I wanted to keep this 120 year old Victorian gold-painted paper basket with hand-cut saw-tooth edge and matching hand-cut red crepe paper ruffle as original as possible. I added Vintage Dresden paper border, Dresden paper star decorations, and antique paper scrap rose to the basket. Charming baby with toys was hand-cut from an antique advertising trade-card; I added soft antique silver-edged ribbon with old floral decorations to accent her face. I then tucked vintage Easter grass into the basket and added two-tone gold and silver tinsel handle for hanging.
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.