Shouldn't your Darling Daughter have something "extra special" to remind her of her special day? Gifted from the family to the newly confirmed daughter - here's something that can be given that is sure to serve as an heirloom one day.
May I offer..... A One of a Kind Souvenir for Holy First Communion! And when I say ONE OF A KIND I mean just that - the buyer is the only person to have an item that has not been produced in a number greater than ONE! Most of my Victorian paper stash is "1 of each" - the same goes for my trade cards, Valentines, Christmas cards, etc.
AGE: The frame dates to C.1930 while the inside card dates to C.1880
ITEM:A marriage made in heaven! To save an Antique Victorian French First Communion Souvenir Card, I placed the main portion of the card onto new cardstock and placed under glass within an American Art Deco Tilt Frame.
The Communion image is that of a young girl dressed in a kind of flocked white paper, beset with silver glitter stars. The girl carries a candle and is highlighted by genuine Victorian Scrap floral bits and pieces. At the bottom of the image is printed "Souvenir de plus beau jour" - A Souvenir of your Beautiful Day! At the top right is a Silver Dresden image of a Dove of Peace, possibly a French Swallow aka HIrondelle.
The background to the card is a white die cut bit of cardstock placed upon a pink and white curlicue background.
The original glass is present to the tilt frame, and the back has been sealed with white paper. The back is blank and a personalized sentiment can be added if desired.
Sorry the pics aren't as good as they should be - you really will see all the detail when you have this piece in hand.
CONDITION: Excellent. The frame just shows a touch of shabby chic-ness.
SIZE:Frame stands about 9-1/2" high x 9-1/4" wide at the base. Image size is 5-3/4" x 7-3/4" approx.
FINAL COMMENTS: The frame will be packed very carefully for shipping. Again, this is a ONE OF A KIND marriage of two eras.