My Alpine Home

Friday, March 4, 2016

A Home for a Gnome

Hello my friends,
Oh my, it's a gorgeous day here in Utah!
 
I'm heading out doors to do a bit of yard clean up and plant pots for some spring color.
 
But before I do I wanted to share with you my 'gnome home'.
I felt like a kid again playing with my gnomes.
 

 
Some of you may remember the cute gnomes I found while antiquing in New England.
 
 
 
Well, thanks to Country Living they now have a new home inside a lantern.  I saw in the C.L. magazine that they had planted succulents inside of lanterns so I decided to give the idea a bit of a twist and turn it into a 'gnome home'.
 
 
They are loving it, and if you ask me; they seem to be whistling while they work.  :)

 
And how sweet is this cabbage cottage I found at our
 
 local thrift shop?

 
I wish I could be like Alice and make myself small enough to climb inside that wee little door!  Had to add a bit of Irish talk for the month of St. Patty's.  lol!
 
 
When I was planting my Pots with grass seed I tucked the little cabbage house inside my lantern and sprinkled seed around it.  I left space for a path, a few succulents, and of course; my little gnomes and bottle brush trees.  Just can't get enough of these cute trees!
 
 
It's been sitting in my kitchen window.  This morning I moved it out on to the porch and tied some garden gloves to the top with pretty ribbons.  Just grabbed spring colors from my stash.

 
I think they are going to like it out there.  Who wouldn't with some sweet bunnies watching over you?
 
There's only one sad side of this tale.  One of the little gnomes had a falling out with his brothers and was banished to the
mushroom house.
 
 
Ha, ha!  Not really, he just went there to harvest some pretty red flowers for the 'gnome home'. 
 
( I picked up the mushroom shaped jar at another thrift for $.75 cents.)

 
I'm so happy that all is well in the land of gnomes!
 
After all, fairy tales always have happy endings!!
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
 
 
 
 
 

33 comments:

HWIT BLOGG said...

A land of gnomes! Love it!
Have a lovely weekend, take care...
Titti

Susie said...

Jann, That is adorable. I love the wee gnomes with the cabbage cottage. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

Bernideen said...

Dear Jann:
Those turned out really fun!

Kim said...

Once upon a time, there was a terribly clever gal, whose name just happened to be Jann, who lived in the most wonderful home of fabricated whimsy, delight, fun and gorgeousness!! Love, love, love your little gnomes and their wee homes. Fairy tales in your lovely home always have the most wonderful and happiest of endings!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So cute!

NanaDiana said...

There's no place like ghnome. lol LOVE it, Jann. Nothing like a bit of fun to make you smile. xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute! These Gnome homes made me smile! I need to make one for sure!
hugs,
Linda

20 North Ora said...

Darling setting! Enjoy!

Judy

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

HOw cute! And the mushroom house is something I always look for when out thrifting... my Mother bought one in the early 80's or late 70's... and always kept shells in it because we had lived in Florida. A few years ago she dropped the lid and broke it. So, I am on the hunt for a new lid. :) I found another one but it is actually slightly smaller, but it will do for now. Enjoy your weekend! I'm off to go join your linky party.

Mary Ann Potter said...

How absolutely darling! I was especiay caught by your desire to be small enough to live in those gnome homes; when I design and build my miniature buildings, I always create places where I would actually live or hang out. When I was a little girl, I wished I could live in my dollhouses. Tin and plastic never was a problem. When you dream little-girl dreams at any age, it enhances your life. Your posts are always proof of that. Here's to cuteness and fun!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your little gnome homes are adorable. The pretty pastel bottle brush trees make it look even more enchanted. You must have great thrift stores to have mushroom jars and cabbage houses. Thanks for showing us around your gnome homes, very cheerful.

BarberryLane Designs said...

Jann, your gnomes are so much fun. I thought I was bad with the Barbie House, but I can hear your little buggers singing...lol, too much fun for one person---I will have to find someplace to put mine!

Sandi

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh so much fun Jann, and so cute! Your glass mushroom is perfect!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

This post was just over the top cuteness! :)

Adrienne said...

I just love them! =)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Just too adorable! I have always loved fairies and all the other creatures that go with them, like gnomes. I have been making Fairy garden terrariums and have so much fun. I will have to add some gnomes as neighbors!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann!!

I LOVE the lantern idea!! So cute!!

Thanks for sharing and thanks for always stopping by!!

Hugs,
Deb

Sharon@bluewillowhouse said...

Love all your gnome vignettes. I especially like the mushroom container. sb

Rose L said...

I just saw that same cottage at a place here called BIG LOTS. They want $10 for it, and they also had 3 other styles. Cute!

Winnie said...

Soooooooo adorable and cute :) I love the cabbage cottage

Mountain Mama said...

Absolutely charming and adorable!! And of course I'm jealous that planting season has begun for you in Utah....we're getting snow today, boooo!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Oh, my goodness. It is so cute.

cynthia lee designs said...

Too cute!!!!
hugs,
Cindy

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Adorable. Love the little cottage and the rest. Using an old lantern is a unique idea. thanks for the inspiration.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Your gnome home is cute as can be!

Angélica D said...

que casa de gnome mas encantadora. espero que tenga un bendecido comienzo de semana

Grantham Lynn said...

Well how very cute. I love the little house! Thanks for sharing.
Have a good week. I hope to see you Thursday.

Consider It All Joy said...

Sweet, sweet! I love how you grew the grass in the lantern - bravo!! Enjoy a wonderful week! Blessings, Cindy xo

BarberryLane Designs said...

I had to stop by again, and see what mischief your gnomes have been up to, lol, Thanks, Sandi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jann, I just love your imagination! Wanting to become Alice so I could climb inside the gnome house is something I would say. Your post is adorable and once again filled with wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing with us and have a beautiful day filled with whimsy.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kris said...

Such pretty bits of Spring!!!
xo Kris

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Jann,
I always, always enjoy seeing your whimsical flair and incredible finds! I just don't know you do it, whenever I thrift shop I find zero.
Love your gnomes and their home!
So great to see you sharing this with us At Thoughts Of Home On Thursday!
Hugs,
Jemma

Stacey said...

Oh yay! I'm so glad you linked this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Jann, did I leave a message about this before? I could have sworn I did but I don't see it anywhere. Just wondering if you get my messages.

I want to copy this idea. :)