7” tall, 10 ½” tall with tinsel puff and beaded handle
A vintage Frosted glass bell ornament, when turned up-side-down, makes a perfect platform for this fun holiday scene that Glenn carefully cut out from an antique post-card: Santa cranking up some festive music to the delight of the little children during the wee hours of Christmas eve. I wonder if everyone else in the house now knows that Santa is here, or if the floating music just blends in with the sounds of Christmas in the small village? Colorful vintage glass beads strung on wire beautifully frame the illustration. Tiny vintage silver Dennison paper stars and large old-stock tinsel puff add to the magic!
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.