Thursday, September 25, 2008

One of the prettiest times of the year

Walking my dogs this weekend, there was a strong smell in the air of autunm. With that brings early nights and fires in the fireplace. Shandell's has added a newMust Have to it's website Decorative Matches.

I was given a box of matches like these long ago by a friend to celebrate the holiday season. I saved it for years and finally designed a perfect prototype for us to make. What makes these great is that they are made in the USA, all from products that are made here. The only exception is the ink that I use. I have put 24 different styles on my website with more to come. I have a huge image library and will be adding lots of new images frequently. There are lots of vintage imagery of dogs and horses, they are my favorites. Please let me know what you wold like to see. You can also have custom matches with your favorite picture on it made.
I had a customer last year give these as Christmas cards, on one side was a beautiful poem by her and the other was a picture of her family.
These make the best hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, teachers gifts and more.... Enjoy looking.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fall is around the corner

Hello to All,
Greetings from Shandell's. There is a chill in the air and fall is just around the corner. I was reviewing my list of fall projects and updating my website, I came across a picture of a tissue box that I did for Elaine, the daughter of my friend Colleen Dealy.

She has been bugging me to add this to my website and I did just that, last night. Memory Tissue Box was so much fun to make for her. A great way to give a memory, that will be used and loved. It will always bring a smile to whom ever receives it.

Shandell's is joined Poppytalk for it's fall market. What an amazing group of artists to be side by side with. Please take a look and enjoy your time there.

Lots more to be added to Shandell's this fall.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hurray, my first post.

Welcome, I have finally sat down to write my first post. Unsure of this territory, I will dive in as I have always done with things in the past. It has been a very busy summer, Shandell's was lucky enough to be featured in the NY TIMES in July. Bringing an array of wonderful new and old customers to visit. For those who have never been to Shandell's, please let me introduce my self. My name is Susan Schneider, I am all of the hands at Shandell's, a working lighting studio that is located in Millerton, NY. Specializing in custom lampshades, vintage lighting and "things that make you smile", recycling old into something new. Dan Shaw of Rural Intelligence wrote a great article about me, he did a much better job, than I can do, click on the link and enter the world of Shandell's. There are two other members of Shandell's they are Pansy & Tonto, my Jack Russells. To let you know a little secret, I really work for them.
Email me your comments and things you would like to know, I will start to post often, as Shandell's is getting busy for the fall with lots of new things.