***This ornament is made exclusively with all original 120+ year-old materials and is part of VERY UNIQUE AND RARE listing. Our goal was to re-create the whimsical magic of original 1880’s scrap, tinsel, glass, and paper ornaments that we have always fallen in love with but are so hard to find, and make them available to our collectors!***
SPECIAL FEATURES This super fun fantasy flying contraption is inspired by an old and rare unsilvered (meaning no silver solution on the inside to make the ornament shiny) 6” glass blimp, made in Germany before the turn of the last century. It has aged beautifully, with no breakage and its original painted gold and pink stripes after all these years! I choose these beautiful Victorian ladies (cut from an old postcard) because the colors are just perfect, and they needed a ride to town to shop for Christmas presents. Glenn put everything together with an amazing assortment of trims, to include an original tinsel decoration with attached Victorian beads, exactly as we found it! I created a banner with red Dresden Merry Christmas script attached to a ribbed green silk ribbon.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Glenn Giaimo and 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.