We've had lots of fun over the years. He tends to be naughty but his heart is in the right place. (I know because I sewed it into his stumpy little body!)
Lately, Gunter has not been happy with me. I feel bad because we got busy with things (life..) and forgot him....in a basket....on the floor... in the closet! Oh my GOSH was he sore about THAT. He muttered something about knowing how Harry Potter felt, living in a closet!
Anyway, I decided to make amends by letting him join today's tea party! He ran outside and told Mr. Rabbit to wait for him.
Then he waited patiently while I strapped his camera on and then he dashed out the back door and scurried down the rabbit hole...
and promptly landed on his head in the Queen's rosemary!
(There is something to be said about not having actual arms and legs here....it makes Gunter's life difficult at times.)
I had warned him about the queen so he got directions from a friendly hedgehog on how to get OUT of the garden!
He wound his way back to safety and ran into Benjamin Bunny. What was HE doing there? I didn't know he had a JOB!
Anyway, Benjamin was supposed to offer everyone mushrooms but told Gunter to steer clear of them....(thank goodness, we all know what happens if you eat mushrooms!)
Then he was offered something green to drink by a nice turtle but decided against it. If that stuff made Mr. Turtle grow things out of his shell, HE sure didn't want any!!!
Then he wandered around trying to find the white rabbit to ask for directions. He thought he found the tea party but instead found Mrs. Conch and Little Miss Teapot. Yep, they drank the green stuff and look what happened to them!
Poor Gunter got lost and came across King Toad who offered him that dreaded green stuff again. He politely declined and asked for directions instead. King Toad said he had been out courting Thumbelina and didn't know where this year's party was so Gunter continued on his way....
As luck would have it, he came across a very pretty neighbor of the Cheshire Cat. She knew where the party was and offered to help lead the way.
"First you go around Shamrock Station, then through the Gardenia Forest..."
from that point he just followed the mushroom path!
When he arrived, the party was under way! The table was set with an assortment of goodies and tea.
Gunter visited and snacked away....happy to be at the party. He even tasted one of those polka dotted mushrooms!
Things started getting fuzzy.......and he thought he was going MAD!
But then he realized, he wasn't going MAD, he just needed something he was more accustomed too. After all, he IS a GNOME....
So, what does a gnome like to drink, you ask? BEER!
Yep....just like a man to go to a tea party and ask for beer and pretzels! At least he is happy...
Everyone who visits has a chance for a giveaway. Just include your email or blog link so I can reach you. I will announce the winner on July 20th.
The winner will receive a set of goblet charms (hard to see in the photo) that are perfect for wine stems or tea cup handles. I've also included a few other things..
Thank you for popping by and thank you to Vanessa at "A Fanciful Twist" for hosting! Please click on her link to visit other parties!