14” tall including parasol, 7/8” diameter opening at base of glass spire. Gold loop provided for hanging on a tree branch if desired.
This handsome antique scrap 6 ½” tall Father Christmas in blue cloak is collectible in it’s own right, so we wanted to create a treatment that would truly make him the crowning glory of your tree, as seen in above pictures displayed on our 44” feather trees (available in feather tree category). Glenn selected a soft silver/gold vintage glass spire tree topper for Santa and added an amazing variety of details, to include loads of different gold Dresden paper trims, antique German beads with antique crinkly tinsel puffs attached to decorative German-made Steifkantille wire in graceful curls (traditional Victorian treatment), antique green glass beads, vintage fabric flowers, plus a variety of antique and vintage fabrics. After adding Santa to the topper, Glenn decided to make Santa more life-like; he decorated a vintage Japan-made cocktail umbrella with antique hand crocheted lace and tucked it behind Santa’s bag of toys and added gorgeous vintage Dresden paper birds to accent the back of the scrap.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Glenn Giaimo.
JUST IMAGINE, YOU ARE VIEWING AN ORNAMENT MADE WITH MATERIALS BETWEEN 60 AND 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.
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.