This ornament is reminiscent of the original three-dimensional elaborate Victorian valentines that were so very popular over 100 years ago. This handsome vintage purple glass icicle ornament was rimmed in shiny green vintage cellophane ribbon accented against dainty antique metallic gold loop border. A glass pike supports the antique scrap sailboat festooned with daisies and purple pansies. This circa 1910 boy holding a little valentine stands is positioned in front of the boat, and a paper dog (cut from an antique trade-card) frolics even further away from the boat leaning towards the boy. It is hard to capture in pictures, but the way the pieces are positioned casts shadows and truly creates a three-dimensional scene! Curly spun-glass extends from the back end of the boat to provide a feeling of movement in water (see enlargement).
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Glenn 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.