Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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eycan be hung on the walland form an attractivemural decoration. Thebest collections of OldBlue that I know of arehung on dining-roomwalls. It is important thatthe wall covering be care-fully selected with the ideathat it may be a suitablebackground for properlybringing out the dark bluecolor of the china. Cer-tain shades of buff are considered to be the best color for thispurpose. There are several methods of classifying a collec-tion. Some prefer to have all the pieces made by certain potters together, regard-less of the views on theplates. For example, theywill place in one group allof the plates made at thepottery of Enoch Wood &Sons; in another groupwill be the plates made byStubbs or Stevenson, Ridg-way or Clews. I havenever considered thismethod of classification agood one. The best ar-rangement, I think, is tohave all of the New Yorkviews in one group, theBoston views in another,and so on throughout thecollection. The other style 22 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS January, 1907
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Gravy Tureen. Fulton Market on Tureen, Columbia College on Base. View on Cover Not Identified (the Specimen Is Included). In the Collection of Mrs. Emma deF. Morse Albany Theater Vegetable Dish, Four MedallionPortraits on Cover. In the Collection ofMrs. Emma deF. Morse of grouping is more technical and would possibly appeal toconnoisseurs, but the majority of people who see a collec-tion of Old Blue hanging on the wall are not well informedon the subject, and the arrangement according to localitiesappeals to the eye and seems to meet with more general ap-preciation. Some prefer to display their collections in cab-inets enclosed in glass. This is an excellent way in caseswhere a dining-room is dark and where plates and platterswould not show to good advantage on the walls. The veryfine collection of Mrs. H. M. Soper, of New York, is dis-played in this way, and so arranged that small electric lightson the inside of the cabinets can be turned on and reflectorsthrow the light directly on
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