Dennis wanted to add to his collection of Dresden Star indent ornaments and wanted me to use this particular antique scrap Santa, with red overcoat. I selected a vintage frosted Indent from the 1930s for it’s soft wintry colors, hand-painted details, and pretty green to pull out the holly in Santa’s cap. I twisted multicolored tinsel with our best antique chenille-and-tinsel garland. The addition of antique bobbin lace, Dresden papers, and fabulous antique silk ruffle to provide a bright magenta accent, makes for a handsome ornament.
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.