Vintage Handmade Santa Ornament, Tatting and felt, 1950s, Vintage Christmas Ornament
I love old Christmas ornaments -- the handmade ones. I imagine a family sitting around the kitchen table with all the bits of fabrics, ribbon, sequins, glue, glitter, and maybe a "Better Homes & Garden" magazine for inspiration. This sweet Santa ornament is made from felt, sequins, seed beads, and hand-tatted lace. The sequins are sewn on by hand (no glue here!), and you can see the pencil marks on the backside, marking the pattern to cut. And for hand-tatted lace, well, I sat for hours as a child watching my grandmother miraculously take thread & bobbin to create this wonderful lace. Measures 5 3/4" tall, 3" wide. Probably from the early 1950s. In good vintage condition. The felt does show a bit of wear, but no tears. Only a small area of age discoloration on the white face.