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ff*?' , FURNISHING A HOUSE. Mrs. Sherwood Presents Some Seasonable Suggestions to Ladies. How to Alako the Country House a Fleas- ant Stopping Place — How to Turnlsli the Guest Chamber and X,lvlnjqr Rooms— Inexpensive^ But Sumptuous Accessories. i (COPYRIGHT, isoi. DY M. E w. SHERWOOD.! The hostess should, in furnishing her bouse, lay in a number of bath tubs. The tin ones, shaped like a hat, are most convenient. There are also india rubber portable baths which are very convenient. If there is not a bathroom belonging- to every room this will enable an Englishman to "take his tub" as cold as he pleases, or allow the American to' take the warmer sponge bath, -which Americans generally prefer: The house should also be well supplied with lunch baskets for picnics 4U»d for the railway journey. These come now cheap, and well fitted up with drinking cups, knives and forks, and spoons, corkscrews sandwich boxes, etc. These and a great supply of unbreakable cups for the lawn-tennis ground are very valuable. Also any number of tin painted pails, and small pitchers to carry hot water, several services of plain tea things, and Japanese waiters, on which to send tea to the bedrooms; and in every room should be placed a table thoroughly furnished with writing materials, and with all the conveniences for writing, sealing and posting a letter. Shakespeare's bequest to his .wife of his second best bed has passed.,with a "bit of post-mortem ungallantry which has dimmed his fame as a model husband;' but it' would 1 to-day, "that sec' ond best bed," be a very handsome bequest, not only that it was Shakes( peare's but because it was doubtless a . "tester.v for which there is a craze. AH the old four-posters which our grandmas sent to the garret are on their way back again to the model bedroom. With all our rage for ventilation and fresh air.. we . no longer fear the bed curtains.-.whjch. a fewvy ears-;, ago 'were supposed to- foster' disease .and death;. I "because the model bedroom can be now furnished with an inlet ventilator for . admitting the fresh air from without as well as an outlet one for-permitting ; '• the egress of the air. Each gas bracket is provided with a pipe placedrfibove It and piercing the wall through which the product of combustion is carried .out ' of the house. This is a late sanitary improvement in London, and is being introduced in New York. 'As for the bed curtains, they are hung on-rods jvith brass rings, no canopy on top, so that the curtiims can be shaken, and dusted freely." This is a great improvement on the old upholstered top, which' recalls Dickens' description of' Mrs. Todger's boarding house, where at *- the top "of the stairs "the odor of" many generations of dinners had gathered. and had never been dispelled," so the unpleasant feeling that perhaps whole , generations of sleepers . had breathed into the- 1 'same ; upholstery, overhead. usedto haunt the wakeful in old English inns to the murdering of sleep. There is a growing admiration unfor-, „ tunately for tufted bedsteads. They are in the long run neither'clean nor' •wholesome and not easily kept from vermin; but they are undeniably hand-: some, and recall the imperial beds of, state apartments, where kings 'and queens are supposed to seek that repose -which comes so unwillingly to them, • but so readily to the ploughb'oy. These upholstered tufted satin-covered bed• steads should be fitted with a canopy, and from this should hang a baldachin ancT.side curtains. Certain very beauti- fnl specimens of this regal arrangement bought in Italy are. in; the Vanderbilt palaces in New York. Opulent purchasers can get copies at the great furnishing houses, but it is becoming difficult to get the real antiques. Travelers in Brittany find the most wonderful carved bedsteads. built into the wall, and are always buying them of- the astonished fisher folk, who had. no idea how valuable was v their smoke-stained carved. oak. . .But as to the making up of the bed. There are nowadays, cleanly springs and naif mattresses piled high, ™ place of the old feather beds; and as to stiff, white bedcovers, pillow slips and shams, false sheets .and falenciennes trimmings, mbnogrammed and ruffled fineries, there is a truce. They were- so slippery, sa,' troublesome' and so false, withal, that the beds;that have Jinown them shall know them ho more forever. They had always to be unpinned and unhooked before the sleeper could enter his bed; and they were the torment of the housemaid. They: entailed a degree; of washing and ironing which was endless, and yet many a young housekeeper If thought them indispensable. That idea I has gone out completely. The';bed now " v "Ms made up with its fresh linen sheets, its clean blankets and it's. 5'f arseilles . <^uilt with square or long pillows, as the sleeper fancies, with bolster in ' plain linen sheath.' Then • over' the •whole is thrown a light lace cover lined '' with Liberty silk. This may be as ex•» pensive or as cheap as the owner '^_ pleases.' ;- Spreads; of- .--satin/-might be ^ -aaed,'; covered -with'Chinese-embroidBry',' ... or yrith patchwork designs, now so -fashionable. One light and easily aired r drapery succeeds the four or five, pieces - of -unmanageable linen. If the.bed is a ' " tester and the curtains of silk or chintz, the bedcovering should match in tint, and in a very pretty bedroom .the walls £.. should;be covered;with chintz or,silk;. : ; : ' The modern- highly- glazed tile • paper for walls and ceiling is an admirable covering, as it refuses to harbor dirt. The housemaid's brush can well keep it sweet and clean. Wall : papers are so pretty and so exquisite in design (and , the makers of it no longer use arsenical -green-or.white-lead) that.it seems hardly necessary toput iri any other:sugges-. -tioa. The aggravating old'rectangular .tterns, which have confused so many brains and haunted so man.v EC" feverish pillow, let us hope are gone forever. The floors should be of plain, painted wood, varnished. Nothing can be' cleaner. Or perhaps polished or oiled wood of the natural color, with par- quetried borders. If this is impossible, cover your floor with dark stained mat- .tings, whicli are as" clean arid" healthy, as possible. These may remain down fell winter. Readily lifted, and shaken rugs have, all the"comforfo'f carpets, and none' of their disadvantages. ! Much is said of the unhcalthincss •' of gas in bedrooms, but if it does not escape it is not unhealthy. The prettiest illumination is by candles in the charming new candlesticks in tin and brass, which arc as nice as Roman.lamps. In the old posters of Cromwell's time •we find a shelf running across the bed, just above the .sleeper's head—placed there for the posset cup. This is now utilized with a safety lamp, for those who indulge in the pernicious practice of'reading- in bed; but it is even better used as a receptacle." for the book, the letter case, the many little things which an invalid may need, and saves calling a nurse. All paint used in a model bedroom should be unpoisonous. The, fireplace should be tiled, and the windows made with a deep beading on the sill. This .is a piece of wood like the-,rest-of the frame, -which/ comes.'.up two or three inches .in front of the lower part of the window. The object of this is to admit of the'lower sash being raised without causing draught. The room is thus ventilated by the air filtering through the slight aperture-between the upper 'and lower - sashes. Above all things have an open fireplace in the bedroom. Abolish stoves,-from that sacred precinct. Use wood if possible, if not, the softest of cannel-coal. Have brass rods placed to hand portieres in winter. -• Portieres and .curtains may be cheaply made of ingrain carpet embroidered, Turkish or In'dian'stuffs, 'splcrfdid Delhi pulgasies (a.m'ass. of gold, silk embroid-. ered with bits of looking-glass worked in), .velvet, camel's hair sha\v;ls, satin, chintz, cretonne. , • ... ;V-, •"' "As costly, thy_ portieres as- ihy.r'purse can~buy," nothing 1 'so pretty and so ornamental, only get woolen; something which will not bo easily ignited; nearly all .-"the fires in apartment houses are caused "by the Irish servants setting fire to the portieres. .The glazed chintzes may be hung at the -\viudows:Tvithout lining as the light shines through the flowers, making a good effect. Chenille curtains of soft rich colors are appropriate for the modern bedroom. Madras muslin curtains -win do for the windows, but are not heavy enough for portieres. There are hangings made of willow bamboo, which can be looped' back or left hanging "down, which '.give a window, a furnished look'without intercepting the light. Low wooden' tables painted red, tables for writing materials, brackets on the walls for vases, candlesticks "and photograph screens, a long couch with many pillows, a shaker rocking chair, a row of hanging book shelves—these with bed, and. cur- ,-tains in fresh,tints make a pretty room in a country house. If possible people who entertain much should have a suite of bedrooms for guests, so that no one need be turned out of his room to make way for a guest. Brass beds are to be recommended as cleanly, handsome and durable. Many ladies have, however, found fault with them because they show the under mattress, where the clothes are tucked in over the upper one. This can be remedied by making a valence which is finished with a ruffle at top, which can be fluted; the whole tied on by tapes. Two or three of these will, be" all that a housekeeper needs in white, and if made of pretty colored merino to match the room, they will last clean a long tune. ' : • As for baths, the guest should be asked if he prefers hot or cold water, and the hour at which he -will have it filled. If.it be a tin hat bath or an India rubber the maid should enter and arrange it in this manner: First lay a rubber cloth upon the floor and then place the tub 'up'on"'it." ' Then" bring'a' large pail of cold water and a can of hot. Place near the:. tub a towel rack hung with .'fresh towels,, both damask, arid Turkish'and' if a full-length - Turk-, ish't'6'wel be ,added it will be a great; luxury, - ' : -.-..-' ... -...;- • \ Some visitors are very fussy and'hate, to be waited upon; to such the option must be given: "Will you prefer to light your own fire, or to turn on 'your ;bath;,to make, your :own tea, or shall the maid enter,at eight o'clock and do it for you?" Such questions are often asked in an English country house. Every ;facility for doing-the work •would of-course be,supplied to. the visitor. Now the bedroom being made so attractive, the guest should stay in it as much as possible, if he or she find that ,the:hostess will like to be let alone; that is to say, give the hostess an occasional absence of your company. Do your letter writing and-- some .reading in your^ room. Most'pepple prefer this freedom arid"like~to be let alone' in' the morning." Now, at a country house, gentlemen- should be very particular to dress for dinner,, if not in the regulation claw- hammer, still-with a change of garment. There is a very good garment called a smokee, which,is worn by. rn the out-of-door refreshment, claret cup, the champagne cup, shandy gaff, the fresh cider, and thousand and one-throat coolers, the the the- for which'our American genius seems to have been inspired to meet the drain of a very dry climate. M. E. W. SHERWOOD. ' PRESENTATIONS AT" COURT. Queen Victoria Makes New Regulation* "to : Ghiard Apitost "Improper peiriions. Last year, says London Truth, a new rule respectingVpresentations at drawing-rooms was promulgated. Formerly if, a lady went to a drawing-room she "could present ariy-number of persons, : but now she is limited • to one in each year, excepting only her own daughters and 'daughters-in-law.' The queen now contemplates introducing another restriction, '.and it ; is proposed that ladies 1 shall be allowed-to present only persons with whom they have personal acquaintance and whom they are hi'the habit of visiting. The operations of those enterprising dames' who made a business of presenting persons of whom they knew nothing, in return for a pecuniary "gratification," have- beeri stopped, as two-'or three have been hunted down lately, with the result 'that they were' forbidden ever again to appear at court; but, nevertheless, there is still a considerable laxity, and during the last few years a large number bl presentations have been privately cari- celed in consequence of circumstances .which have, been brought under the notice of the lord chamberlain, and it is thought desirable to take steps to prevent any further .scandals of this description. If ladies, can present only persons whom they visit,,it will be im-' possible for them to make plausible excuses in future when they are charged with having introduced at court females whose . antecedents should have pre? eluded thc.ir appearance at Buck tag-ham palace. . . —4 vercarn; young Maine man was cleJftng in a hardware store. 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