The minute I saw this antique postcard of Jolly St. Nick holding a good boy and girl along with their new presents, I imagined some sort of a skirt treatment for Santa. After carefully cutting out Santa and reinforcing him with vintage papers, I gave Santa a hat and skirt out of rich red antique crepe paper. I added vintage die-cut rayon ribbon, vintage Dresden paper stars, added antique tinsel for his sleeves and around his skirt, and also vintage cotton chenille on his hat and boots (which I “stole” from another Paper Doll Santa).
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.