How were these originally used?Originally these were sold as ingredients for making up package decorations or use in floral displays. They were also used to create table settings-serving as favors for guests at each plate (much like the English Christmas Crackercustom).
I often find the separate elements incorporated into a vintage corsage. I sometimes wonder if this one was made up by a creative individual or is one of the ones commercially produced. I think the same elements went into both. They weren’t used as ornaments on trees that I have found in my research.