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

 

 

Mid Century Modern Pendants

 

A couple of years ago, my friend Pam at Retro Renovation did a post on mid century modern pendants.  As I was reading about them, I was so surprised to see that I owned a a pair of pendants that were in the catalog she was showing.  They were in a box in my studio and that is where they have been until I was searching for some lamp parts. I stumbled upon them and immediately had to get them out of the box and take a picture.

The pendants are better than I remembered.  A classic Chinoiserie feel, they would fit into any home from retro to modern.

 

Tooting your horn in many colors.

 

 

 

Spring time always has me opening up draws in my studio that have not been opened for a long time. The past couple of weeks have been so warm, the door has been open and so have all of my studio draws.  I came across a box of 19th century tin horns I had purchased a while ago. As I pulled them out to take a good look at them, I envisioned hanging pendants.  So the cord and sockets came out, wired some up and they made me smile.  I hope they make you smile and jar those creative juices, to see what you have to make wonderful swags or pendants with. Hand one alone or cluster a group, like a bouquet of flowers

These are tin horns that were made in the USA around the turn of the 20th century. Some even have Made in the USA stamped right on it.  They were used on New Years Eve and many other joyous occasions.

Vintage decorative tin is highly collectible, true American Folk Art. What a wonderful way to show off part of a collection.

The colors and patterns on each of them are as beautiful as their shape.

Enjoy,

Susan

Shandell’s new home

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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

Hudson Valley, The Home Issue

Thank you to Hudson Valley Magazine for the current mentions.  Shandell’s is thrilled that you picked our  Honeysuckle vintage image wastebasket for your “the hot hue of the home”.  I have fallen head over heals in love with pink this year, I have used it when ever I have gotten the chance to.

“Lamps Lost and Found” a perfect description of my studio.  Click here to read all about what Hudson Valley Magazine has to say.

If you are traveling through the Hudson Valley, please stop by and say hello.  My studio is in a wonderful country town, Millerton, NY, come for the day and visit.

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

Winter lamp projects, what are yours?

Last winter customers, Frank Delaney and Diane Meier came into the studio and spotted a pair of 19th century cream separators that I had just found.  They have been looking for a pair of lamps for their barn.  They fell in love with them and we proceeded to create a fabulous pair of lamps.   I had a old pair of brake disks that we used for a base, and  part of the disk to cap the lamps.

Diane’s vision was for a tall slender shade, making the footprint for the lamp to stay narrow and be tall as the lamps home will be a high ceiling barn.  Next came the decision, what to make the shade out of.  I suggested a paper handmade from tree bark, pulling all the colors of the lamps and barn together.

Above is a picture of the before and after.  What do you have in store for your winter project?  Whats lamps do you have that need an update? A new shade, change an out dated base and make it more current.  Get your creative juices going and see what you have to be made into a lamp.  The possibilities are endless.

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

 


Toot Your Own Horn

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“Toot your own horn” an interesting expression, when I found a large lot of 19th century tin party horns in an amazing array of colors, that is what first came to my mind and second, what fabulous lamps they would make.

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These are tin horns that were made in the USA around the turn of the 19th century. Some even have Made in the USA stamped right on it.  They were used on New Years Eve and many other joyous occasions.

Vintage decorative tin is highly collectible, true American Folk Art. What a wonderful way to show off part of a collection.

The colors and patterns on each of them are as beautiful as their shape.

Nothing Better than a Good Scrap Yard, Part 3

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The scrap yard, as you know is one of my favorite destinations when I travel. This pair of lamps I have pictured are from a wonderful piece of 19th century fencing with a great silver paint. So, off to the welders they went.

When I got them back from him, I was searching for a great paper to pair them with.  As I was looking through my vintage papers, I came across a stack of Topography Maps, dating 1905 that I had purchased years ago.  To make it even better, I had some from areas near to where I am located.  Saugerties, Ulster and Catskill are some of the towns that are on these maps.

I wonder, these fence pieces came from upstate New York, could they have come from one of the towns that I have pictured.

Check out Good Scrap Yard Part 1 & Part 2 to see what other fabulous finds I created into to lamps.  I seem to be drawn to orange as a color to include for the shade making, the rust pairs so nicely with that color.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Susan