Meet Griswold. Griswold loves nature. His favorite pastime is sting through a whispering pines with a gnarled walking stick he whittled from a fallen aspen. He always brings a butter and honey sammich which he shares with the squirrels and chipmunks who accompany him.
For Griswold, it's not about the destination... but the memories made along the path.
A 7" tall, one-of-a-kind, adorable gnome. Handmade with love and a lot of laughs.
What is a "Papa Stone Gnome"? It's just one of the many, many creations dreamed up by my parents. They made one for each of their 3 daughters and 7 grandkids one Christmas and we LOVED THEM.
Papa Stone is my dad. He taught me how to shoot a bow and track elk; how to fish and tie flies; how to drive a stick shift and parallel park (RIP, little Ford truck. Sorry about that curb). He bought me my first pocket knife and showed me how to whittle walking sticks that we used to hike into Colorado's gorgeous tundra lakes. And he was diagnosed with a very aggressive lymphoma in October of 2019. He is fighting it like a bear. But, being 75 years young, it's hitting him pretty hard. To keep his mind off of the side effects of chemo, we started making these gnomes again. The quirky hats are designed by my amazing mother; the beards, bodies, noses, details and themes are made by me and my dad. It's something that we can all do together and reminds us of care-free times when cancer wasn't taking over our lives. And they make us smile. And laugh. And, really, isn't that what life is all about?
We love sharing these little guys with you. We hope that you can look at their silly little beards and smile, no matter what life throws at you.
All paid orders will be shipped in 2-3 business days unless otherwise noted. In an effort to go green, I do not print out receipts but will happily email you a copy upon request!
I accept Paypal, credit cards, Etsy gift cards, personal check or money order for mail orders. If you live around Denver, CO and would like to arrange for drop off/pickup, then I will also accept cash. Please note that unpaid transactions will be cancelled after 5 business days.
I ship via USPS first class mail; all products will be shipped within 48 hours of payment. If you require faster shipping, please contact me and we can work out the shipping costs.
All my products are packed or padded for a safe delivery.
If you live around Denver, CO, pickup/drop off may be arranged.
I aim to please! If my designs or supplies do not meet your expectations, contact me and I will gladly exchange/fix/refund it.
Due to the nature of the spa products, exchanges are not accepted. Feel free to contact me if the product fails to satisfy for any reason and I will work hard to ensure the problem is resolved.
If you have any issues with the jewelry supplies, I will be happy to make it right!
I strive for perfection!
I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have for me. Please feel free to contact me at any time!
If a particular product that you have been eyeing gets sold, let me know! I can make something especially for you!
Absolutely! I'm happy to create custom orders, just send me a message and we can chat!
I do! I sometimes have destash items in this shop, but most of my supplies will be kept in my other Etsy shop: