Prop Talk – Ceiling Tiles

It’s time for another installment of Prop Talk! Today I want to introduce to you my favorite antique and totally rusty brown ceiling tile. I got it from an antique store (no surprises there) and use it as a “wall” in the background of photos.

Antique ceiling tiles as food photography props.

I’ve used this tile a few times on this blog and two examples are below. Doesn’t the texture look cool? I love this thing (despite having to wash the rust off my hands every time I touch it).


From post Extra-Crispy Granola.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

From post Chicken Salad.

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  1. Cheryl says:

    So beautiful! I’ve been eyeing some gorgeous tin ceiling tiles lately and I think this just seals the deal.

    So hard not to use some sort of ceiling pun just then..

  2. says:

    Oh it’s so cool to use it in the background, you know I see things like that in France all the time, I recently bought a part of an old window, painted in white. It’s like 100 years old, I use it as a table imitation but now you gave me this idea that I can use it as a background too. These pictures look so great.

  3. Michelle says:

    I didn’t event think about having a “wall” board. I’ve made my own table surfaces, but honestly it didn’t cross my mind to make or find something to use as a background “wall.”

    I really love it Nicole and I am totally inspired to go looking for something that would work as a background wall for my photos!

  4. Nagi@RecipeTin Eats says:

    Thats such a great idea!! I never thought of ceiling tiles! I know what you mean about handling rusty things. I have a favourite totally rusted table – yet to appear in published photos though, but been playing with it alot and every time I touch it I have to wipe my hands! I ended up leaving a scrap of fabric wrapped around the back of it so it’s handy to use to touch it!!

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