Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, August 2, 1974 HOME OF THE WEEK Ml lisa PEilGN kj-5-1655 j 4 Sq Ft Towl "M6" Main I HOME-O-GRAPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE I g. 40 Jarvie St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1 ,D I enclose (plus 25e for handling) for "Home Designs for Canadians' Book 1 (homes up to sq ft) x C I enclose S1 (plus 25c for handling) for Home Designs for Canadians Book 2 (larger homes, vacation homes) :-f X n Please send free brochure showing sample Home of the Week' designs and other design books available m Please send an order form so I may order building plans for design No shown above NAME ADDRESS DESIGN R3-5-1655 3574 Sq. 2467 Sq. 1107 Sq. Exposed basement styling is featured in this modern Colonial ranch home. An excellent floor plan provides comfor- table family living for an average sized family on the ground level, and for a large family when the lower level is completed. In all there are four bay windows, two fireplaces, five bedrooms, and three and a half bathrooms. Modern designing allows all family meals to be served in the spacious family kitchen, with its free standing range with vent tan over. However a separate formal dining room is also in the plans, it overlooks the rear garden and has access to the covered sun room (Please Print) LETH -The Herald At Home Your garden By IsabelleR. Young, F.R.H.S. MINIATURE FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS It are contemplating entering any of the flower shows in Alberta this summer perhaps you could give some thought to those charming miniatures These seem to have such an irresistible appeal, and an almost magnetic power which draws one to them. I enjoy their small perfection so much, I could stand and look at them almost indefinitely. Possibly the most exacting part of a show schedule to interpret is the section dealing with floral arrangements The class titles certainly leave a great deal to the imagination of competitors. If you are attempting a competitive arrangement for the first time, you may tend to be a lit- tle nervous However, don't let this put you off. Enjoy what you are doing, and don't take it too seriously. Whether you have a garden or only a few indoor plants, there is bound to be some tiny material from which to choose Even a trip to the country on a picnic or just a drive could prove successful in finding plants Miniature arrangements require such a small amount of material that little expense is involved even if one had to purchase some from a florist or nursery. One could use rock garden plants, a tew tiny florets of white alyssum Would blend in with almost anything. Even the lovely blue lobelia is quite attractive Individual flowers of tagetes or some of the very small marigolds, and of course, the impish Johnny Jump Ups are a possibility Then there are tiny sprigs of parsley and dill and the small flowers of a tomato plant, or linaria. which comes in many beautiful colors Don't forget the beauty of miniature roses, which could be a real treasure in arrangements Forget- me nots and pinks (Dianthus double and single fibrous begonias, small ferns, berries, twigs and dried flowers are only a few of the many things one could use. In the Calgary Horticultural show this year, the miniature five by five inch is entitled "Small But using fresh material, displayed on a wagon wheel provided by commitee In the rose Section it calls of miniatures using gypsophila only, not to be over six inches in diameter. The principles of design in miniatures are just as impor- tant as they are in regular standard arrangements. Everything should harmonize. Flowers should not be too large for the container, a very common fault of arrangers Neither should a container be so big it becomes the main part of a design. In a five inch arrangement, the container is rarely much over two inches in height or width It is sometimes difficult to find miniature containers, but if one really looks around the house, it is surprising what you can come up with. Tops from some flavoring bottles, perfume bottles, lipstick tops, pill bottles and small shells. Buttons of various shapes and sizes are ideal after plugging up the holes with floral clay. You may even find something in a hardware store, hobby shop or toy department. For assembling miniatures, you will need at least a pair of tweezers, as I soon found out when I made rny first arrangement A tiny stick such as a toothpick comes in handy to press things into place Tiny pin holders for securing oasis onto containers is essential When using materials, choose flowers and leaves that are truly miniature Do not use a small specimen that has been cut down from a larger one. It is sometimes hard to keep these tiny arrangements fresh in such a small amount of water, as evaporation is tairly rapid, so spraying will help. Some important points to think about when exhibiting condition all fresh material in warm water at least an hour or so before arranging it, better overnight if possible. Spray with a fine mist to keep in perfect condition. Keep in a cool place until ready to take to the show. If necessary, anchor a piece of floral clay on the bottom of container to hold firm on the table Experi- ment with a variety of con- tainers and materials. Carpentry Corner Join the yachting crowd "Don't envy them, join can easily be this summer's password to fun. Why envy the yachting crowd when you can become a sailor yourself? A new pattern tells how to build a sail scooter that can support a youngster or a grown person. What's more, you don't need an expensive and cumbersome boat trailer to carry it to the shore, or to. your vacation spot. Highly portable, the sail and mast collapse to enable you to strap this to the roof of your car, like skis On a completely windless day, just he on this scooter as you would on a raft, for a glorious sun tan. When there's the slightest breeze, however, make like a sailor and pit your wits and skill against the elements. This sporty sailor is just as much at home on a small pond as it is on a large lake. Measuring 10 ft. long and 30 inches wide, it fairly flies along, even in a light breeze. It's real fun and a lot of sport to sail this type of boat. The sealed, pontoon type hull is swamp-proof. No special tools or skill is required if you follow step-by-step method of construction. Everyone, regardless of age, who has any interest in sailing or swimming, becomes fascinated with this speedy scooter. Light, yet sturdily constructed, it floats like a feather and scoots along like a scared rabbit even in the lightest breeze. Easy to handle, one soon learns how to sail or practise a lot of swimming. The dagger centreboard and oversize rudder make it highly respon- sive. Since it carries as much sail as it can possibly support, every skipper develops a sen- sitivity to wind and current and quickly learns to an- ticipate even a whisper of a breeze. The pattern offered below tells how to build from materials readily available in lumber yards. The sail and marine hardware are also stock items in marine supply stores or by mail order. Send in cheque or money order for Sail Scooter Pattern No. 248 to The Lethbndge Herald, P.O. Box 4090. Station A, Toronto. On- tario, M5W 1M9. 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