4 ¾” tall, clips to a tree branch with vintage candle-clip
This ornament clips to a branch for fabulous eye-level display on your tree. This very unusual and imaginative rendering (carefully hand cut from a Victorian trade-card) of Santa loaded with toys, scantily dressed in just a short fur coat and leggings, skating across the frozen lake, laden with all kinds of gifts for the good boys and girls. Just as unusual in its own right is the antique reflector ornament I paired with my skating Santa. It has 10 graceful faceted sides that I embellished with antique Dresden papers, royal purple antique chenille, and vintage rhinestones in 5 different colors. Inside the reflector ornament is a glass ball filled with a pink colored fluid. So Cool!
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.