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Day
5
Month
October
Year
1883
Copyright
Public Domain
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A protly w:ll photograph i iel il made from a pieeo of palé 1 r cardinal satin abont niño indio 'o. ín tlio contar cut out :i piec quito largo euongli íor tlio photo. .■ i!i, and turn in the oiljrca so thoy will jti -L hold the picture whea horamed. A round tlio bottora, and on one silo of tlio ccntor-picce, work in Kansington or satin sütch a viuc of }ollov blossoms if yon uso the cardinal, or palo pink if the blue is used. Finish the top and bottom with a band of plush the eolor of the satin, running in the mlge of each a whalebone. Turn in the sidos and fasten down on the wrong side. In the lower left-hand corner place a bow of ribbon oombining tlio two shades of the satin and ilowers, and hang np with ribbons of the same. Put in the photograph and fasten securely. Line with blue oí' red silesia, takiug care tliat the stitches do not show on the riglit side. The following is an excellent mothod f or (ixiug chalk drawings: Good black paper is coated with resin in the following manner: (Jorumon resin and shellac are dissolved in stront alcohol, and the solution ippHed to the black paper with a broad brush a uuinbcr of times, eaeh coating being allowed to dr}' perfeotly befoi-o another is applied. Tho paper becomes matted and dull, but acquires a gloss whou warmed. Chalk drawings made on tliis paper can be made permanent by covering another sheet of well-sized paper over the face of the drawing and passing a hot smoothino--iron over it. The extra sheet is carefulíy removed when cool, and the drawing tíaen can be rolled up without injury. To take out dents or bruises in forniture, wet the part with warm water; doublé a piecc of bi-own papier iive or six times, soak it, and lay it on the place; applyon tliat a liot ílat-iron uutil tlie ruoisturo is evaporáted. If the dent is not goue fepeat the procesa. After two or threo npplicatfons the dent will bc raised level with the surface. A fashion that is comino; nmeh in vogue in country or sinall city houses is to utilizo thu odd corners in the drawing or sitting-rooms for book-cases. Corners aro always bard to furnish unIes3 one has tuany cabinots or pansy tables, and books always look well iu a roorfS. Thcre eau never be too mauy of thotu. A carpenter can put np threc shelves in tiie dosired corner, placed about sixtcen inches apart. Theyshould be of black walnut or plaiu oak, coated with copal varnisl). Liülo curtains of some daiuty Indi:in gauzo, in coloring I .u. _Bn - .__ . l 1 1 n , I 1 . 4 kt . 1 4" I h t h 1 4 1 1 I I . V ■ I LO COriüápUUU 1U1 Hit 1LUUIU1LL, "''J be useil witli advantage, or an applique fringe of sciii-lct 011 a brown round, in a design of ivy loaves, will look more artistic. The top of thia litüe bookcaso iiiay be oruatueuteil by a statue, and a few pieees of china or bric-a-brac. A dúplex mirror in a plush or velvet frame would look woll placed at the bottora of tlie book case, to iill up tho space betrfoun it nntl t lio tloor.

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Ann Arbor Democrat