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FASHIONED ROSE JARS
BY CAROLINE COE.
"June time is rose time, girl time,
love time" the loveliest time of the
year, and every June-loving maiden
wants to bring some of this June fra
grance over into chill, sad November.
You can do this, my dear girl, if
you will save the rose leaves that fall
from the rose bushes or from your
bouquets and make them into heaps
of fragrance that will be a joy to
yourself and to your friends.
Spread the rose petals on paper so
that each one will be exposed to the
air. Then mix a teaspoon of crush
ed cloves, a teaspoon of grated nut
meg and a half teaspoon of allspice
and two teaspoons of orris root.
Put a layer of rose leaves on bot
tom of vase and sprinkle with spice,
then another layer of rose leaves un
til the vase is f ulL Cover tightly for
four days. Turn out and carefully
take out any leaves that may be
mouldy, as some will be if you have
not dried them carefully.
It is better to dry the leaves that
are gathered each day by themselves,
as in mixing some dry too much and
others not enough. If in your old
fashioned garden you have rose ger
aniums and lemon plant use the
leaves of these with those of the
roses. An old-fashioned jar filled with
rose leaves was a gift that was much
prized in great-grandmother's time.
I still have one that belonged to my
great-grandmother, and there hangs
about the ash-like leaves an elusive
fragrance that speaks of olden days.
Tihs "rose jar" was made after the
Use a vase that has a tight cover.
Pick the roses in the early morn
ing, and as the leaves fall from the
stems spread them on paper and
sprinkle them slightly with salt
Allow them to dry, but not enough
to crumble or lose their color. Then
arrange them in a jar, a layer of
leaves and a layer of the spices pre
pared as for the first recipe. ,
Scratch a jingo, you will find
Selfishness beneath his rind;
When he waves the flag and hollers
If s to save his sacred dollars.