. My husband, Greg, wrote a wonderful article about tinware. Click here to read it.

The following pictures of early American tinware, I gleaned from the Internet:


  1. I love tinware. I'm not lucky enough to own any vintage pieces but I know they'd be gorgeous in my home.

    Love your photos!

  2. So rich and gorgeous. Love them.

  3. they're so pretty, look like fairytale pieces :)
    How are you and your dollys these days?~

  4. Hi Christine...Love your tin collection. You are so right...good tinware is hard to come by. You have a lovely little collection...the coffee pot is gorgeous!

    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Nancy

  5. Beautiful collection of tinware. I love the signature on the last one!

    Have you been able to get eggs? I have six new baby chicks, maybe my supply will go up soon...

    Have a happy day,

  6. I love your pieces, just beautiful! {I took those same classes, but with farmer's wives in Holland in the 70's and 80's!}
    Hope you and the dolls are all enjoying spring...dear Christine.
    xo Lidy

  7. Dear Christine,
    Your Hannah is a gorgeous doll! What a sweet face she has.

    You have an amazing collection of Early American Tin. My fav is the painted black box with the handle. What a find!!

    Keep the creative fires burning! And have fun!

  8. Hi Zwee ---

    Thanks for the compliments on my photography. The shots of Ezra from behind and across the room must be what you mean, yes???