What to get that guy??

Everyone has one or two guys on their list that you have no idea of what to get them.

Make them smile with a Pin-Up matchbox.

Happy shopping.

Have you been Naughty or Nice????

The elves at Shandell’s have been busy making lots of new matchboxes themes for you to enjoy this Holiday Season.
Naughty or Nice, Peace & Joy, wonderful vintage pin-up girls for your guys to smile at. “WTF” to make gift giving fun.Vintage state souvenir postcards, you have a cousin in Mississippi that you do not know what to give, a Mississippi matchbox will make them smile.

Made in America Map

 

How honored, Shandell’s has been put on the Made in America map at ABC Word News. I want to shout this from every roof top.  Glad to join all of the other businesses who are working to strengthen America.

I will be adding lots of new matchboxes for the holiday season, so stop back and see what is new.

Can All You Can, the season has begun

 

I have been to 3 farm markets in the last week.  Cannot get enough of fresh greens and produce.  Living upstate New York in the Hudson Valley, there are so many wonderful farms around.  With all that said, what do you do with all that you bring home??  Can all you can. I found this great image for advertising canning jars in the 1940′s, when having a garden at home was part of the way of life.  I made a matchbox with this graphic image, great for a hostess gift this time of year.

As canning will be on so many peoples mind, head on over to my friends Margaret’s  site A Way to Garden for a chance to win some Weck canning jars, these are on my list to add to my collection this year.

What is your favorite thing to can?  Mine is peach chutney and whole peaches.  As I was hunting around the internet I also found this great site dedicated to canning, Food in Jars, there are wonderful recipes and tip that Marisa gives.

I love to open up a jar of anything I put up last year in the dead of winter, it is like opening up a can of summer.

Happy canning.

Home Page of MSN!!!!!


Got an email from a friend saying “Your matchboxes are on the home page of MSN.com”

How fabulous is this, Shandell’s vintage chicken matchboxes front and center.

50 Things Under $50.00 That’ll Make You Smile.

 

 

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

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

An Amaryllis that needs no water.

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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 is what I love the most about them.  In the day with no cameras, the fine detail all done with the naked eye.

I have put some of the prints on Tissue Boxes and Matches, they make a wonderful  presents, with absolutely no care they will bloom for years.

Susan

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

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1-Vintage Wallpaper Ornaments, each ornament is papered with wonderful vintage wallpaper and edged with 19th century glass glitter.

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2-Matchboxes made with vintage imagery and more…  House Beautiful , Eddie Ross and

Hudson Valley Magazine put these in their Holiday Gift Guides.

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3- Tissue Boxes, to hide those ugly paper boxes we all have around the house.  There is one for that will fit anyone on your list.

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4- A night light to guide you or someone on your list through the night.  This group of night lights that are waiting to be packaged are made from Paste Papers, the papers are hand made in Upstate New York by this amazing artist named Claire Maziarczyk.  I fell in love with her papers years ago, they make beautiful night lights and lampshades.

Hope this list helps you with yours.  Have a fabulous time checking it twice.

Susan

Chairs + Ginger Jars = A fun project with Anne Harwell

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I have met the most amazing, talented people this year.  The blogosphere is a world all to itself.   Anne Harwell from Annechovie is one of these people.  Visit her blog and see what I am talking about.  She is an artist and  paints all different types of things, but her chairs are one my favorites.  I sent a tissue box with her chairs on it as a thank you for a wonderful post she did on me.

I was in the shower thinking (I do my best thinking there) about projects for the fall and winter.  Anne’s artwork popped in my head, I thought how wonderful to collaborate with her.  Put her art on my art.  A new twist.  I work mostly with vintage images and I am finding that there are so many artists work that would look great on what I do.

So, here is the first of what I hope to be many fun projects.  The tissue box and matches will be done in limited quantities.

Enjoy.

Susan