Chairs + Ginger Jars = A fun project with Anne Harwell

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. … Read more »

Horsing around, jump start the season.

It seems like Halloween just finished, most of the leaves are gone and the Holiday season is knocking on our doors.  The elves at Shandell’s have been working over time getting lots of things ready to make you smile. Tissue boxes have been on the list lately, as the weather has changed, cold and flu… Read more »

House Beautiful, 250 Gifts under $25.00

The editors at House Beautiful selected Shandell’s Matches as one the best gifts for under $25.00 this holiday season.  Visit Shandell’s studio or online store for an amazing variety of matches to fulfill your holiday needs. No holiday season will be more challenging than this one. How to afford a gift that’s really special, but… 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 »

Sexy, Retro & Irresistible

Pin Up Girls have been documented since the late 1890’s, but the girls from the 1920’s to the 1960’s are the most notable.  Showing up on calenders, matchbook covers, in ad campaigns and more.  These woman always had a smile, dressed in a little or a lot of clothing, they allowed your imagination to be… Read more »