6” Tall x 2” Wide; Clips to a tree branch with vintage candle-clip
If you love an amazing detailed ornament at a small scale, this whimsical clip-on Santa going down a chimney could be the ornament for you! This antique scrap Santa on vintage glass house ornament packs a punch in details for its dainty size. Since it clips to a tree branch, it is easy to view all the gorgeous trimmings from all sides of the ornment. I love the pastel blue, green, and peach tones of this beautifully rendered Santa and selected a finely embossed glass house to match him. These German-made molded houses made from the 1920’s through the 1950’s do not have chimneys, so I fashioned my own with gingerbread colored vintage paper and antique Dresden paper border to match the scale of Santa and still be somewhat realistic for the house. We can imagine he is ready to drop down into the livingroom, all loaded up with toys in his sack, basket on his back, and a Christmas tree for the lucky sleeping family inside! All four sides of house are decorated with gold Dresden paper trims of different shapes and sizes. Windows and doors are also framed in Dresden paper, along with the roofline and little peaked gable over the front door. For the perfect wintry touch, I added vintage cotton chenille and old-stock mica sparkles on all sides for freshly fallen snow.
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.