Last year my little House Tomten ornaments were such a success, that I knew I had to offer more for you this holiday season! Last year I only made boy tomtens so this year, I knew what I needed to add were…lady tomtens!
What are tomtens, you ask? Why, they’re marvelous little things! “Tomtens” “tomte” “Nissen” “Tomte Nissen” or “Nisse” depending on which Scandinavian language you’re using, are little nordic gnomes who are very industrious and very good to have around! They secretly live in homes and farms, and come out at night to guard the house, the barn, and all the inhabitants and animals during the long and cold winter nights.
One of our favorite little books about tomtens is “The Tomten and the Fox” by Astrid Lindgren (of Pippi Longstocking fame)– it is a very quiet and magical tale about a tomten who protects his farm from a hungry fox by sharing his porridge with him.
And so, if you think one of these little creatures is just what you need for your Christmas tree, I have several that are handpainted on cotton with felted raw wool hair, all in need of homes and ready for adoption!
Now, for simplicity’s sake, these little tomtens are going to be sold here on the blog, first come, first serve. You can either leave your paypal email in the comments section here on this post for me, along with the number and name of who you’d like to come stay with you— or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each tomten is $10 plus $2 for shipping. So you will be invoiced for $12. I will list all these jolly little tomtens below, and also note who has and who hasn’t been adopted.
Oh, they are all so excited! Will they live north or south? Will they have a cold and snowy Christmas, or a bright and sunny one? They are ready to meet their new families and hang proudly on their tree!
Thanks so much! And don’t forget, you are cordially invited to take part in our St. Lucia Day Blog Procession coming up on Dec. 13~!