Tuesday, November 20, 2012

In the Press!


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 www.thetinbin.com 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.