Christmas Comes Early


Trio of Hand-Decorated Red Owl Gourd Ornaments (LEO Design)


A "parliament" of owls has landed at LEO Design, with plenty of time left before Christmas—four months from today!  Each ornament is handcrafted from a natural gourd.  The artisan hand-draws, paints, "burns" and etches the gourd, resulting in a flock of one-of-a-kind birds.  Given the various shapes of the gourds (and the artful variations in the decoration), no two owls (or their personalities) are quite the same.  We sell the birds as trios (which makes the group, technically, an official "parliament").  We pick the three, making every attempt to provide variety within the collection.  Click on the photo above to learn more about these handsome ornaments—a LEO Design holiday tradition for 20 years.


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