Very dramatic and beautiful, with the golden vertically draped crinkle-wire echoing the stands of the Irish harp. The winged-maiden harp was the standard symbol of Ireland in the 18th century, representing her struggle for independence. I carefully cut this beautifully embossed and richly colored emblem from an antique postcard and backed it with antique gold metallic fringe, Vintage Dresden paper border and Dresden paper medallion with embossed 4-leaf clover (see picture-back of ornament). I selected a green and red vintage triple-indent ornament with a spindle bottom, and decorated each indent with a Dresden paper circular frame (the perfect size), and a vintage shamrock decoration.
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.