This gorgeous valentine in 3-Dimensions is decorated inside and out, including the 1” sides of this opening valentine (see all the pictures to see the amazing colors, and variety of materials!) This ornament is made with rare circa 1920s-30s valentine-themed paper which accents a beautiful and rare antique Dresden paper die-cut heart filled with antique silk brushed velvet (appliqued-style with plush padding behind the green silk), circa 1880-1890s die-cut paper cherubs raised above the appliqued center of the heart, vintage metallic gold fabric border. Edging the inside of the candy-container is an antique doily border, illustrated script from the inside of an antique valentine, antique gold Dresden paper border and double-ruffle of white and red crepe paper in scallop pattern (repurposed from old nut-cups).
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.