Vintage Lametta Trims
Old stock tinsels from Germany and Austria
Our selection of vintage Lametta trims includes unique offerings
you just won't find anywhere else, because these specialty trims
have been in Blümchen's archives for more than 25 years.
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.
Blümchen's Private Stock
Vintage Lametta Trims
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.
"Guaranteed to Tarnish"
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.
Vintage Lametta
Tinsel Bumps Roping ~ Gold
Our final offering of this rare "bumps"
wired roping, because the specialized
machine that manufactured it is now
on display in a museum in Germany!
Roping is 1-1/4" wide by 6' long.
#LAQ955G
$24.50
Vintage Lametta
Wide Tinsel Fringe ~ Silver
This lush, full tinsel fringe is made with
a sturdy wire along one edge so that it
can be formed into any fanciful shape.
Made in West Germany in the 1980's.
Fringe is 1-1/8" wide by 3' long.
#LAQ944S
$14.95
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.
#LAQ958G
$7.50
   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.
#LTQ004S   $2.95
Silver Tassel ~ 2" ht.
#LTQ005S   $3.50
Silver Tassel ~ 2-1/2" ht.
#LTQ006S   $3.95
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