7” tall x 4 ½” wide ~ Multi-sided ornament is attached to hook with swivel so it rotates like a whirling Merry-go-round. See pictures to see all sides of ornament!
***Our ornaments are almost exclusively made with vintage and antique materials 1880s-1950 (all colorful die-cut paper illustrations are 120+ years old). Scroll past Special Features for details***
Glenn’s creativity, love of bold colors and passion for details really shines in this 360° carousel with fun clowns and animals. In Glenn’s words: “This carousel ornament is much more grand than anything that I have ever created to date. The details in the animals, the clown heads set in elaborate frames with blue velvet, and the fancy treatment on the carousel and canopy itself all come together to create an ornament that will be the showpiece of your Christmas tree. The detailed embossed gold saddles with antique striped edging showcase each animal as they ride along the red striped delicate glass silver poles. Rimming the canopy, cradled above the animals, are graceful gold swags studded with jewels and rainbow-colored loops of cording finished off with tiny silver flourette-shaped stars.”
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.