Hand made papers light up any corner of a room.

Anything but a white lampshade, is what you find here at Shandell’s.  Yes I do make them (white lampshades), but with all of the amazing choices of hand made papers from around the world and as well as in my backyard here in the Hudson Valley I try to put a little color into everyone’s… Read more »

Hand made papers lighting up vintage lamps.

Recently I had an artist, Dana Curtis approach me with her hand made papers. They are reminiscent to the style of Jackson Pollock with her own twist of color and texture. I fell in love with these and put them together with some of my vintage lamp collection. We spent some time picking out lamps… Read more »


Since the launch of my new website I have been increasingly getting emails and walk-in visitors asking about how to pick the right size lampshade for a lamp, and how long does it take to make a shade, and can I make “this” (whatever “this” is!) into a lamp. Starting in May I will be… Read more »

Spring flowers from the 1920’s to the 1950’s

When I started making lampshades in the 90’s, vintage wallpaper was the main material that I used.  I have a huge collection of papers that spans from the 1800’s to the 1950’s. Wallpaper from that time period was made on real paper not vinyl, and every color of the paper had a roller to roll… Read more »

Vintage Seed and Plant Catalogs inspired me this winter.

This winter, as I was organizing my flat files, I came across a wonderful bunch if vintage seed and plant catalogs. The graphics intrigued me, they are an artistic travel through time.  Each tell a story of what was happening in this country when the catalogs were printed. I just could not resist putting these… Read more »