Garden Gnomes – TH – Golfer Gnome

This garden gnome is getting ready for the Toad Hollow Golf Classic. You may not be familiar with this golf tournament, but it is well known among the Garden Gnome community.

Garden Gnomes – TH – Golfer Gnome

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Fisherman Garden Gnome

A good fisherman checks all his gear:  rod, line and hook. Garden Gnomes are no exception when it comes to their fishing gear. Garden Gnomes generally fish for minnows.  To you and me minnows may be small fish but to a Garden Gnome they are very large fish and are important part of their food diet.

Fisherman Garden Gnome

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Motorcycle Babe Garden Gnome Wears Her Leather

Hi, I’m Biker Babe. Listen, gardening isn’t my thing. I know you’ve always heard how garden gnomes are into this gardening thing. Always protecting little animals and tending to their gardens. But this garden gnome is NOT a gardener! I’m into motorcycles. Yeah, that’s right. I’m a biker. Biker Guy (that’s my man) and I are headed for the open road. We travel around a lot so maybe we’ll see you on the highway sometime.

Motorcycle Babe Garden Gnome Wears Her Leather

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Motorcycle Leather Wearing Garden Gnome

Garden Gnome likes to wear leather when he rides his bike.

Hey man, I’m Biker Guy. I can’t wait to get packing and hit the open road with my girlfriend, Biker Babe. Listen, I was never any good at all that gardening stuff. I like the freedom of my ride. You know, the wind in my hair and my beard, and just feeling like I don’t have a care in the world. I’m into motorcycles, man. Biker Babe and I usually don’t make too many plans. We just take each day as it comes and try to make the most of it. Know what I mean? We hope to see you on road! Later, dudes!

Motorcycle Leather Wearing Garden Gnome

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Biker Garden Gnome Set

Garden Gnomes couple wearing motorcyle clothing.

Brrrrrrrmmmm…….Decked out in their leather-like gear, which includes chaps, vest, black pointy hats, boots, and dark shades, Biker Guy and Biker Babe have arrived at Gnome Town!  They’re not your typical garden gnomes in many respects.  For one thing, they are not too fond of gardening.   The fact that plants and flowers would wither and turn brown under their care gave them a hint that gardening was just not a skill they could master.   Nor was it very fulfilling to them.

Ever since that first ride many years ago, they were hooked and thrilled that they finally found something that made them happy.    So they traded in their garden hoes, rakes, and watering cans for the promise of the open highways.

Their gnome friends just didn’t understand why they chose their lifestyle, but were happy that they found the life of a road warrior suited their free-thinking spirits.  Biker Guy and Biker Babe love visiting their gnome friends around the world.   They fell in love with the freedom that only a biker can experience.

Biketoberfest, hog weekend, pin stops, and road rallies are always on their agenda.  They’ve clocked thousands of miles and just as many adventures.  They would love to share a few stories if you’re willing to listen to their hog tales.  Just don’t ask them to plant anything or tend to your garden.   They’re sure to leave you in the dust.  It’s just how they roll.

Biker Gnome Set

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Gnomeo & Juliet Movie Review

Gnomeo & Juliet

When the staff at GnomeTownUSA.com first heard that Disney was producing Gnomeo and Juliet, we thought it was fantastic that these pointy-hat lawn ornaments were finally getting some much deserved recognition beyond a few print ads and the occasional TV commercial!  This animated take on the old Will Shakespeare tale of forbidden love captures the struggles of two gnomes who happen to be from rival gnome clans. The blue gnomes and the red gnomes are deeply caught up in a long time feud that of course, no one can remember why. They spend all their energy competing and sabotaging one another to prove who has the better garden. Gnomeo and Juliet meet and fall in love, then strive to find a way to make their lives work amidst this constant chaos.

According to folklore, gnomes are peaceful creatures so to see warring gnomes seemed out of character and a bit bothersome. But, hey, gnomes are mythical figures, so filmmakers are free to exercise their poetic license when it comes to making a movie. One thing that the writers did get right was how gnomes do not let themselves be known to humans. While in the presence of humans they perform their garden decoration duties, but when humans aren’t around they tend to their gardens and in this case their ongoing feud. In one scene, Gnomeo and a rival gnome are in mid air armed with weapons and ready to strike when they notice a human shadow at the window. They immediately drop their weapons and strike a statue-like pose with Gnomeo playing the part of a wheelbarrow.

If you’re a gnome fan, you’ll appreciate the artistic achievements of this movie. Much to our delight and to others who are true gnome enthusiasts, there were certain details that were amusing as well as endearing. For an animated movie, you wouldn’t expect certain details to be embraced. For example, garden gnomes are usually made of a resin substance. It was a pleasant surprise to hear the clinking of their clay-like bodies as they walked or bumped into something. Their faces and bodies wore the slight imperfections, marks, and weathered coloring that you would normally find in actual gnome statuary. Then there were the two gnomes that are paired together in the same base who try to split up and then fall over because they are forever a twosome.

There were many supporting characters that helped give this movie some entertaining value.  Our favorite was Nannette the frog who looks after Juliet. Nannette has a water hose for a tongue and as she talks a few droplets fly out of her mouth. She has some great lines and flirts shamelessly with a mushroom and a gnome with Elton John glasses. Watch for the humorous scenes with the gnome with the yellow daisy petals surrounding his face and a spray can strapped to his back, the pink Flamingo, and the gnome wearing a Borat-like red thong swim suit.

We found that a few Gnomes found on our web site bear a resemblance to Juliet’s father.  Their faces, beards, and clothing all have some similarities. Over the years, we’ve watched gnomes make split-second cameo appearances in movies, so it was fun to finally witness their starring roles.  Whether you’re a gnome enthusiast or just fond of these curious humanoids, keep your eyes open, you never know where our little friends are going to pop up on the big screen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_L_5vrHoWQ

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Garden Gnomes Love Holidays – Holiday Gifts

GnomeTownUSA.com

Our garden gnome friends are looking for a home. Every gnome deserves a good home and someone to love and care for them so we’d like to share a few details about some of our gnomes who want a new home:

Santa Claus regales small children with his stories of Christmas past.
Mrs. Claus has an eye for fashion, is a great cook, and is punctual.
Squeezy loves putting on a hum dinger of a concert.
Birdy likes to make birdhouses for his little friends.
Digger loves to dig in the garden with his favorite shovel.
Mr. Teach spends his time teaching innocent creatures how to survive and live in the wilderness.
Mr. Batty is batty about baseball.
Tubby got his nickname from taking so many baths in his wooden barrel bathtub.
Mamma sews and sews, but mostly sews patches to cover up the holes in Papa’s pants.

If you are looking for the perfect garden companion, please consider adopting one of our gnomes or giving them as gifts to your friends or family. Gnomes have been known to bring joy and sometimes good luck to their adoptive families.

GnomeTownUSA.com will make every effort to insure that everyone interested in adopting one of our pointy hat friends is satisfied.  However, our garden gnome friends want you to know that there is only a limited stock on hand for the holidays.

Please click here to enter GnomeTownUSA.com and bring a little happiness into your (or someone elses) home or garden.

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Solar Powered Garden Gnomes – Solar Lighted Garden Gnomes

These Garden Gnomes are blessed with a mystical energy via solar power. They automatically flicker in the dark like a candle.  During the day their AA rechargeable batteries are charged with solar cells. Feel the energy, feel the light.

Rumple Solar Powered Garden Gnome

Mordecai Solar Lighted Garden Gnome

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Garden Gnome Playing Violin to Chicks

Hermie the Gnome was always curious. He wondered why the other gnomes scattered whenever they saw the cute black furry creature with the beautiful white stripe down its back. He learned the hard way that sometimes it was not was not always….

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Garden Gnome Playing Violin to Chicks

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ELection Time at Gnome Town USA

Elections in Gnome Town are held every 50 years.  So when the time comes, the gnomes are abuzz with excitement in anticipation of who will be next to preside over their little village.  The mayor has three responsibilities.

The first is to make sure every gnome has a job.  That decision is based on the gnome’s skills, knowledge, and their passion.  After all, gnomes cannot be happy unless they are working at something that they love.

The second is to make sure that Gnome Town is a safe place to live.  Every gnome must be trained to ward off any predators.  Fortunately, they have none.  It’s a well-known fact that every living creature loves garden gnomes.  But after watching several Bruce Lee and Karate Kid movies, the town decided that it is better to be prepared just in case.  So karate and kung fu lessons are mandatory.

And the third is to make sure any creature, whether it’s a gnome, animal, or alien, that lives in Gnome Town is taken care of.  An ancient law dating back to the 12th century states that no creature shall go hungry, that all creatures shall be tended to when sick, and that all creatures will be loved.

Here is a friendly gnome (we can’t reveal his name just yet) practicing his speech with his pet turtle as his audience.  He is working hard to be prepared for the next debate.    Elections are just around the corner so he will need to show that he is up for the job.

The above Garden Gnome may be found on:

Garden Gnome – 11″ – Standing with Turtle

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