The German tinsel manufactory
This antique postcard, printed circa
1900, depicts a bird's eye view of the
historic factory complex where our
wired tinsel fringe, roping and stars
were manufactured in the 1980's.
We are pleased to share this treasure trove of rare tinsel trims from our own collection. These highest-quality metallic tinsel trims, tassels and stars were produced in Germany and Austria in the time-honored fashion on the original old machines that date to the late 19th century.
Regretfully, both of the European factories that created these most traditional of Lametta tinsel trims have closed their doors for good, which is especially sad because the German firm was established way back in 1689, and the Austrian family company was founded in 1802.
Please note that this is our final selection
of these limited quantity Lametta trims.
These metallic trims will oxidize over time. Our vintage Lametta offerings, most especially the real silver plated tinsels, may all show varying degrees of tarnish, which lends the tinsel trims an aged, antique appearance.
Gold Lametta Tinsel Star Kit
This tinsel star kit was custom made especially for us in Germany in the late 1980's. Now more than 25 years old, we found a limited number of these kits stored away in the Chestnut Cottage attic.
A cinch to assemble, you just position the center of each wired tinsel section down into its metal crown fastener as shown, then firmly bend over all the metal tabs to secure. Large enough to be used as the celestial star atop your Christmas tree, add embellishments of die-cut scrap pictures and Dresden trims to create a family heirloom.
Kit has three sections of wired Lametta tinsel star pieces, along with an original old metal crown fastener center.
Gold tinsel star when assembled
is 8" wide and has 6 points.
• Lametta Tinsel Tassels •
These gorgeous Austrian tassels were made from a rare patterned Lametta!
Embossed with a design of teeny-tiny dots which gives the tinsel a unique
shimmer, these extra-full tassels all have approximately 300 strands.
Tinsel tassels are sold as 1 piece
Silver Tassel ~ 1-1/2" ht.
Silver Tassel ~ 2-1/2" ht.