Gnomes and Fairies

Not a lot has been recorded about the relationship between gnomes and fairies that I have found. As they both live in the Whimsical Woods Fairy Homewoods. Chances are they are helping each other a lot.

The gnomes are excellent crafters and gardeners. The fairies can fly above and spot trouble or look for other gnomes that might need help. They help each other like a good neighbor should. I think the variety of food they eat is similar. I do not think the fairies like beer however, but let the gnomes have a little fun now and then.

There are some similarities between a woodland gnome home and a woodland fairy home. Here at Whimsical Woods, we’ve made some of both and they are on display on our website.

To help furnish your fairy home, we have also made fairy furniture kits and fairy garden kits filled with moss, small rocks, sticks, flower pods, a colorful mushroom, etc.). Just contact us for details.

Having both gnomes and fairies around must be a wonderful thing. I’ve never actually seen either one, but I sense they’ve seen us from a distance. Perhaps a dragon fly is really a fairy in disguise? We have all seen dragon flys come nearby, stop and then zoom away. Was that really a fairy coming to say hello? Our forest friends for sure. Fairies and Gnomes. :-)

All is well here at Whimsical Woods.


Woodland_Fairy_Home_1aJoining our Whimsical Woods selection of natural log bird houses, gnome homes, suet feeders, etc., is our new  Woodland Fairy Home.

Also built out of  forest finds and recycled barn wood, the fairy home is the perfect size for an indoor table/dresser-top fairy village. It would be the perfect gift for that special someone who likes fairies. It can also be in an outdoor setting and made into a little outoodr fairy village.

Typical size is 13″ x 13″ x 13″ and the cost is $70 plus $25 shipping and handling. No two are exactly alike but similar. All have inside decorations made from dried flowers, moss, etc.

These are very special and different. A sure hit for a daughter or granddaughter! (or son or grandson)

We look forward to hearing from you. All is well.

Large, Lighted Fairy Homes

Large lighted fairy homeThe popularity of fairy  houses is growing. I am very happy to build whimsical fairy houses for those who want a custom, natural fairy house for that special person.

I start with an old log, hollow it out and furnish it with various fairy furniture. I’ve added a glowing fireplace along with overhead lights. Both are safety lights using small (long lasting LED) batteries with an on/off switch. I add lots of details and charm to tweak the imagination. You can look right in the large opening or the window above. This large fairy home is approx. 16″ high, 23″ wide and 20″ deep.

Ideally, these should be used indoors on a dresser, table, etc. with a few select houseplants around to set the scene. In a dark room, the fireplace glows out the door and window opening illuminating a very whimsical effect.

Truly a very special gift for you or a very deserving person. Made to order. I prefer it be picked up here at our studio or other arrangements made. Please contact us directly for options, cost and availability. We will be making more if we see the interest.

We also have available our standard 12″ high fairy homes that resemble the small gnome home on our website,, but without a door. A seven year old told me fairies fly in (an open doorway) whereas gnomes open the door and walk in! Very cute.

We always like hearing from those interested in something special.

All in fun, all is well.

Whimsical Woods is in the Costco Connection Magazine!


Whimsical Woods in the Costco Connection magazine!

If you don’t already “gnome,” we/Whimsical Woods, are featured in the March edition of the Costco magazine, “Costco Connection” on their Member Connection page (inside back cover)!!

This is obviously a big event for us. The magazine is mailed to approximately 8 million Costco members and we have been receiving email inquiries, phone calls and orders from all over the US in response.

We’ve been working with Costco on this for the last 6 months and were thrilled that they took interest in our creations and wanted to feature us in their magazine. We are very flattered and now quite busy!

Not surprisingly, not everyone reads (or receives the magazine, or are Costco members so we are letting family and friends know with this email. Take a look and pass this on to anyone who might have an interest. Let the network begin! :-)

(Article “Reprinted with permission from The Costco Connection, March 2012.”)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2012 from Whimsical Woods


Merry Christmas from Whimsical Woods and the Gnomes

From our Whimsical Woods to your homes, a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. From our crew and little fellows here, we all thank you for your support in 2011. We appreciate your mail, photos and your orders for special log bird houses and custom gnome homes.

Our hope is to continue to spread the Gnome news and bring a little joy to those who can imagine and share with the family. Whimsical Woods will be spreading out to bigger craft shows in 2012. We’re hoping to be accepted to the Anacortes Arts Festival  and the Olympia Harbor Days. If we are accepted, we’ll let you all know and the dates. We’re looking now to branch out to spread the smiles. You never “gnome!”

Thank you all again. Please send us your feedback and your own photos so we can share the fun we’re having. (

All is well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Val & Nancy Jackson
Whimsical Woods
Port Angeles, WA

Three Wise Men Come!


Three Wise Men (Gnomes) at a Gnome Home

As the Christmas season approaches, we often hear the story of the Three Wise Men from afar who traveled to find a baby. It is possible the gnomes come from a Scandinavia heritage, which likely has a strong Christian base learned from their human neighbors. I haven’t read of any Christmas celebrations per say, but have read that the birth of a young gnome does bring in wise older clan members to celebrate the new birth. Perhaps they are guided by a friendly night owl with bright white neck feathers to be seen in the dark. Some special little gnomes do grow up to become king. Great respect is given to the gnome king and queen and they are recorded in the Great Book in a secret place deep in the woods.

Other than teasing trolls, a gnomes’ favorite past time is watching us humans and copying our habits and activities. No doubt, I think, somewhere here in the Whimsical Woods there is a small decorated Christmas tree soon to be surrounded with special woodlands gifts of food, tools and handcrafts. Maybe there is a Santa Gnome, pulled by a small flock of flying birds. What a sight that would be.

Three wise men come to see a new baby gnome on a special night in a nearby Whimsical Woods. You just never “gnome!”

All is well here in our Whimsical Woods.

“Deer” Me!


Last night I left our garden gate open, and there went our beautiful roses! The gnomes had tried to scare the deer away, but gave up and had to resolve to watching and laughing while the deer enjoyed their midnight snack. I expect to find puffs of deer fur now on the gate latch as a little friendly reminder. Their little way of poking fun at me. ha ha – tee hee!