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Air Play

March 15, 1997|CYNDI Y. NIGHTENGALE

Yards and gardens seemingly take flight when filled with kinetic wind sculptures by Earth Saver.

The sculptures, which make up Earth Saver's Dances With Nature collection, are made of recycled heavy metals. The sculptures are coated with a clear finish for easy cleaning and to seal in the shininess.

The works (about $75 each) are hand bent, which gives each piece a three-dimensional, one-of-a-kind look. They were designed for the collection by artists Bud Scheffel and Ursula Perry-Scheffel, who have been in the business for more than 15 years.

Of their work, the couple says: "Our sculptures are very captivating, creating a hypnotic and tranquil dance with the wind. The shadow play they create is truly intriguing."

The collection includes a heron with hand-bent feathers, a family of dolphins, a sunflower that gives the illusion of petal play, a hummingbird, a frog and a cat playing with string.

The pieces vary in height, with the largest ones about 24 inches.

They are available at M&M Nursery, 380 N. Tustin Ave., Orange. (714) 538-8042.

Avon for the Home

When Avon representatives come calling, the traditional cosmetics and beauty products aren't all they're toting.

Starting in April, the company will offer its home collection of coordinated looks for the bedroom and the bath, along with window treatments, accessories and tableware--at truly affordable prices.

For instance, the four-piece queen comforter set in the Porcelain Rose grouping costs $100, the four-piece queen sheet set sells for $50, and the accompanying balloon valance is $20.

The furnishings, made by respected manufacturers such as Springs, Westpoint Stevens and Cannon, will be displayed by style group in a catalog, which will also include decorating tips such as "How to Layer a Lavish Bed" and "How to Arrange Picture Groupings."

The furnishings will be delivered within four weeks directly to your door by your Avon representative, eliminating shipping and handling costs and endless trips to the store for those who hate to shop till they drop.

For more information or to obtain a catalog, contact your Avon representative or call (800) 367-2866.

Pretty in Pale

Subtle shades by Calvin Klein lend a smoky hue to the table.

Luna, Klein's newest dinnerware collection, features three shades--ocean, a pale blue; shale, a neutral gray blue; and manila, a soft yellow--which give the collection's stark lines a soft, cool feel.

The stoneware's silhouette is flat with a gentle lip for a modern look.

A five-piece place setting is $95; individual pieces range from $18 for a soup bowl to $32 for a dinner plate.

For the nearest retailer, call (800) 294-7978.

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