My World of Lamps

download-4For 15 years, I’ve been making lamps. From table legs to iron machinery parts to portions of fences, with lavish doses of the more expected pottery and glass vessels, I’ve delighted in making lamps of just about everything, as you can see in my studio. As my collection of potential bases grows, so does the variety of lamps I offer. Bring your own treasures, or come search through my trove, then explore the endless possible combinations of lamps with handmade shades for every room in the house. The results of our lamp-making adventure together will certainly make you smile.

New From the Lamp Workshop

download-7Some of my latest creations from the workshop at Shandell’s, in Millerton, New York. I’ve made lamps out just about everything. Pairing my lamps with a wonderful shades is like putting icing on a cake—the best part. My styles and vary often: sporting art, horses, dogs, bugs, and nature. Most of all, I just like to create.

Baubles, Finials and More

download-9A lifetime collector and former decorative-arts store owner, I just cannot resist: decorative papers, vintage wallpapers, and all manner of baubles, trims and finials to finish off the lamps and shades I create. In the beginning, 15 years ago, my studio space was just an eight-by-ten bedroom, where I crafted in a frenzy. Now I have more room…and also more collections!

Susan Schneider of Shandell’s

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Shandell’s is the creative home of me, Susan Schneider, a longtime collector of things vintage with a passion for recycling them into things that make you smile.  I have been a mad collector of vintage goods in many mediums for the last 20 years, and I’ve since amassed quite the collection of wallpaper, old prints, books, and lamps of all types, which I transform into lampshades, night lights, unique tissue box covers, delightful matchboxes, and holiday ornaments.