A brilliant little piece of Italian design once again, but this time for a special occassion (Christmas) why is it that the Italians have done it again and thought of something useful, attractive and for the season without it looking tacky and full of tinsel and glitter. The other thing is that it is not all that expensive compared to some of the tacky ceramic items out there.
This little ornament is a sweet item even when not opened (top not taken off tree) when removed this reveals a holder for a candle the top a snuffer. It has a nice plump Santa looking as though he is having a much deserved rest by the Christmas tree. (Could add a silver candle for a contemporary look or red/green for a more traditional look).
The colour and style of this item I feel would look wonderful on anyone's windowsill or shelf this Christmas. (Maybe a small potted tree decorated in the centre of the window and one of these on each side of the tree for a stunning festive look!) So even if you are short of space for decorations this year, there should be room for this little piece, sometimes less is more and it is worth splashing out on something that will last for years to come. Maybe you could add some of the other Alessi pieces on your Christmas wish list and build up your collection.
Cann't wait to use mine fully in the next months coming, as have wrapped him up again for later.
Not only is this a great Christmas Ornament, but it has a function too...it's a holder for a taper candle and the top of the tree acts as a candle snuffer...pure genius :) Beautifully made and packaged so can be safely stored when not out on display :)