9” tall, including antique miniature glass lantern ornament
I love these Asian themed white Santas, and they are getting hard to find. I embellished this antique scrap Father Christmas with tiny red cording and antique lace (around parasol), added fluffy vintage cotton chenille to his white coat, and a vintage cellophane tree decorated with tiny glass beads. The antique glass bell, filled with original hand-painted details and beautiful in its own right, was rimmed with antique trims galore, to include metallic gold loop trim, multi-colored silk ribbon, antique roping, and richly embossed Dresden paper border, not to mention aqua blue rhinestones (matching one of Santa’s packages). Last, I added antique crinkle wire to create a more original, antique feel for the Santa and wonderful antique glass bell, and even wire-wrapped the tiny miniature lantern ornament.
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.