'Tis the Season - VIII


Set of Six "Candle Lantern" Holiday Highballs with 22 Karat Gold Embellishment (LEO Design)


Growing-up in the Sixties, this is the kind of 2-D Christmas decoration I remember.  Two dimensional Santas were cut out of plywood and painted—not inflated in the front yard—and lettered "Merry Christmas, from the Johnsons!".  Shabby "tinsel garland" hung from lamp posts, often bent into the shapes of stars, bells, or holly sprigs.  And the impossibly giant trees at the shopping center (Ala Moana, in my case) bore impossibly big ornaments (though I never liked the seams on the spheres, where the two halves came together).  Still, it was magical and jolly and exciting.  Christmas was coming!

This set of six Mid-Century Holiday Highball Glasses, shown here, are decorated with (what now appears to be naive) golden candle lanterns, suspended from pine garland with a whimsical, red hand-tied bow.  The gold is 22 karat, which will remain pristine as long as the glasses are hand-washed.  And they will certainly take you (and your holiday guests) back to a simpler time—when expectations were simpler and easier to satisfy.  Click on the photo above to learn more about this set of six handsome vintage 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 (www.LEOdesignNYC.com)

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).

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