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My new obsession, marble paper night lights.  I have been making night lights for many years, out of vintage wallpaper and images.

Recently I have been working more with hand painted and marble papers. The combination of paper and light brings endless joy.

 Night lights are not just for kids, as an adult getting out of bed in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or grab a midnight snack,

is normal and what better way to light your path is with a night light that makes you smile. Here are just a few of what I have been making lately.

Enjoy,

Susan

group matchboxes

Happy New Year!!!

 

It has been a while since I have sat down to write a post.  So much has been going on, lots of new things to share.

Shandells.com has gotten a new facelift, out with the old and in with the new.

Take some time to search around, new items will be added daily for a bit to the online store.

One of my favorite magazines Victoria had featured me in the wonderful Business of Bliss

issue, I am sharing the pages with some amazing women, thank you Victoria.

I have been creating up a storm, letterpress matchboxes, each with a word that has a wonderful meaning.

I sourced a fabulous local letterpress artist to print the front of the matchbox for me, then I trimmed them in copper, and just the other matchboxes.

Marble paper has always been a favorite of mine.  Lately I cannot get my hands on enough of it.

I have used marble paper for years on lampshades,

but have recently expanded to tissue boxes, wastebaskets and glass decoupaged trays.

 All of these products are inline to get there picture taken and put online shortly.

I wish you Peace & Joy for the upcoming year.

Susan

onk sale vintage finds

Lots of fall colors on my current One Kings Lane Sale.  Fall is a time for change, add a splash of color in an unexpected place with a lamp, pair of shades, a new chandelier, all to make you smile.

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one kings lane

Shandell’s has joined One Kings Lane Vintage & Markets finds as a vendor. If you have not heard about this fabulous site, they describe themselves as “Simply put, One Kings Lane is an elegant, curated online sales site.”

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copper leaf 7

I came across a box of vintage army surplus enamel pendants. The outside green is a beautiful olive. Unfortunately the underneath enamel was in bad shape on most of them. What to do?

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