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Spectacular 13" Red Santa Holding Toys with Victorian Silver Tinsel Treatment

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    17” tall, excluding tinsel hanging from bottom of Ornament


    A showpiece ornament; a traditional scrap and tinsel Santa that will look amazing hanging between the arching branches on a graceful evergreen tree. This rare and oh-so-magnificent 13” Santa is only one of two in our collection, and we don’t know when we will come across another. We decorated him with silver Dresden papers with beautifully embossed antique gold Dresden paper border, and mountains of old store-stock silver Lametta and antique Victorian bump tinsel garland. The back of the ornament is beautifully decorated with antique holly wrapping paper, and antique scrap flowers.

    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.



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