One of Gail’s loveliest wreaths to-date, this beautiful antique Victorian chromolithograph girl with her basket of roses and lace-trimmed parasol, just melts your heart. She is set in a winter woodland garden amid a little bluejay and birch trees. A WWII Japanese-made paper mache wreath (lined in period newspaper from Japan – see back side), is decorated with a wide variety of materials, to include: antique scrap flowers, vintage mica flakes, antique Dresden paper trim, soft vintage crepe paper and chenille in matching peach color, and rare vintage (we would guess from the 1930s based on the colors) aqua tinsel and chenille garland.WOW! Grab this one while it is still here! HANDMADE 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.