This is a very popular girl! Every time I find one, she has already been hand-cut out of an antique advertising card over 100 years ago and preserved in a Victorian Scrapbook. It is no wonder, her eyes and expression make your heart melt! Bits and pieces of peach and coral echo the ribbons on the sleeves of her yellow dress. Materials include: beautiful daffodil-colored antique Dennison paper perfectly matched to her dress, antique lace remnant (bonnet), antique pleated fabric trim (on sleeves), Dresden paper trims, underskirt made with vintage ivory crepe paper and antique cotton lace, early soft vintage peach colored tissue paper, antique rickrack fabric border, old-stock tinsel tail.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Gail Giaimo.
THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND ORNAMENT IS MADE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY WITH ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE MATERIALS to include: glass ornaments from the 1890s to1950s, most of which were made in Germany; colorful Victorian embossed & die-cut paper “scraps” and chromolithographs from postcards and advertising trade cards, made in Europe between the 1870s and 1910; antique and vintage fabric to include chenille, lace, ribbon and metallic trims; antique and vintage tinsel from tree garlands and old-stock German-made Lametta tinsel; gold and silver old-stock Dresden paper trims, crepe paper, foil, gift wrap, spun glass, and other embellishments. Items described as “antique” are dated between 1870 and the early 1900s (prior to WWI). Items described as “vintage” are dated between 1915 (WWI) and the 1950s (mid-century). We also use Dresden trims (only on occasion) and crinkle wire (always used for durability) made more recently in Germany using techniques and equipment that have not changed over the past 150 years.