***Our ornaments are almost exclusively made with vintage and antique materials 1880s-1950 (all colorful die-cut paper illustrations are 120+ years old). ****
This is part of a collection of ornaments Dennis asked me to make him for Christmas this year. His one request was to “make them as beautiful and detailed as you can”. Dennis sent me two sets of children, and it seemed natural that they should be dancing in a circle so I paired them with this fantastic old unsilvered glass open parasol. Tiny Gail-made evergreen garlands made with rare tinsel with bits of green chenille in them, along with an assortment of different glass beads, look so festive with tiny red beads that look like shiny holly berries. My vision for the parasol was to gild the whole thing with fancy gold papers and soft pink and blue chenille trim.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Gail Giaimo.
Our Signature Style - To Make an Ornament for You that Lasts for Generations! You will know you have a ultra-custom Dresden Star Work of Art because we sign and date each and every ornament, as well as add our gold hang tag with your specific ornament’s unique one-of-a-kind inventory number on it. You will receive your ornament gently packed between layers of tissue paper in a beautiful embossed gold box with care and handling instructions. With over 15 years of experience, we are expert at wire-wrapping each ornament to help protect it against accidental breakage (just like those smart Victorians). We take extra time and pains to meticulously back every scrap to cardstock and old-stock papers to protect these beautiful and fragile illustrations so they will last for generations to come.