The Holiday Season draws to an end—there are just eight days ’till the New Year. Tonight we celebrate a LEO Design Holiday tradition as we have for nineteen Christmas Eves past: the procession and installation of our Italian terracotta angels into the shop window.
I bought the angels in 1995, fully-intending to sell them. I displayed them in the shop that year; while there were many queries, there were no takers. Come Christmas Eve (LEO Design’s first)—and having sold everything in the window—I popped-in these Renaissance Revival beauties. They spent the Twelve Days guarding the shopfront, after which I packed them up ’till the next December. After three Holiday seasons of trying to sell them (and, always moving them into the window on Christmas Eve), I finally decided I would keep them—and keep the Christmas Eve tradition going.
Now, in our twentieth Christmas, I have a list of customers who insist on being “the first to know” if I ever decide to sell them. I don’t think I will.
Today, for Christmas Eve, LEO Design will be open from noon to 8:00 pm.