Thursday, October 30, 2008


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. Just about anything that is in the shape of the letter "S".
Well I figured that I am not the only one with this fascination. After many years of collecting all kinds of alphabets I am putting them to good use. I first put them on night lights and now they are on tissue boxes. The next will be matches and then lampshades, they are both coming soon. Trying to find that gift for someone who has just about everything, try a night light or a tissue box cover with there letter on it and wait for them to smile.



Monday, October 13, 2008

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 the world. Poppytalkhandmade is celebrating their year anniversary on Canada's Thanksgiving day, a great time to thank Jan & Earl for their creation.

Indie Love is a pre-holiday market for all to enjoy. Shandell's virtual table has our newest addition for the holiday's, a Dove ornament made from vintage wallpaper and 19th century glass glitter. For years I have keep all of my rolls of vintage ceiling papers and have finally found a great use for them. Doves, make a perfect platform for their tone on tone patterns, the patterns look like feathers. You will also find tissue boxes and matches with fun vintage images great for any room in the house. Shandell's Star ornaments made with vintage wallpaper are still as popular as ever. More to come in the next couple of weeks.

If you happen to live in the north east of the USA, you are enjoying as I am the unbelievable change of color at the moment. The colors this year are breathtaking.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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. Everyone needs that light in the middle of the night, why should it not be fabulous. Shandell's just married our night light with feathers, Guinea Hen, Chinchilla and Pheasants in an array of colors.
A great house warming gift or something to make you smile. Shandell's will be putting them on a series of lampshades, check back soon to see them.