^ HRISTMAS SUGGESTIONS
# BYMARGARET GREENLEAF
^ THE best oEerings to be found in the
shops, and those of greatest interest to
the gift seeker, are such as can readily find a place
in the home and become at once a part of the daily
Hfe of the recipient, and thus a constant reminder of
the affection of the donor—which, when ali is said
and done, is the reai mission of a gift.
The wisdom of the old saying that "He who
knows the home of his friend knows also his heart"
is as evident to-day as when it was first uttered,
though given, perhaps, a slightly different interpre-
There has never been a period when the decora-
tion of rooms more clearly indicated the taste and
character of the occupant, nor has there been a time
when the general interest in such matters was so
clearly evidenced in the character of the gifts ex-
changed in the holiday season.
DESK AND CHAIR CRAFT FURNITUKE
For the room of simple architectural detail and
stained and dull finished woodwork, no more
suitable furniture could be used than that which
is made in a well-known craft shop. The sturdy
sincerity of these pieces appeals to all who appre-
ciate honestly constructed furniture of plain, dig-
nified form. AM joinings are fitted and the extend-
ing ends strongly pegged through. No glue is
used. The color and hnish of this furniture should
match or harmonize with the standing woodwork
of the room in which it is placed.
CHOCOLATE SET I.ENOX WARE
The rarest French porcelains are now rivaled by
a 6ne china manufactured in Trenton, N. J. In
this ware one obtains the perfection of quality.
Charmingly quaint and beautiful designs, originals
and reproductions, are offered. Where one desires to
make a gift particularly individual, the Lenox, In-
corporated, will submit special designs.
The quaint old English and Dutch designs em-
bodied in the wassail bowl, and the tankard and
Hagon set here illustrated, seem especially suited to
the good cheer of the Yule-tide. These interest-
ing pieces may be purchased in unhnished copper,
porcelain lined or tarnished copper or silver.
TANKARD AND FLAGONS COPPER AND PORCELAIN