I am not a purist when it comes to collecting. I like Handsome Gifts from many periods: the Gothic Revival, Aesthetic Movement, Bauhaus, Art Deco, even (some) Modernism. But Arts & Crafts will always be my starting point—and has been the jumping off point of my collecting for LEO Design. When I find a nice Arts & Crafts item, my heart beats a little faster.
Shown above, a little, round wooden box. Attached to its top is a hand-repousséd pewter rondel, decorated with a green-eyed little owl. Perfect for holding clips, cufflinks or collar stays, this wise little owl would surely be a smart gift for a smart friend. Please come in to the shop to see it—along with the rest of my recently-acquired finds. Everything should be received and in-store by 20 October.
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