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The Saint Paul globe. (St. Paul, Minn.) 1896-1905, June 26, 1904, Image 3

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Making the Home Beautiful
Wide Choice of Fur
nishing Materials to
Make the Home
Look Cool in the
IN FURNISHING a country house
or cottage, or in making the city
home or apartment more inviting
and "livable" during the warm
summer months, the selection of cre
tonnes, linen taffetas, inexpensive cot
ton prints and flowered lawns should
be a first consideration.
A wide choice of these charming
materials is offered this season. Field
flowers, quaint, old-fashioned blos
soms and rich roses and orchids all
find a place in their color and decora
In the bedroom, of which a picture
is given, a formal design of roses and
tulips, with a bit of blue ribbon and
a good deal of green, is shown on the
ecru ground of the linen taffeta. It
shows what excellent effects may be
obtained by using the same material
for window draperies and chair cover
Linen taffeta sells from $1.75 to
$-'.50 a yard, and is fifty inches wide.
This season white backgrounds are
offered in this material, which is a de
parture from former styles. A yel
low hollyhock in several shades, set
in clusters of their green leaves, is an
attractive pattern.
In a room where eggshel white en
amel is used upon the woodwork and
this yellow hollyhock taffeta is em
ployed for draperies, and a wing chair
covered in it, the walls should be pa
pered to the picture rail with a soft
shade of yellow cartridge paper, while
the ceiling should be covered to the
rail with a paper showing single hol
lyhocks of the same yellow on a white
If the old-fashioned glazed or wax
ed chintz, which is having a revival
just now, is used, a good method of
treating the woodwork is to select
some shade shown in the chintz and
have the woodwork finished with en
amel matching it. The effect is ar
tistic, particularly when the walls have
a dull surface of rough plaster given
a water color wash or of fibre or car
tridge paper.
In cases where the walls were in
white or gray plaster, uncolofed in
any way, I have seen dainty bedrooms
evolved chiefly by the use of pretty
flowered muslins. One room of this
kind especially impressed me.
The walls were the natural gray of
Didn't Like the Water Boy.
In one of the big Southern hotels,
where there is a good deal of style
and the waiters wear uniforms, a guest
the other day seemed to have dined
not wisely but too well. As the boy
with water came along he caught him
by the coat and shook him roughly.
"Look here, old man!" said his
friend. "Let up on that sort of thing.
What's the matter with you, any
"Didn't you see?" whispered the
bibulous diner.
';See what?"
"Why, the name on that skate's
"Yes, I saw that. It says 'Water
Boy.' What of it?".
"Well, that's the same horse I bet all
my money on that day down at Brigh
ton last summer and then had to walk
home. I'll be blowed if I'm goin' t'
have him aroun' here 'thout puttin'
up a kick. He owes me eighty
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the plaster and the pine woodwork
had been treated with a simple coat
of forest green stain and dead finish.
The windows were draped with frilled
curtains of sheer white muslin, having
clusters of blue cornflower on a clear
white ground. The bed had a valanc
ed spread of it and a home-made
dressing table repeated the material
and the frills.
The bed was of white iron and two
or three chairs in the room were
painted white, while the center of the
floor was covered with a lined rug of
dark blue denim, which was stretched
and held taut by tacks. A brass can
dlestick stood on the little white table,
and the washbowl and pitcher were of
white porcelain with flat gold bands.
Altogether, this cheap little room was
neat and dainty, and seemed an ideal
country bedroom.
In modern architecture the mistake
is often made of introducing an incon
gruous mantel into a room. This fea
ture means so much in establishing
the character of a room that it should
be carefully considered. Ordinarily it
is well to select the simplest design.
Many shops design and put upon the
wholesale and retail markets what are
known as "stock mantels." These are
in all styles, sizes and shapes. Fre
quently, when an old house is being
renovated, the best thing to do is to
buy one of these ready-to-use man
tels. The finished article can be tried
in a room before it is definitely de
cided upon.
In the picture here reproduced a
correct style of mantel for a Colonial
room is shown. The woodwork
throughout the room in which the
mantel stands is finished with egg-
At Glengarry, in the Highlands of
Scotland, there is an interesting me
morial of the pride of an old family.
It is a picturesque feudal castle,
grandly planted on a lofty rock, which
projects over a deep blue lake and
keeps watch over a wild landscape of
mountains and rushing streams.
This is the castle of the Macdonells,
formerly one of the greatest of the
Highland clans, but now fallen upon
evil days. "Bonnie Prince Charlie"
slept in the castle the night after he
was defeated at Culloden, and Cum
berland and his redcoats battered it
into ruins a few weeks later.
The head of the clan is now a poor
man, and the fine estate of his ances
tors has passed into the hands of an
English millionaire. But, proud of his
shel white enamel, which has been
dubbed to a high gloss. In this way
the effect of the old china gloss paint
of Colonial days is reproduced.
Answers to Correspondents.
"A Reader" writes: "Will you kind
ly give me your ideas on decorating a
dining-room and sitting-room com
bined, having east and south windows
and door on the north side? The room
is 13x13 and has a thirty-four-inch
wainscoting. I shall buy either rug
or carpet."
If'it is possible to show the real
grain of your wood and you desire
such a finish, I would advise you to
use a wood tint and dead-lac varnish
upon it. If it has been painted there
is a varnish remover which takes off
all paint and varnish and leaves the
wood bare. It can then be treated as
new wood.
If you prefer you can paint your
woodwork a dark brown with a dull
finish, or make it ivory white.
As your room is so light and cheer
ful, you have a wide choice in colors.
A blue and white delft design for your
side wall would look well with what
ever woodwork you have, the ceiling
to be white. You should have white
net curtains with over-draperies of In
dian silk at 50 cents a yard, or the soft
and more durable raw silk at $1.50.
These could match the blue of the fig
ure in the wall paper in color.
A couch or deep window seat, cov
ered in dark blue corduroy or denim,
should be placed in such a room, and
the table cover should also be of blue,
with a galloon border. One easy chair
and a smaller table could be added if
room permits, and there should cer-
history, the last of the Macdonells
refuses to sell the castle. The million
aire offered $80,000 merely for the
ruined walls and the little patch of
ground on which the castle stands,
but the offer was refused.
The millionaire has built a fine
modern mansion on the estate, but
at the very edge of his lawn there is
another curious memorial of the pride
of ancestry which he cannot buy. It
is the "Well of the Seven Heads," a
proof of the summary vengeance dealt
out by a chief of Glengarry to the
seven murderers of the young chief of
the Keppoch branch of the family.
This little spot, about ten feet square,
also belongs to the impoverished head
of the clan, and he will not sell it for
any money.
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This room is finished with one coat of "No. 315 Light Brown Wood-Tint" {Trade-Mark)
and one coat of "Dead-Lac" {Trade-Mark). > '•;,
The " Wood-Tint " was brushed on the bare wood and before the stain had " set" it waa
wiped off lightly with cheese cloth, to bring out the beauty of the grain. The next day after
the application of " Wood-Tint," the coat of " Dead-Lac " was applied—completing the finish.
Nothing like this finish has ever before been placed on the market. It gives a high grade,
durable surface, which will wear weH on general interior workvshowing beauty of grain and the.
desirable dead finish so superior to gloss over soft woods, and it is the most economical to use.
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tainly be some green growing plants
in the window.
Miss M. A. J. writes: "What kind
and color of portieres should I use
for a wide doorway between parlor
and sitting-room? The parlor paper
is cream and gilt; in another year it
will be changed. The carpet fs dark
green, well covered with pink and
light greens. The sitting-room pa
per is sage green. There is a plain
ingrain carpet—a light gray with
faded pink and much brown. What
kind of rug is needed for the same
doorway? One is necessary.
"I am going to have a window seat
for a deep box-window in che sitting
room, also a new couch for the same
room. What would look best for
both? There is much woodwork in
the sitting-room—fiv« doors besides
windows. It was the old-fashioned
graining of light oak and dark
Use portieres of crimson jute velour
between your sitting-room and parlor.
As your carpets are green, showing
dull pink, and the walls will remain
sage green, a decisive color note
seems needed. Use corduroy in the
same shade of green, or a trifle darker,
for the cover of your box-window
seat and couch. Use a pillow or cush
ions upon these in various shades of
green and dull pink to crimson. An
Oriental rug, showing old rose, crim
son, green and ivory, would look well
in your doorway, or a Wilton copying
the Bokhara pattern.
When you repaper, select something
which has a tapestry effect and shows
soft, pinkish red blossoms among
green foliage. If you could do over
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your woodwork in ivory white enamel
it would be a great improvement.
(i "An Interested Reader" asks:
"Would you please inform me how
to paper the walls and ceilings of a
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dining-room and back bedroom of or
dinary size? The dining-room is very
dark, with only one window. The
frames are oak graining and the doors
are walnut. There is a china closet
built in the wall, with glass doors. The
furniture is all very heavy walnut.
The carpet is a body Brussels, dark
blue mixture with pumpkin yellow,
red, green, a little gray and old rose.
There are two doors, one leading into
the hall and one into the kitchen.
"The bedroom has also grained
woodwork—oak and walnut It has
one window, and the furniture is wal
nut. The carpet is a light red Axmin
ster, with a spray of flowers here and
there. What would you advise for the
windows, and what color paper for
the walls?"
Choose plain pumpkin yellow paper
for the side walls of your dining
room, and have the ceiling white. This
will aid in making your room seem
lighter. Another improvement would
be to make the woodwork ivory
white. On your bed chamber walls
use a clear white paper, with sprays
of red roses at wide intervals. Your
ceiling should be white. Use white
dotted muslin curtains trimmed with
ruffles up the front and caught back
on either side of the window frame.
"Ypsilanti" says: "I have been
much interested in reading your hint-;
on decorating and furnishing, and
write to ask your opinion about a
room we wish to recarpet. The finish
is painted white, and green is the pre
vailing color in the wall paper. I had
thought of getting oak linoleum for
the edge outside of the rug, but don't
know how it will look with a white
base. I cannot spend much on it, and
do not wish to paint the room, but
nierely to fix up the floor to harmon
ize with the rest of the room. There
is a clock shelf twenty-seven inches
long. What would be a pretty and
inexpensive drapery for it?"
Use a dark green filling for the
floor margin, and place upon it a rug
of small figured green tan and ivory
One in Brussels carpeting would cost
you about $25; a cotton fibre rug in
green and white would cost about $18
or $20; and an art square of ingrain
carpet could be had for $10 or $12.
A length of dull green cotton vel
vet, plain, could be laid along the
clock shelf and allowed to fall about
eight inches on each side. Shelves of
this kind are very difficult to render
harmonious in a room. Could you not
have some book shelves built in under
it? It would look well to paint the
shelves ivory white like the wood

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