Saturday, June 21, 2014
Secret Garden Project Reveal
Welcome to Gnome Hollow. We have completed our Secret Garden Project. I've been wanting to make a fairy garden for my son since before he was born, but he would try to eat acorn cap tea cups and tiny fairy cottages; so we made him a Gnome home that he can actually play in instead. It sits in the middle of our strawberry bed... I'm not sure if that was the best spot, but Panda seems to be enjoying it. All items in the making of this Hollow have been made from pre-owned or thrifted items (with the exception of paint).
A Day in the Life of a Gnome
Every Morning the sun rises on Gnome Hollow. (Little plastic house found at garage sale, silk flowers on roof are left over from our wedding stored these past 5 years).
The Gnome stokes the fire for breakfast.
When the fire is hot the Gnome makes Yummy acorn pancakes with Pine sap syrup. (Yummy for a Gnome that is).
Then he steps out of the house to begin his day. (The gnome hat is from last year's garden Gnome Halloween costume..)
He lives at 123 1/2 Gnome Hollow Drive. (tiny red mailbox found at thrift store for $0.99)
No mail today for Gnome.
He checks the robin nest on his roof. Look, two eggs have been laid. (The nest is made of grapevines rescued from my parents yard, the eggs are a foot ball cut in half).
Next the Gnome goes to the pond to get water for the flowers. The fish are happy to see him. (Hand Painted rocks we gathered from the shore of Lake Superior).
The Butterflies are visiting the pond too. (made from water jugs)
It looks like it has been a full day for Gnome. (Giant mushrooms made from a broken birdbath, birch logs, and wooden bowls).
Be well and Shine on! (left over Halloween decorations for cauldron and cinnamon broom trimmed down to size)
If you like Gnome Hollow, check out several other magical fairy gardens in the 2014 Magic Onions Fairy Garden Contest. Click on the image for link.