These are sprigs made of real goose feathers - the same way they were made in the early days of holiday decorating! Each is handmade from dyed goose feathers. The feathers are applied individually in the same manner as in 19th century Germany.
These were designed and created for Sandy Elliott, who pioneered in recreating vintage Victorian Christmas items for display and for crafting. Alas, her business no longer exists, but we were fortunate enough to be able to obtain some of these wonderful sprigs before she closed. We recently rediscovered them and are proud to offer them to you. These are still made by other manufacturers, but we were quite taken by these.
Each sprig is just about 2 inches long and 1-1/4 inch wide with a 1-1/2 inch stem and is finished with a berry tip. This Patriot Blue sprig is tipped by a bright red berry.
Now you can reproduce all of those wonderful Victorian Ornaments. Let Santa carry one as a miniature tree. Combine some reproduction Christmas Die Cuts with some stretched Krausbouillion and one of these sprigs, sprinkle on some mica (a little glue helps!) and voilà - a Victorian ornament.