New From the Lamp Workshop

New From the Lamp Workshop

Some of my latest creations from the workshop at Shandell’s, in Millerton, New York. I’ve made lamps out just about everything. Pairing my lamps with a wonderful shades is like putting icing on a cake—the best part. My styles and vary often: sporting art, horses,...

Baubles, Finials and More

Baubles, Finials and More

A lifetime collector and former decorative-arts store owner, I just cannot resist: decorative papers, vintage wallpapers, and all manner of baubles, trims and finials to finish off the lamps and shades I create. In the beginning, 15 years ago, my studio space was just...

Susan Schneider of Shandell’s

Susan Schneider of Shandell’s

Shandell's is the creative home of me, Susan Schneider, a longtime collector of things vintage with a passion for recycling them into things that make you smile.  I have been a mad collector of vintage goods in many mediums for the last 20 years, and I’ve since...

Peacock Blue

Peacock Blue

For anyone who knows me, they know that purple is my favorite color. I do not wear it, but I use it as much as I can. My second, is Peacock Blue. Not Navy or Turquoise, but the deep stunning Peacock Blue that Maxfield Parrish could paint and that came from the Orient....

Spring is right around the corner

Spring is right around the corner

As one of my winter chores has been to organize my new studio space, I have been going through all of my inventory of fabulous finds. I came across a wonderful pair of architectural pieces, these came from a 19th c main gate of a formal garden. I made them into lamps...

Cherry and copper

Cherry and copper

One would not think that you could make a lampshade from real wood that is durable and pretty. I have found a great source here in the USA that makes sheets of different wood veneers coated in a patented process, allowing me to make lampshades from them. The one...

Blue and White

Blue and White

Organizing my new studio and going through all of my lamps I have collected, has been a January job. I seem to have a style for just about everyone. This has spurred me into making lampshades to go with them. The new year always seems to inspire creativity. I have...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

I went to my mail box on Saturday to find two cards from friends of mine. They both tell there own story and I am sharing them with you. The first is a picture of my God child Hanz, taken on Plum Island, MA. by his mom my very good friend and non blood sister Jen...

Memory Boxes a gift to make anyone smile

Memory Boxes a gift to make anyone smile

I wrote about these in September and are being requested daily at the studio. So I decided to write about them again. They started last year when my friend Colleen Dealy asked me to make a tissue box cover with pictures of her children for a gift from daughter Elaine...

Unpacking and setting up

Unpacking and setting up

It has been has been a week of unpacking boxes filled with amazing stuff from years of collecting. I am enjoying this new location, the view is spectacular and best of all I get to see the Christmas tree light up each evening. The holidays are around the corner. I...

Grateful

Grateful

Grateful I am, Shandell's is starting it's 5th year in Millerton, NY in a brand new studio. The sign went up on Weds., most everything is moved from the old location. I will finish moving by the end of the weekend. I did not realize how much stuff one can have. Lots...

Horse Lovers Delight

Horse Lovers Delight

With the holiday season right around the corner, I thought I would put together a couple of themed gift ideas. Brighten up any room in the house with a vintage sporting art lamp, hand made by Shandell's. There are many to choose from, this is one of my favorites. A...

Shandell’s new studio

Shandell’s new studio

Shandell's is getting ready to move into a fabulous new studio. Still located in Millerton, NY, Shandell's will be located at the corner of Rt 44 (Main Street) & Rt 22, in a restored 1930's garage. I have taken some pictures of the new space and will share with...

Frogboys

Frogboys

I was sitting having my morning coffee a couple of weeks ago, as I drink my coffee I look at my list of daily blogs. One of my favorites is Away to Garden. Margaret has a group of Frog boys that live in her garden and she is frequently sharing them with her readers. I...

Monograms

Monograms

I have this fascination for letters, especially the letter "S". Being that my name is Susan and my business is Shandell's , I collect them in every form, from vintage letter press pieces, old sign letters, new letters made by artists, 19th century alphabets and fonts....

Indie Love

Indie Love

Shandell's has joined a great group of artists in a virtual market of hand made goods. Visit Poppytalkhandmade to see all of these wonderful things. In a world of mass production, it is fabulous to be among a group of people who work with their hands from all parts of...