Countdown to Christmas - V


Set of Six Holiday Highballs with 22 Karat Gold Candle Lanterns (LEO Design)


American post-war exuberance charged right into the early Sixties.  It was a time of growth, optimism, new energy and a swaggering belief that "America was On Top."  Of course, not everyone felt permitted to swagger.  And the early Sixties would soon become the late Sixties—when America's blind optimism would be challenged, especially by the young and the disenfranchised.  But, while the good times lasted, Americans celebrated in uniquely buoyant fashion.

Once sitting atop a Sixties Christmas bar cart were these six 12 ounce highball tumblers—complete with cheerful green garland, red bows and candles, and 22 karat gold lanterns.  They capture beautifully the happy idealism of the time—no longer the staid Fifties but not yet the rebellious Sixties.  Use them to serve mixed drinks or egg nog to your Christmas party merrymakers.  Or place little votives in the bottom of each glass to create a sextet of flickering tea lights.  Click on the photo above to learn more about these jolly glasses.


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 (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248