- It is safe to be suspicious of any contrivance that promises too much. There is such a thing as making one implement serve too many purposes; but there seems to be no good reason why a cake board and rolling pin should not always be found together, and the spice drawer, if fastened when shut by a spring catch, so as not to slip out, would be a convenience.
Glass or tin forms for flower decorations for table are convenient and elegant. They may be filled with water or wet sand, and may be made in any fanciful form. The flowers are so placed that they conceal the form entirely. Small forms, made in form of letters, are often used to indicate the initials of the guest at whose plate they are placed, and the custom is a very pretty one.