Spring is right around the corner

As one of my winter chores has been to organize my new studio space, I have been going through all of my inventory of fabulous finds. I came across a wonderful pair of architectural pieces, these came from a 19th c main gate of a formal garden.garden-lamp-51garden-lamp-41 I made them into lamps and paired them with lampshades made of sea grass, giving a wonderful texture and glow.
Thistles are a favorite of mine and these seem to show that off.
Enjoy looking, spring will be here soon. Come and explore Shandell’s studio in person or visit my shop online. New items will be added weekly.

Peace,

Susan

Cherry and copper

One would not think that you couldcherry-and-coppershade
make a lampshade from real wood that is durable and pretty. I have found a great source here in the USA that makes sheets of different wood veneers coated in a patented process, allowing me to make lampshades from them. The one pictured here is a cherry wood lampshade that I trim in real copper. The wood and the copper, like wine will color with age and use. The shade gives off a wonderful glow adding a warmth to any style.

Peace,

Susan