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THE LADIES' BOOK OF USEFUL INFORMATION. Preface
CONTENTS
PERSONAL BEAUTY-1
PERSONAL BEAUTY-2
PERSONAL BEAUTY-3
PERSONAL BEAUTY-4
PERSONAL BEAUTY-5
PERSONAL BEAUTY-6
PERSONAL BEAUTY-7
TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS-1
MARRIAGE-1
MARRIAGE-2
MARRIAGE-3
LOVE AND MARRIAGE-1
WHEN TO MARRY-HOW TO SELECT A PARTNER ON RIGHT PRINCIPLES
SEXUAL INTERCOURSE-ITS LAWS AND CONDITIONS-ITS USE AND ABUSE
MARRIAGE
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-1
PREGNANCY-LABOR-PARTURITION-2
MENSTRUATION
COLLECTION OF VALUABLE MEDICAL COMPOUNDS
THINGS FOR THE SICK ROOM
THINGS CURIOUS AND USEFUL
HOME DECORATION
FLORAL
HOW TO DO YOUR OWN STAMPING AND MAKE YOUR OWN PATTERNS. BRONZE WORK
CHAPTER 18
INDEX
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES. INTRODUCTION
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-1
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-2
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-3
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-4
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-5
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-6
HARRIS's LIST OF COVENT-GARDEN LADIES-7
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many advantages much can be done in adornment by simple means. 

 

The wall papers mostly used come in grounds of cream, amber, rose, 

pale olive, fawn, ceil blue and light gray, with designs and traceries 

of contrasting hues. 

 

The carpet, if in tapestry, looks more effective if in grounds of pale 

canary or light gray, with designs in bright-colored woodland flowers 

and borders to match. The new ingrain carpets, with their pretty 

designs and bright colors, are very fashionable for rooms that are 

much used. 

 

Whatever may be the prevailing tint of the carpet, the window curtains 

should follow it up in lighter tones or contrast with it. The curtains 

may correspond with the coverings of the chairs, sofa, mantel and 

table draperies in color and fabric. If the furniture is of wicker, 

bamboo or rattan, the curtains should be of Japanese or any kind of 

Oriental goods. Curtains of muslin (either white or tinted), 

gay-colored chintzes, lace or dotted Swiss muslin, looped back with 

bright-toned ribbons, look very pretty and are appropriate for the 

sitting-room at almost any season. That clumsy structure called the 

cornice, for putting up curtains on, has happily given place to the 

more light and graceful curtain pole. 

 

One large table, covered with a pretty embroidered cloth, should be 

placed in some central location for a catch-all. A low divan, with a 

pair of square, soft pillows, may stand in some quiet nook; a rocker, 

handsomely upholstered, with a pretty tidy pinned to its back; a 

large, soft easy-chair; a small sewing-chair placed near a table; and 

a bamboo chair, trimmed with ribbons, will be tastefully arranged in 

the room. Window stands and gypsy tables may be draped with some rich 

fabric, the surrounding valance being caught up in small festoons and 

fastened with bows or tassels, finished around the edge of the table 

with cord or quilted ribbon. 

 

If the furniture is old or in sets it can be covered with different 

patterns in cretonne or chintz, which not only protects the furniture 

but breaks up the monotony and lends a pleasing variety to the room. A 

Turkish chair is a grand accessory to the family room. This may be 

made by buying the frame and having it upholstered in white cotton 

cloth and covering it with a rich shade of cretonne, finishing it with 

cord and fringe. 

 

A foot-rest frame can be made in the same way and covered with a piece 

of homemade embroidery, finishing it off with a cord or narrow gimp 

around the edge. Homemade easels, screens, and pedestals may be made 

out of black walnut, and when stained and draped look exceedingly 

pretty. An old second-hand cabinet may be bought at a trifle, and when 

polished up may be set in a corner on which to display some pieces of 

bric-a-brac. 

 

If the house has no library, the sitting-room is just the place for 

the bookcase. 


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