Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois on February 12, 1956 · 43
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Chicago Tribune from Chicago, Illinois · 43

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' Entertaining at Home Swings Big Popularity Vote Gift Market Shows Trend GIFT giving and home entertaining should be no problem in the next few months, judging from the host of beautiful new items being displayed at the china, glass," and gift market in the Merchandise Mart and Palmer House. Rather, the problem will be which choice to make for your home or another's, for hundreds of new serving pieces and accessories point up the rising popularity of home entertaining, indoors or out. Blue in Forefront ' The new wares, now receiving their first showing, will be in stores by spring. The market is not open to the public. As in other aspects of BY ANNE DOUGLAS home furnishings, there is a marked trend to aqua and turquoise blue; still a good deal of pink, and lots of copper as well as other favorite metallic finishes. A handsome group of casserole and candle warmer pieces made of brushed aluminum has blue spattered glass dishes, blue enameled wood handles, and blue insets in the aluminum covers. Brass and glass ice buckets have blue . or pink metal covers. Coffee and tea sets, bowls, and serving dishes in turquoise show interesting new shapes and finishes. Another line of serving dishes, bowls, and pottery canisters is saffron yellow akin to mustard with ac- "I "vv , . )' M iff I ' 1 r 'if 1 1 i yO 4 Vf, ! 1 I , K&S'Vt If ' ' L? k-km! nil K')ztA ill. riJfpl q ibllH . It' Candles 28 inches tails could only be " Texas tapers. These slender, hand dipped styles will stand up under temperatures as high as 137 degrees, says the maker. They come in 16 colors, and are being shown at the Merchandise Mart china, glass, and gift market by Sun Glo Studios. cent pieces in parsley green and cayenne. Another new line, is celadon green, with brass or nickel trim. Achieved with Wire Light and airy looking accessories are achieved with wire shapes. One group combines wire and wicker for planters and decorative pieces shaped like brandy snifters, champagne glasses, or steins. Wastebaskets, desk baskets, and magazine racks are in many variations of brass or black metal wire. Convertible and multiuse pieces are used more frequently. There are bowls, for example, that are appropriate for serving snacks or holding flower arrangements. A chafing dish ensemble made of stainless steel with chrome or copper trim has a base that becomes an all-purpose tray; a hot water dish that turns into a salad bowl, and a food bowl with long, wood handle that may be used to pass foods. For Great Outdoors Outdoor entertaining has inspired a torrent of patio and barbecue items. Numerous serving carts fill indoor or outdoor roles, and cooking tools and fireplace e q u i p m e n t are in styles ranging from the wild west to severe modern. Barbecue aprons range from " Mr. and Mrs. " sets to a rough and rugged rawhide model trimmed with brass studs for the he-man chef. Tho the accent is on informality, numerous items Indicate the beginnings of a return to more formal living and entertaining. Exquisite china, glassware, and silver are included. One firm shows an entire new line of silver hollow ware and accessory pieces in a classic modern style with walnut handles. Copies and adaptations of fine pieces of the past also are in evidence. 7i s ft 4 A -V i f - $ f JOS". 35- . : 4, " IZ i -A- Mbuaii' . v-. . : - 1 .ii Enameled cooking ware now comes all dressed up. Skillets and all kinds of saucepans have colorful vegetable arrangements on sides and bottom, and dinnerware to match. Another group for lobster cookery has a natural color lobster for decoration! Apron, tablecloth, and potholders carry out the theme. These are also at Sun Glo. - " V, rn ' - " ' ' Jr "V -t' -VM H Uu ' ' s: 5 .. fin,. - ?1 $1 (Chuaso Sunbai) QTribunc ome ati cf Garden February 12, 1958 Part 3 Page B ; ".1.: -"L- U 4. 3.: Unusual decorative and serving pieces and lamps were designed by Sascha Brastoff after a trip to Guatemala to study native ceramics. Traditional native motifs, including fish, animals, gods, warriors, and human faces, decorate them. The line, called " Mosaic," is shown by Bolender & Co. k Years Fix-It Sales to Top High of 1955 Chicagoans and suburbanites who spent $330,033,000 last year at lumber yards and hardware stores for everything from shelving MISSING ITEMS MADE TO FILL You may order as few or as many pieces as you like. The factories interrupt their STERLING SETS reular schedules for this work, This is the season of yeartaking from their storage when sterling silver patterns no longer regularly made can be tnatched. If your sterling was made in the United States by a firm still in existence, any pieces you desire will be made up especially in your pattern if the order is placed by March 1. Orders may be placed thru department stores and jewelers. shelves the hundreds of old dies and thousands of tools filed away just for this operation. Occasionally a worn -out die must be replaced. . to a major home improvement project are certain to boost their outlay this year. Sponsors of " operation home improvement," the year long campaign of fix-it and rehabili tation, made that forecast last week. Last year's spending in this category compared with $184,-853,000 in 1945, and reached the No. 3 classification in retail sales of all types totaling 7V2 billion dollars in metropolitan Chicago. A good part of this business represents the activities of do- it-yourself enthusiasts, and white collar workers among them account for nearly as much of the trade as blue collar workers who are accustomed to earning their living with their hands. In either event, the feminine influence is strong, for those who know report that wives inspire most of these home improvement projects. Some who are embarrassingly handy with hammer or paint brush do the work themselves while their husbands keep out of mischief. As any home fix-iteer knows, j hardware stores and lumber yards become fascinating places when the do-it-yourself bug bites, sometimes so hard that the project advances into the professional class, with experts called in to handle something that requires the skilled touch. This is borne out by the re sults of a recent survey showing that 40 per cent of lumber yard and hardware store sales represented items that the customers had no intention of buying when they went there in the first place. r I " TSTTS VTTt , . , - w 1 1 ; v.jte' -1. . 7-' ' , . . F e'4 ..ft. iL. This free-form serving dish is a new idea for spaghetti, which goes in the larger compartment at left, with sauce in covered compartment at right. Oak slat handle is removable for washing. Designed by Sergio Dello Strologo and shown by Raymor, it is part of an unusual new line in saffron yellow, parsley green, and cayenne. . . and DORMER. SPECIALISTS ' '1: Coffee and tea set has an interesting modern design with Indented, shaded dots and brass knobs. It is made in antique white or turquoise, and the round bowl and long relish dish filled with cookies match. These and the oval compote are shown by Haeger Potteries. 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