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y- The San Francisco Sunday Call
ECOXOMY includes various things,
but the majority of practical wom
rzi will concede that true economy
emphasizes the proper care of things
ar.d the skilful manipulation whereby
ere article is made to play a double,
useful role.
Now, there comes a day that can be
well spent In your home, when reno
vation and cleaning will be in order, and
your wardrobe ought to emerge from
this ordeal rejuvenated. It is unnec
essary to add that the cost is— well,
practically nothing.
JCG, In old England, was a term de
rived from the French and then
corrupted either In its meaning or
\ la use until it came to stand for a
A crock, a cup or a mug. Flagon and
rankard meant much the came thing,
and basin, as well as bowl, was used in
terchangeably with Jug. The chalice, the
pitcher ar.d the pipkin— all old terms
were vessels, too. and they seem to
have generously ar.d freely shared with
the Jug Its chape.
Those of Celtic origin, made in primi
tive Britain, were surprisingly like the
vessels of the American Indian squaw,
but they soon took on an interesting
form and decoration which easily de
fined their use as drinking cups. .
Green earthen pots
were used as mugs by Elizabethan gen
tlemen, and drinking cups bore the
Tudor rose or the monogram of a queen.
Jugs designed to entertain the drinker
\u25a0were not rare; pome took on the shapes
of bears and other animals; one was a
far-famed "owl Jug," which wee, in
reality, a pitcher.
will need a sharp knife, a
f' I eo-J* table or board and maul-
-*• cure scissors for the making of
candle sh&de*; and then you will soon
realize the necessity for a compass
and a ruler, for even although you
trace the outline* And designs here
riven you will find It advisable to <Io
ft lightly and to true them up with
tools, since traced work is never very
> accurate.
S/'ardboard and water-color < paper
ere the prominent materials for the
ehade; passepartout tape and water
colors enter in. Experiment on plain
paper to tee that you understand
Lace blouses are Irresistible when
clean, but the undeniable fact of the at
traction between lace and dirt hangs
over our. heads like a sword of Dam
ocles. Ordinarily, we cannot afford to
have these waists cleaned at the ex
pensive establishments, and the soap
and-water treatment seems to rob lace
of He first glory.
There is a special dry bath for your
•white lace blouse that is very success
ful. A large hatbox and a pound of flour
are necessary. Place the garment in
the box and sprinkle flour over and
The motto occupies a place as denned
as the handles on the early vessel. The
Inscription was rarely dispensed with.
Old England forever
gave a patriotic flavor to the contents
and an inspiration to the occasion, while
Drink to the pious memory of good
Queen Anne
remained long after the passing of
Anne herself. That earthenware was a
despicable product is evidenced by such
mottoes as
Why not this poor earthen vessel ho!d
An precious a liquor as one made of sold?
Another on a misshapen vessel reads:
Remember thy end truly.
And 8 gain,
Iluth I en. it is most true,
Disdain me not. foT so ere you,
which has been here done out of early
English and into modern. Names of
makers and of owners-to-be render in
teresting many a Jug of curious design.
Aon Draper, this cup I mafia for you.
and so no more.
Is the decoration on a yellow posset
bowl; and pots inscribed to
llary SheHelbottom
and to
Margrete Colley
stand side by side on museum shelves,
while on many another the drinker Is
admonished to save the king If not him
Handles vie with mottoes In Interest
to the present-day student of the mug
or Jug. The loving-cup had, Indeed, an
unlovely, a lowly, origin .In -the tyg,
which was a tall cup of many handles
designed by some economical soul in
early Britain, so that all who stopped
might use one vessel. ' Its numerous
handles were provided so that each
the model you are copy
ing, just as an artist
would first make a
sketch, and you will
make more successful
finished work,
The broadest of these
designs Is planned for a four-sided shade
known as the mission shape, ' because
of its absolute simplicity of'etyle. The
outside line represents what
makers term "the frame"; this is cut
from stiff cardboard and Is painted
black and put together by strips of
passepartout tape gummed .' along
the Joints underneath. A square top,
through the material. Allow the blouse
to remain In the flour for a day or two, ;
then remove and brush thoroughly.
When the cleanser Is completely re
moved your blouse will be clean.' and
ready to wear.
You can freshen your corsets by rub
bing the surface with art gum or a bo ft
eraser. The operation is very quick
and easily accomplished, and the change
in the shade of the corsets is astonlsh
That white quill, which has lost some
of its jauntiness through the acquisition
of dirt and discoloration, can be brought
back to a clean life by a brush and ,
paint Gold paint is effective, but any
color may be used. Water colors are
easily applied, and an iridescent effect
is within your reach if certain colors
are combined or placed in juxtaposition.
The dress shield must be kept Immac
ulate. Frequent and careful washing
will do this. Soapy water to which a
few drops of ammonia have been added
is all that the shields require. This,
water must not be hot. for the rubber
or composition lining will melt away If.
heat in any form be applied. That is
the reason why shields must not be
ironed. A careful stretching will keep
the shields in shape, and they may be
used over and over.
, As a final touch in this valuable day's
work, the soiled party slipper that is
'of white kid or satin. Oil paint should
be used, and blue or pink Is quite suc
cessful. If the satin slipper is to.be
colored, turpentine should be mixed with
guest at the festive board might pull it
in his direction from its place in the
center of the table. They drank from.
the Jug because, although the piggin (a,
ladle) was known, the Roman slave who
might have done the ladling act wa*
lacking at the English feast.
Did quarrels arise as to the quantity '
consumed by the thirsty? They did in-
deed; and to forestall this direful hap-
pening King Edward commanded that
knobn be placed on the Inside to gauge
the size of each drink, and, a penalty .
thin : water-color paper will be :\u25a0 cut
just large enough to allow' of a mar
gin for pasting- against the'back of
the frame. After \u25a0 the Japanese
flowers have been \u25a0 traced j upon -them;
color their backgrounds ''-'cream .< arid
the flowers - deep orangreK with black~
the paint to make It almost a stencil
dye. Appty with a brush and there
will be a new pair in place of the hope-
Icg3 ones.
These are just suggestions to the prac
tical woman, who can follow the lead
ing points and from them depart Into
paths that suit her individual needs.
But it must be admitted that to be
clean nowadays does not necessitate an
avalanche of bills, and that cleanliness
Is frequently next to economy.
accompanied the breaking of this rule.
The tyg as a name for the handled
Jug belonged-to the. Staffordshire pot
ters, and some of their earliest decora
tlons are mottoes written In black raised
letters and dotted \u25a0 over with yellow
spots..The early potter, in the days of
earthenware, was but an artist in em
bryo. although he. took pride in' his
"work • and deserves : credit for . such
Pieces as. were designed'for his friends,
ana which bore.such mottoes as
« The best Is not too good for you!
having a hole in its
center, : and also
painted black, may
be glued Into place
in the same way, ior
the shade may ' be
made without \u25a0. this
The lights made
of ; parchmroent or
stems. Dry thoroughly , and press and
then . paste into place. ' Now you will ob
serve that certain of the blossoms run
over /upon the ' frame; draw " these last
of all, ; and color them orange upon the
black with quite thick paint. \u0084 >
Having completed \u25a0 this shade, the
others will be mere play. They are both
slx-slded models/ and. mad© upon heavy
water-color paper. Each section Is cut
out with, absolute accuracy and gummed
to" the 'next section /with ; the '- passepar
tout tape lin white!'
The water-color, work is . done ; first,
necessarily, iand-the' sections are;drled
and •pressed ' before > they < are} Joined/
: Color the £ cattails and" stems faY warm
TODAY the evening slipper Is almost
incomplete without a jeweled or
nament of more or less intricate
design. If you have- priced , buckles or
buttons for; dressy alippers you have
probably turned away with a sigh from
the extravagance of a- bought pair.
light - brown. . the leaves a pale green,
and run their color, off into the border,
which Is a mottled green and gold band.
The background should be tinted deep
cream. .' . . . •'
.For "the shade with thecurved edge
the leaves are pale green tinged with
silver paint to match the' border, and
the iris blooms, .which are designed with
stencil lines, : are cut out with curved
scissors- and backed 'with .transparent
parchment colored \ purple, i The \u25a0 paper of
this; shade; is tinted "a creamy tone.--,'. •:\u25a0\u25a0
Shade making is fast developing into
a « profession v for./.. women ; ; it is already
an ./ art; " and *\u25a0: the,- demand '* for h candle
shades is so great— because they areper
lshable-^-that; women i who ; go ; Into .' this
work-flndlit a' profitable field' Indeed. •
Your inclinations need not end at "only
looking," for buckles of really excellent
design are quite within your power.
Match the kid or satin of the evening
shoes. Or If you wish it, use silver or
gold tissue for a dazzling contrast. The
choice of beads is go wide that it were
foolish to limit the maker to certain
colors or forms. Suggestions are mere
ly offered which point the way to the
decorated end.
There are attractive round forms
which are sufficient for any slipper.'
When added to a tulle or gauze frill in
such a way as to furnish the sparkling
center of a flower, form they are doubly
A button mould, or If worse come
to worse, a circular disk of stiff card
bpard. Is the easiest foundation. It ia
wise to "block in" your design with a
hard lead pencil, giving yourself guide
lines for working.
The flower of four petals is quite easily
worked with tiny round beads the color
of your evening frock, or glistening sil
ver or gold.
After sewing the beads upon the satin
or soft leather, place the material over
the mould, much as you would do if
you .were making buttons. The tubular
beads, by the way. are very effective
when combined with the little round
i. In the other design .tubular beads are
used as the - central decoration, while
oval ones of the same color outline the
edge. •
These buttons look,: extremely well
when nestling among circular quilling -1
of tulle . or ! gauze. U
. The buckle forms \u25a0 are not difficult to
make. The soft material lends Itself to
mltering ; and the decoration Is quite
simple.. Beads, of course, come nobly to
the rescue; but -in the iris design a
brush In the hands of an artist will do
wonders. Hand-painted " buckles give a
distinction not -to be obtained by the
bought -variety. The colors are yours
to decide, rand gowns and shoes can be
exactly matched.
. When- making i the, oval buckle, kid In
recommended, for it can be: stretched
smoothly over the pasteboard form.
Th« • lfttla sbow. Is another - suggestion
Teaching Children
A HIGH ideal can be placed before
children by well-chosen fairy tales.
Before the eye of parents there
should ever be a vision of what they
wish the child to become. Children of
today are the men cf tomorrow. Tha
earntng of money is not man's sole aim.
In the child ia put the love of the
beautiful, imagination to pass over the
dai"K places in the world, and the first
sparks of admiration for what Is brave
and noble. It Is absurd to say to a
baby. "Be brave and love the beautiful":
but show him a knight setting out on a
palfrey to rescue the fairy princess, lead
him into fairyland and ask his opinion
on it. and he usually admits that It 19
°In the child, so in the man; ana tha
chikl who has loved his games of : pre
pense and his fairy tales will be able to
remain a happy child to the end of his
days His day-dreams and castle 3in th»
air will brighten many a dark hour, and
the fancy that there must be a break In
the clouds somewhere will help him
through many a trying period of life.
These day-dreams do not make a man
unsuccessful; In fact, we all feel tho
need of practical romance, the combina
tion of something that la strange with
something that is secure There should
be a practical and Imaginative side to
every man. and It is the fusion cf th»
two parts that helps him to l»ve.
easily carried out. Tie or sew the ma
terial in the bow form and then appUQ.ua
the beads in a way to suggest the
markings on butterflys' wings.
Of course, beads give decoration la
the quickest time, but embroidery In
silk is equally good looking.
There is no reason why one pair of
evening slippers should not have three or
four sets of buckles and thus be made
to do double duty. The ornaments must
bring the gown and the slippers into a
color harmony. They will do this at
surprisingly low cost.
The Woman Shopper
THERE is no doubt that even the
cleverest buyers have their "off"*
days, and then they aro well ad
vised to stop at home and wait far a
more auspicious occasion before at
tempting to make any important pur
chase. On these days a woman who is
usually very deckleilantl definite in' her
desires will hesitate and vacillate like
the most changeable of her sex. and
then make a mistake in the end; while
on a day when she is In the right mood
she will go from counter to counter,
choosing in a few minutes each of th»
things she wants.
As a matter of fact, there are three
classes of shoppers. There is the wom
an with Innate good taste, a more or
less thorough and technical knowledge
of materials and an Instinctive pre
monition of what is being and is gold?
to be worn. This woman rurely makes
a mistake, and If she dees her wits will
rectify it In some way ar.d turn her
purchase to gcod account.
Then there Is the woman whO3e nlr.d
seems a confused medley of chiffons
ar.d ribbons and tats, who hardly ever
seems to knor.- what she wants. This
purchaser, of*, course, persistently
makes unlucky purchases. \u25a0
Finally, therf* is the type of woman
who frankly hates clothes, and in
trusts the selection of her wardrobe to
some thoroughly reliable dressmaker
with good taste.

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