5 1/2” Tall x 5 1/2” Wide
***All our ornaments are made with vintage and antique materials 1880s-1950 (all colorful die-cut papers called scraps are 120+ years old). Scroll past Special Features for more details***
Super cute and wintry with great neutral and pastel colors! I started with a pretty vintage Japan-made bottlebrush wreath with its original bow and flocking. I then added a scrap Santa and sprinkled his beard and hair with fine sugar glitter for snowy effect. I then selected my own vintage beads (light pink, lime green, silver and pale gold) to go with the soft coloring of Santa. In keeping with the winter Christmas theme, I then added two mid-century glittered bells with silver bead clappers for extra dimension.
Please note, due to age and a very shiny surface, there is a small crease that is noticable depending on lighting conditions. Creases of any kind show in certain lighting with antique paper that has mirror-like shellac finish. (For examples, look at the pictures. In the close-up picture because of the angle of the light, a cease is noticeable. Then compare it with the tree picture where the crease is not noticeable).
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Gail 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.