This dainty ornament is packed with a surprising amount of detail for its small size. It tells a story of a free-spirited girl happily playing with her little dog on a frosty early spring morning. She lives in a quaint cottage out in the country, outlined in the softest of pale green silk chenille trim and tiny Dresden paper border. If you look carefully you will see an early blooming cherry tree by the stately home; a vintage pink silk blossom has nestled itself at the base of the ornament; the backside of the ornament surprises you with a special message!
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.