We've never had a proper tannenbaum tree-topper-until now. Angels were never an option, and any star we tried never looked quite right, or fit properly. Recently, an artists' consignment shop opened in a nearby mall and there it was, a Pisaster (or something very like it). Pisaster ochraceus, or Purple Sea Star, is what we find glued onto rocky shores or on wharf-pilings at low tide. Sea stars, like all other echinoderms, are, of course, magical.
Perhaps anticipation of such a fine find is why I painted the room purple a few years ago.