Gnome Home Needs a Bit of Tweaking

@Corbin5 (106526)
United States
October 19, 2017 1:17pm CST
My husband decided to keep the stump left behind from a fir tree that needed to be removed from one of our gardens. The home for gnomes is shaping up. The solar gnomes tower above the gnome home, and they do light up at night. The sidewalk leading to the front door needs a bit of straightening, and we might add a few more items that will make for a very well-appointed home for gnomes. I did learn that the enemies of gnomes are trolls, cats, and goblins. Goblins resemble gnomes so keeping goblins away from the gnome home may be a bit tricky.
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@Marty1 (33647)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 Oct
Such a cute idea! Hopefully, when it is finished, you will show a picture! Onux has volunteered to be the cat in the enemies of the gnome! Between you and me he would be friends with them when he saw them as he is a friendly kitty cat at heart. He would nap all day as he does here probably!
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
Oh yes, I forgot about Onyx. Yes, he would be after those gnomes. I think he would be friends with the gnomes too. I do think we may install a picket fence around the gnome home to keep the gnomes a bit safer from enemies. Perhaps an alarm system like ADT.
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@Marty1 (33647)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 Oct
@Corbin5 that would be a perfect idea to add a picket fence. Hope it keeps them away from those trolls, i hear they can be nasty! Onyx would love your gnomes. He can't help but have a good heart! He would also be company for Molly! ADT sounds good! i have a different company for an alarm, but any will work to keep them safe
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
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@amadeo (65995)
• United States
19 Oct
Oh that is no fun.You got to have goblins.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
Well, we will guard against goblins to save the gnomes, but it will be hard to do. I think the gnome home needs a fence around it.
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@amadeo (65995)
• United States
19 Oct
@Corbin5 maybe or do you think it is too much?
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@Juliaacv (30421)
• Canada
20 Oct
Maybe a few plastic reindeer and a sleigh could be added to the "lawn" area in another month, a rabbit next spring.......endless possibilities.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
19 Oct
It's adorable!!!! It looks so fairy-like and magical to me.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
Thank you. We plan to add a few extra things the gnomes have requested. The gnomes said they need a wishing well, a garden bench, and a mailbox, so off to Hobby Lobby we will go. Oh, a picket fence was mentioned too.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
19 Oct
@Corbin5 Those gnomes certainly make demands, but every home needs to be beautiful and admired.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
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@much2say (39271)
• United States
19 Oct
That is so super cute! Oh I can see how this can potentially can turn into a gnome village!
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
Yes, I saw that Hobby Lobby has little mailboxes, benches, wishing wells and more that are just right for the gnome home. We are having fun with it.
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@much2say (39271)
• United States
20 Oct
@Corbin5 Ohhhhh, Hobby Lobby has tons of stuff . . . it's a dangerous place !
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
@much2say I know!! Those sales there get me to load up my cart!
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@responsiveme (16336)
• India
19 Oct
Looks magical..Are the in-house gnomes notsolar ones?
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
The solar ones are the gnomes that are attached to the tall metal poles. The solar component is at the bottom of the pole.
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• India
20 Oct
@Corbin5 oh..Ok.The in house ones are inviting them in? Does the solar component take in the sunlight energy and make the gnomes glow in the night?
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
@responsiveme Yes, and I was surprised that last night the solar gnomes were very bright.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Oct
It is so adorable!!
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
It is fun to mess with it and think of what else to add. I think kids walking by will enjoy it.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
20 Oct
@Corbin5 I think they will love it too!
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@just4him (117199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Oct
That is so cute! I hope you can keep the goblins away. I understand they'll be out in great numbers in a few days.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
I am worried about the goblins, and I will do some research to determine how to keep them away. I also need to find out exactly what goblins look like.
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@just4him (117199)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct
@Corbin5 Knowing what they look like is very important.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
19 Oct
So cute the way it is!
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
Thank you, my friend. People do stop and take a look when they walk by.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
20 Oct
@Corbin5 i would too!
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@jaboUK (53938)
• United Kingdom
20 Oct
What fun! That looks really great - I love it.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
I am so glad you like it. We are having so much fun adding to the gnome home.
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@jstory07 (67162)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Oct
If it was me I would put them all around the gnomes home. Trolls, cats and goblins trying to get in.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
Yes, I do have a mini black cat that I can put out there now. I do hope the gnomes do not fear that black cat I place in the gnome-home area.
@Juliaacv (30421)
• Canada
20 Oct
Do I ever like this, what a great imagination you both have!
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
Oh, thank you. The solar gnomes were bright last night, and they really looked cute out there.
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@1hopefulman (28551)
• Canada
19 Oct
It may no be so fancy but it looks like they have found a home.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
Yes, all the gnomes seem to feel comfortable in the home. Apparently, gnomes like rustic decor.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Oct
That looks so magical! Hi there, to all the gnomes :) ! Watch out for those goblins!
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
I am concerned about those who wish to harm gnomes, but I think our gnomes will be OK.
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@Chantiele (440)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Oct
That is really an amazing idea. I love the image you have shared of it, it looks so unique.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
Thank you. We have had a lot of fun creating the gnome home.
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
19 Oct
How cute! We live in an apartment complex so unfortunately I can't be quite as creative. I was thinking of getting a flower pot and setting up a mini fairy garden though.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
Yes, there is a lady on YouTube who uses flower pots to create fairy gardens.
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@louievill (18674)
• Philippines
19 Oct
They should have some kind of National system I.D. it's sad to hear that there are also terrorists in their world
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
I know. Who knew that gnomes have to be on guard against those who wish to do them harm.
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• United States
20 Oct
Oh I love it!!! Are you getting to like it too Deborah?
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
I really do like it. People stop to take a look when they are out walking. The gnomes now have a little pumpkin of their own for Halloween.
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@Marty1 (33647)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Oct
@Corbin5 How adorable a pumpkin for Halloween! will the gnomes be at their new home for the winter or do the gnomes go south for the winter? If they stay will they let you pick out a Christmas tree for the holidays? Will they have other decorations for the holidays?
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
@Marty1 I think we will add a Christmas tree and help the gnomes celebrate all the holidays.
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• Pamplona, Spain
20 Oct
When it lights up at night that must be really pretty to look at how lovely. I would love to have one of those too. He has done that really well love it.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
He really did do a good job, which is quite unusual for him. I do love the solar gnomes that light up the night.
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• Pamplona, Spain
20 Oct
@Corbin5 Really comforting like those night lights we used to have as children.
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
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@DeborahDiane (21675)
• Laguna Woods, California
19 Oct
@Corbin5 - I love your gnome home! It is so cute!
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
20 Oct
Oh, thank you so much. We are having fun with it. A little pumpkin is in the front of the gnome home for Halloween.
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• Laguna Woods, California
21 Oct
@Corbin5 - Awww! That is such a cute idea. Will there be a Christmas tree later this year, too? LOL
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
21 Oct
@DeborahDiane Oh yes, a Christmas tree for sure. A flag for the 4th of July, and a little bunny for Easter. Perhaps a little turkey for Thanksgiving.
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@kobesbuddy (46687)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 Oct
Yes, of course! And then those darn elves at Christmas time, you'll need a security system for your gnome home. And maybe a pit-bull tied out, to keep them safe:)
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
I bet those elves will be a bother when Christmas rolls around. I like the idea of a pit-bull to scare off those who wish to do them harm.
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@kobesbuddy (46687)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 Oct
@Corbin5 I loved my pit-bull, he was adorable and sweet:(
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@Corbin5 (106526)
• United States
19 Oct
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