Gnome Love

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It is no secret that I love Gnomes, just do a search for “gnome” on my Flickr and you’ll see :) But gnomes have been coming up a lot lately–so I thought I’d share some links and things I have found.

The day before my birthday Tom sent me a link to Gnomeo & Juliet the garden gnome movie. It looks so cute, I cannot wait until it comes out! When I watched the trailer I was hoping it was out now, so we could have seen it for my birthday–but sadly we have to wait until 2011.

I found a copy of The Gnomes Book Of Christmas Craft–which is both awesome and pretty funny all at once. It shows a family opening up and creating all gnome related crafty things on Christmas.

I get a lot of questions about where to buy the little gnome/dwarf cake toppers. I buy mine from Bake It Pretty.

On my trip to San Francisco I found out about a place in England called The Gnome Reserve. Oh my! Must make it out to England!!

I think that is all I wanted to share for now, but if I remember anything else I will add it to this post :)
Thank you all so very much for the birthday wishes! Tom had off work so we had a really fun day, involving antique shops, vintage records, lunch and dinner out and I got far too many presents. Including a super soft mustard-colored sweater which I am wearing right now. Then on Friday I got to spend the day with my sister including yard sales, thrift shops, and a lunch date out. Good times :)

This weekend is bound to be a busy one too with house guests, a juggling of my kids/friends kids, and then a trip to Lancaster on Sunday for the show there. I will probably be back online again on Monday with an update of the Lancaster show–and getting myself ready for Crafty Bastards.

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6 Responses to Gnome Love

  1. Anne Kea says:

    In Dutch he is called Kabouter Spillebeen. I’ve got a book with old Dutch songs for children in which are many many pictures of him.

  2. Brad says:

    Can you say kindred spirit? (see my site link)

  3. Shannon says:

    Oh I am so jealous! I love the little Gnome couple. Those are my favorite of all Gnomes. My mom has had one of the books since the 80’s. It was my favorite to look through. Great collection!

  4. Love gnomes too! There is a great group on swap-bot by the way with gnome themed swaps: Gnome Lovers Monthly! You might like it ;-) And Happy B-day!

  5. gary dunn says:

    hey-thanks for the plug-
    i was the head character designer/animator on gnomeo and juliet and i was knee deep in gnomes for three years..i kid you not-
    it is a cute movie..( i am biased though-)
    glad you are looking forward to it!
    gary

  6. Sarah says:

    This is near my parent’s house
    http://www.gnomemagic.co.uk
    I have never been, but is supposed to be low-fi delightful. It is listed in the wonderful book “Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out” by Robin Halstead, Jason Hazeley, Alex Morris and Joel Morris. I think this might be your ideal guidebook when you come to the UK