We have floated this particular antique scrap (Jesus in front and glorious angels standing behind him) on hot air balloons many a time, but this one is truly the nicest treatment we’ve done to-date! Gorgeous subtle coloring and textures delight the eyes on all sides. Antique Dresden paper fence embellished with more trims is attached to an antique bumpy embossed ornament in a perfect square shape for a basket. Glenn added antique lace trimmed with tiny antique metallic loop trim (see close-up), tiny antique Dresden paper stars and even smaller antique green rhinestones, surrounded by antique pink glass beads. The balloon itself is vintage gold ornament trimmed in 30 rows of silver Dresden paper triangles (such patience), bordered in vintage Gold Dresden papers, with an antique sequined metallic star decoration front and center.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Glenn 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.