Happy Holidays

Wishing you PEACE, HOPE & JOY. HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY & A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! SUSAN

An Amaryllis that needs no water.

Amaryllis, a native South African plant, Latin amarysso meaning “to sparkle. What a perfect meaning for this time of year. I love these plants, every year I search for a new, variety to bloom in my house. Over the years I have collected 19th century botanicals  of these amazing plants, the detail in the drawings… Read more »

Making your list and checking it twice. Great gifts for under $50.00

1-Vintage Wallpaper Ornaments, each ornament is papered with wonderful vintage wallpaper and edged with 19th century glass glitter. 2-Matchboxes made with vintage imagery and more…  House Beautiful , Eddie Ross and Hudson Valley Magazine put these in their Holiday Gift Guides. 3- Tissue Boxes, to hide those ugly paper boxes we all have around the… Read more »

Good Witches or Bad Witches

Recently I went on a hunting trip for vintage images.  Not that I need more, but you can never have enough. I stumbled upon a postcard album from the early 1900’s, that came from upstate New York.  As I turned the pages this wonderful original water color appeared.  I fell in love with it.  For… Read more »

Indie Love

Shandell’s has joined a great group of artists in a virtual market of hand made goods. Visit Poppytalkhandmade to see all of these wonderful things. In a world of mass production, it is fabulous to be among a group of people who work with their hands from all parts of the world. Poppytalkhandmade is celebrating… Read more »