Moravian Quilt

Moravian Valleyscape of Oil-on-Board (LEO Design)

Sadly, this year's travel plans have been supplanted with overdue home projects, including the hanging and cataloging of my personal collection of paintings and other artwork.  So this summer, in lieu of an overseas getaway, I could only gaze wistfully at framed pictures as I hung them—many of them reminding me of my favorite travel destinations (and vacations gone by).  Let me share a few of them with you.  Alas, this shall be the extent of my romantic journeys for Summer 2020.  On the whole, I have little to complain of.  In the meantime, I'll enjoy a few more "little journeys,' gazing at my pictures of my favorite places.

While meandering through the back streets of Prague, far away from the hustle and bustle of the Charles Bridge, I happened upon a dusty little antique shop where I found this picture.  The shopkeeper spoke no English; I spoke very little Czech.  Nevertheless (miracle of miracles!) we were able to agree upon the price of this little oil painting which now hangs in my Pittsburgh dining room.

I believe it's a valley landscape from Moravia, part of the Southeastern Czech countryside.  I love the soft blues and greens.  I'm a sucker for gentle fields surrounded by fortified mountains.

Note: if anyone recognizes the specific landscape location, please let me know.  I would appreciate the education.  Use the website's contact feature to send me an e-mail.  Thank you.


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