Countdown to Mother's Day - VII


Edwardian Bronze Tea Bell with Turned Ebonywood Handle (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.)

It's time to let our mothers kick-back, relax and demand a little service for themselves!  This Edwardian English tea bell may give her the assist she needs.  Tea bells were a fixture in British middle class households—back in the days when "middle class" meant a houseful of servants.  Kept on a side table or tea tray, the bell would be used to summon the help quickly and discreetly.  The specimen shown here, made of bronze "bell metal," issues a gentle tinkle.  A turned, ebonywood handle is topped with a handsome finial-screw.  Take a seat, mum, help is on the way!  Click on the photo above to learn more about mother's little helper.

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