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

Happy New Year

I went to my mail box on Saturday to find two cards from friends of mine. progress-a1They both tell there own story and I am sharing them with you. The first is a picture of my God child Hanz, taken on Plum Island, MA. by his mom my very good friend and non blood sister Jen Wright. The second was sent to me by Kenneth and Barbara Cooke, friends I have met since I have moved to the area. Each has a place in my heart, when I was reading them it amazed me that each of them was from graphic field and how there talents shined. Let 2009 bring hope & progress as Jen and Kenneth so brilliantly shared with us.

Peace,

Susan

Unpacking and setting up

It has been has been a week of unpacking boxes filled with amazing stuff from years of collecting.new-store I am enjoying this new location, the view is spectacular and best of all I get to see the Christmas tree light up each evening. The holidays are around the corner. I spent the day unpacking holiday ornaments that I make from vintage wallpaper and arranging them in Shandell’s new home. One of my favorites is Santa on Skis, a great pattern of paper I have and seems to give such a smile to who gets it. Come and explore Shandell’s new home.

Peace,

Susan

Grateful

Grateful I am, Shandell’s is starting it’s 5th year in Millerton, NY in a brand new studio. store-front-nov-28The sign went up on Weds., most everything is moved from the old location. I will finish moving by the end of the weekend. I did not realize how much stuff one can have. Lots of lamps and more. I am thankful for the many people that helped me make this happen.store-inside-nov-28
Come and explore Shandell’s new home. Plenty of things to make you smile.

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

Guinea Hen, Chinchillia, Pheasant and more…

feather-night-lightsFeathers, you see them on the runways, pillows, hand bags and now on Shandell’s night lights. I say you cannot have enough of them. For those who love them, are intrigued by them, they bring a kind of sex appeal to an every day item, such as a night light. Everyone needs that light in the middle of the night, why should it not be fabulous. Shandell’s just married our night light with feathers, Guinea Hen, Chinchilla and Pheasants in an array of colors.
A great house warming gift or something to make you smile. Shandell’s will be putting them on a series of lampshades, check back soon to see them.

Peace,
Susan