Delicate size and traditional treatment will look beautiful on a dainty feather tree with your other treasured heirloom ornaments. I paired an antique bumpy glass bell, aged to a soft peach patina, with two different antique die-cut papers - a kitten in a lady’s Victorian hat and a sweet child carrying a card and gift of roses (originally made for incorporating into a Valentine). To the little girl’s dusty pink dress I added my own tiny loop lace and dropped an antique velvet flower onto the hat. I used a variety of gold Dresden papers (edged in pastel green silk velvet chenille) as well as original tinsel wired garland (framing the bell and serving as a handle for hanging) and blue bead with antique tinsel Pouf.
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.