11” tall x 8” wide
Jointed paper doll with movable arms and legs SEE ALL PICTURES FOR DETAILS
***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! (The condition and patina will vary, which this is part of their vintage one-of-a-kind charm and character.)***
What I love the most about this ornament was the challenge to recreate it the way the homemade ornaments were made - in this case it was tissue paper and millinery remnants. I had a very worn Victorian paper doll ornament and I was taken with the use of pastel tissue paper (softened with age). I imagined a 1880s pastime of Victorian women, heads together studying a “How-To” from an 1880’s Christmas edition of Ladies’ Home Journal on making homemade ornaments. Ladies would just use what was available around the house. Dresses and hats were coveted and kept even when well worn until garments fell apart and remnants were perfect for handmade paper ornaments. I inserted a paper fan, added my own ribbon, beautiful fabric rosettes (along skirt hem), gold netting, and a fabric flower tucked behind her hair. She’s beautiful to behold!
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.