"A Winter Journey Blessed By Angels" a JMFAW© Original Design OOAK Primitive Folk Art Santa & Angels handcrafted from vintage quilts & 1800's antique coverlets and presented in a hand painted, distressed, forest green papier mache' box filled with kraft parchment shred. No molds or patterns used. An original design created totally on a whim, by sheer inspiration, imagination, love & appreciation for the beauty of handmade treasures. All Folk Art designs are "American Country Primitives"- created mostly out of vintage quilts, coverlets & fabric adding a quaint softness & rich historical past to each creation. All adornments are handcrafted from clay, paper. fabric, wood, real goose feathers, primitive by nature, to compliment the design- twigs, branches, cones, etc. At times a vintage adornment may be included- it's presence will always be part of the listing description. Don't do glitter, don't do glitz- don't add "manufactured" accessories. Wool from sweet American-raised sheep is used- never fur from any animal. Every piece is quaint, primitive & heartwarming with a strong emphasis on Americana. Hours & hours of meticulous work go into each creation, right down to smallest detail- making each a true Folk Art Collectible. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "A Winter Journey Blessed by Angels" Even Santa feels the need to call on angels now & then. They are serenely comforting and protective- guiding & guarding him on many winter journeys. This is a 2-piece vignette- Santa & a freestanding angel... all arriving in a large, primitive 9" x 11" x 5" keepsake box quaintly tied with a tea dyed muslin ribbon. This Santa stands an impressive 10" tall with arm width of 7.5" and a 6" x 4" base. The freestanding angel is 5.5" tall with arm width of 2.5". One can just visualize them trudging through forest and prairie- the smell of evergreen & balsam everywhere... shaker snow falling all around. Santa's face is needle felted wool with hand stitched & hand coloured features. Angel faces are wool with hand stitched & hand coloured features. American sheep wool is used to craft hair, beard, coat trim, angel's muff, trees & snow bunny. All outfits & wings are handcrafted from lovely vintage quilts and 1800's antique coverlets. Loads of additional hand stitched workmanship & detail is added for primitive charm. The little angel on Santa's shoulder has painted boots and holds a sprig crafted from real goose feathers. The larger freestanding angel with hand muff features another handmade goose feather sprig, an evergreen and a sweet, little snow bunny. Santa's sack is hand sewn from antique coverlet and filled with handmade gifts wrapped in primitive brown paper. His American flag is handmade- sure to be left at some patriotic household. Santa & his angels are stuffed with cotton fabric for heavy weight & feel. The piece is further aged with tea & spices for timeworn charm. Be reminded that this whole piece is sewn and crafted by hand. After hours & hours of work, every little detail counts in the end- every detail & every stitch tells their story... back when the season was always simple and the spirit everlasting. Display this vignette on top of its keepsake box, add nature's pods & cones for scenery and watch for our other trees, snowmen & freestanding pieces that can be lovingly added to this special set for additional primitive joy. "A Winter Journey Blessed by Angels" is truly a Folk Art investment... a much loved family treasure to pass down through generations. No messy glue gun is ever used. Every stitch, every seam, every detail of this creation is completely & meticulously hand-sewn, hand-painted & hand-applied. Handcrafted in the USA, signed & dated in a smoke/pet-free studio. Artist has been honored & listed several times in "Early American Life's" magazine "Directory of Traditional Crafts" Intended as a decorative collectible, not for children. JMFAW© © 2008 Julie Marek Folk Art Works. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any reproduction of design, words, images and detail of artist's original work without permission is strictly prohibited and LEGALLY protected by copyright. Selling the artwork does NOT transfer image or any rights of copyright to buyer. All legal rights remain solely with the creative artist.