Today marks the eleventh day of Advent—half-way through this year's 22 day season.
Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Its length varies from year-to-year depending upon which day of the week Christmas falls. Advent—which comes from the Latin phrase Adventus Domini ("The Arrival of the Lord")—is meant to be a time of reflection, preparation, and waiting-in-readiness for the Lord (though the social and commercial buzz of modern-day Christmastime provides much distraction to even the most intentional of Christians).
The West German Modernist terracotta Holy Family, shown above, was made in the Sixties or Seventies. Its simple lines—and natural colors—make it suitable for display year 'round, not only at Christmas. Click on the photo above to learn more about it.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248