Upcycled lamps using vintage coffee pots from the 1940s and 1950s.

  When my friend Pam from retrorenovation.com got together to make a video a couple of months ago, we came up with so many ideas. Here is the result, we had another day of making videos, these lamps were the outcome of a fabulous day together. Make an Upcycled Vintage Percolator Lamp from RetroRenovation.com on… Read more »

Spring Cleaning.

After the winter we have had here in the Hudson Valley, spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind.  A customer come in last week with a car full of lamps.  As she hauled them all in from her car, she said “Spring Cleaning, new shades and repairs.” Rearranging her house and cleaning away,  thought she would… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »