Monday, March 14, 2011
It's surprisingly hard to find a garden gnome. Who knew?
Last Christmas, CC and I were scouring the stores -- Target, CVS, The Home Depot -- in search of those funny-looking creatures that add a sense of ironic panache to your average garden.
I think it was that the animated kids' movie "Gnomeo & Juliet" was on its way to theaters that made our hunt even more intense. But, unfortunately, we were out of luck and had to settle for a gnome-less Christmas.
Well, lo and behold, as I was walking through Target this past weekend, what did I see? That's right, Mr. Gnomeo himself was waiting in a little gardening area that also sported lots of green goodies for the kiddos. Yay Target!
Not only that, but it was a Paint Your Own Garden Gnome (Circo; $5.99). This could work as an art project as well.
CC was so excited when I surprised her with it. The gnome is super small -- manageable enough to paint, and not a lot of mess -- and the painting materials are included and easy to use.
CC decided to call him Juliet -- and why not? (There weren't any girl gnomes on the shelves that I could see.)
Now all we need are plants.