6” Tall x 4” Wide; Swivel attached to hook for 360 degree viewing on your tree; See pictures to view all 5 animals
***All our ornaments are made with vintage and antique materials 1880s-1950 (all colorful die-cut paper illustrations are 120+ years old). Scroll past Special Features for details***
Once in a while, we make a 100% over-the-top creation, and this is one of them! Glenn started with a large and colorful mid-century umbrella-shaped glass ornament, the perfect shape for a merry-go-round. Just finding the right size and variety of whimsical animals all facing the same direction was a creative challenge in itself! Glenn fashioned little blue fabric saddles outlined in gold Dresden paper and red tinsel thread for each animal and made poles with silver glass rods, rare antique gift-wrap ribbon, tiny glass beads, and narrow bands of gold embossed paper. Glenn layered an amazing variety of beautiful embossed papers and trims, to include rows of rare metal “chain mail” (silver on top of canopy and gold near bottom), aqua foil flower buttons accented with tiny jewels, iridescent metallic cording, phenomenal embossed gold Dresden paper swag border, and more. A must-have for collectors.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Glenn Giaimo.
Our Signature Style - To Make an Ornament for You that Lasts for Generations! You will know you have a ultra-custom Dresden Star Work of Art because we sign and date each and every ornament, as well as add our gold hang tag with your specific ornament’s unique one-of-a-kind inventory number on it. You will receive your ornament gently packed between layers of tissue paper in a beautiful embossed gold box with care and handling instructions. With over 15 years of experience, we are expert at wire-wrapping each ornament to help protect it against accidental breakage (just like those smart Victorians). We take extra time and pains to meticulously back every scrap to cardstock and old-stock papers to protect these beautiful and fragile illustrations so they will last for generations to come.
Just Imagine, You are Viewing an Ornament made with Materials 60 to 150 Years Old! Dresden Star Ornaments are almost exclusively made with antique and vintage materials to include: glass ornaments from the 1890s to1950s (most of which were made in Germany); colorful Victorian embossed & die-cut paper “scraps” and chromolithographs from postcards and advertising trade cards (made in Europe between the 1870s and 1910); antique and vintage fabric to include chenille, lace, ribbon and metallic trims; antique and vintage tinsel from tree garlands and old-stock German-made Lametta tinsel; gold and silver old-stock Dresden paper trims, crepe paper, foil, gift wrap, spun-glass, and other embellishments.
Since many of our creations contain glass ornaments that are as much as 120 years old, the condition and patina will vary, which this is part of their vintage one-of-a-kind charm and character. Items described as “antique” are dated between the 1870s and 1920. Items described as “vintage” are dated between the 1920s and the 1950s (mid-century). We also use newer Dresden trims (on occasion) and crinkle wire (to wire-wrap ornaments for durability) made more recently in Germany using techniques and equipment that have not changed over the past 150 years.