Gold Leaf Holy Family Figurine by Valerie
I have been purchasing more meaningful holiday décor this year. When I saw this on clearance, I thought for the price it should be okay. Well, I was so pleasantly surprised. I love this this piece, it is so understated but still a wonderful reminder of what this time of year is all about. I think this is one Christmas decoration I will not be storing away, I will be find a special place for it to stay out until next year. Valerie, thanks and make more pieces like this.
HIGH END LOOKING
I BOUGHT THIS AS A XMAS GIFT FOR A FRIEND WHO WAS VERY KIND AND CARING TO ME DURING THE PASSING OF MY MOTHER. THE ONLY CON I HAVE IS WITH THE PACKAGING...THIS WOULD LOOK SO NICE PACKAGED IN A SPECIAL BOX THEN PLACED IN THE STANDARD CARDBOARD SHIPPING BOX, WHICH TENDS TO LOOK RATHER BEAT UP AND UGLY
Had A Lot Of Fun!
I took rub and buff gold leaf and went over all the raised areas while keeping the dark areas. I did all the faces and lantern. Then I sponged on extreme glitter in gold. The manufactor's finishes held up to my paints and glitter perfectly. So beautiful now!!!. This price let me really have fun and play. I keep a craft box and I had everything I needed to lighten the raised areas like it is being hit by light. Great value!!!
I really love this. The finish is just perfect and beautiful. There is a lot of gold leaf and it arrived in excellent condition.
Beautiful! Very Large! Reason For The Season!
This piece is the reason for the Season! BEAUTIFUL! Very Large, will fit perfect under your Christmas Tree, or on a Mantel, or over your Fireplace. Love this Holy Family, gave it as a gift and how they loved it! Thankyou for sharing the true meaning Christmas with us!
Gorgeous Holy family!
I was a little worried about ordering this after reading some of the reviews about the paint job. However, I'm so glad I purchased this and at such a great price. This is so old world looking and larger than I realized. It really is something you could keep out year round since it's only the Holy family and not a full nativity that would feel like Christmas. Mine had just the right amount of gold paint. Someone had complained about it needing more gold. I disagree. That would make it look cheap. It actually looks like an expensive bronze piece. I've had Valerie's "PEACE" nativity for several years and I love it as well. I really think if you can get any of Valerie's nativities you won't be disappointed. I'm so thrilled I got this on clearance since I've had my eye on it for a while.
Really a rich looking piece of sculpture with just enough gold to reflect light back in places that highlight the figure nicely and not look garish. Very well done. I think I will keep this out all year instead of just during the Holidays, This would be a nice gift for anyone.
Mine was very nice. Plan to use it everyday in curio and then more out front during Christmas
Large and definitely "Original"
I had to send mine back - as it had a strange odor...from the paint over months of being boxed..I was told by CS...and it was so strong it was nauseating..did NOT opt for a new one as most of my nativity items are not QUITE that "original" in appearance. If you get a good one...the style is definitely there..the PRICE is a steal..I took a chance - it didnt go well...CS made it right and no harm done...its larger than I expected it to be- GOOD LUCK!
After reading some of the reviews I was hesitant to order this, but I am so glad I did!! It is beautiful ,and such a great price! Anytime I look at a nativity piece I look at the expression on Mary's face - this one is perfect. Thanks to Valerie for such a lovely reminder of the real meaning of Christmas!
Just Love Valerie
This is a great price for an item I just love.............looks more expensive than it was, and will be purchasing more as gifts for the holidays. I have thought of putting this out for the entire year........
Although I wrote the gift is great for best friends, I would buy it for anyone.....I can always count on Valerie for that special touch..........
It looks wonderful in my Livingroom! Thanks Valeria