Beautiful jars, vases, umbrella holders and boxes may be made in this favorite work, for which scrap pictures are necessary. It requires taste to arrange these I tastefullv. and when well gummed, they I should. be varnished to preserve them and to impart a finish. Choose boxes, vases, or bowls of clear, flawless glass. Cut and gum your picture very carefully on the vase, which must then be varnished. Pass a coating of gum over the inside of the vase, then, if the outside is quite dry, paint it in oil, in any color you please. Tall vases to fill with cat-tails and grasses, or to contain a potpourri inside, shedding, whenever stirred, its faint, spicy odor over the drawing-room, are very interesting decorations, and have about them an unmistakable air of antiquity: that is, if the vase be of ancient pattern, or the ornaments those of Assyrian, Egyptian, or Etruscan character.