Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 23, 1972 · Page 57
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 57

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Designer's Touch Bathroom Too Can Be Stylish By Connie Shearer A bathroom needn't b«, decorator*wise, a nothing rooni v It can be a room with a personality all its own or a room which reflects the owner's f a v o r i t e colors and whims. There was a time when the very idea of anything but painted walls in a bathroom was unheard of. But the coming of washable wallcoverings has changed all that. Splashy, colorful prints on scrubbable, scuff-resistant, non-fading, spot and stain proof vinyl wallcoverings has taken over the decorating of bathroom, walls. GIANT STEPS in the carpet industry have made tile or linoleum floors with throw - rugs near the bathtub a thing of the past. A few years ago the only carpet you dared step out of the tub on was the no-pile indoor-outdoor type. Now quick drying nylon shag soaks up the water, dries and looks pretty. If you live in an older house with the old-fashioned bathroom fixtures, try draping a throw run in complementary colors over the tub, or paint the outside of the tub shocking pink, fiery orange, lime green or electric blue then use a toilet lid to match. Don't worry, such things are available. I've seen them in local discount stores as well as plumbers' supply stores. For the windows, why nol try a decorator shade with a colorful valance. You can make your own decorator shade with ball or tassel fringe from the drapery department and some glue. The window in the photograph features a valance with a plain window shade and small louvered shutters painted a bright color. * * * JUST HOW much space you have must be taken into consideration before deciding on extra furnishings. If you're lacking in space use one of the space-saving shelf units over the water closet to hold towels and toiletries. And don't, repeat don't, use all your towels for display purposes. Choose the pretty new ones in colors to reflect your good taste. Another don't--on the lower shelf use only attractive boxes of dusting powder, toilet water, colorful tissue dispenser and after shave. Stash away, medicine, (far out of reach of children) shaving cream, ra-, zors and other bathroom necessities in the medicine cabinet. The room pictured is a large room, so extra interesting pieces--wicker stool, towel rack, magazine rack and hamper--have been used. The colors chosen here are splashy greens and blues. You may choose a red-pink combination, an orange-yellow combination black-red or colors to coordinate with an adjoining bedroom. Greek, Roman Ate First Oyster? Recycled Jeans Join Ecology Kick By AP Newsfeatum Everyone's recycling glass bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard boxes and newsprint these days to fight pollution and prevent waste. But did you ever think of "re-cycling" your jeans? Although many jeans lovers actually prefer them after a year or so of washing and wearing rather than when they're new, they do eventually reach an "unwearable" state. When this happens, don't retire your jeans from active service, for like that old soldiers in the adage, they've only faded away! Wrangler suggests snipping, stitching, or stuffing them into any of a number of groovy fashions or decorator accessories. Belts, for example, have come a long way. As fashion accessories, they have been liberated from their mundane position behind the slacks loops to free and easy spots outside sweaters, and mid- length dresses. * * # TO FASHION a belt from your tired old jeans, just cut off one of the legs and, leaving the fabric doubled, cut in half length-wise. Then with the right sides together, stitch a seam down the open side, and turn right side out..Trim the belt down , according to your waist size, and sew up the ends. Get hold of a buckle arid attach it. With an icepick, punch holes into the end of the belt opposite the buckle. Be sure to stich around the holes so that they don't fray or run into one another. For e y e - c a t c h i n g detail, use brightly-colored thread around the loops. Or embroider the whole length of the belt with cheery colored thread. Extra big totes have become everyone's bag, and now you can make your own. For an off-beat look, start by trimming the legs off your old jeans up to hot pants length. Then, with the right sides together, hem the bottom, and turn right side out. Strips of jeans fabric, suede, or rawhide cut to any size make the straps. Attach with rivets or eyelets, which you purchase at any fabric shop or department store n o t i o n s counter. To open and close your tote, use the "built-in" method: sew up the top (waist band), and use the front zipper as the opening. Or sew on your own zipper--at the top of the tote. Or how about applying heavy snaps at a few spots along the top? Decorate your tote with flower or butterfly appliques, your own felt cutouts, or embroider it. And, of course, the ex-jeans pockets provide plenty of extra compartments! The waist band from your old jeans is just the right width for a watch band, out a piece of it down to the size of your wrist, attach your watch,' and sew on a snap to open · and close. You can probably make about five'watch bands fr0m one waist band. You can;dye each one a different color.; , Jeans jewelry is lots olUun. Make a thin ring out of one belt loop. Staple or stitch 1 hvo together for a wide ring. Decorate with fancy stitching or a couple of studs. ; Use the heavy side seams? of your jeans or strips of dendm from the legs to make chokers. You can create quite a number of these from just : one leg. Dye them each another Births ; color, and decorate differently --with studs, appliques, embroidery, small brooches. Sew on snaps or hooks and eyes to open and close. By Tom Hoge AP Newsfeature Writer Who ate the first oyster? No one will ever know, but it is fun to speculate. Some people believe the Chinese were the first to sample this succulent mollusk since they are known to have perfected a method centuries ago for drying oysters and stringing them on bamboo sticks for future use. Other students of shellfish cookery maintain that the epicures of ancient Rome were the trail blazers. Ancient scholars told of the many ways'Romans prepared the oyster, including a dubious method of stewing them with honey. The Greeks of olden times also had a fondness for oysters. In fact they employed a method that is still in use- baking oysters in glowing coals until the shells opened, then seasoning them with lemon and butter. The English have long had a penchant for oysters, but many gourmets are horrified at their habit of dousing them in vinegar. I personally find raw oysters quite good that way. Americans have a wide variety of oysters to choose from in their native waters. They range from tiny Olympia to the great Japanese mollusk, both of which are found along the U.S. West Coast. In the waters off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts can be found small bluepoints, larger co- tuits and great lynnhavens.' · MANY OYSTER fans insist that the shellfish is at its best served raw. Maybe so, but it takes strong hands and special implements to pry open the thick shells. Some years ago, the noted chef, Louis Dial, told of a time saving method he had learned. "Put the oysters in a moderately hot oven (400 degrees) for five or six minutes depending on their size," said Dial. "Then drop them into ice water. The heat relaxes the muscle and they can be opened as easily as a clam, yet the shell is so heavy that the heat never effects the oyster. . ." Another way to prepare oysters is to step up the oven to 450 degrees and bake the bivalves about seven minutes until they are barely cooked inside and the shells start to open. Serve with melted butter, lemon juice and fresh herbs. One of the most famous dishes in Louisiana is Oysters Rockefeller which originated in the kitchen of Antoine's, the famed New Orleans restaurant. It was created in 1889 and soon 11 became the talk of the town. The story goes the first patrons to sample the dish found it such a delicacy that one diner insisted it must have been made for John D. Rockefeller. * * * OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER are a specialty in Le Chateau Richelieu, one of the outstanding gourmet restaurants in New York City. The place is presided over by Peter Robotti who learned the culinary art from no less a master than Louis Dial at the old Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York. Here is a recipe for Oysters Rockefeller from the files of restaurateur Peter Robotti. Rock Salt 2 dozen oysters on half shell 3 cups cooked spinach minced 1 cup kernel corn Vz cup white sauce lean be found in any cookbook) 4 teaspoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce '/i teaspoon salt '/4 teaspoon pepper 5 tablespoons melted butter ] /2 cup breadcrumbs 3 sprigs parsley for garnish Set out a flat pan and spread bottom with some rock salt. Remove oysters from shells and clean shells. Combine spinach, corn, white sauce, cream, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and put through blender. Replace oysters in shells. Broil 5 minutes on rock salt. Remove from oven and put a teaspoon of the mixture on each oyster. Use part of melted butter to brown crumbs. Put crumbs on each oyster and divide balance of butter on top. Broil until heated through and garnish until heated through and garnish with parsley. Serves four. Good with a dry white Chablis well chilled. Art Blind Can 'See* Shown FOR A tote of a different design, use one of the jeans legs. Just cut it off, stitch the bottom closed, and, measuring from this point, decide how large you want your tote to be. Snip out a center portion, from the top of the jeans leg to the top of the tote. The rim of denim that's left (it should be about an inch wide all around) makes the straps. Sew the straps together at the top, and attach a snap to open and close the tote. Watch bands are getting wider and wilder all the time. And they've become an important fashion accessary! Estsp, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur AWIn, Comfort, Miy 9, girl. K*rn», Mr. «ntt Mrs. Billy Jo«. · 715 Br«*i»mont Dr., May 9, girl. ' Fooc*, Mr. «nd Mrs. Roger Waymv 3JJ Rtvers«« Dr., S!. Albans, May 10, j»iri. Bow«, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Slwwart, Seth, May 10, girl. Snodsrass, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Lee, Hernshaw, May 10, slrl. · Syttw, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis William, Peytona, May 10, girl. B«sley, Mr. and Mr*. Dallas U«. Buffalo, May 11, tfrl. Cobbs, Mr. and NW-j. Larry David, SlOl'/i Ohio St., South Charleston, May 15, girl. Kelley, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stephen, 218 Cochran Cr., Nitro, May 12, glrl.i Burdette, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Allfcn, 811 Oskwood Rd., May 12, girl. Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carroll, 3 0* Dolphin Dr., May 15, fllrl. ' ... By C. G. McDnniel .Associated Press Writer UEBANA, 111. OB -- The "Look but don't touch" warning issued in most museums doesn't hold at the University of Illinois, where a special art exhibit designed for touching as been set up for the blind. The exhibition in the university's Krannert Museum is aimed at acquainting blind students and other visually handicapped persons with art forms and how they change. It includes six sculptures of various materials from the 19th and 20th centuries, set up in a separate room of the museum. The visually handicapped as well as sighted persons may visit and feel the sculptures. Labels on each piece describe the work in print and in Braille. The exhibition is the work primarily of Mrs. Muriel Christison, acting director of the museum, and Ronald Texley, supervisor of services for the blind and deaf at the university. There are 35 students at the university who are termed "severely visually impaired," and about 200 visually handicapped persons in the area. Texley said those who have seen the show like it because it gives them an opportunity to become informed about art and art forms. · * i* THE MOST traditional piece in the show is a white marble bust of a young woman done by Launt Thompson in 1861. It reflects the taste of marble portraiture in the Victorian era. A smooth wooden head carved from Brazilian wood by Margarita Worth in 1952 is a simplified construction emphasizing the geometry. A reclining mother and child, done in 1956 by Charles Umlauf, is made of terra cotta and is rough-tejrtured. Another piece is made of slate, and another is a non-representational piece cast in bronze and rough textured. 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