Glenn wanted to create a traditionally Victorian treatment for this original Circa 1930s single-balloon ornament. He found a beautifully rendered antique scrap Santa that tied in with the colors of the ornament, and added antique blue beadwork and gold vintage Dresden paper border. Then, just like the antique single balloon ornaments that were decorated in Victorian times, he tucked curly spun-glass around his feet and vertically draped crinkle-wire top to bottom.
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.