May 22, 2014

My Birthday and Gnome House Anniversary


I'm celebrating my birthday Saturday and I thought I'd do a year in review of one of my favorite birthday presents from 2013...the backyard gnome house!
 Last May, Chris built me this gnome house out of a "free" structure that we found on the side of the road in our neighborhood.
Over the past twelve months, we've had fun decorating the little dwelling.
 Back in February, Papa gnome found his soul mate and we now have a happy little family living in this dwelling.
The most recent birthday addition to my little home are these solar powered toadstool lights.
Just look at the charming glow they cast at night!
In case anyone local is interested, they come in four different colors at our Meijer grocery store at $2.99 a piece.
Several of  you have asked if the interior of the gnome house is decorated.
There is a table and chair set along with a cozy bed.
As much as I love my dollhouses, I couldn't leave the interior empty.
It's the gift that just keeps on giving!!
Enjoy this long holiday weekend.  I'm not sure exactly how I'll be spending my birthday, but I'll be finding time to play and create!   
 Birthday Cheers!
   

33 comments:

Debby said...

Happy birthday Kim. I am in lo e with your gnome house and couple. The lights are so cute.

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh, Kim! That is just magical and marvelous! I LOVE IT!!! It is just so cute and I can't believe you found mushroom solar lights! Beyond cute all the way around! xo Diana

Cheryl G. said...

Happy happy birthday!
Oh my goodness! Those gnomes! That sweet house! The mushroom lights! The darling inside! It's the cutest!
No question, you will have a great weekend!

donna said...

That is so cute. Y'all are so talented.
Happy Birthday my dear, may all your birthday wishes come true.
Hugs
donna

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Hope the weekend is magical and filled with lots of surprises. Happy Birthday! Fun to watch the gnome house become a home...

Lutka And Co. said...

Happy Birthday Kim! I can just imagine your Gnome family sneaking into their cozy little bed after you all go to sleep :)

Lynne said...

Birthday Cheers To You Kim . . .
Enjoy your day and better yet,
have a fabulous year . . .

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The lights are the perfect addition! Happy B-Day Kim-have fun:@)

vivian said...

Happy happy birthday to you!! I hope you have a wonderful marvelous, fantastical weekend! and, I know that you will!
I love your gnome home!
xoxo
vivian

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful birthday! That gnome house has captured my heart and those lights are perfect! I love how cozy it is! Who wouldn't want to live among the moss and greens in such a fantastic hideaway! Hugs and birthday wishes, Maggie

LBP said...

Happy Birthday Kim! I love your gnome house so much! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings

Linda

Lee said...

Adorable gnome house!
Have a wonderful birthday weekend!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday, Kim! Your gnome home is just magical, love those toadstool lights! Our birthdays are just a few days apart, so cheers to us:)!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your gnome house is so adorable Kim! Everything you do is so charming, makes me smile.

Happy happy birthday to you! Wishing you a day filled with all the people and things you love and lots of creative fun and cake! :)

xo

Nellie said...

Adorable gnome house, Kim! An on-going project, of course.:) Sending many wishes for a happy birthday!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I was just coming by to wish you a very Happy Birthday Miss Kim!! :) Hope you have a wonderful day!! And a Happy and long Memorial weekend too, full of festivities!! Those toadstool solar lights are perfect and soooo cute!!! I might have to stop by a Meijer! Happy weekend! xo Holly

Jean G. said...

Happy birthday Kim! Your gnome house is adorable. Hope you have a fun filled weekend.

Jboo said...

Have a happy, happy birthday!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Happy Birthday!

the gnome house is adorable, I think I like it best in winter with the snow, but I am glad that you have it furnished so the little guys can stay warm and cozy.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Happy Birthday Kim! Have a great weekend!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Happy Birthday Kim! Have a terrific birthday-holiday weekend! Love your little gnome house all lit up, adorable!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your weekend.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KIM!!!!!

I hope you have a great weekend with your loving family!!

I LOVE this sweet little house and everything that you have done to it!!

Just darling!!

Hugs,
Debbie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday Kim! You must share a birthday with my oldest son. I didn't remember that! I hope you have a weekend filled with FUN! Birthday hugs coming your way! You are so special to us all! Sweet hugs, Diane

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Happy Birthday and celebrations Kim. I love this retrospective of the gnome house , it is such a special addition to your backyard. The solar lights are adorable!

vintage grey said...

Happy Birthday Kim!! Wishing you a beautiful and blessed birthday and weekend celebrating!! Love your gnome house! xo Heather

Corey Moortgat said...

It's just so charming with the peeks into the interior! I'm going to be sharing this with my sister and niece- they love gnomes and fairy houses, so they'll love it.
Have a happy birthday tomorrow! If you'll remember, I'm one day later, on Sunday. We're going camping, but I'm hoping to sneak away to do a little antiquing as well!

Joanna B said...

What a cute little house! Happy birthday, have a fabulous weekend!

Pam Kessler said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you're out celebrating it up today! Eat some cake for me.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

HAPPY
BIRTHDAY
TO
YOU!!!
I hope you celebrate all weekend!
Your gnome home is delightful!
warmly,
deb

Jodee said...

Happy birthday to you!!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Happy birthday dear Kim! Your gnome home is so cute. I love how you have decorated the inside of it as well - so adorable.

xo Danielle

ImagiMeri said...

Oh happy, happy birthday sweet friend. I know you'll be surrounded by love and happiness! Still hope we can meet some day.

Big loving hugs,
Meri