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PLEASING CHARACTER DOLLS FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
k THE HONORABLE RAG DOLL. 3 ' ""iS
ADVANCED aducatlonai method
huvo found a way even Into
iJL ChriHtrnun gifts thla aeaaon.
and the up to date mother has
not aat up nights working on bits of
finery for the French doll that Santa
Claus la to put In her daughter's
stocking. No. the character doll has
taken the pluce formally occupied by
Mile, la 1'arisienne. These playthings
are supposed to arouse in the Juvenile
mind Interest In historical and geo
There are Chinese dolls and East In
dian dolls, dolls dressed In colonial
clothes and dollies supposed to repre
sent the time of the empire, the refor
mation or other periods which every
body should know about, but seldom
Borne of this year's most Instructive
and attractive character dolls are to be
seen In tho Illustration. And If mother
will only exerc.se a little patience In
working out the different costumes she
will have a clear conscience on Christ
mas morning when the kiddies receive
Every one will Instantly recognize in
two of the dolls pictured reproductions
of General George Washington and his
lady. They are gowned In clothes
which might have adorned the first
presidential social affairs. The Father
AN ATTRACTIVE TRIFLE
JF you are fond of crocheting why
not consider making some of these
carnation thimble holders for simple
little Christmas presents? They are
charming remembrances for persons to
whom you would like to send some
thing a little more dignified than a
The carnation Is made of shaded pink
crochet silk la double crochet stitch
CARNATION TllTMBLE HOLDER,
and so worked that the top of the de
sign formn '.he flower petals, and the
calyx portion, of sreen crochet silk, flu
snugly over a medium sUed cork. The
Uilmble fits over this cork.
To heighten the carnation allusion
clove Is concealed among the petals
and gives out the delicious spicy fra
grance peculiar to the carnation bios-
om. a pair of small embroidery scis
on may be stuck in the center of the i
TRY THIS SCHEME.
TN small apartments an additional
washlub in the kitchen is at times
a great convenience. One may be
made by placing a Sat round rubber
pad over the drain In the s'.nk. Such
a pad may be purchased at a depart
ment store for 15 cents. The sink when
filled with water makes an excellent
MUCILAGE FOR BURNS.
'EKP a botile of mucilage In the
kitchen for small burns. A little
brushed on a burn will serve to keep
out the air aad gives great relief.
of Our Country Is represented In a
satin coat and knee breeches, with
powdered hair, lace ruffles and a con
tinental bat. The accompanying lady.
Martha Washington, is dressed in a
looped up sack, with a lace stomacher
and petticoat and powdered hair.
A lady of the 1840 period, with
sprigged delaine frock and a monHtroO.
poke bonnet, divides honors in another
picture with a Dutch peasant display
ing blond pigtails, and every child will
adore little German Hans, not so much
for his own sake as for the sake of hi?
delightful dachshund, which has eyet
of almost human Intelligence.
The rag doll of ancient and honor
able fame has by no means been ban
ished from toydom, and an up to datt
rag baby is to be found in one of tlx
cuts. It is made of cream colored mu.--lin,
with brown yarn for hair, and no.
a finger or toe has been forgotten, lu
costume, as will be observed, is crisi
and fresh, as a correct rag baby's,
Of course parents who do not "take"
to advanced notions about their chil
dren's toys and the child's play hour
will keep right on buying dolls that
have not a shred of "character" to
hang by, but one can easily see how
the educational doll will appeal to ad
vanced thinkers. So Santa Claus will
have a brand new line of goods this
Christmas eve to stow away in his
sled the brand new character dolls.
Make Your Own Portraits
npiIERE Is quite a revival In sllhou
cue ponrmis jubi now. i umuerb
of people are being portrayed in these
quaint little black cutouts, as a change
from the ordinary . photograph, and
wonderfully artistic effects are often
the result of the silhouette picture.
One great advantage about these
portraits la that anybody can make
them. There is no need of artistic
ability or training or anything of the
sort or for any elaborate apparatus.
The only things you need are a sheet
of paper, a candle, a pencil or piece of
charcoal, a bottle of India ink and
tiny paint brush.
This Is how to make the silhouette:
Pin a sheet of paper upon the wall and
it the person whom you Intend to sil
houette beside it. Then light the can
dle and place It so that It throws the
shadow of the head on the sheet of pa
Then draw all round the outline of
the shadow with the pencil or the char
coal. When you have drawn the out
line in this way take down the sheet
of paper and paint the whole of the
space Inside the outline with the In
dia silk. In this way you will get a
perfect black silhouette.
The room should be fairly dark, so
that you may get a strong, black shad
ow. The surface of the paper and the
side of the sitter's head should be par
allel, and the candle should be about
opposite the sitter's ear. This gives
you a clear profile. .The aitter must
be quite close to the paper, otherwise
the shadow will not be sharp enough
for you to draw around It clearly. The
candle should be about three feet away.
The sitter, of course, must keep per
fectly still during the "sitting." and the
candle should be shielded from drafts,
so that it may not flicker.
If the sitter Is a man make him take
oft his collar, otherwise the silhouette
Is likely to have a bull necked appear
ance that la anything but attractive.
A silhouette drawn in this way is. of
course, life size. To make small
copies you will have to get a panto
graph, which may be bought at vary
lnc prices, from a quarter up, at any
shop where tbey keep artists' supplies.
With It you can get exact replicas of
your silhouette la small or large sizes.
These small silhouettes can be copied
endlessly, either by the use of the pan
tograph or by tracing with trans par
ent paper or carbon paper.
The use of the silhouette is legion.
This year lots of girls are putting them
on Christmas cards.
A DELICIOUS SALAD.
C ELECT a nice well shaped green
pepper, cut off the large end and
remove the seeds. Mash a fresh cream
cheese, mix with It two chopped olives
and about three chopped walnut meats.
With this mixture fill the pepper tight
ly and put in the icebox to harden. In
serving cut Into thin slices and lay ou
lettuce. This makes an appetizing and
CLUMP of two or three full blown;
water lilies with a slower of close!
shut pendent buds droopinK from the:n
mjkes a lovely decoration for an even
ing gown, which relies more or less for
its effects upon its lines.
In Paris there is a pretty little acces
sory for an evening toilet which is worn t
with a low necked dress. This consists!
of a large rose In different shades of
fuchsia and flame and in lovely wall
flower colorings. This flower is fixed
on a narrow ribbon and Is worn tight
PRETTY APRONS FOR
T ENGTHS of daintily printed organdie may be utilized for making charming
apron gifts. Illustrated are two designs that are simple and at the same
time exceedingly effective. v Pink and white organdie is used for one of them.
A piping of pink lawn finishes the edge and wide. soft, pink satin ribbon strings
with loops in front, drawn through crocheted rings, makes an artistic trimming.
The second apron is of green and white coloring, the ruffle edged with Valen
ciennes lace and the ample pocket outlined with val insertion. Small bows of
green ribbon hold the pocket in place.
A LL busy women know the value of
system, and every busy woman
should systematize her daily tasks.
In the matter of letter writing many
women are great prttcrastir.afors They
persistently leave Important letters
unanswered until the last possible mo-
ment and then have to write a hurried
GERMAN HANS WITH DACHSHUND.
around the throat like a' dog collar.
This Is very smart and piquant and is,
naturally enough, one of the simplest
accessories for any woman to carry out
Another collar, which Is intended for
day wear, consists of a flat ruche of
deep seel brown satin In the center of
which Is a double row of purple and
wine colored velvet asters, the ruche
being hemmed at either edge with a
narrow strip of fur. A clump of velvet
asters In the hat repeats the rich, warm
coloring very effectively.
The ties are of organdie.
note, often forgetting to take up
portant subjects for discussion.
i ne Dest way to do is to nave one
day or evening set apart for weekly
letter writing One woman reserves
j Tuesday morning for this purpose, and
she allows none but the most pressing
.duties to interfere with her writing.
(ABOVE) PEASANT AND BELLE
Worth While Christmas Recipes ik
JARDED TURKEY. Select a bird
with youthful looking feet and a
fresh odor. Remove all pinfeathers
with a sharp knife and wash thor
oughly inside and out. If the skin of
the bird seems especially soiled put a
pinch of bicarbonate in the water,
rinsing this off finally. Stuff as usual
with the inside of a loaf of stale white
bread, mixed with a lump of butter
the size of an egg and seasoned with
salt, pepper and summer savory. Do
not wet the bread or the stuffing will
be soggy and the turkey taste spoiled.
Truss in the usual manner, and then
lay four thin slices of salt pork over
the breast of the bird. During the
cooking baste often so that the pork
taste will permeate all the bird. This
is an excellent way to prepare a turkey
of the second class sort the pork sup
plies the lacking flavor. A half dozen
fresh sausages may also be added to
the bread filling if further richness is
Cranberry Jelly A rich turkey re
quires to be offset with an acid Jam or
Jelly, and cranberries supply about the
cheapest and most satisfying relish of
this sort. Wash a quart of cranberries
and put them over the fire In a double
boiler, adding no water to them. Cov
er closely and steam until the fruit is
6oft. Then squeeze the berries through
DECORATIONS FOR THE CHRISTMAS TABLE
WUE decoration of the Christmas ta
ble adds so much to the enjoyment
of those gathered around Its inviting
spread that every effort should be
made to have it as attractive as possi
ble. After all, the feast counts for lit
tle when compared with the thought
and care taken to make the table love
ly and entertaining. It is that remem
brance which lingers long after the
dinner is forgotten.
The feast may be most unpretenti
ous, but if the table is tastefully dec
orated the pleasures derived exceed
that of any fifteen course banquet.
Many designs for decorations may
suggest themselves, but the collection
described here Is especially attractive
and not difficult to make. '
. The first suggestion will appeal
strongly to the children. Santa Claus
is posed standing against a tower built
of beautiful red apples and bunches of
luscious grapes crowned with holly. A
wreath of autumn leaves and holly en
twines the base.
The next idea Is a dainty decoration
for the lovers of the artistic It Is a
bowl of green pottery filled with small
chrysanthemums and asparagus fern.
Clusters of grapes, bright apples and
sm i lax vines are arranged at the base.
Strands of smilax divide the table
A pyramid of fruit is very effective.
Any combination of fruit Is good.
Grapes, apples and oranges may be
used in one design. The pyramid is
built around a dainty candle holder in
the shape of a tulip. Four others are
arranged at the base. A wreath of
holly gives a bright touch to the ex
treme edge. The dainty tulip lights
may be had in all colors and are ex
tremely pretty when the candles are
A novel decoration for those who ad
a bag and return the Juice to the fire
adding one-luiif pound of sugar to a
cupful of the liquid. As soon as the
Juice comes to a boil put in the susur.
stir until it is dissolved and allow it
to boil up once more. Skim carefully
Remove from the fire, pour into a mold
first dipped in cold water and set in a
cool place to harden.
Roast Duck. Southern Style. Pre
pare two medium sized ducks as for
roasting, and then mince the livers and
mix with a tablespoonf ul of finely
minced bacon, add one ounce of but
ter. a slice of white onion chopped fine
and salt and cayenne to taste. I'ut
this mixture, equally divided, into the
bodies of the ducks, lay them in a
roasting pan and cover the breasts
with thin slices of bacon. If the ducks
brown before cooking rover them with
white letter paper. When cooked lift
them from the pan and to the liquid in
it add the Juice of an orange, two
minced shallots, a tablespoonful of but
ter and as much more salt and cayenne
as may be needed. Cook this gravy
until the shallots are tender and then
pour It over the ducks. YVild ducks
need to be cooked rare, and if they aro
objectionably llshy a peeled carrot or
an onion placed inside the bird during
the cooking will absorb the unpleasant
taste. Wild grape or currant Jelly goes
with the wild duck or turkey.
mire the unusual Is a bright yellow
pumpkin hollowed out to form a bas
ket as the central feature. This.is fill
ed with fruit and decorated with sprays
of small chrysanthemums and aspara
gus fern. A tasteful urfngenient of
the flowers and fern wreathing the
base of the basket completes the dec
oration. Small sprigs of the green are
placed at each plate. Elaborately dec
orated china adds much to the appear
ance of this table.
No set of designs would be complete
without the diminutive table Christ
mas tree. A full tree of Norwegian
pine is preferable. Each branch has a
small bunch of "everlasting" red straw
flowers tied to the extreme end.
Strings of popcorn, bripht colored balls
and glistening tinsel decorate its
branches. A mound of fruit, raisins,
apples, oranges and grapes is banked
at the base. Sprigs of holly are min
gled with this to lend a touch of vivid
coloring. The gifts may be tied to its
branches and distributed at dessert.
If souvenirs are given tl:ey may be
attached to long ribbons, running froi.i
each plate to the tree.
Artificial snow sprinkled over the
tree and tablecloth suggests the winter
Holly festoonea around the table
makes an attractive addition to the
Lovely table linen and dainty china
lend their charms to the Christmas
If the dinner is at night the soft.
shadowy light of candles should be
used. This manner of lighting is es- shade are usel. The bands of akunl
pecially appropriate lor the holiday j at the throat and b-ttom of the gowi
season. I are attractive, itr.d the slanting ar-
The model hostess will do her b?:t to! rag-m-rit of the lanl t-izuli buttons
make the Christmas table never to be rather' unusual Points are Intro
forgotten This permits a wide scope j d tired on the sleeves and as motifs on
for ber originality and ingenuity. the sleeves.
Shun the Ultra
rjHERE has been recently a most
startling, and It may be said
alarming, outbreak of eccentric fash
ions that unfortunately have for the
time Influenced conservative style.
The perfectly absurd caricatures of
gowns, each more conspicuously ugly
than the other, would never have been
supposed possible, and yet these same
gowns have been worn by women who
have gained the name of being well
gowned a truly alarming state of af
fairs to any one who follows the trend
Absolutely without rime or season
are these styles, evolved out of some
disordered imagination. Hut unfor
tunately some distinctive quality that
holds the attention, a certain graceful
draping of material, an indescribable
effect of the carelessness of art com
bined with the best dressmaking art
certainly no inferior grade of work
would be in any way possible to carry
out such strange designs marks them
The ultra fashionable silhouette is
unlike anything ever before known.
The figure is not distinctly outlined, as
it has been in the straight, scant skirt,
for there is so much more material
used in the gown, but the extra
amount of material is draped and
caught up in an extraordinary manner,
and the folds are drawn so tightly for
ward and caught up us to give almost
as scant an appearance as though there
was not sullh'ient material. This Is
merely one instance of the vagaries of
the present styles, but it Is an exceed
ingly good example.
FOR THE SLENDER FIGURE
rpilIS rather bausy costume Is ex
quisitely graceful on the tall, slim
woman who wears it, though It would
be impossible on a shorter, plumper
figure. The skirt Is a draped affair,
and the drapery Is dropped from the
belt at the left side rather thanr looped
COSTUME IN SATIN AND VELVET
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