The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 4, 1996 · Page 6
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 6

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, October 4, 1996
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AB FRIDAY. OCTOBER 4, 1996 HOME GARDEN THE SALINA JOURNAL- T INTERIORS BY DESIGN V HOUSEHOLD HINTS 'Moveable Walls' build privacy Fire starters recipe calls for dryer lint CHRIS CASSON MADDEN Scripps Howard News Service Folding screens provide inexpensive camouflage or add architectural interest In today's home there is no furniture piece as versatile or useful as the screen. A folding screen provides camouflage, architectural interest in rooms devoid of them, privacy and a means of reallocating interior space without major construction and its associated headaches and cost. • Camouflage: A screen can be used to cover up a messy desk in a corner of a room, an unused fireplace during the summer months, a lackluster corner in a space, an unattractive heating unit in your living room, or anything that you wish to "secret" from visitors to your home. If you plan to use your screen to camouflage a portion of your room, make certain that it is tall and wide enough to adequately cover the area and that it does not impede circulation or entranceways. • Architectural interest: Many homes lack architectural detailing and focal points. A large screen can provide an impactful statement in an otherwise bland architectural palette. A plethora of materials can be used to accomplish this: Fabric, wallpaper, photographs, architectural elements (shutters, old doors, iron gates, panel, windows, tabletops, etc.) can be used to create a special statement in your home. Be certain that if you create your own screen that the pieces are properly hinged and the base of the screen is stabilized to prevent it from toppling over. • Privacy: Screens provide an instant means of creating private space within a room. By placing a folding screen in front of an unused corner of a bedroom, you can create a dressing room, private retreat, home office, intimate dining area, library or meditation space. Use your imagination to create a personal spot to suit your TANTIQUE DETECTIVE HELOISE King Features Scripps Howard News Service In this sitting room, a three-panel screen, upholstered with fabric that matches the wall- covering, provides camouflage for an awkward, unused doorway. needs and wants. • Space allocation: In a large room or a space that is utilized for many different functions, a screen can provide "moveable walls" to create visual and definite boundaries. Permanent walls do not always provide the best solution if your needs are constantly changing or your budget does not allow for expensive construction. Screens provide you an inexpensive way to divide your space and the flexibility to reconfigure an interior. Screens can be fabricated out of many materials and in many different styles from natural wicker or bamboo to large upholstered screens or wallpapered panels to blend in with existing fabrics and patterns within a room. Let your imagination and personal taste guide you when deciding what type of screen will grace your home. Screens are available at many different retail sources — home improvement centers, department stores, furniture stores, upholsterers, woodworking shops, antique shops, glass centers, mirror fabricators and lumber yards. Screens can be easily fabricated from one single piece to many pieces hinged together that can be configured in various shapes; the most common consists of three hinged panels. In today's home, the screen provides versatility, utility, privacy and beauty. Don't overlook them as a solution for decorating problems. Dear Heloise: Can I get a copy of your item on how to make fire starters out of wax, sawdust and egg cartons? I had it and mis- * placed it and would like to make some, but I'm not sure as to what's what. — Robert Glazier, Medford, Ore. Dear Robert: You sure can, and you've got the ingredients right! More specifically, you need pieces of "* used candles or paraffin wax, sawdust or clothes-dryer lint and cardboard (NOT plastic foam) egg cartons. Halfway fill each cup in the cardboard egg carton with the sawdust or dryer lint. Next, slowly and cautiously melt the wax in a coffee can in a pan of water over very low heat. Once melted, carefully pour the wax into each cup of the egg carton until full. Then slowly stir the mixture in each cup, using a wooden ice-cream stick or chopstick. When the wax is cool and hard, just cut the egg carton into individual cups. Note: Use extreme care when melting the wax because it can ignite and cause serious damage. — Heloise Dear Heloise: I have found a way to keep crutches off the floor and near the chair! I bought a set of fireplace that has a holder with an open arid' curved top to hold the tools. I .' place the crutches on the base and , the curved top holds them up : right. I have one next to the kitchen chair and another near the livirig : room chair. No one trips over them now. A brick will give weight to the' base if needed. — Miriam Cetel; Fountain Valley, Calif. Dear Heloise: I must not b6 the ' only one who puts off doing hand- washables. The other day, while filling the clothes washer, I had an, idea. '' Why not use that water to hand : ' wash the few things you have! Even with the clothes in there', there is still enough room to wash a pair of hose or a blouse or two.'' Don't mind doing them anymore! — Marcia Lehrman, Brownsburg, Ind. Dear Marcia: Sounds like' you're conserving water also. After hand-washing things in the^ washer, just put them in a con- r tainer and rinse in the sink. —'' Heloise Dear Readers: Here are other ways to use a pillowcase. • Use to hold dirty clothes while- traveling and camping. • Put craft projects in it. " • Put matching sheets and other;' pillowcase in it. • Use a bright colored one oh your pillow when traveling, so it' r is easy to spot and you won't for-' get it in the motel. — Heloise • ( ' Memorabilia scores big with sports fans Beginning collectors might want to invest in pro hockey items Sports collectibles are more than overpriced baseball cards. There's a whole world of opportunity that even kids can afford A — as of this moment, that is. In the world of collectibles, greed seems to conquer all, as in the case of many objects once collected "for fun." Nonetheless, there are untapped collecting categories ...even in sports memorabilia. If I were a beginning collector, I would consider hockey items. Over the past two decades, professional ice hockey has become a major sport. Fans cover the United States. In his new book, "Collecting Sports Memorabilia," author Michael McKeever offers insight for beginning collectors ort what's happening in the market. Hockey items dating to just after the turn of the century are scarce. As a result, "some vintage hockey memorabilia is just as valuable as the rarest baseball collectibles," he says. With interest in hockey rapidly growing, the single-singed hockey puck is the most popular collectible in the category. Currently one of the most valuable would be a signed Wayne Gret- zkey, at $75. Other signatures are in the $25 range. Game-worn baseball, football, basketball and hockey jerseys, game-used bats, hockey sticks are also some of the most valuable sports collectibles. Because some cost thousands of dollars in shops and at auction, many collectors buy autographed replica jerseys, for a couple of hundred dollars. urines and statues are and were mass produced. It doesn't matter if they are plastic, papier mache or ceramics, collectors of all ages can't buy enough. As far as value, some are worth more than a thousand dollars, even from the 1960s. In fact, the Bobbin' Head figures made of papier mache in Japan in the 1960s sell for hundreds of dollars. Originally they cost a few bucks, they have to be in good condition to do well. The good news is not everybody is on the prowl for sports collectibles. And, not everybody who holds a garage sale knows their value, like you do. "Collecting Sports Memorabilia," by Michael McKeever, is published by Alliance Publishing. The price is $14. RALPH WEIGEL Bonds - Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron Now On Video Downtown News Carroll's Carroll's . & Books Books Music Video Video 204 S. Santa Fe Mid-State Mall Sunset Plaza 01 996 Warner Home Video. 91 996 Warner Bros, and Universal City Studios, Inc. Some of the hottest and more valuable sports collectibles include an autographed football and batting helmet and a Yankees jersey. Clues Further down price wise are paper items — tickets, publications and programs. However, they represent a currently affordable field. There are several factors determining price. The importance of the event and the condition of the items are primary. Old newspapers relating to sports events can have value. "The placement of a headline is important. Is it on the front page or inside in the sports section? Is there a photo?" writes McKeever. He also suggests saving the complete edition. Hopefully there is a picture of the most important athlete. To command big money, game programs should be as early as possible in the history o the sport. For instance, World Series programs printed before 1920 can have a value between $1,500 and $10,000. 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