Super sweet reader, frequent commenter, and lighting designer extraordinaire Susan Schneider contacted me over the weekend to tell me that her vintage lamp and handmade lampshade store, Shandell’s, is have a 15% off sale August 6th – 15th!!!  (She even got a mention in the NY Times!)

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(Did you know Susan is a neighbor and friend of Eddie Ross in Millerton, New York, and attended the vegetarian brunch for six he posted about back in early July???  What fun neighbors they both have!)

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As you can tell from her work, Susan is totally passionate about remaking vintage items in new and unique ways.  Her shop is full of :

  • Lamp bases, both traditional (pottery, glass) and unexpected (machinery parts, fencing)

    from peacock blue porcelain to balusters to andirons!

    from peacock blue porcelain to balusters to andirons!

  • Lampshades in every imaginable paper in her stash: vintage wallpaper, seagrass, hand blocked, and more

    shield shades (for sconces), hand-marbled paper...check out the detailed trim!

    shield shades (for sconces), hand-marbled paper... check out the detailed trim!

  • Sassy sleeves, the so-“in”-right-now chandelier sleeves, made from her vast collection of papers

    sleeves in every kind of paper

    sleeves in every kind of paper

  • Other vintage-y ephemera like matchboxes, night lights, and tissue boxes

    such fun vintage wallpapers and images used!

    such fun vintage wallpapers and images used!

Susan hand makes each and every one of these items – her passion really shines through!  I have my eye on this tissue box cover for my powder room (if I ever get to stenciling it!)…

i am a sucker for a good botanical print!

i am a sucker for a good botanical print!

…and any of these cool matchboxes, which would be a perfect hostess gift tied up in a bow with a bottle of wine…

decisions, decisions!

decisions, decisions!

…or just about anything, to be honest!

You can find her online, on Etsy to buy something fun, at her blog, or in person at 5916 North Elm Avenue, Millerton, NY.  Make sure you take advantage of this great 15% sale before it’s over!!!

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