SPECIAL FEATURES The subtle tones in this antique paper-doll inspired Gail to choose lavender, cream, and soft orange tones with black rick-rack and antique tinsel accents for her skirt. She has jointed legs that are repositionable. The hat alone is highly detailed and 3-dimensional, made completely from scratch with early materials, and finished off with a chenille pom-pom. In her right hand our girl holds an expressive “Pumpkin Man”, a spun cotton hors d’oeuvre pick (circa 1920s made in Japan). Can you imagine going back in time to a roaring 20s cocktail party with an entire appetizer tray of pumpkin picks, witches and little spooks with hand-painted faces? This is one more reason why we so appreciate vintage items… they are so much more interesting and better quality than anything made today! HANDMADE AND SIGNED BY GAIL GIAIMO.
THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND ORNAMENT is made almost exclusively with antique and early vintage materials, including old glass ornament(s) with beautiful patina; detailed German made embossed scrap(s) and chromolithographs (most of them predate the 1900s and are meticulously backed with early papers and/or old tinsel); a variety of old fabric to include chenille, lace, ribbon and metallic trims; old decorative tinsel (most of which is from old tree garlands); and old papers of all kinds, including lovely old-stock Dresden paper trims, crepe paper, old foil, gift wrap, and other embellishments. The exceptions to the exclusive use of old materials are as follows: 1) occasionally we use newer Dresden paper made in Germany that has been embossed and stamped with antique equipment; 2) Our high-quality gold and silver crinkle-wire is made in Germany with antique equipment.