SassySleeves a Must Have

dsc_0003SassySleeves are decorative replacement candles sleeves for sconces or chandeliers, crafted at Shandell’s using a wonderful array of handmade papers from around the world.

SassySleeves are a must-have for sprucing up an ordinary sconce or a chandelier. Bring an unexpected bit of color to your world.

Take a look some samples of what you can do with SassySleeves. No matter what your decor old or new add something to make you smile.

Susan

Peacock Blue

peacock-blue-lampFor anyone who knows me, they know that purple is my favorite color. I do not wear it, but I use it as much as I can. My second, is Peacock Blue. Not Navy or Turquoise, but the deep stunning Peacock Blue that Maxfield Parrish could paint and that came from the Orient.
This color in vintage goods seems to have a depth that is not around today. I have been working on my studio and have come across a group of Peacock Blue lamps. I was very surprised that I had so many. So I started rewiring and making shades. This lamp is stunning, the glaze is beautifully crackled a great piece to bring color into any room. I have paired it with a shade made from Japanese paper that compliments the lamp, added a wonderful finial and now this vintage treasure is ready to make some one smile.

Peace,

Susan

Spring is right around the corner

As one of my winter chores has been to organize my new studio space, I have been going through all of my inventory of fabulous finds. I came across a wonderful pair of architectural pieces, these came from a 19th c main gate of a formal garden.garden-lamp-51garden-lamp-41 I made them into lamps and paired them with lampshades made of sea grass, giving a wonderful texture and glow.
Thistles are a favorite of mine and these seem to show that off.
Enjoy looking, spring will be here soon. Come and explore Shandell’s studio in person or visit my shop online. New items will be added weekly.

Peace,

Susan

Blue and White

Organizing my new studio and going through all of my lamps I have collected, has been a January job.

robbins-egg-blue-lampsI seem to have a style for just about everyone. This has spurred me into making lampshades to go with them. The new year always seems to inspire creativity. I have these wonderful robin’s egg blue, flecked lamps bases from the mid 20th century paring them with rectangle shades, made from hand made paper and trimmed with blue and brown stitched trim.
I found these great blue tiger eye finials that will make you smile.
I will creating madly and share with you often.

Peace,

Susan

Horse Lovers Delight

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With the holiday season right around the corner, I thought I would put together a couple of themed gift ideas. Brighten up any room in the house with a vintage sporting art lamp, hand made by Shandell’s. There are many to choose from, this is one of my favorites. A tissue box with vintage horse images, this tissue box I call “Jane” she is very regal, tissues around the house are a necessity, but I find they are not very appealing. So cover them up with a pretty box.

A divine hostess gift is a box of matches with vintage images trimmed in copper. All made in the USA, in Shandell’s working studio. Have a good time exploring Shandell’s.m-horse-and-thistle-585

Peace,

Susan