Spring flowers from the 1920’s to the 1950’s

When I started making lampshades in the 90’s, vintage wallpaper was the main material that I used.  I have a huge collection of papers that spans from the 1800’s to the 1950’s. Wallpaper from that time period was made on real paper not vinyl, and every color of the paper had a roller to roll… Read more »

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 »

An army of night lights.

As the elves at Shandell’s (me) have been getting ready for the Holiday Season, night lights are always top of the list.  Recently I have found some amazing new papers, just calling to be made into a night light. I could not resist this picture of them waiting to be bagged and ready for giving…. Read more »

Mid Century Pink & Green

Lately I have been a daily reader of Retro Renovation, a great blog dedicated to mid century home life. Recently I was looking through my drawers of vintage wallpaper that is prepped for lampshades and found this wonderful sea foam green paper, with leaves and Greek key pattern running through it. I was inspired to… Read more »