Friday, November 29, 2013

Lighted Willow Branches

Just in time for the holidays, we now offer Brown Lighted Willow Branches and White Lighted Willow Branches!  These lighted branches are available in two sizes.  The tall branches measure 39 inches tall and have 3 flexible branches with 96 lights.  The short branches measure 19 inches tall and have 5 flexible branches with 60 lights.  Both are for indoor use only and come with and AC adapter.

These lighted willow branches are excellent decorative elements that you can add to a mantel or a table display.  Add real curly willow branches to fill in the display and change it up with the seasons.  In the Winter and during the holidays, add fresh or artifical greens.  In the Spring, add pussy willow or forsythia.  In the Summer, add a few flags for a patriotic look.  In the Fall, add some bittersweet.  They really can be used all year long.

Here is a picture of the tall brown lighted willow branches on my mantel with some real curly willow branches filling in the black urn. A simple design that freshens up the mantel with a festive holiday look.

You will have a lot of fun using your creativity to see how you can use these lighted willow branches to give a warm glow to someplace in your home.  Please share pictures with us at  We would love to show your pictures off on our blog!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

In the Press!

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The Tin Bin, a seller of colonial lighting and home decor, will host a 40th anniversary open house on Nov. 23 and 24. The 20 Valley Road, Neffsville, business is owned by Jo Lutton (middle) and her daughters, Sally Lehman (left) and Susan Prentiss.

The Tin Bin, 20 Valley Road, Neffsville, is celebrating its 40th year in business. The purveyor of colonial lighting and home decor will hold its 40th annual open house after Thanksgiving on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24, with extended hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. Customers will be welcomed with traditional wassail and holiday treats.
Last year, the Tin Bin’s owners had an unexpected excuse to do some property improvements after a large tree came down in Hurricane Irene. This time around with Hurricane Sandy, though, the property fared well, and the improvements to The Tin Bin’s facility are ready for visitors at the open house.
In 1973, Jo Lutton and her late husband, James, found an old barn that was the ideal setting for selling their unique wares to residents of Lancaster and beyond. Eventually, the couple expanded their business into the farmhouse that sits in front of the old barn. Today, the couple’s daughters, Sally Lehman and Susan Prentiss, also are owners in the business that has become a family tradition.
The Tin Bin specializes in colonial lighting and home decor, and it offers outdoor lighting handcrafted from brass and copper, including post lights, wall lights, hanging lights, and garden lighting. The business also sells interior lighting made of tin, such as chandeliers, sconces, table lamps, and accent lights. Home decor items available range from candles to table linens, curtains, wreaths, and decorative items, including many holiday creations.
In addition to the retail store in Neffsville, The Tin Bin has an online presence, selling and shipping products all over the world. Local customers are encouraged to visit to view the full list of items carried by the business, as not every item can be displayed at the retail store. The items may be picked up in Neffsville, though, saving customers on shipping costs, by using the coupon code “Pick up” at checkout. Of course, the staff members of The Tin Bin are always ready to welcome customers to the shop during operating hours, which are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information about The Tin Bin, readers may call the store at 569-6210.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Merchandiser Ad

Watch for our ad and article in the Manheim Twp, Hempfield, and Lititz/Manheim Merchandiser!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

40 Years!

We are celebrating 40 years!  

The Tin Bin opened its doors on Thanksgiving weekend in 1973 and hosted our first annual open house.  Forty years later, those same traditions are in place - the serving of wassail and holiday treats and the whole family helping to greet all of our customers.  Now, we have customers all over the world and not all of them can actually come to our open house.  We just wanted to say thank you to all of you!

Enjoy the wassail recipe!

Tin Bin Wassail

Sipping some warm wassail on a cold night feels heavenly. Try our recipe for your next holiday gathering - your guests will love it!

1 gallon apple cider
1 gallon cranberry juice
3/4 cup sugar
cloves, allspice, and cinnamon to taste

Combine above ingredients and heat. Serve in mugs with a cinnamon stick. Add some white rum if desired.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Homespun Country Curtains

We have been adding new homespun country curtains to our website at  Here are a few ideas to help you choose curtains for windows that might be difficult.  You can shop for a great selection of  Homespun Country Curtains by clicking on this link.

If you have a large window, consider combining a valance and a pair of swags on the top and a pair of tiers on the bottom.  Shown in Lemon Pepper Curtain Collection.

If you have a small window, tiers can be separated to create a soft window drape.  Shown in Saffron Curtain Collection.

Time to open up the windows and let in some fresh air.  Why not dress them up a little?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Lower Prices!

We have lowered our prices on over 100 products!  Click Williamsburg Collection to begin shopping for indoor and outdoor colonial lighting at extremely affordable prices. 

This chandelier is now only $226.00! 

It features six arms and  has a down light which is ideal for using over a kitchen or dining room table that has multi purposes. If your table is used as a family gathering place to play games, to do crafts, to do homework, or to read the paper, this is a perfect light for you!

We look forward to hearing your feedback and hope you enjoy these terrific savings!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fall Decorating

Believe it or not, I am actually looking forward to Fall. As much as I enjoy the less hectic days of Summer, there is something about being in a routine that I like. And I also like the cool, crisp weather of Fall. It is a great time of year to freshen up a room with a new coat of paint, a new pair of curtains, or a new arrangement of furniture.

We have a great assortment of Homespun Curtains that would be a great start to changing up a room for the new season. I am thinking about starting in my living room and taking it a room at a time. We also have Wrought Iron Curtain Rods and Tiebacks to complete the look. Happy Decorating!