This imaginative creation has many parts and materials all working their magic to create a fanciful, beautiful valentine! Row upon row of silver crinkle-wire is vertically draped around an antique wired-tinsel heart to create a lacey, transparent backdrop for these amazing, rare antique scrap girls tucked inside a garden overflowing with Spring flowers. We put vintage pink cellophane in the die-cut center of the scene and framed the girls with beautiful delicate hand-tatted antique lace – some of the finest quality from our collection. Heart is framed with antique Dresden paper chevron border and scallop-shaped pink vintage crepe paper. Vintage fabric crab-apple blossoms add to the early spring magic of this amazing ornament. Heart is also beautifully decorated on the back as well, with more Dresden paper trim, antique scrap flower basket (geraniums), and “forget-me-not” script.
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.