The Picnic's Over


English Slatted Wooden Child's Folding Chair (LEO Design)


To paraphrase Peggy Lee, "The Picnic's Over."  The long Independence Day weekend is finished and it's time to fold-up the blanket, pack-up the basket, and head back to work.  This little English Child's chair does, indeed, fold-up nicely.  It returned from Oxford (where I found it) folded-up in my suitcase.  It's nicely engineered and constructed of handsome wooden slats.  It's a nice chair for a child, of course, and easily stored in a broom closet or drawer.  It's also a terrific plant stand, telephone station or side table (to hold a book and a drink).  It would make a great display piece to use in and amongst a collection (pottery, boxes, dolls) which require a little elevation for select pieces.  It could also look terrific in a garden, greenhouse or potting shed—though a sheltered spot would probably be advisable.  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