Glasses with sassGlassware with an attitude" is what...

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October 04, 1998|By Karol V. Menzie | Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff

Glasses with sass

Glassware with an attitude" is what Leslie Meilman of Rugs to Riches in Ellicott City calls the Conversations glasses from Buzz. The glasses come in sets of four in three shapes - Pilsner, wine and iced tea. Each glass features a sassy motto. Samples: "If you are going to do something bad, at least enjoy it." "Age - you just wake up one morning and you got it" - Moms Mabley. "If you have money, you are wise, good-looking, and can sing well too." The glasses cost $12 each at Rugs to Riches, 8095 Main St. For more information, call 410-750-8767.

EVENTS

* Orchids everywhere - that's the agenda for the 51st annual National Capital Orchid Society show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the National Arboretum, 24th and R streets N.E., Washington. There will be hundreds of blooming orchids on display, plus floral designs, workshops and slide shows. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-245-2726.

* "A Day of Design" features four speakers in the home furnishings and interior design fields, plus breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Il Giardino restaurant, 8809 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City. The event is sponsored by the Baltimore Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association. Speakers include Aurelia Bolton, director of Sotheby's, and Mark Woodman, of Duron Paints, on "Color for the Year 2000." The event costs $65. Space is limited. For reservations, call 410-461-4986 or 410-296-0008.

* Making the most of the small spaces in townhouse yards will be the subject of a lecture and slide show by author and gardener Sherry Mitchell from 1 p.m to 2:30 p.m Wednesday at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton. Cost is $10. Reservations are required. For more information, or to register, call 301-962-1451. -K.M.

Online and on the block

When the virtual hammer falls, you could be the proud owner of a Princess Diana Beanie Baby, a grandfather clock, a Bakelite bracelet or a set of dining room chairs - and you haven't had to leave home to buy them. Partners and antiques dealers Fred Giampietro and Jim Harley developed eHammer, billed as the world's first online, live, real-time interactive auction hall devoted exclusively to antiques, art and collectibles. Users need to register to bid on or sell items, which are arranged by category. Pictures may be included. There are links to related sites as well. eHammer charges small fees for posting items and a commission on sales; total costs amount to 2 1/2 percent to 3 percent of the sales price. For more information, log on to www.ehammer.com. There is a tutorial for first-time users. - K. M.

A time for framing

If you've got something lying around just waiting to be framed, this is the month to have it done. Whenever you order framing this month, the Art & Framing Council, a nonprofit group of framers, manufacturers and distributors, will donate 1/2 of 1 percent of the cost of framing materials to the Starlight Children's Foundation, which grants the wishes of seriously ill children. Framed items make great personal gifts - family portraits, sports memorabilia, award certificates and children's drawings are good choices. And now is the time to order from your favorite frame shop to get jobs com-pleted before the holidays. - K. M.

Home Front welcomes interesting tidbits of home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Karol V. Menzie, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519.

Pub Date: 10/04/98

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