Decorate your home in true Scandi style this year with our adorable decorative gonks. We have always has a soft spot for these gorgeous little fellows and their history in Scandinavian folklore is ever so interesting.
These curious little creatures were said to take a liking to barns or houses in the colder seasons. If families treated them well, they were said to protect the family and give them good luck. If the family did not respect the mighty little gonk, then they were said to play tricks on the family! Behind this story is a message on the importance of being welcoming and hospitable. Knowing what we do about how brilliant the Scandinavians are at making a home warm, welcoming and peaceful, it should be of no surprise that this philosophy finds its way into their ancient folklore.