Can All You Can, the season has begun

  I have been to 3 farm markets in the last week.  Cannot get enough of fresh greens and produce.  Living upstate New York in the Hudson Valley, there are so many wonderful farms around.  With all that said, what do you do with all that you bring home??  Can all you can. I found… Read more »

Baby It’s Cold Oustide!!!

Grab a box of matches, light a pretty candle, build a fire, open a bottle of wine, wish everyone, PEACE, HOPE & JOY Enjoy this Holiday Season!!! Susan

House Beautiful-Thank you

I get a call, House Beautiful is putting one of Shandell’s matchboxes in their magazine. All I can think about is how grateful I am. A big thank you for putting Shandell’s matchbox in the pages of “The Best”. Susan

Summer is around the corner, so are the parties.

I cannot believe that the summer season is just around the corner.  Parties, events and plenty of barbecues are being put on the calender. As the invitations are being received, thoughts of hostess gifts will come to mind. The editors of House Beautiful had Shandell’s matchboxes on their 2009 best “Holiday Gifts for under $25.”… Read more »

An Amaryllis that needs no water.

Amaryllis, a native South African plant, Latin amarysso meaning “to sparkle. What a perfect meaning for this time of year. I love these plants, every year I search for a new, variety to bloom in my house. Over the years I have collected 19th century botanicals  of these amazing plants, the detail in the drawings… Read more »