A quaint jug of Devonshire pottery ware in shades of blue and brown is shown also in the illustration. It is filled with pale yellow chrysanthemums. The blossoms must not be crowded; each must be given room to stand out individually. Such a vase as this is a decoration suitable for an old oak dresser.
It is a mistake to smother chrysanthemums with delicate maidenhair. In the first place, their own foliage suits them far better, and, in the second place, maidenhair soon shrivels.
On the second table a Teneriffe lace centre has been used. These centres are easily made, and lend themselves admirably to table decoration, either used as they are or mounted on a piece of silk to match the flowers.
The lace illustrated is mounted on a piece of red glace silk, which matched exactly the cactus dahlias.
Upon the Teneriffe lace is stood a tall, slender, white glass vase, filled with just a few perfect dahlia blooms, and little sprays of gypsophila. In the vase also are placed long trails of tinted creeper. Small pointed ivy trails can be used when the creepers have shed their leaves.
Two of the trails are so arranged that they fall in a circle, and the ends entwine on the lace. Four other trails are then arranged from the vase to the corners of the table, and where these trails end a large cactus dahlia and bud are placed in a circle of gypsophila blossoms. Short sprays of creeper are also arranged between the guest places. Lace dessert doyleys should be used to match the centre.