Gnome or No Gnome

I have never been interested in wanting a Gnome before. I always thought they were creepy.
However, I mentioned the other day that I wanted a Gnome for my little natural garden area in the front yard. I didn't want to buy one, I just wanted to find one.

While we were shopping the thrift store last week, My husband showed me a Gnome for sale. I was thrilled and said "I want it". It was only 1.99. It just needed some cleaning up, and painted. It was a sport themed Gnome that I didn't care for but knew I could give him an up-do.

My husband worked hard to get the logo off of his hat and then I let my daughter paint him more gnomish.

She did great! I love his new look and now he is ready to sit out in my garden.

OR is he?

Before I wrote this post, I went online to get a little history on these cute little dolls. But I could not find anything good about them. As a Christian, my conscience was now telling me to stay clear of such statues as they have no Biblical meaning but only have mystical meaning in which I've always been taught to stay away from. Same with fairies and trolls. I have even given up on the fairy garden idea for now.

After reading some History of gnomes., It has given me uneasy thoughts about placing one in my yard. However, I just think they are so darn cute and Its not like I believe in all that stuff anyway.

I may place him in my garden for a couple days just to see how I feel about it. I never thought of it as a bad thing. I just thought they were pretend garden luck. Just for fun. That's how I looked at it anyways. But now that I know different, I don't know. Maybe I just need a frog.

Here are a few fun facts about garden gnomes.
  • The first gnomes were produced in Germany in the 1870's.
  • Gnomes are known as symbols of good luck.
  • Gnomes are mostly popular in the gardens of working class people.
  • Gnomes is Latin for earth dweller and were thought to live underground. 
  • They were even forbidden in some places.
  • They are also called "Enchanting helpers'.

OK , yep, still creepy but I sorta like him so I'm going to leave him there for now.

BUT if he moves, hes OUT!!!

What do you think? Gnome or no Gnome?


  1. I like the way the gnome looks there gnow--but what do I gknow?

  2. Fun. Thank you for sharing this

  3. I love gnomes.

    (I have a zombie gnome standing prominently in my office)

    1. I seen those before. I think those are cool as I'm a big fan of The Walking Dead.

  4. I wouldn't have trusted that Clemson Gnome either

  5. My children grew up with gnomes. The gentleman across the street carved them. And he made 4 especially for us. They are treasured in our family. Yours is very sweet, nothing creepy about him at all.

    1. wow how cool to have a hand carved one. I bet they are a treasure!!!

  6. I like the little dude. I would definitely keep him and let him be the 'GOOD DUDE'. I always celebrated Halloween and never once thought about witches and goblins being real, nor did I think I was worshiping Satan. I had fun. Have fun with the garden. 'Good Gnomes' must bring good luck. (smile) Life is good!

    1. I like Halloween. And I think I Like my little gnome. Puts a little color in my garden.