The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 27, 1955 · Page 19
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 19

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 27, 1955
Page 19
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2T, WOT BLYTHEVILLB (ATfK.y (JUUKIER MfiWS Bright Cottons Add Glamour to Kitchen A , kitchen can become a showplace area where you'll be proud to entertain .brief visitors and even weekend house guests. As one of the most lived-in rooms of the house, it should take priority in any redecorating scheme. Sometimes a new sink, new cabinets or the opening up of a wall to provide more window space may be in order. Often the job can be done with fabrics alone, and you may be surprised to discover that the fabrics arc right at hand in a kitchen drawer. Cotton dish towels and toweling make wonderful decorative fabrics' for the kitchen, as interior decorators have discovered. Brilliant multicolor stripes, gay plaids, bold checks and bright floral .designs are K . few of the current patterns in dish towels that offer decorative possibilities. Two-Tow e! Curtains With two dish towels, you can make a pair of delightful curtains, the Cannon Homemaking Institute Bathroom Carpet Is Luxury Note The parlor rug has come to the bath, thanks to cotton carpeting which can be installed with ease and which washes like a dream. Lush, deep-pile carpets which used to be seen only in the living room are now being prescribed for the bathroom. They hide the ham cold tiles of the bathroom floor, minimize slipping and provide 'a warm spot of color underfoot. Washable, pre-shrunk bathroom carpeting can now- be had by the yard, along \vith art instruction kit complete with cutting knife, meas uring- device and pattern square. The 36-inch widths are securely taped together to fit the floor. Once installed, the cotton sections can be un-taped, picked off the floor and dumped in the washing machine like wish cloths. Decorators advise selection ofj your cotton wall-to-wall carpeting | «t the same time you pick out towels and shower curtains. This will] result in a harmonious bathroom color scheme. Since the usual bathroom floor is small, extravagant styles and colors can be put down. points out. Towels 18 by 3« inches are just the right size for small pantry windows or the standard low window usually found over 1 the kitchen sink. Simply sew six plastic rings at the top of each towel. If you prefer wider curtains, two towels can \x stitched together to provide more fullness. Cotton dish toweling, usually 18 inches wide when sold by the yard, also makes fine decorative fabric. R-ench Provincial type curtains can be made by stitching gay little toweling ruffles in rows across straight kitchen towels. One homemaker decorated her kitchen window and dinette in bright toweling and made table mats to match from kitchen towels. From one 18 by 36-inch towel she cut three 12 by 18-inch mats, fringing all edges about an inch. Three matching napkins 12 by 12 inches square were cut from another towel and fringed like the table mats. For complete harmony between you and your new kitchen decor, make a practical "butcher type" apron from dish towels. There are ali sorts of accessories that can be made from towels, too: toaster covers, waffle iron covers and scarves for surfaces you like to cover up. Homeowners Demand New Fashions Tho home furnishing industry is becoming as fashion minded as the dress industry, with homeowners demanding new ideas in decorating styles. Panelists at a 1955 wholesale home furnishings market agreed that thia i£ a significant trend in American manners, and they promised new kinds of fabrics and furniture to meet the demand for change. "Soon people will be shopping lor new dining-room and living room furniture every four or five years, just as they shop for new autos,'' said one manufacturer. Most, families are refurnishing and redecorating their home more frequently than ever before, remarked another panelist. Sewing Center May Add Charm Every woman needs a sewing corner of her own. When this corner [ adds a pretty decorator note to the i room, the entire family takes pleasure in it. . t A typical setting makei good use : of small space, blending period anti modern decor. A formica top converts a sliding door shelf unit and chest of drawers unit into a kneehole desk. Cottage curtains, made; of pink cotton fishnet and hung \ from black curtain rings harmo- , nize well with a pink wall and modern couch cover. Basic piece is a slant-needle por- ' t:.ble Singer sewing machine. The fishnet offers no stitching problem i on this machine. Local sewingi center experts suggest use of tissue paper under the fabric to speed • the hemming. The tissue is torn; away when stitching is done. A scalloped heading is easy to make with a paper pattwn you draw yourself. When estimating yardage, illow double the window width for full- IMM. Measure from top curtiin rod to center at window and from center to window liU. Add I Inchet for facing at top >nd 4 inches tor double 2-inch hem at bottom. MADISON WEAVERS Tel. 5-5969 22 S. Third St. Re-weaving - Burns Tears & Moth Holes Memphis, Tenn. Compliments MANGET BROS COTTON 41 U 1-1771 GARDEN SCENE — These three Blytheville women are modeling cotton dresses from the Maid of Cotton wardrobe to be shown at the National Cotton Picking Contest fashion show Friday afternoon. Mrs. Harold Thompson (left) wears a pale blue gingham by William Lind with the newer flared skiri silhouette and high arched bodice — a fine sanforized cotton. Mrs. Cecil Connell (center) has donned a simple French looking shealh with a smart new bateau neckline by Herbert Meyer Mrs. Ben Cavens is wearing a loveiy sundress with a cape stole in a huge fruit print — latest fashion news. (Courier News Photo) Anyone with. Daring Can Redecorate; Says Dorothy Draper S. T. LOWRY COTTON CO. November 6th Street Memphis, Tenn. Courage, ladies ;Dorothy Draper says anyone with a little daring can do a good job of redeconuion. i The world-famous - decorator-de i signer believes many homemakers > who put off redoing a room" are i simply afraid to let themselves go. j "People like >o make excuses." I Mrs. Draper maintains. "They say s they haven't enough money—that's j Just bosh. They can always splash some lovely colons around, dye some I old material and create a whole new room. I "The way to learn decortair.e is i to do it." she says. "Whatever you ; delight in. is right. I "Tell them to strengthen their : backbones," Mrs. Draper -said to an interviewer on a recent visit to her : bright, fabric-strewn offices in New York. "No excuses now — anybody ran do it. The only thing that matters is having the daring to do it." The dynamic president of Dorothy Draper, Inc. is herself a doer and riarer accustomed lo setting the : iashion world on its ears with her revolutionary concepts of scale in : decoration and a tradition-defying I palette of fresh, clear colors. With !a suave disregard of orthodox text' book rules, she has evolved her own 1 fresh approach to decoration. ' ' "Just don't be dull," is her motto. "There are no rules except, Does it look right, and has it the right • color-scale and practicality?" i Decor by Dorothy Draper has rome to be the hallmark of ro- , mance and excitement in decora- I lion. Among the scores of cele- i brated gathering places which bear i her distinctive imprint are The Greenbrier, the Hampshire House. the Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs, the Hotel Quitandinha in Brazil, a new restaurant at the Metropolitan Museum ui New York. Sak's Fifith Avenue's Palm Beach Shop, as well us theaters, hospitals and many other interiors. Last Spring. Mrs. Draper set out to discover Spain as guest of the Spanish government. She returned with a fiesh new approach to home decoration, creating a colorful collection of coorintia^ed fabrics, wallpaper and furniture which translates Old World culture in sophisticated American terms. Among the striking designs In this "Espana" collection are cotton batistes, ducks and prints, a^ well as coiton carpets in vivid hu&s. "One of the most exciting things is what has happened to cotton." Mrs. Draper says. "Cotton V fashion .success shows that it isn't the price that counts but the effect you richieveht —e chic with which curtains are draped and the drama with which the color scheme is evolved." There are four main types of groups of human blood, known as O. A, B and AB. Hew i Bedding \ Induces Sleep Statistics show that more than j three billion sleeping pills are sole 1 annually. An investment in good t bedding will pay better sleep ch'vi-- dends in many cases, according to i the National Cotton Council. i A good mattress that gives the '< proper support is essential to re- I laxing sleep. j i Many families sre usins: old. worn'' I bf-dtiin? long anr;r its useiul life 1 should be considered over. Sleep | equipment, contrary to what many i people think, rioe-s not last a lite- • time. The estimated life of a mat{ tress in normal use is around ten years. I WTien bedding- Is worn out, it should be replaced immediately with a new cotton innerspring mattress, that does offer adequate support. j | To test- a mattress, place a yard- • 'stick across it a: several imervals. ; | If the mattress touches the yard-! | slick st, every point, it is no doubt: ] still level. If it dip^ dn\vn in spots.. | however, it is worn out- and needs j i repiacine. ; A real help to ;he outdoor chef i?. • a pair of cotton-asbestos gloves.'' barbecue mitts that are made for heat protection. They are con- ; structed of sturdy blue denim with; palm and inner fincer^ oi woven! asbestos. The gloves come in one size only, cut large to in ail sizes. BEST OF LUCK ON YOUR 16th NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST Compliments of Weymouth Construction Co. 2174 PERSON MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE Compliments of a Friend you'll find all the really fine footwear at Palter DeLiso Andrew Cellar • DeLiso Debs 'Miami Wedgelings Degas . David Evins John Marino Bally oi Switzerland British Walkers Mr. Stanley

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