Hudson Valley, The Home Issue

Thank you to Hudson Valley Magazine for the current mentions.  Shandell’s is thrilled that you picked our  Honeysuckle vintage image wastebasket for your “the hot hue of the home”.  I have fallen head over heals in love with pink this year, I have used it when ever I have gotten the chance to.

“Lamps Lost and Found” a perfect description of my studio.  Click here to read all about what Hudson Valley Magazine has to say.

If you are traveling through the Hudson Valley, please stop by and say hello.  My studio is in a wonderful country town, Millerton, NY, come for the day and visit.

Susan

 

 

Put a bulb in it!!!

Make Pendant Lights Out of Thrifty Vintage Finds — Put A Bulb In It! from RetroRenovation.com on Vimeo.

I got a call from my friend Pam at Retro Renovation a couple of weeks ago. She talked to me about making a video for her readers. “Put a bulb in it” was the theme. Taking thrifty finds, treasures or what ever you have in mind and making a hanging pendant out of it. What a great idea. So here is my first video. We had such fun making this one, there are more to come. Enjoy, and get creative.

Susan

A wonderful call from Hudson Magazine.

I came into the studio on Monday morning and had a message from Lynn Hazelwood from the Hudson Magazine blog.  Her message said that she was so thrilled to find me can I give her a call.

So I did and we had a great talk.  She is from England and I love the intro line to the story “How to brighten up a dowdy room with one- (or maybe two-) of-a-kind lamps and shades”.  My grams is from England and the word “dowdy” brought back wonderful memories.

What lamps do you have that could use a brightening up?  Table lamp, floor lamp, wall sconce or chandelier?  Bring a bit of sunshine indoors.

Winter lamp projects, what are yours?

Last winter customers, Frank Delaney and Diane Meier came into the studio and spotted a pair of 19th century cream separators that I had just found.  They have been looking for a pair of lamps for their barn.  They fell in love with them and we proceeded to create a fabulous pair of lamps.   I had a old pair of brake disks that we used for a base, and  part of the disk to cap the lamps.

Diane’s vision was for a tall slender shade, making the footprint for the lamp to stay narrow and be tall as the lamps home will be a high ceiling barn.  Next came the decision, what to make the shade out of.  I suggested a paper handmade from tree bark, pulling all the colors of the lamps and barn together.

Above is a picture of the before and after.  What do you have in store for your winter project?  Whats lamps do you have that need an update? A new shade, change an out dated base and make it more current.  Get your creative juices going and see what you have to be made into a lamp.  The possibilities are endless.

Susan

Joy to the World.

When I uncovered a great box of vintage Christmas cards, this one pictured above was on top.

“Joy to the World”

Wishing you,

Peace, Hope & Joy.

See you in 2011.

Susan

Baby It’s Cold Oustide!!!

Grab a box of matches,

light a pretty candle,

build a fire,

open a bottle of wine,

wish everyone,

PEACE, HOPE & JOY

Enjoy this Holiday Season!!!

Susan

Shandell’s First Cyber Monday Sale!!!

Shandell’s is having it’s first Cyber Monday Sale.

12% off all online items, Monday November 29, 2010.

Coupon code is 12, just type it in at checkout.


I was going through my storage and came across a big box of vintage wallpaper Dove ornaments that I made.
Did not know that I had any more.
This is a good thing, I am selling them at cost.
Once they are gone there will be no more.

House Beautiful-Thank you

I get a call, House Beautiful is putting one of Shandell’s matchboxes in their magazine.

All I can think about is how grateful I am.

A big thank you for putting Shandell’s matchbox in the pages of “The Best”.

Susan

3 chances to win and a brand new online shop!!

September was very busy here a Shandell’s.  There is a new shop online, hope you enjoy it.  I have been working hard filling it and getting ready for the holiday season.  You will find new items: vintage wallpaper tags, vintage dictionary tissue boxes and wastebaskets and matchbox candle gift sets.

I am excited about the matchbox gift sets, they are this seasons perfect gift. You can have a chance to win one of three I am giving away at my friend’s Amy blog ABCDDesign to help her celebrate her 3rd Blog-I-Versary.  I met Amy when she came into the studio and picked out the most amazing set of vintage lamps.  Her blog is wonderful, so head over and leave a comment and you will get a chance to win.

Happy FALL

Grow It Your Self

One of my daily reads, A Way To Garden did a story on WPA posters.  The graphics alone make you want to plant your own garden.  Well this year I was unable to plant a garden (but have big plans for next year).

The garden I have been growing has been Shandell’s, rearranging and planting new seeds in all different area’s.  In the next few weeks I will be adding a great new online store and my website get updated with lots to make you smile.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, see you in September.

Susan