Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gnome Home

One of the places we regularly visit has a tree that houses gnomes:



Lucia knocks on the door every time we go by, but alas, we always come by on market day, and the gnomes are never home:



We have a pine tree in our back yard that would be a perfect residence for gnomes. We've sent out the word. The housing market is difficult right now, and so far, there have been no inquiries about the property. However, I feel confident that we shall have gnomes take up residence in our pine tree before the summer is over. Gnomes make excellent neighbors. They weed gardens and water the plants.

June 2015 update: We finally have a door in our tree. For those of you looking for fairy and gnome doors, visit Nothin' But Wood.

16 comments:

TadMack said...

Such wonder should exist everywhere.

HipWriterMama said...

That is pure sweetness.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

When Frances was little, I used to write tiny little notes to her from Miranda the Fairy. Sometimes they would appear next to her pillow and sometimes she would find them while exploring our garden. Perhaps Lucia would love the idea of tiny notes from a gnome -
e.g.
Dear Lucia,
I have come to live in your garden for a while. I am very shy but I will watch over your garden and I will be peeping at you when you come out to play. Be a good girl.
With love,
Norman the Gnome

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

YP: Sweet! May I use it? I'd also like it if Miranda the Fairy came to visit too.

HWM and TadMack: Totally!

Lone Star Ma said...

So sweet!

We have only the naughty tangle faeries that must come and dance in the baby's hair each night. And the ubiquitous tooth and holiday sorts of creatures. We should find more...although I generally take a hard line about keeping the house fey-free. They are so unpredictable.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

LSM: Lucia's teacher told me about how one of her colleagues was talking about climing Mt. Rainier with ice-picks and laughing about how the wind fairies tried to knock her off the mountain. Her partner, who was listening in on the conversation, muttered, "You try a stunt like that again and I'LL knock you off the mountain."

The wind-fairies are a mite mischievous. (And fear not, YP, I know how to pronounce "mischievous" correctly.)

Cloudscome said...

That is adorable! I want such a red door.

I'm tagging you for a meme today.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Hope you get some tenants!

limpy99 said...

Just make sure that the gnomes don't remortgage the property and get in over their heads with an adjutable rate mortgage. They're notorious for that, and the next thing you know they lose the house and you've got a family of ogres in the tree and then 'poof', there goes the neighborhood.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

We definitely don't want ogres in the tree.

Maureen Wagner said...

We love fairies so much that we created a fairy lane in a nearby woods. We visit as often as possible. You can scroll through our site to see what we`ve done.
http://strongstart.blogspot.ca/search/label/fairies

Saints and Spinners said...

Hi Maureen,
Thanks so much for sharing your link! I enjoyed the virtual stroll through your fairy lane.

cdenke said...

My boys love that door in Seattle!! We called it Ms. Mouses' house, and of course, she was never home either when we went. ;) We now live in CA and when we go back to visit, they always want to see if she's home.

Saints and Spinners said...

Cdenke: That's so cool! Thanks for telling me. It's been awhile since we've visited Ms. Mouse's house,too, and perhaps it's time to make another housecall...

Katie Serpa said...

Hello,
Where can I get a little door like that? My two-year-old would love it!
Thank you!

Saints and Spinners said...

Hi Katie,
I just updated this blog post with links to "gnome door" and "fairy door" on Etsy. I hope you find a door that draws you in, as it were.