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Stripes that star

By MARY JANE PARK
© St. Petersburg Times
published January 24, 2002


Stripes add a festive note everywhere, from shop awnings to party tents to more elemental items. Bright colors enhance the mood.

DRINKING GLASSES

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Cooling green and blue stripes define these unbreakable acrylic drinking glasses for poolside refreshment. Double old-fashioned glass, $3.50; highball, $4.50; iced tea, $6. Pier 1 Imports.

STRIPED BAG

Canvas bag with bright-colored stripes is a great carryall. Mossimo tote. $17.99. Target. photo

THONG SANDALS

photo Fit for the beach in black and white or color, rubber soles have striped grosgrain ribbon thongs. $8.99 a pair. Stein Mart.

WRAPPING PAPER

Stripes give a carnival feel to tissue paper for wrapping gifts or lining a gift bag. Try them in hot or cool colors. Tissue paper, package of four sheets, $2.50; ColourLine by Carlton Cards, stationery, discount, department, grocery stores. photo

READING GLASSES

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Eyeglasses in varying degrees of magnification help with the fine print. Multicolor stripe readers, $9.99; tiger stripe readers, $12.99. Both pairs, Stein Mart.

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