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EVERY rirl nowadays long* to
have a particularly attractive tea table whose furnishings shall be as charming as those of all the other tea tables with which «he Is fa miliar, and from which shall be served unusually delicious refreshments of the sort which schoolgirls particularly like, Sometimes glrla who have noticed only the tea tables of their well to do friends Rre apt to Imagine that a tea table must necessarily be a matter of great expense, far beyond the . possibilities of the average girl's allowance, and so they despair of setting up their own tea tables. This Is a very erroneous notion, as most charming tea tables can be ar ranged with the expenditure of very little money. if care be taken to select the china and ether equipment bo that everything harmonizes and a general effect that Is both pleasing and Inter esting is obtained. Of course, Chip pendale table, rare old bits of hand ■carved silver, exquisite cups of val uable Dresden and hand wrought linen from the' French convents, webs, of delicate filigree spun with thread, are delightful if they are possible, but where they are not there are other furnishings to be had that are quaint and charming, and that any girl who looks around In out of the, way ehopi will be sure to stumble upon. - The prettiest tea tables are n\\r-~ low, and they should not be too smalt as there is really quite a little roof needed to accommodate all the chin, that Is necessary at tlmes\lf the table . that Is at the disposal of a girl for her tea table Is not quite low the legs should be cut down provided the table Is not too valuable a piece of furniture to be treated in this manner. If it Is then the girl should try to get some member of the family to exchange with her, bo that she can have a comfort able looking tea table. JUST at present there Is a fad for using tea cloths wrought with cross stitch In colors, and as this style of embroidery does not * take a great while to accomplish, th.» girl who is fond of needlework may soon turn out a most attractive cloth made of Russian linen and wrought in colors to harrnonire with the rest of her room. Many girls, however, prefer an all white cloth, which may be worked in blind embroidery or trimmed with filet or rluny lace. These cloths may be exquisite pieces of hand work if there !s no lack of • ■;■-■■ or money. Simpler cloths .lo quite as well, however, pro vided they are of fine material and well laundered. For those who do not use cloths, but in-efer to have a tea tray covered with class, there are fascinating new willow framed trays beneath the heavy glass • f which are seen charming cross st'tyh embroideries. The colors used are old fashioned shades of green, red, dull pink and blue ana the designs are flowers In stiff nosegays, garlands, etc., and quaint figures of, animals,. boys and gi(;ls in old fashioned cloths, stiff trees and. queer wooden loolftiß "birds. These cross stitch patterns for. trays have taken the place of the simpler designs and the cretonne and oriental designs which have been so popular. Interesting Suggestion for Girls Who Sew MiR bonnets are so exceedingly simple nowadays that any girl may fa a variety of them at a mini mum of expense. The whole art con sists in getting the correct shape known .as the peasant cap and keeping strictly to its lines. The bonnet is designed to stay on the head firmly, as well as to protect the hair from dust, for it fits rlosely about the forehead and at the nape of the neck. Incidentally it Is wonderfully becoming to a youthful face. To make the peasant bonnet take a quarter yard wide strip of material and measure from below one ear lobe, straighr across the top of the head to below the other ear lobe. Next cut a half circle of about four inches cir cumference and into its diameter shirr one long side of the straight piece. These proportions are about right for a girl with en ordinarily sized coiffure, but for one with an abnormal amount of hair the strip of silk, satin, mohair or whatever material Is selected, must be wider and the half circle slightly larger. The front edge of the straight strip is then hand hemmed on to a staying band, while the side edges and the straight of the circle are shirred into a second staying band, which merges in strings. With these peasant bonnets are worn three yard square veils of chiffon broadly hemmed all round and heavily weighted at each corner. Other wise they might blow away, since they are merely swathed about the cap, not pinned to it. or bonnets intended solely for short runs out of town and which may n during a luncheon in the sub- urbs or at a country club are bewitch ing affairs of lace, silk and ribbon. They_ have rather flat but very full Charlotte Corday crowns, which are shirred on to a band of wide elastlo* accurately fitted around th« crown of the head. Over this elastic is set a deep, full frill of plaited lac« or net, which makes a pretty frame for the face; the Joining of the crown and brim is concealed under a twist of silk or velvet ribbon terminating in a four looped bow at the left front This bon net perfecUy protect! th« hair and is ATTRACTIVE NOVELTIES FOR THE FIVE O'CLOCK TEA TABLE An Attractive Tea Corner. It Is a good plan to have the linen, china and silver used on a tea table in harmony as far as possible. One girl who has a most attractive tea table has chosen to furnish it in Hungarian s. The cloth has Hungarian em broidery and the china Is all of the oddly shaped, bright colored Hungar ian ware. Another successful tea out fit is completely rriade up of Holland TMitch silver, china and linen. A charming toa table, which haft been furnished by two sisters who are still at school, is all In ivory colored ware bought at the Japanese shops. There is an exquisite carved ivory tea caddy to complete the equipment, but this, of course, is a 'decidedly luxurious touch, und the color effect can be ob tained Just as well by an ivory china ■idy. Either brass, silver or pew ter Is beautiful with this Ivory china. If the girl who wishes to have silver finds that the silver piece! which she needs are too expensive, she will be able to find beautiful pewter pieces whlrh are perhaps even handsomer than the silver. Some of the old Dutch pattern* in silver have ba Id pewter, and the re* ■ I satisfactory. I: tain moms where deU omtaste pink and - I this seems particularly suitable for a girl's tea table. There are really few more de lightful tea tables than those fu-nlshed kept In place with the aid of a weighted veil. Motor bonnets of mob cap'shape do not protect the hair quite bo well as the peasant and Corday types, but they have the compensating quality of be ing vastly becoming. A circle of fully a half >arJ circumference should Mte cut from whatever material is selected and its hark and side portion stitched plainly upon a staying band, leaving all the excess fullness to be plaited into the front, first making sure that the straight band is long enough to permit the cap to be drawn well down over the head. The lace which trims this mob bon net should be put on as a border rather than as a frill, merely held loosely in stead of gathered, and it should be headed with a wide beading run with narrow ribbon matching the big but terfly bow tied exactly above the brow. Like the Corday bonnet, this mob cap type of motoring headgear is designed only for occasions when the objective point is some place where other than motorists are likely to congregate and where a severe bonnet would render the wearer of it conspicuous. WHILE it is seldom advisable to buy, simply because the article is cheap, still It is well to keep one's eyes open these days on a tour through the shops, for often there can be picked up for a very small sum in deed a bit of lace that is just what Is wanted for a collar, or a half yard of effective ribbon that is just what is needed for a new work bag. Krom the smallest remnant of brocade or silk it Is possible to buy can be made several folding pin or jewel case* for traveling that make most attractive gifts or prizes, and incidentally are a decided addition to one's own posses sions. From an eighth of a yard of brocade can be fashioned anywhere from six to a dozen pi n cases, according to the width of the material. The case should be about four by six Inches In measure ment, although these cases are seen in different sites, so that almost any small scrap of material could be utHl«ed for this purpose. The brocade Is lined with some soft, fairly heavy white silk, unless, perhaps, chamois is preferred, and then Inter lined with a single thickness of cotton wadding, perfumed delicately with the new cyclamen. The cotton and the white Inner side are first basted to gether and then sewn to the outside piece. Next the three materials are with pink china, tall pink candlesticks and old fashioned silver. Pafe blue Is - >mettmes used, but it is not so pretty as the pink and It .does not look us well when it is lighted. If blue Is 1. most girls have found that the deeper shades are better. Yellow china is most attractive, especially ■when ttsed with white or ivory candles. The plain pale green cjilna is also a favorite among girlx, and where the room will permit it. the red Japanese china is very bandaome. As ■ rule, girls prefer ■ It china either of the sim pler flowered patterns or the plain light rental? handsome gold is not so popular for the girl's t^ri table. There should always be flowers on the tea table, but this doesn't mean at all a vast outlay of money such as is usually conjured up in the mind by the suggestion of flowers'in cold weather. The Japanese have taught us how ef fective a single flower or branch may be. and there is nothing prettier for a tea table than a tall, clear glass vase, perfectly straight and slender, in which one rose or a flowering plant has been placed. Clear glass jars or bowls set in basketry frames are beautiful for tlio St. Tf the tea table is ■ v beautiful old fashioned >llver, it is very lovely t«> of roses and forget-mo unts in an old fashioned vase. Baskets of flowers aro so delightful, and, if one likes, instead of having the vase on the table one may have H wall vase filled bound with a .single piece of dull gold or silver braid. In the -enter of the whole piece, on the outside, is then stitched a gold cor d formed by twi-ni,, a half yard length of gold braid. sf w ln * U«° th *t I* shall remain round, and ending it off In a tight knot thi >eV he CaSe.' 3 f°'ded over ln thr«a the cord comes In just the right place to tie loosely. As this case Is ewn tlally for traveling. it win bfl doubly useful by adding at one Bide a small hanger or double loop, either of the cord or wide braid, by which means t can be hung on a nail by the dress- Ing table and each pin be within easy tnL hr^ n°W remaln .only "the pins to be inserted, and to place these in even look "in", 4 t,l SeleCt °nly Pins that will look.well in the case require almost as much time as the making of th°wL" thing. There should be two rows any way, of safety pins of different sizes wo rows of black headed veil pins and then about four rows of pins with dif ferent colored bead heads-pink blue brown and light P-which will any one of them be SUre to be the one color needed at some time when without this case It would have been Impossible to procure the desired thing ' slDle t0 DAINTY FANS THIS Is a fan season, but as the ][• pretty, coquettish little feminine toys are of infinite variety and price every girl may have one. Daintiest of all for dances are the tans of spangled sauze edged with princess lace, mount fromP?h ' mv° ther ° P**l"l " and slung from .the bracelet; by chains of gold Ihese are ; expensive, but not quite so much so as those ; with spreads of duch«« or point lace on pearl sUcks or of hand painted satin supported on Sandal wood Is employed with the gold pallletted gauze fans, which are of every Imaginable color, and with those of chiffon, edged with lace and pow dered with gold dust. The girl whose mother, aunts and grandmothers thrift ily preserved their fan mountings of carved Ivory, old sandalwood, lacquer pearl, or, perchance," jewel set ebonY may have the remnants of the spreads carefully cut away and replaced with some filmy material. A handkerchief or bertha of ancient lace, torn or discolored past using in its original state, may be made to serve this purpose, or, if the stlcka are rather massive, a bit of old brocade, silver or gold embroidered, will answer per fectly. A collection of white ostrich plames which have grown thin with usage and many curlings may be worked over into a fan made entirely of feathers or cut up into a. bordering for a spread of silk or gauze. ~herc Should Always He a Large Chair Near the Tea Table. T\/T T? If 'm> s~\'s T5) - s~\ Tl 17 ° T!c\ IT '' /9*v THE joy of a bit of real Irish lace is that Hfcan'be washed every day in the week if necessary and yet retain until it falls to pieces a look of its crisp pristine newness. It is for this reason that: for separate collars • and cuffs,-, for yokes, for trimming on lingerie waists and even' for the adornment of under clothes, Irish lace is looked upon as so very desirable. This lace, although It will endure '. washing so much: better than any other kind, must still •be handled with some little decree of care and respect if it is to give the extraor dinary wear that Is required of it. A lace collar must not be washed out with any. bit of soap that Is at hand, which, while it will make It white again readily, does so by an amount of alkali ( in its composition which is bound to rot the thread of the linen fabric - Only a guaranteed pure soap of a composition especially, intended for lace and delicate fabrics „ should be used, and even then all, suds; must be thoroughly ,rinsed, out before .the lace Is hung in the bright sun to dry. When a collar or cuff piece of Irish' lace has become yellow, or discolored a dash of ammonia may be placed in the water and then the lace hung in the sun to bleach thoroughly. : If quite yellow the la"cc should be constantly dampened in «cold water before being allowed to become. quite. dry, 1 so -as to bleach it the more thoroughly. - , N •■'. Irish lace does ;, not - require to ;be ironed, but a collar that, has constant wear will be much improved fby being starched and % ironed occasionally, even If it is only washed out and dried, as a general* rule. '.V. ■■.; -■-,'•'.,," A net collar band with a narrow bor der of _ Irish • edging is pretty; for school use," and If a high collar Is preferred to , the. popular low ; Dutch ruffle a j girl can always ; look delightfully'^ trim > and! neat by * making for ;. herself 5a * few sets■?. of ■ tucked net collars and cuffs. The plain ness of the * net < may be relieved 'by r a j narro-W Irish edging. The collar.is:at tached by a pretty brooch at the front and back of the neckband. "--; r When it is necessary to dress entirely wltnln the limits of a small allowance It will be found a great help to have many of the accessories made of materials that can be washed instead of only possessing: laces and such things that to look well must be dry cleaned whenever soiled. Irish or any linen thread lace, as filet, both real and imitation, is really improved by soap and water, whereas Valenciennes and .ill silk laces, such as are often used for yokes and collars, must be dry Cleaned at no small cost. A white wash crepe waist trimmed with Irish lace will really save the difference in cost for a college girl for whom even th« laundry bill is a considerable item. There are many times when the white chamois glove can take the place of glace kid. By washing gloves on the ' hand with a (rood white soap, and then, after rinsing, giving them a final bath in thick soapsuds before hanging 1 up to dry, chamois gloves will outwear the heaviest dogskin and will look smart for any but the most formal occasions. Whether the yellow or white chamois gloves are really smartest depends upon the color of the suit with which they are worn. The yellow are somewhat newer, but do not look nearly bo well with some colors as the white or cream. GIRLS' HANDKERCHIEFS INITIAL embroidered handkerchiefs of »heerest linen have barred and fancifully edged borders and the let ter framed in a wreath, medallion or floral semicircle. A new fancy repre sents a butterfly hovering over a rose, with the tiny initial worked between the insect's outspread wings and the bilossonVs foliage. Glove handkerchiefs for chopping* are a third emaller than the Ordinary size and made chiefly of flne lawn in white bordered with a color or a color bor dered with white. They rarely are em broidered, but occasionally are seen with a small initial woven into one corner. While these small and com paratively inexpensive handkerchiefs are generally used for traveling: as well as for shopping, it is a far better plan for a tourist to have a supply of anti septic paper handkerchiefs, which come in compact little packages of six or a dozen. The San Francisco Sunday Caß A Pleasant Place for the School Girl's Tea Table. with flowers just above ft. Sometimes it is prettier to have the color of the china emphasized by the flowers used, and again there are tea tables which look their best when decorated with a contrasting flower. A pink and white tea table can harflly have a prettier flower decoration than a pink rose or a cluster of carnations In the same color. Pink and white tulips also look best on a pink and white tea table. A branch of lilac In either white or lavender or a pot of primroses adds a delicate note of color to a pink and white tea tahle also. The yellow tea table may flourish daffodils now that the daffodil season Is here, and the lavender flowers or violets look beauti ful on the yellow tea table, as do all white flowers. For the ivory, tea table there Is the American beauty rose par ticularly, and almost any flowers except the white ones, for a touch of color is reeded on the Ivory tea table. Being particular about one's flowers harmon izing isn't at all a waste of time and thought. It is these details that count In creating any object of beauty, even to a tea table, and a flower that Isn't the right flower may detract exceed ingly from the beauty of the most perfect ensemble. GIRLS who want their tea tables to be popular with their friends al ways try to have some special things: to serve to their guests which are not to be had everywhere. Ona girl has received the warmest and most sincere congratulations from her friends this winter because her tea table has been constantly furnished with a particularly delicious cooky, which she herself makes so perfectly that her chums declare It is better than any cake they can buy. Another girl makes a point of always having some thing unusual on her tea table. She Smart Gloves OUITE the smartest thing in gloves for afternoon, whether the gown be cloth or velvet, is a light tan. For.evening white kid is still firm in» its old place, but darker gloves are now decreed for the daytime. Only a girl who must furnish her own gloves from her allowance will realize what a boon this Is, for, apart from the fact that to have her white gloves cleaned after every wearing was such a large item of expense, there was also the re sult that from such frequent cleaning the gloves wore out in a distressingly >short time. Even if she cleaned them herself they would wear out almost as quickly, and only one who must save her pennies by cleaning her own kid gloves knows how very unpleasant a piece of work this Is, and, with the necessary tending of the hand* after ward, how many hours in a day can be spent at this task. When tan gloves first came in again for afternoon only suede was worn, but now the smooth leather, which is so much pleasanter to wear and lasts so much longer, Is equally in favor. Long gloyes for elbow sleeves, as well as the short gloves, are fashionable in the different shades of tan, but long dark brown gloves will not lo«k smart, for they are appropriate with an elaborate waist, and only elaborate gowns have short sleeves this season. Even with a dark brown cloth or corduroy gown gloves of the palest shade of tan are worn, but with a street dress in the morning the heavy dogskin and pig skin gloves are of a darker tone than usual. The exact shade for a tan glove must naturally be determined principally by the color of the costume which it com plements, and the shades to be had are graded in color from palest coffee to deep ecru, with every tone of corn color, mustard, yellow, gold, champagne and a score of others in between. There is no color of which a gown can be built explores foreign shops for extraor dlbary confections of all sorts. The Japanese and Chtnese bakers have-sup plied her with a variety and In some cases rather good tea cakes and sweets. The Italian shops have also been called upon to render tribute to this girl's tea table, and indeed so valiantly has she kept up her search for unusual eat ables that not a week has gone by since the season begalt without bringing: to her table something which most of her friends had never tasted before. Particularly fine candled grape, fruit has been the attraction of one very popular girl's tea table this winter, ard another has always had on hand some \ very good wafers made of chocolate and ginger. There are so many small shops nowadays which make a specialty of certain particularly good wafers and cakes and there are so many novelties of this sort being constantly put on the market that aglrl who wishes to take the trouble will have no difficulty at all In always finding something very new and very good to serve with the afternoon tea and chocolate. One thing that one should not over look when one is arranging a tea table is the proper disposition of the table and the chairs about It. A tea table should exude suggestions of comfort from every side, and unless It does so It is a miserable failure. Jt should oc cupy an out of the way corner which looks as if.it were especially meant to hold it, and around it there should be comfortable chairs which positively entreat the guests to linger for another cup. Then, above all things, It should look as if it were merely an ornament called Into use on rare occasions. If the tea table is of this comfortable sort It will breathe a generous hospitality upon all who como within the sphere of its dainty and potent influence. with which one of the soft tan tones will not harmonize and look better than hard white. White gloves, of course, may look attractively trim and neat when first put on, but 10 minutes later will have lost their beautiful whiteness, and even dark brown will look better with the lightest shade of costume than soiled white. Black gloves are smart only in the morning and must never be worn with anything but black. "With a street costume, no matter how dark a shade, there will be some ton* of brown leather or gray suede or castor that will look better than black. , White and yellow wash gloves will be worn straight through the spring with all morning costumes, and while these gloves soil too quickly to give any com fort when a muff Is carried, they are altogether the best for warm weather, and they are certainly the most practi cal of all light gloves. In cleaning: gloves it will be found a great savin* of labor to soak them first for a few hours In a bowl of kerosene, from which they should be placed di rectly Into another bowl of naphtha. The kerosene helps to remove the stains and softens the leather, while the naph tha then removes the grease of the oil. Gloves should never be cleaned in a room lighted at night by gas, for the fumes of the fluid have been known to remain in a room some hours after the naphtha itself has been taken away and disastrous flres have resulted. The gloves while soaking should be kept outside the wlnaow and should always be cleaned in the morning, so that the room can be well aired before dark* when the lights In the house are lit. If the gloves are left to soak over night in their bowl of naphtha they will clean much more easily. Steam heat will evaporate the odor of naphtha In a ■wonderfully short time, and gloves that can be* placed i^pon a steam radiator will never have the disagreeable smell that often makes cleaned glove* so un pleasant to wear.