Toot Your Own Horn

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...
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...
Simply Stated

Simply Stated

Kate Parker from SimplyStated a blog from RealSimple.com, shared my work with her readers.  I was honored to have her write about me.  Grateful I am to be able to make things with my hands and make people smile. Kate said “Handmade gifts have that extra special,...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Guinea Hen, Chinchillia, Pheasant and more…

Guinea Hen, Chinchillia, Pheasant and more…

Feathers, you see them on the runways, pillows, hand bags and now on Shandell’s night lights. I say you cannot have enough of them. For those who love them, are intrigued by them, they bring a kind of sex appeal to an every day item, such as a night light....