Ever wonder the story behind gnomes? The first known garden gnomes were produced in Germany in the early 1800s and were made out of clay! Gnomes first appeared in England in the 1840’s and from there their popularity began to take off.
Gnomes are known as a symbol of good luck. They are still used today to watch over crops and livestock, often tucked into the rafters of a barn or placed in the garden.
These days gnomes can be found in all sorts of different costumes and configurations, adding to the distaste felt by many who don’t like these creatures. There are gnomes with kegs of beer, built in solar lighting, skiing gnomes, gnomes taking baths, and gnomes mooning onlookers.
While these are much different from the traditional intent of gnomes in the garden, if they give you a laugh they are serving their purpose and are a lot more fun than conventional garden statues.
Gnomes have gained popularity over the years and can be painted to go with every season. We encourage you to come in and paint a good luck charm for your home!