The Kimmel Gnome company is currently one of the few operations creating garden gnomes that resemble their long lost ancestors. They are hand-crafted, high quality gnomes, made of long lasting material meant to withstand outside temperature changes.
It takes one to two weeks to complete a single handmade gnome. A portion of each order goes toward building a sanctuary for local rescued cats. You can read more about it, and see pictures of their 19 cats, on their site.
Kimmel Gnomes are made in the USA. On their website you will find "antique gnomes" and a discontinued section, where gnomes can be purchased at a bargain price.
The gnomes themselves are priced reasonably, considering the time and quality of the item, but shipping is expensive, so be ready for that.
I enjoy adding features, such as bird baths, and sculptures to my flower gardens, but I had never thought about a gnome. Now I just may include one of these little fellows.