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The craftsman
Vol. VII, No. 5 (February 1905)

The open door,   pp. 626-634 ff. PDF (2.7 MB)


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                               OPEN DOOR
 MOSAIC GLASS         The Decorative Glass Company of Philadelphia invites
cor-
 DECORATION           respondence and will promptly furnish special designs
and esti-
                      mates for memorial or other stained or mosaic glass
work for
 churches, public buildings and private dwellings. Mrs. E. D. Sweeny, the
proprietor,
 enjoys a well established reputation in both her art and methods, the latter
differing
 materially from the commonplace results produced by stained imitations of
real glass
 color schemes. Some notable designs have been produced in American mosaic
glass win-
 dows and also very successful portraits on glass by this company whose studio
is at 43
 North Seventeenth street, Philadelphia.
 KIMBALL'S            At the recent exhibition of the Norwich (Conn.) Art
School an
 PEQUOT RUGS          interesting exhibit was made of artistic rugs which
were woven
                      by Charles H. Kimball. The rare coloring was obtained
from
vegetable matter and the principle of the weaving is much the same as in
the rag carpet,
yet different entirely in effect from anything produced in this country,
resembling more
closely some of the weavings done by the Filipinos in their native land.
People whd
have traveled in distant lands and stood in wonder before some Western Indian
while
he wove his wonderfully colored blanket or have seen produced the incomparable
Scotch
plaid or have admired the pretty straw weaving of Central Japan, have come
home and
in their own city found in the weaving of Mr. Kimball something quite as
artistic and
ingenious.   These rugs are called Pequot rugs and are advertised in THE
CRAFTS-
MAN'S business pages.
INEXPENSIVE The attention of the members of the Homebuilders' Club, and
HOMES               other readers, is especially called to the inviting suburban
home,
                   Craftsman House Series 1905, No. II, the illustrations
and plans
of which are given in this issue.
    This artistic and cozy home, with its air of substantial comfort and
thrifty content,
is intended to meet the demand for homes of moderate cost, the plans and
specifications
in this instance calling for an outlay of about $2,600.
    It is the purpose of the Homebuilders' Club Department to present several
of these
comparatively inexpensive designs during the 1905 series, having been led
to this de-
cision by the multiplying requests from the membership for modest homes,
ranging in
cost from fifteen hundred to three thousand dollars.
    In this connection it should be remembered that the annual subscription
to THE
CRAFTSMAN carries with it full membership in the Homebuilders' Club, which
entitles
the subscriber to receive, free of charge, any one set of these plans and
specifications
during the life of the subscription-a practical saving, when utilized, of
several hundred
dollars in professional skill in the preparation of plans ready for the builder.
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