Thursday, May 10, 2012

Welcome (to my ) Gnome

Are you sick of garden posts yet ?
I really hope not.
Cause it's that time of year .
There are few things that make me happier than playing in the dirt !
And ... with as crabby as I have been lately , I really need my " dirt therapy" !

Warning - if you have an aversion to Gnomes , STEP AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER now !

So , you know I have been really digging ( pun intended ) mini- gardens lately.
Here is my latest one .

This one has a variety of succulents in it.
They must be rather trendy right now , cause every garden center I go to ( and I go to a LOT ) has an awesome variety to pick from.
I added a little gnome and my thrift store mushrooms ( you may remember seeing those in my terrarium post )
 I feel the one thing that separates a mini garden from a container garden are the ornaments.

It sits on my "chippy" chair by the door.
Across from my white table ( that table has too many posts about it to even link to).
The mini - gnome garden inspired my summer table display.

Warning - here they come again !


Little ones...

Hanging ones....
( the big one looks kinda creepy in this picture , trust me , he is not )

Sleeping ones...

BIG ones...
( see not creepy at all )

Flowers are mostly impatiens ( one of my go-to flowers )
The plant on the chair is a dahlia .
 I'm really loving the combination of mini hostas in the red pot.
Oh , and the white "fluffy" flower is called Diamond Frost .
LOVE it !

On a side note , that little sleeping gnome was made by my dad back in the 70's.
Ceramics were all the rage back then .
He must have made a dozen sets of these for people.
Not quite an antique but defiantly on the verge of vintage :)

So ...
what do you think of my Welcome Gnomes ?
Too much ?
Too kitchy ?
is there such a thing as too kitchy ?
In the Trailerhood ... I think not :)
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Linking to some or all of these great parties :)
Tablescape Thrursday@ Beteen Naps on the Porch
Thursdays are Your Days @ 52 Mantles
Show and Tell Friday@ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday@ At the Picket Fence
Pinning and Singing on the Weekend@ 5 Minutes Just for Me
Potpourri Friday @ 2805
Fabulous Friday @ Faith,Trust and Pixie Dust
Weekend Bloggy Reading : Link Up @ Serenity Now
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Shine on Friday @ Happy-Go-Lucky
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
A Pinteresting Link Party @ Here's to Handy Andy
Tutu's and Teaparties : A Pinteresting Party @
More the Merrier Monday@DIY Home Sweet Home
So Very Creative Party Time @ So Creative
Meet Me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much
Amaze Me Monday @ DittleDattle
What's in the GunnySack@The Gunny Sack
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
Make it Yourself Monday @ An Original Belle
Show Me What You Got Linky Party @ Our Delightful Home
Party Time Tuesday @ Northern Cottage
Trash to Treasure Tuesday @ Sassy Sites
 Cowgirl Up Creative Linky Party @ The FarmhousPorch
Show Off Your Stuff @ Fireflies and Jellybeans
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage
Rock & Share @ The Shady Porch(a pinterest party)


  1. Love all the Gnomes!! So cute and happy. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  2. I am never tired of your garden posts! I love gnomes too..I have about 6 of them scattered around my plants!


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