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gnome-be-gones with gnome

by Fred Conlon $125.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Watch with amusement as the one and only Gnome-Be-Gone frees your garden of a kitsch little Euro invader. Who does he think he is, wearing tiny red dunce caps and pushing inefficient wooden wheelbarrows? Tuck a few made-in-the-USA Gnome-Be-Gones into your flowerbeds and watch the demented yard goblins get toted away. Set includes one gnome and two Gnome-Be-Gones. Designed by Fred Conlon.

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art!

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
14503
Made from
reclaimed steel, ceramic, recycled steel
Measurements
14" L x 7" W x 17" H
Notes
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon. Gnome is ceramic, unattached and may vary.
Please note: this item contains sharp parts and is not intended for children or pets.
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME
 
4.6

(based on 192 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (124)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (148)
  • Unique (105)
  • Durable (92)
  • Bright (71)
  • Fun (17)

Cons

  • Delicate (20)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Too small (5)

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (118)
  • Gifts (38)
  • Garden (27)
  • Living room (18)
  • Office (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (77), High-end shopper (35), Budget shopper (33), Stylish (29), Practical (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (52), No (30)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self (11), Other (5), Child (3), Husband (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (8), Other (8), Birthday (5)

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5.0

Perfect gift

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from Overland Park, KS

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Bright
  • Durable
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Outdoors

    Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

    I bought this as a gift for my son. He fell in love with it an art fair last year but did not have a yard to display it, so he did not purchase it. When we went this year to buy it the artist was not there...My son was really disappointed as he purchased a home this year and wanted to add it to his yard. Luckily, I found the item at Uncommon goods and am so excited to give it to him for his birthday! We love this artist!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Love the Gnome collection

    By 

    from MN

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fun
    • Industrial Feel
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoors

      Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

      My mother loved this. When I bought this I almost wanted to keep it for my wife and I. This is a fun garden item I got my mother for Mothers Day. She loves it. It also fits in with my dad who works on cars and such since it has an industrial / metal feel. I look forward to buying other items from this collection in the near future for my mother.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Mother’s Day

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      bought off a wedding registry

      By 

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Midrange Shopper

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • The Couple Was Thrilled
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

        I have purchased items from Uncommon Goods and I suggested to my Son and his fiancee to check out Uncommon Goods and they loved it and registered.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Wedding

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Great idea

        By 

        from Rancho Palos Verdes

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

          I HATE Knomes. When I saw this I had to have it. Im not happy now because within a day it started to rust. I am going to paint, but if you get it dont put it where water can get onto it. Other than that I'm happy, puts a smile on my face when I see it. Just not happy with the rust and extra work. Because of this and how much it cost I can't recommend to someone. We live in fog bank, don't know if it is only an indoor use?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Makes Me Smile

          By 

          from NJ

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors

            Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

            Amusing and durable. Because of the time of year, its in my living room, but it will be going outdoors in spring.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Too Cute

            By 

            from Los Alamitos, CA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

                Very cute and unique sculpture. I purchased it to give as a gift, but decided to keep it. I was planning to put it out in the yard with my other gnomes, but have decided to keep it in the house.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery prompt and Gnome-Be-Gone arrived in perfect condition.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great gift for the zany people u know!

                By 

                from Newnan, GA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Bright
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

                    I can't speak to anything about this product except it appealed to me as something a rather wild & crazy lady I know would love and she does! She has posted differents pictures of it in her garden with all the other wild and crazy creatures she has there.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product and hilarious

                    By 

                    from Phoenix Arizona

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

                      We found this artist at a café and fell in love. We occasionally move the little monsters around in our yard. People walking regularly make smiling comments. The monsters are welded together so they are very stable.

                      Gnome is a basic molded gnome from China.

                      Monsters are recycled Steel and expected to rust. If you want to keep them shining, then the artist suggests to clear coat them. For me, I cover them with just a light oil and they are slowly turning to a brown patina.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Wife
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Smaller than I thought

                      By 

                      from Wyoming, mn

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Artist
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                      • Too Small

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

                      The product itself is perfect. We had seen some similar by this artist and it is truly his work. I looked online to see if there was a less expensive version of the gnomes be gone and found these. They are much smaller than I expected and even used the tape measure to make sure they were what I actually ordered. Great detail, just much smaller for the price

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      It just makes me laugh!

                      By 

                      from MN

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fun
                      • Unique
                      • Well made

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Living Room
                        • Outdoors
                        • They'll Winter Inside

                        Comments about GNOME-BE-GONES WITH GNOME:

                        They just make me laugh every time I see them. Only (very minor) con is they hold water so they need pouring out after rain.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

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