Welcome, March!

Spring Daffodils from My Garden (LEO Design)
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils!
- William Wordsworth, 1804


Welcome, March, and your ever-promising flower, the daffodil. Daffodils are one of the first flowers to emerge after the winter, confirming the promise of Spring—that life does return after sleep.  And seeing daffodils is such a joy!  Certainly, March enjoys a wonderfully symbolic flower.

Back in April of 1802, English poet Willam Wordsworth and his sister, Dorothy, were enjoying a walk around Glencoyne Bay in the Lake District in the north of England.  As they walked, they saw a few daffodils swaying near the shoreline.  The brother and sister wondered together if the flower seeds had floated ashore and sprouted.  As they walked, they saw more and more of the yellow blossoms, finally culminating in a wide belt of the flowers. This moment provided the “seed” for Wordsworth, one of England’s most famous romantic poets. Indeed, “Daffodils” may be his most famous poem.

Spring is coming!


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 Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques (www.mahlaantiques.com) or 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