Summer, Au Revoir


Lachanal French Hand-Painted "Piece Unique" Ceramic Vase (LEO Design)


Relish this final day of Summer, for Autumn begins tomorrow afternoon.  After tomorrow, the nights will be longer than the days.  Temperatures will begin to drop.  And the trees, plants and animals will prepare for their winter hibernations.  We know that summer will return—eventually—but it does seem like a long, cold, dark winter.

Cheer yourself through the winter gloom with this sunny "remembrance of Summers past." This hand-thrown Lachanal French vase is glazed in lemon yellow and decorated with a hand-painted, caramel-colored "grid iron."  The form and surface of the ceramic body even suggest the shape and texture of a summer-fresh lemon.  It is signed "Piece Unique," indicating that it was a "one-off" creation—not part of an established line of designs by the Lanchanal pottery workshop.  Let it radiate warmth in your home—while the snow falls all around you.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


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