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… Read more »

Vintage Seed and Plant Catalogs inspired me this winter.

This winter, as I was organizing my flat files, I came across a wonderful bunch if vintage seed and plant catalogs. The graphics intrigued me, they are an artistic travel through time.  Each tell a story of what was happening in this country when the catalogs were printed. I just could not resist putting these… Read more »

A Project for “The Sister Project”

There is this amazing place on the internet called The Sister Project, a network of blogs about sisters and sisterhoods of all kinds. A place where I have met the most incredible women from all over.  A place to learn about myself and sisters.  To share with sisters parts of my life.  This blog is… 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 »

Making your list and checking it twice. Great gifts for under $50.00

1-Vintage Wallpaper Ornaments, each ornament is papered with wonderful vintage wallpaper and edged with 19th century glass glitter. 2-Matchboxes made with vintage imagery and more…  House Beautiful , Eddie Ross and Hudson Valley Magazine put these in their Holiday Gift Guides. 3- Tissue Boxes, to hide those ugly paper boxes we all have around the… Read more »