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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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

“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. These are tin horns that were made in the USA around the turn of… Read more »

Nothing Better than a Good Scrap Yard, Part 3

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… Read more »