The Country Living Fair in my Backyard!!!!!!

The Country Living Fair will be at the Dutchess County  fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY., June 7-8-9, 213.  I could not miss the opportunity to join in the fun.  I was reading the editors letter in the  March issue of CL and Sarah Gray Miller was talking about The Country Living Fair coming to the Hudson Valley.  How exciting!!!

Come and join me and 150 other fabulous artisans for three days of pure Country Living.  Lots of lamps, lampshades, pendants, and more…..

Hope to see you.

Susan

One Kings Lane…….


Shandell’s has joined One Kings Lane Vintage & Markets finds as a vendor. If you have not heard about this fabulous site, they describe themselves as “Simply put, One Kings Lane is an elegant, curated online sales site. ”

I have new listings every week, lamps, chandeliers, sconces, lampshades and more…..

Enjoy browsing through the wonderful Vintage & Market finds.

Susan

 

 

Shandell’s new home

Shandell's new home

Murphy’s Law “Everything takes longer than it takes.”  Shandell’s arrived in it’s new home in July.  The unpacking of 100′s of lamps, parts, papers, setting up and painting is finally done (still have some more to do). In my mind I thought I would be done sooner, but later is just as good.  Just in time for the fall and all of the inside things that need to be done.

 

 

 

Look around and see your lighting needs for the season,  a new shade to brighten a room, that lamp that has needed to be rewired.  Chandelier or sconce shades to update your existing fixture.

Shandell’s is available by appointment or chance. I will also travel to you, just give a call or email me thingsthatmakeyousmile at gmail dot com.

2976 Church St., Pine Plains, NY

518.789.6603

Susan

Moving Sale!!!!! Christmas in July

Shandell’s is moving at the end of the month to new larger studio in Pine Plains, NY the next town over. If you have been in lately, you have probably noticed that I have grown out of my space.

Everything in stock will be on sale until July 16th, “Christmas in July”, make you list ealry.

Matchboxes, tissue boxes, wastebaskets, night lights, lampshades and more……

Shandell’s will close for a bit to move, get settled and open up sometime in August.

If you are unable to make it to the studio, I will be offering 15% off of everything online as well until the 16th. Just type in moving at check out and you will receive the discount.

Susan

Spring Cleaning.

After the winter we have had here in the Hudson Valley, spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind.  A customer come in last week with a car full of lamps.  As she hauled them all in from her car, she said “Spring Cleaning, new shades and repairs.” Rearranging her house and cleaning away,  thought she would update some of her treasured family lamps.

She was not the only one, I made a house call and filled my car with a customers treasures, all to be reworked.

New sockets, fabulous colored cloth cords and new bases. Even a new finial can make a wonderful change.

This time of year we are all itching for a change, what fun way to make a change in a room, than with a lamp and shade.  Yard sales have started, people are going through their attics and garages find heirlooms to bring into their home.
For the next two weeks (May 12~21), I will be offering 10% off of rewiring lamps. Bring in your treasures or I can come to you. Happy Spring.

Susan

Put a bulb in it!!!

Make Pendant Lights Out of Thrifty Vintage Finds — Put A Bulb In It! from RetroRenovation.com on Vimeo.

I got a call from my friend Pam at Retro Renovation a couple of weeks ago. She talked to me about making a video for her readers. “Put a bulb in it” was the theme. Taking thrifty finds, treasures or what ever you have in mind and making a hanging pendant out of it. What a great idea. So here is my first video. We had such fun making this one, there are more to come. Enjoy, and get creative.

Susan

A wonderful call from Hudson Magazine.

I came into the studio on Monday morning and had a message from Lynn Hazelwood from the Hudson Magazine blog.  Her message said that she was so thrilled to find me can I give her a call.

So I did and we had a great talk.  She is from England and I love the intro line to the story “How to brighten up a dowdy room with one- (or maybe two-) of-a-kind lamps and shades”.  My grams is from England and the word “dowdy” brought back wonderful memories.

What lamps do you have that could use a brightening up?  Table lamp, floor lamp, wall sconce or chandelier?  Bring a bit of sunshine indoors.

15% OFF, Shandell’s yearly THANK YOU SALE.

For the third year Shandell’s is having a summer sale.
It is that time again to thank all of my customers with 15% off of all in stock items online or in the studio.
The studio is fully stocked for your enjoyment.

Hope to see you either in the studio or online.

Susan

 


Horses and Shopping, doesn’t get any better.

Shandell’s will be joining The Market at Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials this year,July 24 & 25.  The horse trials are a yearly event, beside the glorious horses that come from all over, there is a tent full of fabulous finds. There will be over 40 shops for you to enjoy.

Shandell’s will be bringing wonderful array of one of a kind pieces for the weekend, lots to make you smile.

The Spectator Luncheon benefits the the Millbrook Rescue Squad, which is held on Saturday.  As well as horses there is also a Collector Car Parade is an exhibition of antique and vintage automobiles.

If you are a horse lover, as I am or just want a wonderful event to support, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Located in the center of Millbrook hunt country in Dutchess County, 2 hours north of New York City.

Hope to see you.

Susan

Hand made papers lighting up vintage lamps.

dana shades and 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 and talking about colors.  The results are pictured above.

Thrilled how they came out, hope you enjoy them just as much as I do. To see them all visit my online shop.

I will be added more of Dana’s work to my lamps, so check back often.