9” tall; ornament attaches to a tree branch with antique candle-clip
This over-the-top fanciful ornament is a great addition for a serious Dresden Star Ornament collector! When Glenn cut this Santa out of an antique post-card, he also removed the original umbrella that was a part of the illustration and provided his own three-dimensional version, a vintage old-stock paper cocktail umbrella made over 50 years ago. Clip-on ornaments are a perfect way to fill “holes” between tree branches. This is the largest clip-on ornament we have ever crafted. When we tree-tested this masterpiece, the antique candle-clip is very sturdy and easily supports this evenly weighted decoration when you clip it to a sturdy branch.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Glenn 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.