The commander in chief and his aides soon spread the tablecloth with an inviting array of eatables and drinkables, prettily decorated
with green leaves.
Grandmother hunted up her fancy cake-cutters and baked gingerbread men and roosters, which we decorated
with burnt sugar and red cinnamon drops.
Neither Christie nor Jessie could for a moment understand the delicacy which kept these young men from accompanying them into the room they had but a few moments before decorated
and arranged with their own hands, and it was not until they turned to thank their strange entertainers that they found that they were gone.
It was further decorated
with strange and seemingly cabalistic figures and diagrams, suitable to the quaint taste of the age which had been drawn in the stucco, when newly laid on, and had now grown hard and durable, for the admiration of after times.
In one corner stood a huge bag of wool, ready to be spun; in another, a quantity of linsey-woolsey just from the loom; ears of Indian corn, and strings of dried apples and peaches, hung in gay festoons along the walls, mingled with the gaud of red peppers; and a door left ajar gave him a peep into the best parlor, where the claw-footed chairs and dark mahogany tables shone like mirrors; andirons, with their accompanying shovel and tongs, glistened from their covert of asparagus tops; mock- oranges and conch - shells decorated
the mantelpiece; strings of various-colored birds eggs were suspended above it; a great ostrich egg was hung from the centre of the room, and a corner cupboard, knowingly left open, displayed immense treasures of old silver and well-mended china.
In a pirate, man-of-war, or slave ship, when the captain is rowed anywhere in his boat, he always sits in the stern sheets on a comfortable, sometimes cushioned seat there, and often steers himself with a pretty little milliner's tiller decorated
with gay cords and ribbons.
Last Christmas Eve and all Christmas Day Jurgis had toiled on the killing beds, and Ona at wrapping hams, and still they had found strength enough to take the children for a walk upon the avenue, to see the store windows all decorated
with Christmas trees and ablaze with electric lights.
It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the negro, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, is not the less liable to become the bond-slave of the coarsest and most brutal,--just as a chair or table, which once decorated
the superb saloon, comes, at last, battered and defaced, to the barroom of some filthy tavern, or some low haunt of vulgar debauchery.
I had early noticed that the woman and her husband were both so decorated
By way of experiment, I stepped into a little shop in a queer old back street, took four gaily decorated
boxes of wax matches and three cigars, and laid down a silver piece worth 48 cents.
She gilded and otherwise decorated
these, and made them very pleasant to contemplate.
Emma had not to listen to such paradings againto any so exclusively addressed to herselfso disgustingly decorated
with a "dear Miss Woodhouse.