A TRUE TREASURE FOR THE DRESDEN STAR COLLECTOR! After Gail finished this custom-made candy box, wrapped with our finest antique holly paper, we fell in love and had a hard time parting with it. Gail created a box to her own dimensions specifically for this amazing original antique post-card - culled from our treasured collection - depicting the German Christ-child as a lovely brunette angel with lantern and deer companion, walking through a wintery forest on Christmas eve, on her way to deliver gifts to the village children. The candy-box is gilded on all 6 sides with our best antique Dresden paper trims. On the back of the box are the faces (hand cut from an antique postcard) of grateful village children who received her gifts.HANDMADE 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.