Marble Paper Night Lights

My new obsession, marble paper night lights.  I have been making night lights for many years, out of vintage wallpaper and images. Recently I have been working more with hand painted and marble papers. The combination of paper and light brings endless joy.  Night lights are not just for kids, as an adult getting out of bed in… 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 »

An army of night lights.

As the elves at Shandell’s (me) have been getting ready for the Holiday Season, night lights are always top of the list.  Recently I have found some amazing new papers, just calling to be made into a night light. I could not resist this picture of them waiting to be bagged and ready for giving…. Read more »

Bring the Ocean Indoors

I do not get to the ocean much any more, July 4th weekend was always an ocean trip when I was a kid.  My Mom loves the beach, there is something about the healing qualities of the ocean. The way walking along the beach and listening to the waves seems to lower ones heart rate. … Read more »

Monograms

I have this fascination for letters, especially the letter “S”. Being that my name is Susan and my business is Shandell’s , I collect them in every form, from vintage letter press pieces, old sign letters, new letters made by artists, 19th century alphabets and fonts. Just about anything that is in the shape of… Read more »