Jeezem crow! Phizzy, that tree skirt is GORGEOUS.
And what a beautiful package you received, nooo! Everything is so well done. Wow.
Okay, here is the utterly enchanting piece I received from microjivvy. Jivvy, my apologies for not posting pictures sooner, darkness and timing are my only excuses.
One of the things on my list was Victorian Christmas trees and my gosh, did jivvy deliver!
This beauty is just shy of 11 inches tall and decorated with entirely hand made objects. The details are incredible. The cones are reproductions of Victorian ornaments found in the 1896 Cassell's Household Guide... http://books.google.com/books?id=G0sCAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA120#v=onepage&
All the garland is real popcorn bits, the star is exquisitely made and ( I think) from gold origami paper. It is tiny.
There are candles on the tree, just as there would have been back in the 19th century.
A charming paper dollhouse and a sweet little elephant pull toy that really works!
micro used the top of an old cigar box as the base for a lovely wooden floor.....
And most wonderful....it lights up!
My pictures cannot do justice to the wonderful detail and beauty of this tree. Thank you jivvy! It's gorgeous and I love it so.