SOMETHING OF A NOVELTY Inexpensive Lamp Shades May Be Designed De-signed From the Ordinary Japanese Lanterns. An inexpensive, novel and pretty way of making lamp shades, especially especial-ly for the summer cottages, is to utilize uti-lize Japanese lanterns. The kind used are the rather large, oval-shaped ones in either a solid color or half one and half another. The upper part to the desired depth is cut off, guided by the small bamboo bands which stiffen and fold it, and is neatly trimmed off. At the top, w:hich is finished by a black wooden band, the wire hanger Is removed re-moved and in place of it one of two or three supports substituted. One consists of three wires, equidistant around the top, and bent so as to hang over the top of the lamp chimney. chim-ney. Another method is a regular support fitting the top and attached to the lamp at the base of the chimney; or else the lower edge of the shade may be wired and the usual tripod support be used. I made two like this, using the first mentioned style of hanging just for fun this summer, and the cheerful, red-figured Japanese lily shades made such a hit that all my neighbors made, or had me make, the same things for them. Harper's Bazar.