This jewel of an ornament, with it’s fancy gilding and draped crinkle-wire, is sure to impress and would be a show-stopper on your Christmas tree this year! I have had this post card for many years, knowing that someday I would find the right shaped ornament for it. It was actually originally from a birthday card (so maybe not a cupid but a delivery boy in the buff?). After carefully cutting it out and adding some of my own vintage flowers, I added Dresden paper wheels that happened to be an exact match to the ones on the post card, along with antique Dresden paper border for the running board. When I saw this squat oval vintage ornament in frosted pink with bright red stripes, I could imagine running a variety of gold trims across its swirled stripes. These elements added to the gilded magic of the ornament was further enhanced with a gold Dresden paper fence edged with gilded shell border and gave the ornament a Rococo era feel. A true treasure for a collector!
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.