Colour of the day


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.

My lovely friend Aleta, Hinterland Mama also sells beautiful day of the week calendars here.
How do you use the colours of the week?

Blessings, Kelly


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  • Reply katepickle March 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Just gorgeous!

  • Reply Kelly March 11, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    It’s beyond lovely Kelly!

  • Reply Bek @ Just For Daisy March 21, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    This is on my to do list! I love that they children will be familiar wtih the colours and therefore the days. Miss Daisy (4) is really interested now in the days of the week and knows what to expect on certain days so I know she’d love to preempt these events by following the days with something like these peg dolls! 🙂 And I know a wood worker who could make me a stand!! 🙂

  • Reply Belinda July 6, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    We love our days of the week gnomies! As you say they deeply anchor our day. We have a large handmade table for them with flowers. I ask the boys to wake the gnomies & they ring their bell, then we actually say each day of the week because the eldest really wanted to know. We talk about the day ahead..Next we do a seasonal verse, a seasonal song & then inevitably I sing them into the car. This has made us slow down so much. Love it! X

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