10 3/4” tall, 3/4” diameter opening at base. Tree-tested to display well on trees up to 6 or 7 feet tall. USE AS A TREE-TOPPER OR HANG ON A BRANCH WITH LOOP PROVIDED.
SPECIAL FEATURES This is a beautifully rendered antique chromolithograph with embossed gold details depicting St. Joseph holding baby Jesus in one arm and lilies in his other hand. We gave Joseph an antique gold Dresden paper halo and backed him with antique Christmas paper and tinsel roping. For our mid-century glass indented spire we found a perfectly sized antique Dresden paper wreath to frame each of its three indents, and added our highest quality antique Dresden papers. Vintage green and silver tinsel garland vertically wraps the spire and frames the scene perfectly. HANDMADE AND SIGNED BY GAIL GIAIMO.
EACH DRESDEN STAR ORNAMENT IS TRULY ONE-OF-A-KIND, 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