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 »

Fall, my favorite season for change.

Recently, I was reading one of my favorite blogs The Sister Project. Each month I start off reading Sheilaa Hite’s horoscope and find that she has an amazing ability to sum up my life(I am a true Capricorn).  This months she talks about  “The whirlwind swirling around you is real.”  Well this is so true…. Read more »

15% off: The New York Times is Spreading the word

Your lucky number is 15 and  Shandell’s lucky day is today, The New York Times is helping spread the word. For the second year Shandell’s is having a summer sale, 15% off  all in stock and online items. The sale starts on Aug 6 to August 15.

How much is that doggie in the window?

In December 1952 Patti Page first recorded “How much is that doggie in the window”. It became number one on the Billboard charts in 1953. My dog Pansy has taken up her summer residence in this window of my studio.  Enjoying every moment either sleeping in the sunshine or watching the people go by.  I… Read more »

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. I made them into lamps and paired them… Read more »