Gnomes R Us

Ornamental concrete. People come in and they want to dress up their yard… just a little touch here, a little touch there, but don’t overdo it. That … cheapens everything.

—Pat Gulden, merchant

“Gnomes R Us” excerpt from “People Like Us: Social Class in America”

Pat Gulden runs the largest concrete lawn-ornament store on the Eastern Seaboard. Her showroom includes everything from fountains and angels to hundreds of gnomes and leprechauns, gazing balls, and lawn jockeys. It’s a product with strong blue-collar appeal, and Pat gives us a tour, defending the God-given right to put elves in one’s front yard.

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