The Country Living Fair in my Backyard!!!!!!

The Country Living Fair will be at the Dutchess County  fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY., June 7-8-9, 213.  I could not miss the opportunity to join in the fun.  I was reading the editors letter in the  March issue of CL and Sarah Gray Miller was talking about The Country Living Fair coming to the Hudson Valley.  How exciting!!!

Come and join me and 150 other fabulous artisans for three days of pure Country Living.  Lots of lamps, lampshades, pendants, and more…..

Hope to see you.

Susan

Lots of color on One Kings Lane….

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.

Enjoy browsing what I have up for sale, click here.

Susan

A Rainbow of Colors!!!!!!!!!

It has been a little over a year since the launch of “The Original Cloth Cord Swag & Pendant Light Kits”  A wonderful year of growth, thank you for all of your support.

Different color cord has been the number one request, here is a rainbow of colors for you to choose from. I have added 6 new colors, blue, green, black, ivory, copper and silver.

A splash of unexpected color will make you smile.

Enjoy creating.

Susan

 

 

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. ”

I have new listings every week, lamps, chandeliers, sconces, lampshades and more…..

Enjoy browsing through the wonderful Vintage & Market finds.

Susan

 

 

Copper Leaf Pendants

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??
I secretly have an obsession with all kinds of metal leaf, as well as copper in general. Something about the feel, smell (yes) and  warmth, I have always been attracted to it.
Went to my box of metal leaf and pulled out copper. I gilded the inside of the pendants and they came out fabulous. I used a vintage style bulb to get that warm glow from the copper.

Mid Century Modern Pendants

 

A couple of years ago, my friend Pam at Retro Renovation did a post on mid century modern pendants.  As I was reading about them, I was so surprised to see that I owned a a pair of pendants that were in the catalog she was showing.  They were in a box in my studio and that is where they have been until I was searching for some lamp parts. I stumbled upon them and immediately had to get them out of the box and take a picture.

The pendants are better than I remembered.  A classic Chinoiserie feel, they would fit into any home from retro to modern.

 

Upcycled Vintage Battery Jar Pendant.

 

Upcycled Vintage Battery Jars, I found a box of them as I am still unpacking from my move last year.  The color and shape are fabulous.  Some battery jars date back to the mid 1860′s. I had thought when I first found them I would make them into table lamps, but that idea left as I opened the box.  All I could think about is hanging them with a small light bulb, the color and shape would just shine. Each of the jars has “Made in the USA” embossed on the bottom.  Also in unpacking I found a box of vintage chain, all different types.  I have used them to create these one of a kind pendants.

Tooting your horn in many colors.

 

 

 

Spring time always has me opening up draws in my studio that have not been opened for a long time. The past couple of weeks have been so warm, the door has been open and so have all of my studio draws.  I came across a box of 19th century tin horns I had purchased a while ago. As I pulled them out to take a good look at them, I envisioned hanging pendants.  So the cord and sockets came out, wired some up and they made me smile.  I hope they make you smile and jar those creative juices, to see what you have to make wonderful swags or pendants with. Hand one alone or cluster a group, like a bouquet of flowers

These are tin horns that were made in the USA around the turn of the 20th century. Some even have Made in the USA stamped right on it.  They were used on New Years Eve and many other joyous occasions.

Vintage decorative tin is highly collectible, true American Folk Art. What a wonderful way to show off part of a collection.

The colors and patterns on each of them are as beautiful as their shape.

Enjoy,

Susan

Spring time = treasure hunting!!!!

Spring time = treasure hunting!!!!  with the winter (hopefully behind us) I went treasure hunting this weekend and found this bunch of farming hooks, they are about 6 inches tall.  Not really sure of what their original purpose was, the person who I got them from said they were for the back of tractors to hook machinery on. I fell in love with the shape and  the pitted surface.  My mind has been spinning with all sorts of things to do with them, a chandelier, hanging pendants, a pair of sconces.  Not sure what they will end up to be, what ever they become, I will post so you can see them.

Happy Spring,

Susan

 

 

 

Here in the Hudson Valley of New York State, we have been very luck this year with a mild winter.

What to get that guy??

Everyone has one or two guys on their list that you have no idea of what to get them.

Make them smile with a Pin-Up matchbox.

Happy shopping.