Last week on vacation I stopped at a junk store and found these adorable garden gnomes. They are a hard plastic, there are no markings on them. From looking on ebay, it looks like they were made in the 1950's.
Wickipedia tells me that gnomes started in Germany and they are men with beards, red hats and usually smoke a pipe. The first ones were made of plaster and some still are.
I haven't decided where to put them in my gardens yet.
Have a super Vintage day.