Countdown to Mother's Day - IX


Forties Traveling Double Photo Frame with Herringbone Border Etching (LEO Design)


We're counting-down the days to Mother's Day with an assortment of thoughtful gifts for the important women in our lives.  Order early and be sure to request gift boxing, if you'd like it.  We can also ship directly to your mother, possibly saving a few days in-transit.  (Please be sure to specify your desired greeting for an enclosure card to accompany your gift.)

Many mothers who travel for work carry photos of their children with them.  Not just on their mobile phones, but in travel frames which they can display on their hotel room nightstands.  These picture frames need to be big enough to be appreciated but portable and durable enough to withstand the rigors of travel.  Even my own mother, who rarely travels (except to come visit me), will pack and bring-along a travel frame with photos of me and my brother.

The travel photo frame shown above is from the 1940's.  It closes like a portable compact, opening to reveal two round photographs.  One of the nicest features is the handsomely engraved herringbone pattern which surrounds each photograph.  Once closed, it is durable and easy to pack in the suitcase or handbag.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.

More nice Mother's Day gifts tomorrow and in the days to come.


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