Workshops

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 »

Eddie Ross + Elle Decor = EE

A little over a week ago, I received a phone call from my friend Eddie Ross.  He needed some lampshades and lamps for Bloomingdale’s Big Window Challenge. He brought in a pair of wonderful peacock blue, mid century lamps that he got from Deborah at Buck House. We had a wonderful time designing the shades… Read more »

An army of night lights.

As the elves at Shandell’s (me) have been getting ready for the Holiday Season, night lights are always top of the list.  Recently I have found some amazing new papers, just calling to be made into a night light. I could not resist this picture of them waiting to be bagged and ready for giving…. Read more »

Susan Schneider of Shandell’s

Shandell’s is the creative home of me, Susan Schneider, a longtime collector of things vintage with a passion for recycling them into things that make you smile.  I have been a mad collector of vintage goods in many mediums for the last 20 years, and I’ve since amassed quite the collection of wallpaper, old prints,… Read more »