SHAN1Every once in a while I stumble upon someone that perfectly fit’s the Lost Cowboy sensibility, and when that happens – it’s an automatic FOUND!  Such is the case with Shandell’s, whose founder doesn’t recycle vintage items for new uses… she “up-cycles”

About Shandell’s: “Shandell’s is the creative home of me, Susan Schneider, a longtime collector of things vintage with a passion for recycling them into things that make you smile. I draw on a collection of thousands of unique handmade papers, antique wallpapers and other very special materials in my work.”

Ms. Schneider has created many great items, including an extensive collection of lamps, lampshades and related lighting accessories.  However, it is her collection of matchboxes and of all things, tissue boxes, that caught my eye.

I am a big user of tissues (allergies) and hate just about every design on every box of tissues I have ever seen.  My life would be perfect were I to purchase one of Ms. Schneider’s creations like this “Vintage Steeple Chase Tissue Box.”  These tissue boxes have decoupaged images on a wooden tissue box cover with copper trim and fit the standard sized tissue boxes.

Visit Shandell’s online store here.