11” tall; 5/8” opening at base; Can also hang on a tree branch with gold loop
Angels announce Christmas on a splendid gold and silver topper accented with ornate Dresden papers and beautiful silk flowers! I have had this large 5” scrap in my crafting tray for years, just waiting for the right treatment… and when I found this vintage spire topper in gold and silver, with 4 indents, it was perfect! To tie-in with the flowers illustrated in the die-cut, I made a floral ring of vintage silk millinery flowers and tucked vintage crabapple blossoms inside each indent. Ornate embossed golden Dresden papers add elegance to the glass topper.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Gail Giaimo
THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND ORNAMENT IS 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.