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Calico Cat in Red and Gold Basket with Dangling Glass Balls

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    4 1/2” tall including balls


    This puss waits for his supper on a mid-century oval glass ornament decorated with an elaborate “fence” made up of Vintage Dresden paper trims with Greek key design bordered with royal blue antique chenille.  I edged each of the gold stripes on the “basket” with vintage Dresden paper and antique tinsel coding.  Vintage miniature glass sphere ornaments playfully dangle from each end of the ornament.  On the back side of the ornament is a delightful vignette of flowers with “Ever Faithful” motto, reflecting this feline’s love for her human companion.

    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.



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