Hi Val and Nancy!

I would like to thank you both for the nice visit at your home, for taking the time to show us around, and for the Gnome homes, doors, and mushrooms you let us purchase, and for the little bird house gift:)  I’ve already been playing with them out in the yard, but now that it’s raining again I’ll play with them indoors and try to create their personalities.  I’m so excited!

Thanks also for telling us about the beach on Place Road.  We found it without a problem, thanks to your directions, and we spent a wonderful afternoon collecting driftwood, watching the Eagles that were looking for dinner at the mouth of the Elwha River, and a special treat of seeing 7 seals.  We think they were watching us as closely as we were enjoying watching them.  This afternoon was such a treat, something we would have missed if not for your information.  A BIG THANK YOU!

Happy Gnome Homes!


The gnome home got to her right on her birthday (yesterday), and she loved it. Thanks so much!

Jeremy South Carolina

Last year I purchased the hobbit-style birdhouse. We now have a family of nuthatches . Thank you for your beautiful work and our joy of having a bird family just outside our backdoor

Kathy Big Bear, CA

Dear Val and Nancy I am glad your creations made such an impression on me when I went to the Lavender Festival in Sequim. Thank you for connecting with me by email and for helping me give our daughter and family a unique Christmas gift – a gnome home. It will cheer up everyone when they see it. I am grateful. October 2012

Jacquie Hemet, CA

We love the two gnome homes we have received. Since some of our gnomes have grown, we will be ordering a larger residence soon. Oct. 2012

Jackie Coronado, CA

I attended the Sequim Lavender Fair with my cousin who lives in Seattle and I saw your wonderful display at one of the farms. It was such fun to talk with Val and I took several photos of your products. I particularly liked the fairy house with the fireplace inside…so innovative and creative…everything. I wonder if you have medium sized gnome homes? I wish to order one for my daughter. Thanks so much for sharing your creative gifts. Sept. 2012

Jacquelin California

I ran across your booth this past weekend at the Olympia craft show. I just wanted to thank you again for the gnome door and window, my parents will love it. Your website has so many choices as well. I hope to come back and order more gifts during the holidays. Sept. 2012

Beth Portland, OR

Thank you for the opportunity to view your wonderful offerings! What a joy you are bringing to all of us here on the Peninsula! You really made my day. The woos are such a great release from the daily doldrums. You can be sure I will be spreading the word and will be returning myself. June 2012

Bea Port Angeles, WA

Val, Received our Gnome Homes and have them out back starting our little Gnome village. Here’s how they look. Bob & Jeani Lancaster, CA

Bob & Jeani

We have had a couple of Val’s birdhouses for three or four years now and they just get more charming with age! I love to put out the suet feeders in the winter and watch the birds flock to them! Creative and sturdy, difficult combination to find and nice to be able to depend on! June 2012

Deb Boston, MA

Thank you again for the bird house! The girls and I are excited to have found a momma bird either building a nest or feeding her babies in our bird house right outside our sunroom window! This is so cool. Our daughter says it’s a chick-a-dee.

Amanda Issaquah, WA

Your new website is great, I love the slideshow, super photography! It is easy to navigate! Just found the testimonials which I didn’t see before on the old site!? Love your new products, great idea to add more gnome stuff too!

Deb Massachusetts

I just happened to stumble on your website tonight and fell in love with the gnome homes you make! They are absolutely fabulous!!


I absolutely LOVE my gnome house and am just about to place another order for a friend. They are charming and well made. March 2012

Karen Seattle, WA

The log Bird House arrived today, two days early. Thank you so much for your effort in getting it to us in time for our son’s birthday. (P.S. It is beautiful. March 2012

Helen California

I just received my March 2012 Costco Connection and read about your business. I’m from Oregon and love to hear how Mother Nature is so adaptable! Beautiful products and giving back! April 2012

Theresa Oregon

I just found your website, and oh my gosh, I’m in love. Sooner or later you will get an order from me for one or more of your bird houses, gnome homes, gnome doors, feeders – oh heck, I want all of it! March 2012


Yes, this is a gift. Thank you for asking. I actually was fortunate to get to spend a couple of weeks with my parents and kids out in the Olympic Peninsula hiking and playing about five years ago, and we loved it. I thought this would be a nice reminder of that time for my Dad’s birthday. May 2012

Heather South Dakota

Hi Nancy and Val, I’d like to send you a GIGANTICALLY ENORMOUS THANK YOU for the most exquisite and absolutely beautiful Gnome Home you created for my daughter!We all can’t get over what a masterpiece it is! It’s much more than a Gnome Home – it’s a magnificent display of art!! The craftsmanship and detail are amazing beyond belief! Our daughter just loves it and will cherish for years to come. I’m not sure how you’re able to even part with such creation, however we’re sure glad you’re able to do so. Also, we’re positive this is a super upgraded model of the one we ordered, so we wanted to thank you for that. I see you meant what you said when you wrote “It will be worth the wait.” We wish you a cornucopia of success in following your passion. You deserve all the best. Good luck to you both!

John Los Angeles, CA

Hello Val – just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful gnome homes! I received mine on Monday and my sister-in-law received hers yesterday. We love them – you do very nice work! May, 2012

Debbie San Francisco, CA

My mom will love the gnome home…she’s been carrying around the picture of the Costco Connection since it came out! Thank you so much!

Tracy Bothell, WA

Nancy and Val: OMG, the Gnome Home is awesome and they are so excited with it!!! Thank you so much for the special touches from your beach trip. What a wonderful gift for my special neighbors who have been such a help to me. Thank you so much and God bless you both and your business.

Valerie Jacksonville Beach, Florida

It was such a pleasure to meet you both at the Mother Earth News Fair! My key gnome is LOVING his new home! He’s a signed Tom Clark / Tim Wolfe original made on 2/6/1993


We have a few Whimsical Woods products at our home in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. So far over the past couple years we’ve had 2 different “Black-Capped Chickadee” families living in the large Hobbit Style Birdhouse. We also have a Suet Feeder which the birds love so much they fight over who gets to be first when we add new suet! Our two young girls love the magical “fairly-like” theme of the birdhouse, and the quality of how the birdhouse was made stands up to the winter storms common to the redwood forest. We will definitely add to our collection of Whimsical Woods products through the years to come!

Jef & Heather Gunion guniondesign.com