A Golden Spring - Part I

Middle Eastern Finely Hand-Tooled Brass Tray with Crenelated Gallery (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, 1807


Nothing says "Spring" quite like daffodils. And no one says "daffodils" quite like William Wordsworth!  Admittedly, my assortment of daffodil-themed merchandise is scant. But Wordsworth's poem does more than depict a field of daffodils, quivering in a Spring breeze; they capture the warming optimism of Spring days—and the golden happiness one feels with the turn of the season. Thus, I will share a few "golden" items whose lustre reflects the flourishing radiance of the Spring.

This tray, made somewhere in North Africa or the Middle East during the 1910's or 1920's, bears intricately-detailed hand work and a meticulously crenelated gallery. Its generous size makes it useful for food service or carrying a few drinks—or it would look even better hanging upon the wall. 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 (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