Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Garden Gnome

Do you ever wonder where the Garden Gnome got started?
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I read that these figurines originated in 19th-century Germany, where they became known as Gartenzwerge (garden dwarfs).
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The application of the term gnome in English is first attested in the 1930s.
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Garden statuary has been common in Europe at least since the Renaissance. Among the figures depicted were gobbi (Italian for dwarfs or hunchbacks)
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Trudy kind of matches the color of her gnome.
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Do you have a gnome in your garden?
Thank you for visiting with us today.
Carolyn and the Bears

1 comment:

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, Trudy is so adorable with her watering can and gnome! Gorgeous, you do amazing work. Thanks so much for sharing her with us.
Hugs,
Patti