House Beautiful & New Studio

House Beautiful & New Studio

Happy New Year!! Lots of things happening at Shandell’s. House Beautiful named our Petite matchboxes “The Best”February 2017. So honored to be included in their magazine. Shandell’s has a new fabulous studio. We are located at 15 Main Street,...
Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

The elves at Shandell’s have been busy making lots of new matchboxes themes for you to enjoy this Holiday Season. Naughty or Nice, Peace & Joy, wonderful vintage pin-up girls for your guys to smile at. “WTF” to make gift giving fun.Vintage state...
Made in America Map

Made in America Map

  How honored, Shandell’s has been put on the Made in America map at ABC Word News. I want to shout this from every roof top.  Glad to join all of the other businesses who are working to strengthen America. I will be adding lots of new matchboxes for the...
Can All You Can, the season has begun

Can All You Can, the season has begun

  I have been to 3 farm markets in the last week.  Cannot get enough of fresh greens and produce.  Living upstate New York in the Hudson Valley, there are so many wonderful farms around.  With all that said, what do you do with all that you bring home??  Can all...
Home Page of MSN!!!!!

Home Page of MSN!!!!!

Got an email from a friend saying “Your matchboxes are on the home page of MSN.com” How fabulous is this, Shandell’s vintage chicken matchboxes front and center. 50 Things Under $50.00 That’ll Make You Smile.  ...
House Beautiful-Thank you

House Beautiful-Thank you

I get a call, House Beautiful is putting one of Shandell’s matchboxes in their magazine. All I can think about is how grateful I am. A big thank you for putting Shandell’s matchbox in the pages of “The Best”. Susan
An Amaryllis that needs no water.

An Amaryllis that needs no water.

Amaryllis, a native South African plant, Latin amarysso meaning “to sparkle. What a perfect meaning for this time of year. I love these plants, every year I search for a new, variety to bloom in my house. Over the years I have collected 19th century botanicals ...
Horsing around, jump start the season.

Horsing around, jump start the season.

It seems like Halloween just finished, most of the leaves are gone and the Holiday season is knocking on our doors.  The elves at Shandell’s have been working over time getting lots of things ready to make you smile. Tissue boxes have been on the list lately, as...
Good Witches or Bad Witches

Good Witches or Bad Witches

Recently I went on a hunting trip for vintage images.  Not that I need more, but you can never have enough. I stumbled upon a postcard album from the early 1900’s, that came from upstate New York.  As I turned the pages this wonderful original water color...
Sexy, Retro & Irresistible

Sexy, Retro & Irresistible

Pin Up Girls have been documented since the late 1890’s, but the girls from the 1920’s to the 1960’s are the most notable.  Showing up on calenders, matchbook covers, in ad campaigns and more.  These woman always had a smile, dressed in a little or a...
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...
One of the prettiest times of the year.

One of the prettiest times of the year.

Walking my dogs this weekend, there was a strong smell in the air of autumn. With that brings early nights and fires in the fireplace. Shandell’s has added a new  Must Have to it’s website Decorative Matches. I was given a box of matches like these long...