Our mornings start with one of the children changing our day of the week gnome. They seem to take turns and work it out between them. It is a rare day when I get to change the gnome *smile*
The day of the week gnomes are made from simple peg dolls. Painted using a good quality water colour palette and wet brush. To deepen the colour and protect the wood I polished them with beeswax and olive oil. I thought about making them little hats but was taken with their simplicity.
They are painted the colours of the week that Rudolph Steiner used ~ Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday is white. Our weekly rhythm complements the daily gnomes by using the same colours to help further anchor our days.
The gnomes sit around our beautiful candle holder on our dining table which is the center of our home. Changing the day of the week gnomes is a simple gesture and marker for where we are in the week, and they add a lovely touch of whimsy to our table.