Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania on May 3, 1930 · Page 15
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Altoona Mirror from Altoona, Pennsylvania · Page 15

Altoona, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, May 3, 1930
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£W»f% pfjppp^^ j^rarV *v'» '' • -<?%« ^7.^' <'•> • "' • i v »' • f' MfRJfcaR-SAfttRiSAy.JKAtfl »«M'iiiaiHiMi«»ii«« ii •>.!«•< Read These Hints For Planning The Ideal Hone MICE WALL PAPER CHEERS UP HOME Wall paper should help to present •ach room's furniture and window draperies In a favorable setting. Its duty la to be decorative—cheery but not boisterous. Large wall spaces often prove Irritating In their continued repetition of patterns or In the uninteresting ex- panse of a. plain paper, In many cases the correct treatment la applique panelling. A stile and border can be hung over a completely papered wall, thus blocking It off In panels rightly proportioned to each area. Such handling of some all-6ver pat- terna lends the charming effect of tapestry hangings. It's an economical method without the slightest suggestion of the manner of its application. Make your rooms cheery, more livable by the selection of papers that are pleasing to your eye and In accordance with each room's color scheme. I I PLUMBING AND HEATING There are very few items that enter the home which are more essential to one's comfort than modern bath fixtures and a good heating system. As direct factory distributors we are in a position to supply your needs at the lowest possible prices. Bath Outfits, complete $57.50 Closets » 18.50 Range Boilers 7.75 50 ft. % inch Garden Hose 4.00 Septic Tanks, Gas and Kerosene Water Healers, Valves, Pipe and Fittings, Electric Pumps. CONSUMERS' Plumbing and Heating Supply Co. 1905 Ninth Avenue Phone 8135 / ROSES SHRUBS VINES Etc Beautify Your Property and Increase Its Value! The best nurseries in the country are offering their choicest products to Montgomery Ward customers—at a distinct saving. Every kern in thit sale a quality item—do not confuse with low grade merchandise frequently offered in special sales! Ward nursery stock grow*. T) Play Safe! Plant Quality Stock! Butterfly Hush Hitter-Sweet Allies American Ivy Clematis Wistaria (Purple) Concord tl runes Trivet Ileil ..) Columbia Jtose Hod American Beauty White American Beuuly I'lnk hlllarney Gruss en TIpllU John Hopper lied Radiance Paul Neyron Butterfly I'. K. Uruschkl I'lower of Fulrlielcl KinprcBtt of China Itoserles Kxfelsii Ilydrangeu .Splrett V. 11. Spirea A. Wuterer Alock Orange Welgela Pink KorsylliiUi .Inpun Barberry 35c each WeaUo curry a complete line of granii seed, flower seed, vegetable need, gladioli bulbs, etc. MONTGOMERY WARD & COMPANY 1117 16th Street Dial 8141 VARIED WALLPAPER RESDLTS_POSStBLE Discrimination Should Be Used In Choice of Wall Decoration In Order to Avoid Unfortunate Decoration. The problem of decorating any room is primarily an architectural one. To produce a varied and personal result, we employ different methods. One long trlea and successfully proven method is that of using wallpaper to enhance the decoration. Many mistakes are made in the indiscriminate use and choice of wallpaper, which Is unfortunately responsible for occasional adverse criticism of It as a product to employ In decoration. This is obviously remediable. Firstly, the character of the room should be considered, the size and scale and purpose, and the personality of the occupant. Whatever Is done should be done to enhance the architecture and the decoration scheme. Because of the necessary of doing this, borders came Into existence as an inseparable part of pattern wallpaper. A scattered pattern of any type needs confining. This may be an actual wood member of the architecture. Frequently this does not exist and we build interest and supply the needed confine by paralleling the architectural motif with the border. We overlook opportunities by not more often employing plain wallpaper aa a foil for a patterned paper. Just aa brocade panels are displayed by frequent use of a single plain paneled wall, we create the same interest and effect by using a dado in a plain tone, a line of border paper and above the pattern paper, confined again at the cornice lino with another strip of border. In all cases where the doors and windows are prominently placed, in the architectural scheme, this same border should outline the window or door casing, therefore strengthening the original Intent of the room and employing paper aa a decorative aaset to the scheme. If a dado is used, the outlining of the doors should commence at the dado line..' In selecting the border it should be kept In mind that it is taking the place of an architectural part and therefore should never be too elaborate in its nature. Frequently simple borders based on the egg and dart motive or straight lines or any other architectural factors, representing high light and shadow, can be used with papers of varied patterns which have not perhaps a border of their own. Plain papers in contrasting tones accented with borders can be used must effectively to produce plaster treatments, correct In tradition to combine with wall paper. The use of borders In creating a paneled effect is a happy scheme if care in the proportion of the paneling Is exercised. If a long, narrow panel is used, it should be balanced by a larger area in the panel next to it. A small room of equal sized panels is possible if the panels are not too vertical in nature. In working out a scheme of this character, it is well to estimate a dado line about thirty inches from the floor, working above and below this point. If a simpler treatment is desired, the border could easily be used at the baae board and the expanse of the pattern carried up to the ceiling line where the border is again repeated. In short, there is a distinct movement toward the correct use of all the marvelous accessories to the interior which America now offers. Beautiful designs and colors are available. Choose them correctly and use them with thought and only after careful planning. Achieve, through the use of wallpaper, an added glory to your architecture which is the point from which we start and from which we must not deviate if we want to arrive at the perfect interior. COLOR IN HOMES IMPORTANT ITEM Many Expensively Furnished Houses Seem Dark and Drab by Reason of Improper Decorative Scheme. Color may well be considered the moat important factor in home decoration. Many expensively furnished homes seem drab and .uninteresting merely because of a lack of a proper color scheme, while the most simply furnished cottage may fairly sparkle with charm due to a clever manipulation of appropriate hues. The amount as •well as the quality of the light which enters a room should first be considered In its relation to the colors to be used. If the room Is located on the nprth side of the house, warm tints of brown, yellow, orange and red are agreeable. In rooms having a southern exposure cool colors, such as blue, green and gray pleasantly temper the warm light. Only pale color tones are used on the walls, for strong colors make a room seem much smaller, while light tones tend to increase its apparent size. A safe rule to follow is to have the floor • of a room darkest in tone and the celling lightest, with walla of an intermediate shade. There is usually a greater contrast between floors and walls, however, than between walls and celling, for floors of a very dark tone are considered most desirable from a decorative point of view. Dark floors are distinctly valuable as a background for varicolored rugs. A decorative scheme which is quite different was recently worked out following tha combination of colors used in the draperies of a quiet colonial bedroom. The quaint ngured chintz showed a floral design of tiny rosebuds in harmonizing shades. As harmonious colors are those which Ha close together. Soft shades of rose, lavender and blue, dominant in this chintz, were echoed in the organdy bed pillows and in the cross stitch embroidery of the linen covers on dressing table and chest of drawers. Cotton chenille rugs In rose and blue were laid upon a floor painted a deeper shade, of blue, and pale gray walls and woodwork were tinged with violet. The color scheme of the room was restful rather than stimulating and made a perfect setting :'or mahogany furniture with its prim lues and old-fashioned air. In a similar manner the color scheme "or a room may be derived from a really line picture which holds the place of honor on the wall. The pale neutral .ones of the background are suitable Tor walls and ceiling, and the more delinite hues used in the foreground suggest the colors appropriate for rugs, draperies and furnishings. Personal preferences should be care- Fully considered before delinite plans for decoration are decided upon. MODS ARE SAVED BY REFRIGERATION Food costs too much these days for any family to be able to afford waste. It la said that the average American family spends approximately J700 a year for ~food and of this amount about 16 per' cent is wasted because of spoilage, or must be thrown out be ; tiause left-overs cannot be kept, due to lack of adequate refrigeration facilities. Consider the pint of milk that turns sour; the sixty-cent butter that gets an "off taste" and has to be used for cooking purposes; the grade A eggs of a fortnight ago that ended as a dubious grade; the levt-over soup that has to be thrown outf the Imported cheese that grows moldy and those many other wastes and small leaks that every household not equipped with electric refrigeration knows. There are very' few housewives, of course, who do not pride themselves on their thrlftlness. But many of them would be surprised If they wer« to keep dally check of the foodstuffs that, because of lack of adequate refrigeration, must go the way of garbage. Many a woman, tbo, who prides herself on never using any eggs but the beat and who would be quite perturbed at the idea of buying cold-atorage egga, buys only strictly fresh eggs at grade A prices, but actually uses many eggs whose quality has become equivalent to one of the lower grades. Dr. Arthur AlbrecHt of the New York state department of farina and markets, In his booklet, "What tbii Consumer Should Know v About Egga," says that eggs must be guarded from exceaslve moisture, head and strong odors. Other authorities emphasize the same points about other perishable foodstuffs. But how can the housewife take these safeguards against food spoilage? Adequate refrigeration, which means electric refrigeration, is the answer for the reason that It assures constant, proper temperature—automatic cold—for the proper preservation of foods. at GRANT'S 1412-1414 Eleventh Ave. Spring Freshness for Your Windows and so inexpensive/ New Spring Curtains, whether you plan to make them, or buy them ready made, purchasing at Grant's will save you money. Ruffled curtains in m'any new styles suitable for every room. Of white or cream scrim with valance and dainty ruffles. Styles with colored or flowered inserts. Really remarkable values and they add £^r so much to the appear- ~^l p r. ance of your home. Only 36 In. Gobelin Cretonne A new price and low enough for everyone's use. The attractive patterns add to the pleasure of selecting your choice. You will be satisfied and it is only c Yd. Just Dial 2-6500 for Pure "Crystal Ice" Every day we are winning new friends for "Crystal Ice." It costs no more to have the protection of this fine ice. Call today. No Order Too Large—None Too Small CRYSTAL ICE COMPANY 1718 Ninth Ave. Dial 2-6500 Watch for the Orange Colored Trucks EASED VA you on a silver flatter/ What do you think your house is worth as a business investment? Wave you a hazy idea that if you ever want to sell it, 'it will bring a price ( which represents an increase over its original cost? Do you say to yourself: "Well, there is one thing —owning a home of your own is a sound investment. You can sell at any time and make a nice little prolit?" If your house is in a run-down state, you may meet with disillusionment. It will surprise you how little it will cost to make those necessary repairs or to modernize your home. We speciali/e in this line of work. Phone us today. NO MONEY DOWN 18 MONTHS TO PAY .Nineteenth St. I'lionu 2-1300 z/vc. MAKE ATTIC AND BASEMENT_ USEFUL Both Have Wonderful Possibilities for Modernizing, Utility and Increasing Property values. In many homes, wasted attic spaces offer wonderful posslblltles for modernizing. It la a simple matter to flash the • walla and sloping ceilings, transforming useless space Into comfortable, livable rooms. A sunny playroom, a cheerful recreation room, a cozy- den or bedroom, a convenient sewing room or handy work shop. When you consider modernizing, don't overlook the Important attic. Dormer windows can often be added, to better light and ventilate a modernized attic. Dormers not only increase roominess where space is limited, but add to the attractiveness of the exterior. Where .there la no convenient space for a stairway, a disappearing stairway may be used. Attics should always be insulated to prevent heat losses in winter and to juard against the penetration of heat during the hot summer. Proper Insulation la always a good investment n any home aa it savea fuel, brings additional comfort the year round and deadens noise throughout the house. These benefits increase property values by making the home a more comfortable place to live In. Modernizing an old basement makes It more than a place for the heating plant and wash tubs, a storage place for fruits and vegetables. You can do much or little modernizing in the basement, suiting your own fancy here, as in modernizing the upatalrs rooms. There are many ways in which a basement can be modernized and made more useful and valuable. A well ventilated, soundly constructed basement offers almoat limitless possibilities for a recreation or billiard room; a work shop, or playroom for the children. An additional lavatory and toilet—even a shower or complete bathroom may be Installed here. More sunlight and air Is provided through additional basement windows or by enlarging the present ones. Better artificial lighting is easily obtained through the installation of modern electric fixtures. Basements should be thoroughly insulated and weatherproofed. Walla and ceilings can be artistically treated. Floors can be laid and covered. In fact, anything can be accomplished here as readily aa upstairs. Through modern methods and by utilizing the building materials and appliances to be found so easily, the basement can be brought to the same degree of convenient comfort and attractiveness—made just as livable, just as inviting 1 , as any other part of the home. You can easily make these added improvements to you attic or cellar by means of a monthly payment plan that has been worked out and made available to Altoona home owners by one large contractor. Under this plan a home owner may have almost any work done without making any down payment, and spreading the cost out over a period of as long aa eighteen months. Fibre Reed Suite Three well made pieces, for your porch A or sunparlor. Colorful upholstering.™ A carefully built suit, priced low 39- Special low prices on all Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom and Kitchen Furniture. United Furniture Co. 1105-1107 Sixteenth Street I T\ EDECORATING your home will not JA. mean the expenditure of your surplus cash if you borrow from us. The rate is small and payments can be arranged on a weekly basis. "A Friend In -Need Is a Friend Indeed" Altoona Discount 1425 12th Ave. New Aaron BIdg. HOORAY!! ROpEI n9 ruta~ Blame TRADE MARK Be Sure the Roper Purple Line I we have IT! A GAS RANGE THAT LIGHTS ITSELF, automatically, at the turn of the gas cock—one hand—one motion! No matches needed—no buttons to push—the new Roper Inata-Flame ends all unnecessary movements. Even the Oven Burner Lights Automatically! Top, simmering and oven burners are equipped to give instantaneous service with the new Insta-Flame. Nothing to get out of order or break—the Insta-Flame is always dependable. Ask for a Demonstration Today! The Standard Furniture Co. 1407-11 th Avenue I and the Roper Complete Qven Control are on th* Ga» Range You Buy

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