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Is Gnomebody at home?

Oh, my gnome obsession has once again come to light!  While looking at some felt on the Magic Cabin website, I came across this little elfin door; adorably decorated for Christmas! This was just too cute to believe! I want this little door, I want to put it on a little tree trunk or place it next to my front door, like the Red Shoes Shop has done (see 27/9/08 post).

All gnomes and elves need a happy jolly entrance (or at least mine do) and who wouldn’t want to come and visit if they got to be invited in through a little door that looks like that?  I am sure this is a Christmas door that would make the Borrowers proud!

I can just see them inside, drinking a spiced winter tea out of acorn cups next to a crackling little fire in cozy plaid arm chairs…

There is even a door for Summer, I love the little window boxes!

Knock! Knock! Knock! Are the Borrowers In?

While perusing the Internet for some information on Granny Square patterns one thing led to another as it inevitably does and I found a new site, it is called Red Shoes. The woman who writes this Blog has a store in Ann Arbor, Mi. I have always been aware of what an artsy town it is, but somehow I missed this: Fairy Doors.

A number of stores in the town are participating in an Urban Fairy Project, in which they have created doors for the Fairies to enter their premises. I know, I know, I have a real thing for gnomes and this is something that falls in line with that. I would be crazy enough to have something like this near my front door. I love the whimsical appeal of it, and the imaginative ideas it sparks in the children who see it (big and little children). To have your very own Borrowers’ entrance.

I am sure the Borrowers in my house would appreciate that, there are some things I wouldn’t mind having back if they are done with them, because I have been on the hunt all summer for one item in particular, I can’t find it anywhere! My only conclusion is that they are using it at the moment, maybe they won’t need it anymore when the weather gets cooler?

I am attaching the article that featured her “door” and a website that includes the maps and locations of other fairy doors.

http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/ArtBiz08.aspx

http://www.urban-fairies.com/

I love that once you are inside her door continues right through the wall and into the store, what imagination!

(All pictures featured were “borrowed” from the urban-fairies website)