NEEDLEPOINT NICE: Tell us you do the same thing, too: If we're in the home of someone we just met, and we see a tissue box with its own needlepoint cover, we just know we're going to like our new friend. Because, needlepoint. Beautiful and timeless and so intricate and you can make pictures with it, one tiny stitch at a time. Clearly we can't summon up a storied craft here, so instead we'll point you to the rather new-ish (but feels forever-ish) firm of Smathers & Branson, which au courant Vanity Fair likes, has belts and fobs and headbands and other preppy-sweet needlepoint delights. SEA LIFE, HORSES, TENNIS RACQUETS: A lot of the preppy iconography is in the Smathers & Branson lines, but several updated looks are, too. The Jolly Roger Key Fob is $25.