We absolutely fell in love with this little girl character elephant, dancing with her toy dolly and rimmed her dress and bloomers with tiny antique lace. Next we made a two-sided heart (see pictures of both sides) decorated in layers with antique foil paper, antique and vintage doilies and antique mottos expression affection and love. The mid-century shiny-brite bell is rimmed with bright pink antique silk chenille and beautiful iridescent antique red glass beadwork. A Dresden paper border made up of gingerbread hearts and antique mercury-glass heart shape bead are wonderful touches that add to the Valentine’s Day theme.
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.