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September 19, 1998

So you don't live in a Victorian house. That's no reason not to decorate with antique lace.

Gail Schumann of Sunday Sales . . . From the Heart in Orange helps lots of customers add Heritage Lace to their windows, mantles and tabletops.

"Lace warms up a house," Schu

mann says. "Use ecru color with dark woods and white with light furniture. For a contemporary decor, you can use a lace valance over a vertical blind, and it softens the look."

The store offers a full line of Heritage Lace in various sizes: curtains (valances start at $10; tiers around $30); runners ($6-$19), mantle scarves ($20) and doilies ($3 to $10).

Sunday Sales . . . From the Heart, part of a newly opened antique mall, is at 115 N. Orange St., Orange (714) 538-4004.

Flower Power

Think the '60s was an exercise in glitter excess? Think again. Retro-style Glitter Glow Flowers ($4 for 18) bring sparkling illumination to walls and ceilings.

Expose ALPI International's glow-in-the-dark florals to light for a few seconds and they'll be visible in the dark for an hour.

They bloom in two sizes (1 3/4 inches and 3 inches in diameter) and come in white, pink, blue and green. The double-sided adhesive sticks to any surface.

Available at Planet Kids and specialty gift and card shops. For more information, call (800) 678-ALPI or visit the company's Web site at

On the Dot

Love that gold dot on the face of Movado's watches? Wish to see it on another form? You're in luck. Movado has introduced a line of German-made desk clocks that boast its signature gold droplet.

The large clock has a brass case finished in chrome, brass or black with golden hands ($350, 6 inches wide by 3 1/8 inches deep and 6 1/4 inches tall).

The medium clock is encased in marquis crystal and has a silver bezel and white dial with raised black markers and hands ($225, 4 inches wide by half an inch deep by 4 inches tall).

The small ticker has a chrome- or brass-finish brass case and golden hands ($225, 4 inches in diameter, 1 3/4 inch deep).

Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, (949) 759-1900.

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