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...
Getting ready for the cold

Getting ready for the cold

The cold weather in nearly here,  most of the beautiful fall leaves have dropped. The news  is full of all the things one needs to do to prevent the common cold or flu.  Keeping a box of tissues at hand is high on the list. I could not agree with them more, but those...
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...