Victorian Paper Ornaments
Paper was a common material for Victorian ornaments - not surprising as many were homemade! Nestled among the branches of many a Victorian tree were die-cut paper ornaments, sometimes wrapped in cotton batting, scrap ornaments (made from scraps of paper, tinsel, foil ribbons and fabric) and paper cornucopias filled with sweets and nutmeats.
Although some of these ornaments still exist, there are also many reproductions and new items crafted from old materials. This is especially true of the scrap ornaments. Be on the lookout for item descriptions like "Vintage Look." Due to their delicate nature, genuine Victorian paper ornaments are increasingly hard to find.
The most amazing vintage paper ornaments were the embossed, Dresden Christmas ornaments.