The Daily Times from Salisbury, Maryland on January 28, 1979 · 21
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The Daily Times from Salisbury, Maryland · 21

Salisbury, Maryland
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Sunday, January 28, 1979
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J --WJN r ....... : 7 C I WEDDINGS ;,J C ENGAGEML V " SECTION y 1 i I 1 ' ' - t yv'Ma i mm r i ' J"L . J -t . iffl-f ftnir ilr -tfnmrtrit u imp MKMii muni i iiiiiriihiilinill'iiiiilfii fniiiif i" n ' W3SS DELMARVA WOMEN SOCIETY ANN LANDERS A Clieris Fine Glassware Displayed With Pride By Owners h ed Collection WKDDIM; TK.X SKKVICK. Ah unusuul Kuriipran Ira sri-ii-e Willi a pair of tea cups and sauiers for a iii'uly inariicd iduple are aniiinK llir vast anal y of antique zhiss enjiiyed by Kin in a Scar-ImiiillUh. By PAT ENGLISH Of The Times Staff GIRDLETREE A cherished collection of fine, old European glassware, inherited by a Worcester County couple, continues to grow with their own love and interest in collecting. When Irving and Emma Scarborough of Girdletree were bequeathed an extensive array of the beautiful and romantic Bohemia glassware pieces by his late, mother, they were already fanciers of American and European cut glass. In the decade since the glassware became theirs, they have added to the glass treasury until today the collection numbers well over 300 pieces. Bohemia glass dates back to the 17th century. Made in the mountains of Germany, the glass was blown, cut and polished on wheels and finished by hand painting with scrolls of gold and wreaths of flowers, cupids and vines, more popularly known as the grape or vintage pattern. Deep, rich colors of reds, emerald, topaz, turquoise and chrysoprase were the most popular colors. Deeply recessed cutting and often a pearly white incrustation with grapevines and hunting scenes or bold flowers and birds, or perhaps rural country scenes were used to decorate many pieces. Intricately designed vases feature cut glass drops of prisms. The Scarborough home features the deep red varying shades of the German glassware .in many of its rooms. RATHER than being placed mmill WIIW IIIHIWHIIIP Wl ! mWIII llll III I IM II &...MaftU&tfKM.tHA3M.&ro.''. - hV : l-di UJ t tS : Yi p a?i h Pf t v ( IIKItlSIIKI) IIKIHI.OOMS. Emilia St ai -biiniugh and her liushand, IrviuK. a (.lidlctrer general slme owner, have enjoyed collecliug Aiiieriraii and Kuropeaii glass for over 40 years. Here Mi s. Si ai'lKii ougli shows jusl a lew of their hi'irlooni collerliou of Kolienua K'ass iH-Wume iHillles, deiaulers and Kohlels. (Times Htioloshv Pat English) behind cabinet doors and glass for a "touch-me-not" feeling, the lovely old glass pieces are displayed on antique furnishings, adding a regal touch. .Probably some of the most cherished pieces of Bohemia glass are found sitting in the center of an old dining room banquet table. The set of ambrosia pieces with elegant borders of finely cut grape leaves with rabbits, deer and fowl in a forest setting, was a surprise Christmas present to Mrs. Scarborough from her husband several years ago. "I never dreamed the ambrosia set would be given to me," Mrs. Scarborough said. "For years I had admired it in the antique shop of the now late Lester Hearthway of Snow Hill. He didn't trust Irving to bring it home. He personally delivered it to us." The set includes a large ambrosia bowl with a cover and ladle silling on a tray with eight footed goblets. The deep lustre of red with an overlay of the white etchings are the perfect compliment for the mellow wood of the antique dining table. A handsome. Empire sideboard contains a grouping of Bohemia decanters. A corner table holds various cruet sets, each designed with a different motif. The white frame Scarborough home was built over 50 years ago. Wooden shelving, now painted white, was designed into the plaster walls in both the dining room and nearby living room. Decanters with the grape leaves and tendrils and bird designs on them seem as if the shelving was built just to house the elegant bottles. Shades of rosy red carpeting wiln red and green colors found in the tapestry and crewel-covered antique furnishings create a tastefully decorated Iwckground for the Bohemia glassware. "It was planned that way," Mrs. Scarborough explained. Although the pieces of Bohemia glass are not actually used, they are found placed in the living room areas to be enjoyed, she said. AN OLD desk found on the Eastern Shore is smartly accented with a pair of prismed vases. A low, wooden table in front of the one of two living room sofas, holds a wedding set of Bohemia glass. The set, with a charming tea pot, creamer and sugar bowl and a matching pair of lea cups and saucers, were used jusl for a newly married, couple Mrs. Scarborough said. One of the couple's four children, James, a student at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., found a oriental prayer rug and had it shipped to his parents from one of his trips to the Holy Land. The deep reds and blues are perfect used under the table. All of their children, including Wall Scarborough of Salisbury, Penny Baker of Girdlelree and Flora Brittingham of near New Church, Va., share an appreciation of the old collection. Even though they don't collect Bohemia glass, they each have 5 v. - --Mm ' Ofmnit 9 r COLLECTOR'S I'RIDE. The lovely old Bohemia ambrosia sel, a surprise gifl al Christmas lime years ago, is one of Hie couple's favorite pieces of Hie richly pallerned German glass. The glass was first made during the 1700s. Pieces in the Scarborough collection are from the ixih and early Ittth century. ' pieces of cut glass or oriental china given to them- by their parents. On their various trips the couple is always searching for that special piece not found in Uieir collection. "We really aren't buying many pieces now," Mrs. Scarborough said. "That is, unless it's something different than what we already nave now." Antique shops and shows have been the hunting grounds for many pieces of the glassware. A rare tumbler was first seen during a search at "The Tobacco Barn" in Upper Marlboro during a huge antique show. They saw the intensely beautiful glass with an overlay of red and amber colors. Hut they didn't buy it, deciding to visil all of the antique displays to see other wares as well. When they later decided to buy it, they found they were unable to find that particular booth among the hundreds assembled at the marketplace. Disappointed, they returned home. A year later, while visiting an antique show in Ocean City, they couldn't quite believe their good luck. There sat the rare tumbler. Bui not for long. II soon found its way into a special place in the couple's vast treasury, of , Bohemia glass. MORE recently, a pair of tall, stalely urns were found on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The museum quality urns fit perfectly into the Scarborough home. A doorway leading from the living room into the dining room was designed with twin pillars and a shelf on each side. . They were just waiting lor the urns. Among the collection are candy pots or dishes, nut bowls, . finger bowls, goblets, liqueur and wine glasses, perfume bottles and sweel meat bowls, once used as a part of a dessert service for serving candied fruits, trifles and similar sweets. They have learned to be cautious on their searches for l See GLASSWARE. PageC-3) I r 1 $ if STATELY CRN. One of a pair of the deep red Bohemia glass urns that glace the Scarborough's Girdletree home is shown here. Standing almost two feel tall. Hie urn is finely cut Willi a grape vine pallem and a woods scene. . Nail Painting Art Is Hands Down Trend Setter Bv PAT ENGLISH Of The Times Slaff Mom's latest interest in "pop art" has gone lo her fingertips! " Tiny but lerf lies and shiny red apples are just some of the designs that are appearing on today's ladies' fingernails. The current American fad of "nail painting" had the thumbs up of fashion approval over three years ago in sunny trend-seltingCalifornia. But the practice is an old one in the Philippines. Norma Dise. 39. of Salisbury and a native of the Philippines, V has been making her home in Salisbury since 1971. The former singer, beauty shop owner and model married Kendall Arden Dise of Salisbury while he Was working in her country with the Westinghouse Corp. He is an engineer's aide and has spent many years during his employment in various countries. For the past six months, Mrs. Dise, a trim, petite mother of four, has been "nail painting" at Hair Em South, a Salisbury beauty salon. She gives facials, is a hair stylist, but. . . she's also known for her creative talents with the tiniest of brushes. "Fingernail art is the only painting I do," she said. "I can t even paint on paper unless it's a sketch of a fingernail. "Fashionable nails have always been important in the Philippines." she said. "Pedicures are just as important as the fingernails too. "In my country women coming into a beauty shop always have their finger and toenails done and sometimes jr ay iP 0 'k'ik ?fft 2'-it'- A. . WITH PATIENCE AND SKILL. The self-taught nail art is demonstrated by Norma Dise, left, applying a curved half moon design on Peggy Smith of Berlin. (Times Photos by Pal English) their hair. In the United States. I've noticed, the hair is styled first and occasionally the manicure and rarely a pedicure. -ELEPHANT Tl'SKS," a combination of two colors of nail polish, skillfully applied by Mrs. Dise, actually do resemble elephant tusks. The half moon design is another two color combination artfully swirled on the fingernails. She also paints tiny apples, hearts, colorful butterflies or perhaps a shamrock or a personalized monogram, all on fingernails. Some designs using swirling effects with bright red or soil pink polish over a white or silver base coat create conversation, pieces or show stoppers. The cost is nominal considering her mention of a current article in the January issue of the National Geographic magazine that showed nail painting at The Nailery in Los Angeles, Calif. Women there paid as much as $100 a nail for a hkness of King Tut done in gold leaf. The craze swept California during the "Treasures of Tutankhamun; : exhibit at a California museum of art. Then, too, one of Mrs. Dise's customers recently returned from a trip to Las Vegas where she had just her pinkies painted for $5 each. The toenails are often painted by Mrs. Dise in the summer time when feet are exposed more at the beach and in carefree sandals. Another of her customers, Barbara Pine of Wyman Drive, has had her nails artfully pain- led using the elephant tusks pattern every week for the past six months. She loves it. "It's like having my hair done or buying a new outfit," Mrs. Pirie said. "Fingernails are a part of the total outfit, so why not havesomethingspecial?" MRS. PIRIE'S nails are carefully shaped each week and four coats of polish are applied to her.f ingernails before the (ifth and final coat of protective polish is used. Peggy Smith of Berlin, who works with jewerly, enjoys pretty long nails, especially in her job where she uses her hands frequently while demonstrating rings and bracelets. She just had her fingernails painted with nail art for I he first time. The "half moon pattern" was painted on one hand, while she opted for a second design on her left hand. Dark pink nail polish was applied by Mrs. Dise with a regular nail polish brush. A special fine artist's brush was used to deftly apply tiny black dots as an accent. She was fascinated watching Mrs. Dise paint while explaining how she learned to do her nail art. "I just learned to watch other people nail paint while I owned a beauty shop in the Philippines." she explained. She also does her own fingernails and proudly showed a different liny symbol or design on each fingernail. She claims that fingernail polish provides not only a touch of beauty for the nails, but a protective coaling as well. "After all. you wear your fingernails every day, all day. and they are always seen. Why not make them beautiful? " .m.,..,,u..,,,,m.,u,A .nil. i . ,ii i in i , i mi L ' j ' i- ' ' iA ' -V&y ": . V- s "'' ..'jV--: '"; - i y , . - i - -' -' i - THi-n niiiifm ilirii in mi iili- -'- - - - 1 - NAIL POP ART. Ai l forms are no Uimci reslricled lo canvas and sculpture, with (he receul news i art displayed on the fimiernails. The shapely hands l I'i'a'v Sinilli of Hi rlin display Iwu dif-feivnl designs painted by Norma liM-n( Salisbury, a naliveof the Philippines.

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