7” tall, excluding wired handle. ALSO CAN BE A FREESTANDING DECORATION
This wonderful 90 year-old crepe paper nut-cup is a great example of skilled paper crafting, down to the two-toned soft peach tones and curled edges of the petals, and green paper leaves. This sweet little girl, hand-cut from an antique advertising card, is nestled inside the tulip and has a fairy-like quality to her. Materials include: delicate antique organza chiffon ribbon, vintage fabric cherry blossom, dainty antique moss-green chenille (twisted around handle). 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.