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Wax Flowers As Ornaments For The Hair

Have become so generally worn at Her Majesty's balls and drawing-rooms,

that I deem it expedient to give some particular instructions

respecting them, so as to insure their durability and prevent their

adhesion to the hair.

For the first point named, I attach a fine white wire half way up the

back of each petal; this materially strengthens the flower. All white

flowers should be sprinkled with my prepared arrowroot, this prevents

the edges of the petals clinging to the hair, and is a protection

against heat. In coloured flowers, the paint has the same effect. The

stems are to be covered with narrow ribbon, green or brown (China

ribbon). When the flowers are to be perfumed, the perfume is to be

placed upon the ribbon.