Brenda requested that we create a variety of Halloween ornaments to clip or hang on a branch that would be the right scale for her 30” black feather-tree this year. With Brenda’s permission, we reproduced this child in Halloween costume - holding a fanciful jack-o-lantern wearing a white cloak - from an original rare Victorian Postcard. Red vintage ornament with indented center was a perfect match to the girl’s dress and was embellished with rare black vintage Dresden paper railing, Beautiful gold Dresden papers, and vintage Dennison paper stars. Antique candle clip was embellished with rare antique wired yarn floral decoration.
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.