Dennisprovided me with this detailed little antique scrap scene and requested that I create a bright, playful, wintry clip-on ornament. I accented Santa’s hood with a tiny strip of chenille and added antique super-fine sugar glitter. I found a beautiful condition vintage red and silver bell with its original hand-painted details, tipped it upside down and created a snowy scene with cotton batting around Santa and the children. Bell is rimmed with Dresden paper swag border, antique purple glass beads, antique tinsel thread, tiny orange vintage chenille, and antique fabric violet.
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.