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All About Our Gnomes

Who doesn't love a cheery little gnome?  The small mystical creature that has been around for centuries is a favorite of artists and crafters.  The have been around since the 16th century, first introduced in A Book on Nymphs, Sylphs, Pygmies, and Salamanders, and on the Other Spirits by Paracelsus in 1566.You can find them in craft shops, art galleries and many other places. 

After World War II (with early references, in ironic use, from the late 1930s) the diminutive figurines introduced as lawn ornaments during the 19th century came to be known as garden gnomes.

The image of the gnome changed further during  the 1960s to 1970s, when the first plastic garden gnomes were manufactured. These gnomes followed the style of the 1937 depiction of the seven dwarves in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Disney. This "Disneyfied" image of the gnome was built upon  by the illustrated children's book classic Gnomes (1976), in the original Dutch Leven en werken van de Kabouter, by author Wil Huygen and artist Rien Poortvliet, followed in 1981 by The Secret Book of Gnomes. Garden gnomes share a resemblance to the Scandinavian tomte and nisse, and the Swedish term "tomte" can be translated as "gnome" in English.

We have begun to create our own series of gnomes to decorate your

fences, gardens and homes.  We will be creating gnomes for each holiday and season.  Our Easter gnome and St Patricks gnome have been completed and are waiting for you.

Easter Gnome


Please keep checking for future gnomes.