Where did Gnomes Originate?

The garden gnome, as we know it, originated in Germany. Gnomes are thought to have first be seen in the United Kingdom after Sir Charles Isham had been on a trip to Germany and brought 21 terra-cotta figures back. These figures were known as Gartenzwerg in Germany...

List of Tom Clark Gnomes

You might be wondering who Tom Clark is. Chances are, you have never heard of him. A quick Google search will only show you how common the name is. The Clark in question is Dr. Thomas Fetzer Clark who was a theology professor at Davidson College. But...

Are Tom Clark Gnomes Valuable?

As you can see in our Tom Clark gnomes price guide article, they generally sell for between $20 and $60 but there are more rare ones which can sell in the hundreds of dollars. If you have a Tom Clark gnome then it is worth keeping an eye on the price over the years as...

The Truth About Gnomes

Gnomes have rather an interesting origin story. Gnome-like figures were originally seen in Germany in the 1800s and these terracotta gnome figures were taken from there to the United Kingdom in the mid-1800s by Sir Charles Isham who used them in his garden. Word of...

Why are Gnomes Called Gonks?

The creature that looks so much like Santa was not originally a Christmas icon. Gonks are inspired by gnomes and hobgoblins found in Scandinavian mythology, who would make their home near farms where they could find food for future generations among livestock or other...

Wallace & Gromit will Feature a Smart Gnome

There is a new Wallace & Gromit movie in the works and apparently it will feature a ‘smart gnome’! The new movie will be a BBC special and will be released around Christmas 2024 in which the smart gnome will develop a mind of its own. It is then up to...

Gnome Jokes for WoW

Gnomes are a big part of World of Warcraft (WoW) so we have put together some of the best gnome WoW jokes from around the internet below: Gnome Female “I apologize profusely for any inconvenience my murderous rampage may have caused.””I’ve...

Gnome Valentines Day Sayings & Puns

These days, gnomes are often associated with Valentine’s Day especially when it comes to puns so we have listed the best ones that you can find below: To gnome you is to love youChillin with my gnomiesThere’s gnomebody like you valentineI will be your...

Why do we Have Gonks at Christmas?

The tradition of Gonks everywhere! These little creatures make a comeback at winter time, when they’re thought to bring good luck and protect your home from all sorts solstices. The gnome-like figurines have their faces covered by large hats with fluffy beards (you...