Hangin with my Gnomies. . .

Hello my friends,
while working in the garden the other day I discovered a mound of moss growing in one of my old milk buckets.
I just knew I had to do something with it!

Yes, remember I am a moss loving gal?
I have a few buckets spread throughout my garden that I have  planted perennials in.
This bucket had a Sweet William that has come back for years.  I think because of our mild winter it didn't get enough water and died.  Usually when I pull away the dead there is new growth showing.  This year there was nothing.
But to my surprise there was a volunteer mound of moss.
I had bought a pkg. of sweet mini mushrooms in the garden shop at Magnolia Farms.  A trip to Target and I came home with
these two gnomes.  They were $3 each.
I thought they were cute and I loved the colored flowers.  However, in my mind I just knew they could be even cuter!  (wink)
I pulled out my acrylic paints and had a bit of fun.
I had a few plants left from when I potted pots for the front porch, so I added them to the bucket.  I also tucked in a little metal piece I had in my stash.

Doesn't he just look so comfy resting upon that moss bed?  :)

I think his friend has a flower plucked from his garden for him.

This was such a fun and easy project that just makes me smile. 
After all, who doesn't love hangin with gnomies?
I will be sharing with these fun parties:


Louca por porcelana said...

How cute,Jann!Love the colors!Hugs!

Susie said...

Jann, That is certainly a cute pot of gnomes and mushrooms. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Anonymous said...

Jann, you did a fantastic job on painting the gnomes! I love the colors that you chose. Such jolly little fellow in your tiny garden!

Regina said...

Your gnomes are too cute! I have a Travelocity gnome bug he stays inside on our mantle. Have a wonderful weekend!

Regina said...

Oops! That should say" but he stays inside on our mantle.

Linda W. said...

Too cute!

kate steeper said...

Love this , i pop allsorts of strange items into my planters , theyre awaiting there spring clean and tidy , but we have the builders next week so chaos raineth

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Adorable! I fell in love with gnomes last year and started collecting them. I love how you prettied yours up! The whole bucket is so creative and cute. I actually tried to grow moss from seed in my garden and it was less than spectacular. The natural stuff that just pops up is perfect....go figure :-)

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

Love your gnomes!! What a fantastic paint job !! They are so cute!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

What a delightfully fun way to spend time in your garden! Snow finally has melted here, but the rain won't quit, looking forward to getting out in my garden quite soon! Hugs to you today :)

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Your gnomes are so adorable. So much better with the paint.

NanaDiana said...

What a fun little pop of color and "fun" for spring. I am hoping to be able to have some of my own mini-gnomes out soon! xo Diana

Jeanie said...

These are WAY too cute, Jann! Honestly, your cleverness always makes me smile!

Gingham Gardens said...

I love your little gnome garden - it's stinkin' CUTE!

Joanne said...

You did such a great job painting them. They definitely look happier! :0)
Have a great day!
Blessings, Joanne

Zaa said...

Ha ha Jann... This is my smile for the day ...Your gnomes are so adorable and you did a sweet job painting them...AH .. such is the inspiration of Springtime... Have a lovely day !!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

That is w-a-a-a-a-y too cute, Jann! You sure enhanced your gnomes outfits so sylishly. I love how you play!!