Asylum Granted for the Gnomes of Oakland

During the chilly last weekend in January, the Gnomes of Oakland were threatened. PG&E, clearly not understanding how integrated the gnomes had become in Oakland, “announced it would remove the diminutive, ...
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31 Days of Fairy Costumes

Every day this month, we’ve featured a different Fantastic costume on FairyRoom’s Tumblr. Below is a gallery of everything we’ve posted!   Horned Warrior via Custom Costume Company   Troll via ...
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Enchanted Checks

Mystic World It was time for me to order personal checks a few weeks back. I like to switch designs with each new box (because I can), and in light of all the ...
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For the Love of Gnome

Gnomes are often depicted as jovial little men wearing red hats and a wide belt. The iconic red gnome cap is a folklore detail that originates from ancient Mediterranean fisherman tradition. ...
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Hand-Crafted Gnomes: Small Wonders

Last week we reported on the mysterious Telephone-Pole Gnomes of Oakland, tiny painted gnomes that have added whimsy and life to otherwise ordinary streets. We encourage taking this to an even ...
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The Telephone Pole Gnomes of Oakland

In early 2012, painted gnomes started showing up at the bases of telephone poles in Oakland, California, our own town. Or maybe they were there earlier, but just hadn't yet gotten ...
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