Historically, gnome garden statues trace back to Europe during the Renaissance. These garden ornaments were very popular for many years and were created out of many different kinds of materials, including ceramic statues, wooden statues, and stone. Gnome Garden Statues typically have human-like faces that have been altered to include larger noses, ears, and other facial features. Classic Garden Gnomes often also wear a pointed hat and are smoking a pipe. More modern day Gnomes are now happy go lucky little statues that can fit in to just about any decor, whether indoors or outdoors.
Creating a Gnome Village
Creating a gnome village is a very easy task. Campania International has a new collection that includes all you need. From gnome walls, to a gnome home, and fountain (or also known as a Gnome well), and many small gnome characters you can gather up some wonderful garden art. Creating a garden village will require you to set aside a portion of your garden, large enough to create an actual village. Planting flowers within the walls of your gnome village will give your garden a beautiful setting.
Bringing Gnomes Indoors
Like children garden statues, Gnomes can also be very playful, amusing ornaments that can also be brought indoors. Play a game with your children and hide a gnome in secretive spots just waiting for someone to find him. Gnomes are great garden statues for you to create a story line. Your children will love the amusing little guy who pops from room to room. Garden Gnomes of medium size also make great door stops going from room to room.