I’ve found a place in this blog to confess some things about my taste and sometimes my character. It seems it is time for another one. While I am not one for a lot of clutter or silly characters, I love garden gnomes. Just for the record, I loved them before they became cool in that ironic sort of way. I have a collection of garden gnomes figurines given to me by my dear husband. And, hear this, I own this collection in a decidedly non-ironic way. That’s right. Like somebody’s grandma. I’m even a garden gnome snob … to be in my collection they have to adhere to illustrator Rien Poortvliet‘s gnome aesthetic (see above).
I must not be alone in my obsession because there is a growing availability of, yes, gnome jewelry.
Here’s a little sampling of what is available by the reliably creative Etsy merchants.
Then, inexplicably, there is this – an interesting enamel gnome charm by Juicy Couture. I sort of love it.
It does not appear that the charm is available anymore from Juicy but there are a number of them out there on the internet for sale. The photo here was from Polyvore.