Winter's Chill - VIII


West German Modernist Carafe Form Vase with Blue and Foamy White Glazing (LEO Design)


Even in the coldest of weather, the ocean seems to remain liquified—at least as far north as I've ever traveled (New England).  It's plenty cold, indeed, yet the waves continue to wash ashore and its salty foam bubbles, churns and slowly recedes back to the sea.  This West German Modernist carafe-form vase is glazed in a sea-worthy blue, topped with a dripping, tempest-tossed white foam.  The corseted neck of the vase provides a constricted opening at top—perfect for gathering a modest number of stems together, nice-and-tight.  And the blue (and white) coloration provides a fresh backdrop for any manner of flowers: white carnations, yellow roses, green hydrangeas.  Click on the photo above to learn more about this handsome vase.


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 Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248