The imagination of children still fascinates me. How a game can be created from a pile of pinecones, a stick, and a piece of string. Yesterday was no exception.
It all began with the gnomes. Or, as we affectionatley refer to them in our home, the gnomies. You already know that we believe in fairies but the gnomies hold a special place in our hearts as well.
It started slowly. A few gnomie houses were located and placed, in the middle of the floor. Then playsilks gathered, you know for water and grass. Then our basket of blocks, stones, and pinecones was hauled upstairs. Little gnomies started appearing from all over the house. And, before I could even mention the resemblence to the classic stone soup book, a gnomie village was born.
The invitation for the nut party was sent far and wide. The bridge over the river crowded with gnomies and one fairy flocking to the event. Woodland animals pranced into town. The party was everything a gnomie could ask for--food, lights from the lighting bugs, of course, and music.
Then, all the gnomies of the village called it a night. My wee gnomies and my fairy were off to bed themselves. Everyone tired from the excitement of the day. But, there were definite smiles on their faces as they fell asleep. Yes, definite smiles.
***The wooden houses are from Red's Rustics. Go see his amazing creations out of fallen logs.
This is great! My kids would eat this up and there is something so beautiful about all those natural things being played with. Those little houses are gorgeous!
Posted by: Shalae | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 05:01 AM
How much fun. I love all the houses. It's so wonderful to watch children play and see what their imagination can come up with.
Posted by: Jennifer | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 07:03 AM
oh, what a reminder to clear out the stuff that comes into my home again, & to put those silks, gnomies, pinecones & cherry wood on prominent display. i forget how lovely it is when these items are singled out - what happens when the farm or the village or market appears. thank you for these gorgeous pictures!
Posted by: urban organica | Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 03:29 AM
WOW! What an awesome gnome village! My favorite book at a child was Secret of the Gnomes. The houses are incredible.
your fellow fishie,
Posted by: regina | Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 08:07 PM