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Jeweled St. Nicholas Santa Tree Topper with Cotton Batting Skirt

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    11” tall, 1 ¼” diameter opening at base of tapered paper cone. Looks fabulous on trees of all sizes up to 9 feet tall! USE AS A TREE-TOPPER OR HANG ON A BRANCH WITH LOOP PROVIDED.

    Very beautiful regal topper, with soft flowing cotton skirt. St. Nicholas was believed to be the “the real Santa Claus”, who was born in the third century A.D. and dedicated his life to follow Jesus’ teachings to assist and love the needy - especially little children. Handsome circa 1900 scrap Bishop Nicholas, in royal red robe with blue sash, is decorated with vintage multi-colored rhinestones, antique fabric border, antique gold threads and marvelous vintage double-sided gold Dresden paper medallion. We added an antique red velvet robe trimmed in antique fabric, our best soft antique cotton batting, glorious vintage Dresden paper Greek border, and frosted him with glass and mica glitter. A sturdy cone, tucked inside Santa’s skirt, fits top branches up to 1” in diameter. HANDMADE AND SIGNED BY GAIL GIAIMO

    EACH DRESDEN STAR ORNAMENT IS TRULY ONE-OF-A-KIND, MADE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY 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. Items described as “antique” are dated between 1870 and the early 1900s (prior to WWI). Items described as “vintage” are dated between 1915 (WWI) and the 1950s (mid-century). We also use Dresden trims (only on occasion) and crinkle wire (always used for durability) made more recently in Germany using techniques and equipment that have not changed over the past 150 years

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