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

 

 

Made in America Map

 

How honored, Shandell’s has been put on the Made in America map at ABC Word News. I want to shout this from every roof top.  Glad to join all of the other businesses who are working to strengthen America.

I will be adding lots of new matchboxes for the holiday season, so stop back and see what is new.

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

Shandell’s First Cyber Monday Sale!!!

Shandell’s is having it’s first Cyber Monday Sale.

12% off all online items, Monday November 29, 2010.

Coupon code is 12, just type it in at checkout.


I was going through my storage and came across a big box of vintage wallpaper Dove ornaments that I made.
Did not know that I had any more.
This is a good thing, I am selling them at cost.
Once they are gone there will be no more.

3 chances to win and a brand new online shop!!

September was very busy here a Shandell’s.  There is a new shop online, hope you enjoy it.  I have been working hard filling it and getting ready for the holiday season.  You will find new items: vintage wallpaper tags, vintage dictionary tissue boxes and wastebaskets and matchbox candle gift sets.

I am excited about the matchbox gift sets, they are this seasons perfect gift. You can have a chance to win one of three I am giving away at my friend’s Amy blog ABCDDesign to help her celebrate her 3rd Blog-I-Versary.  I met Amy when she came into the studio and picked out the most amazing set of vintage lamps.  Her blog is wonderful, so head over and leave a comment and you will get a chance to win.

Happy FALL

Grow It Your Self

One of my daily reads, A Way To Garden did a story on WPA posters.  The graphics alone make you want to plant your own garden.  Well this year I was unable to plant a garden (but have big plans for next year).

The garden I have been growing has been Shandell’s, rearranging and planting new seeds in all different area’s.  In the next few weeks I will be adding a great new online store and my website get updated with lots to make you smile.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, see you in September.

Susan

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

 


Workshops

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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 extending my hours (Thurs. – Sat. 11-5 and Sun. 11-3), and will also kick off FREE monthly workshops on the second Saturday of each month, to help answer some of those questions, and more.

May 8 and June 12 are the first two workshops, from 9-11 AM each of those days.

Topics we’ll cover include: how to fit a lamp with a lampshade, revamping a dated lamp with a new shade, basic construction of a shade, and different things you can make into a lamp.

I have limited space so reservations will be needed; please email me at thingsthatmakeyousmile [at] gmail [dot] com, or call the studio at 518.789.6603.

The workshop will also include an inside look to “the Lampshade Lady’s” world. Come see my vintage paper and fittings and trimmings collections, and learn about how I got into this, etc.–and have a cup of tea!

Hopefully those who attend will be inspired to spruce up their decors with a new shade or a new lamp fashioned from some treasure they own.

Look forward to meeting you,

Susan

Fall, my favorite season for change.

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Recently, I was reading one of my favorite blogs The Sister Project.

Each month I start off reading Sheilaa Hite’s horoscope and find that she has an amazing ability to sum up my life(I am a true Capricorn).  This months she talks about  “The whirlwind swirling around you is real.”  Well this is so true.

I was on a hunting trip a couple of weeks ago and found a large number of 19th century indoor shutters.  Fell in love with them.  Came back to my studio without them, pondering what can I do with all of these beautiful shutters.

I have been in my new studio space for a year and it needed a shake up.  Perfect, these shutters carved out a much needed office space for me to create in, at the same time gave the front of the studio a wonderful back drop for my fabulous collections.

Here is a snap shot of the new studio space, I am still working at putting together the office. Curtains are being made, lamps being rearranged.  I will keep you posted.

If you are in the area, stop by and see.  If not browse my online shop.

Enjoy the change of season’s. I am having a blast. Have a great weekend.

Susan

Shandell’s new studio

studio-lightsShandell’s is getting ready to move into a fabulous new studio. Still located in Millerton, NY, Shandell’s will be located at the corner of Rt 44 (Main Street) & Rt 22, in a restored 1930′s garage. I have taken some pictures of the new space and will share with you the progress.

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I found some great vintage pendant lights that are 1930′s army surplus, they give the space a great feel and lots of light, something I have been missing in the current studio. Shandell’s new studio will have a huge wall of windows for all to see what is going on. A parking lot and a great place to have a garden. I will shut the studio down the week of November 17th to move and reopen on November 28th, the day after Thanksgiving, which is the anniversary of Shandell’s journey in Millerton, NY.

Shandell’s will be starting our 5th year, come & explore.

Peace,

Susan