Edwardian Encouragement

Edwardian English Ceramic "Baby's Plate" with Train Print (LEO Design)

Feeding a young child can be a challenging experience.  Why, it’s so much more fun to just play with the food!  And, perhaps, this has always been the case.  To help encourage a little eater, an Edwardian English parent (probably a mother, possibly a nurse) used this handsome “Baby’s Plate” to quicken the task.  Buried deep beneath the food, a picture of a train (puff-puff-puff!) lies in wait.  “Let’s eat-up and see the picture of the train!”

I have recently returned from a buying trip to England where I found this modest treasure. It sold almost as soon as I pulled it out of the box!  But I wanted to share it with you anyway. Somewhere, on Father’s Day, a (newish) dad will be given an extra tool to help get his little one to finish his supper.

By the way, the shipments from England are rolling in.  Over the next couple of weeks, I will be cleaning, polishing, prepping, shooting and listing these new finds on the LEO Design website. Please check back to see new items as they become ready for sale.


LEO Design's Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed.  While we contemplate our next shop location, please visit our on-line store which continues to operate  (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).

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