16 January, 2008

my gnome...

i love gnomes.  there is something sweet and wondrous about them. here is a very special gnome that i received the other day from my new friend, orit, courtesy of her beautiful waldorf-inspired etsy shop...


photo courtesy of orit dotan dolls

each morning when maya and i awake, he is here on our nightstand to greet us with his sweet and smiling face.  with such a happy gleam, i find i cannot look at him without smiling myself! this is a very particular style of gnome that is typical to waldorf education, and i have a very special memory of a gnome just like him that my dear friend, christiane, showed to me long ago when naomi was in the waldorf kindergarten.  orit says that 'legend tells that in the winter time we can see them, and if we behave nice to them...they can be our helpers in creating our crafts'.  how magical is that?  thank you, orit!

yours from gnomeland,

shelley

6 comments:

FairiesNest said...

Such a beautiful doll! There is just something so sweet and peaceful about him.

shelleycaskey said...

i feel the same way, fairiesnest! orit captured something very special with him. thanks for the comment. :)

mosey handmade said...

we all need a little gnome in our life now and then,

TheSingingBird said...

shelley, reading your blog and picturing your sweet time spent with maya is like a warm welcoming hug. thanks for sharing :) hugs from another ap mama

cozycottage said...

So sweet and magical, too. Just as childhood should be!

shelleycaskey said...

thanks mosey, birdie and cozy!