Horoscopes, Sun Signs, Zodiac, Moon and  Stars

Horoscopes, Sun Signs, Zodiac, Moon and Stars

I grew up with a mom who had Linda Goodman's books on her night stand.  I paid some attention to what my mom would say, it was the late 60's early 70's the age of the hippie. I am a Capricorn and pretty true to all of what I have read about them.  I do believe that...

15% off: The New York Times is Spreading the word

15% off: The New York Times is Spreading the word

Your lucky number is 15 and  Shandell's lucky day is today, The New York Times is helping spread the word. For the second year Shandell's is having a summer sale, 15% off  all in stock and online items. The sale starts on Aug 6 to August 15.

Half Hats

Half Hats

I have making a lot of "Hats" ( small shades for chandeliers and sconces) this summer.  A great way to change the appearance of a room, a quick change in wardrobe. From Sassy Sleeves to Hats, here are my newest, Half Hats for sconces. Wonderful shapes and sizes that...

Mid Century Pink & Green

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...

Bring the Ocean Indoors

Bring the Ocean Indoors

I do not get to the ocean much any more, July 4th weekend was always an ocean trip when I was a kid.  My Mom loves the beach, there is something about the healing qualities of the ocean. The way walking along the beach and listening to the waves seems to lower ones...

A Feather in Your Cap

A Feather in Your Cap

I think all chandeliers and sconces should wear hats. Tiny expressions of one's soul.  There are hats for crystal chandeliers, hats for simple sconces, and hats for any style of fixture you can think of. "A feather in your cap" came to mind as I was rummaging through...

My shopping trip with Eddie & Jaithan

My shopping trip with Eddie & Jaithan

A couple of weeks ago I took a Sunday to go shopping with Eddie & Jaithan (my blogger pals).  We went to Stormville Flea Market, I had not been in a couple of years.  Luck was on our side that day, the sun came out and lots of treasures were found. The first find...

Father’s Day  a day to celebrate Dad

Father’s Day a day to celebrate Dad

I have this connection to deer, they have come into my life at different times.  In Indian medicine the Deer represent gentleness, they are here to teach us to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are in our way.  Sheds are the antler's that naturally fall...

My Sunday adventure at Margaret’s Garden

My Sunday adventure at Margaret’s Garden

This past Sunday, I took the morning off to visit Margaret Roach's garden , head guru of A Way to Garden.  She had a Garden Conservancy Open Day. I took my camera along to inspire me in my own garden.  I took over 100 pictures, of flowers, trees, Frogboys, Jack the...

The 3/50 Project

The 3/50 Project

I opened an email from a friend a couple of days ago and she said to me you have to spend ten minutes of your time reading about The 3/50 Project.  So, I did.  WOW.  The simplest idea, I have read about in a long time with the largest amount of impact. With a post on...

How much is that doggie in the window?

How much is that doggie in the window?

In December 1952 Patti Page first recorded "How much is that doggie in the window". It became number one on the Billboard charts in 1953. My dog Pansy has taken up her summer residence in this window of my studio.  Enjoying every moment either sleeping in the sunshine...

Spring Flowers Blooming Indoors

Spring Flowers Blooming Indoors

On a bright sunny day a couple of weeks ago, I stumble on a fabulous bolt of floral English printed linen in my basement.  I remember when I bought this a couple of years ago falling in love with the pattern, spring time flowers on a beautiful linen from England.  I...

I have been featured

I have been featured

I received this email from an intern at Etsy. Greetings! I'm Katie, the intern here at the Etsy blog. Congratulations! I'm not sure if you've seen it yet, but your item has been selected for our Pet item poll on the Storque. You can check out the poll here:...

SassySleeves a Must Have

SassySleeves a Must Have

SassySleeves are decorative replacement candles sleeves for sconces or chandeliers, crafted at Shandell's using a wonderful array of handmade papers from around the world. SassySleeves are a must-have for sprucing up an ordinary sconce or a chandelier. Bring an...

My World of Lamps

My World of Lamps

For 15 years, I’ve been making lamps. From table legs to iron machinery parts to portions of fences, with lavish doses of the more expected pottery and glass vessels, I’ve delighted in making lamps of just about everything, as you can see in my studio. As my...