Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wedding Table Markers and Home Decor Stands

Wedding Table Markers, photo holder, buffet / party table marker........lots of great uses for these popular stands. Holds any 4"x 6" photo or card.

I just found a supply of this style. I also offer a set of two stands- one holds a vertical photo the other a horizontal photo.

These stands are available by emailing me for $11.00 each This style is only guaranteed until May 14 then I will only have whatever supply I keep on hand.

You can also
visit my store to see more great decor!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Cupcake Decor

Yesterday I posted the cutest new cupcake decor

Large and pretty painted metal cupcake can be used as a table sitter (great for birthday party center piece) or attach the garden stake that comes with it and use it as whimsical yard decor.

The candle and Happy Birthday banner can be removed for use any day!!

Also in the cupcake category you will find a new 2 tier dessert/cupcake server and a pair of nest cake stands.......
email me with any questions

Monday, April 28, 2008

New Custom Canvas

Now available
Shelley B Custom Canvas
Canvas creations with initial or name of your choice

match to your decor or....

designed to coordinate with the great home decor items offered at

Shelley B Home and Holiday on Ebay

Today I am previewing this large 16" x 20" stretched artist canvas painted in a train or railway theme. Order yours an add the initial of your little engineer!
Coordinates with choo choo word art offered at Shelley B Home and Holiday.

Also compliments many other train themed kids bedroom decor like those offered by Pottery Barn and others.

Watch for more custom canvas designs, I have a list of items I am working on. Have a theme in mind? - be sure to leave a comment and will see what I can do....

Friday, April 25, 2008

Cairn Terrier Garden Statue

This adorable Cairn Terrier statue is made in America from a resin casting. The details in the hair, eyes, nose and mouth are amazing. Any of the great garden statue and garden fountains offered at Shelley Bs can be custom ordered to your favorite color finish. Color choices are:

Cairn Terrier statue available for $89.00 plus shipping...

Searching for a great deal on Greenie dog treats! - Not only do I sell on Ebay but I shop EBAY for great purchases too. Check out the bar on the right for "My Fav Ebay Searches" for a great link to greenie dog treats on ebay.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Original bird nest painting....

Here is a picture of the only original painting I have listed on Ebay right now...Its a trompe l oeil of a bird's nest - an original design and painting by me :-}
Please stop by the site and check out the additional photos I have listed of this original bird nest painting. Auction ends April 29th.

Weekend visit to VMI, Lexington Virginia

This past weekend we visited VMI (Virginia Military Institute) in Lexington Virigina. This was one of several college visitation road trips our eldest son has planned this spring. He will be a senior in high school next year.

Virginia is a beautiful state. Everytime we visit or drive through the state I wished we lived there. Our time at the post was very impressive and motivational for our son. It remains his top pick on the college list. Next weekend we visit Drexel University in Philadelphia and Norwich in May. We hope to also check out the Naval Academy and West Point.

The photo is of a flowering tree (weeping cherry, I think) that was by the parade grounds at VMI. There were several trees in bloom.. I am anxious for gardens of central Pennsylvania to begin blooming. Flowers are one of my favorite photography subjects.

Ebay Auctions

Yesterday was .10 listing day on Ebay ~ there never is any advance notice ~ I just find an email from Ebay early in the morning. I then rearrange my schedule to spend the rest of the day posting new items. The end result is lots and lots of listings for my customers.......Check out the new country furniture, garden fountains, daisy themed table setting
and one of my original paintings
"bird's nest"...more to follow

Monday, April 21, 2008

Tree Wall Grilles

This pair of Metal Topiary Trees has the coolest shapes and lines... I love the curving lines that make up the leaves and the circle topped posts of the planter boxes.
Sold as a pair for $42.50 plus shipping 31 1/2 inches tall

This tree wall grille will hold 8 votive candles (sold seperately). You can purchase battery operated tea lights for this grille. I have a recharger base that comes with four candles and the option to purchase four additional candles. Use the recharger and you don't need to keep replacing batteries. This wall grille will give a great accent lighting at night.

Cost for the tree wall grille is $78.00 plus shipping. 25".

Available only until May 14 - then we switch over to their great Fall/Christmas line...
contact me to order


Great for summer decor

use indoors or as part of your covered porch or patio decor
Also make great accents for weddings.

Use on gift table or name card table

Variety of finish styles available

shown in vintage blanc (primitive aged look)
and elegant smooth white

Swansboro Swan
31"l x 9" w x 19" h $165 in vintage finish (as shown). Also available in white finish (see last swan photo) for $144.00

This swan trio is
largest: Cape Fear Swan $62.00 10.75" h x 6.75"w x 15.25" l
medium: Fort Fisher Swan $42.00 8"h x 5.75"w x 11" l
smallest: Fort Monroe Swan $34.00 6"h x 5" w x 8" l

shown in white wash finish - which is a primitive or antique finish more of a sanded, worn look. Also available in smooth white finish for a more elegant look. (see last photo)

Carolina Swan: 28 " long x 8" wide x 21" high $165.00 in vintage blanc finish as shown, also available in white finish (see last photo) for $144.00

Buxton swan

11.75" h x 5.5" w x 14.5" l
$62.00 in vintage blanc finish as shown

Buxton swan

11.75" h x 5.5" w x 14.5" l

$53.00 in white finish as shown

Buxton swans are available in three other sizes

11.75"h x 4.25" w x 12" l $42 white/$53.00 vintage blanc finish
7.5"h x 4"w x 10"l $42.00 white/$53.00 vintage blanc finish
5"h x 3"w x 7"l $34.00 white/ &39.00 vintage blanc

These swans are just a few of the available styles, finishes and sizes. All are made in America and hand painted and finished. They are made of resin and cast from an original decoy carving. Any questions or to order please contact Don't see exactly what you are looking for - email me with measurements and pose you would like.

These swans are made by a great company in North Carolina. I first found them as a decorative painter. I painted many of their swans with ribbon and floral designs for weddings and home decor. I happened upon them this spring at the Philadelphia gift show. I found their awesome garden fountains and list them in my ebay store . Many different designs and color finishes are available....

Be sure to check out my website for more great home decor

Thursday, April 17, 2008

romantic shabby chic stool

NEW Romantic Cottage Stool
Click here for details

I love the 2 levels and the spindle legs. Spindle legs are one of my favorite furniture accents. We recently put an addition on our 1890 country home and I used spindle accents on all my bathroom cabinets. - we get lots of compliments on the cabinets - I think those little extra touches really make a difference.

This cottage stool is great for your romantic shabby chic decor
also would look great with your country decor. I think its the perfect stage to spotlight your favorite spring or summer collections, a great little perch for a collection of birds and a nest, or your favorite primitive doll......
You could even use this stool on a covered porch with some little garden pots and plants and maybe a birdhouse.
Check out the other great items in my store while you are there....

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

about me....

Lets start on a personal note....

I live in eastern Pennsylvania, in historic rural farmland between Gettysburg and Philadelphia. I live among Amish and Mennonite communties. An Amish family lives 2 houses down from me. My county is quiet and not yet overtaken by developements.

The photo was taken this week -early in the morning- on my front porch.

I will share more photos in the coming days to help you get a taste of life in Lebanon County.

When I am not shopping for great home decor my customers, I enjoy photography, running, and raising my 5 children who all still live at home...maybe we can share comments on these topics as well.....thank you for stopping by..


to Shelley B Decor n More
the blog for Shelley B Home and Holiday...

a forum to preview and spotlight great new home decor

and connect with my customers.

I started my business as a decorative painter selling at local markets. Show days were great times to meet with my customers and hear their thoughts on my art work and learn more about them. Selling online has brought many many new friends (from all over the world) to my business - but I miss the opportunity to meet face to face with my customers and learn more about them and what they most like in my store, or what they are looking for that I don't offer yet. This blog is designed to start conversation between me and my customers... I hope you will take advantage and post comments from time to time ...and even photos of how you use Shelley B Home and Holiday treasures to decorate your home.

I also will post brief articles and photos of home decor items, and links to other great products I have found during all my hours on the internet. I still get an urge to create from time to time so watch for do it yourself decorating projects and other crafty bits. I might even break out my brushes and paint a canvas or piece of furniture to post......

I hope you will join me on my blog and don't forget to visit my website at