door to fairyland

fallen, despite flagged warning

lesson learnt the hard way


My grandsons, Big Bro (6) and Little Bro (3) were playing with the Fairy Door that was tucked under the oak tree, they wanted to take it out of its cubby hole. I told them that if it came out it might get broken.

Later they were playing football and the inevitable happened. I searched online for another fairy door and came across these wooden cut outs


made by Hazel Woodcraft


They are not as big as the ceramic one but this one will do nicely until I find a bigger one.


I’m thinking of putting a few around the house, atop skirting boards and at the bottom of cupboard doors … and maybe adorning a birthday card or two


At least these will survive the football.

Joining in with our 52 Week Photo Challenge: prompt word DOOR

I ‘pushed’ the photo at the top of the post to extremes and changed it to monochrome as I liked the shapes created. It would make a great design for a piece of abstract art in collage or paint.

and joining

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words: FLAG and FALLEN

door to fairylandΒ fallen, despite flagged warning

fallen, despite flagged warning, lesson learnt the hard way


It strikes me that this haiku could be a metaphor for many situations. It reminds me of the dire warnings my Dad gave me when I got engaged aged 19 – my Dad turned out to be right!

and entering

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

also joining in with Norman’s regular weekly meme: Thursday Doors


Next week’s Photo Challenge


join in anytime

36 responses to “Door

  1. I love fairy doors. I wish I had a tree with the right roots for one.

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  2. Love the fairy door and the grand fun you’ll have fitting the new one(s)! Fond memories of boys with their toys, crashing and banging galore. Great “door” post and haiku.

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    • Thank you Jen. I love seeing my two grandsons playing together as it brings back fond memories for me as well, of my two boys, who were always kicking a ball around together. A broken fairy door is a small price to pay! And it is all glued together again now.

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  3. What a delightful idea. I may go to work on something similar: well worth the effort. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  4. I totally adore Doors! I have a Pinterest board dedicated solely to them. Your fairy doors are wonderful.

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    • Thank you Barbara, doors are fascinating aren’t they – so much history, and mystery and then there is the infinite variations on design. Thank you for the ‘follow’, it is great to have you aboard, welcome!
      Now I’m off to find your Pinterest page. πŸ˜‰


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  6. Very different and what fun! It’s fairy nice. πŸ™‚


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  7. Wow! What a cool idea, fairy door on an old tree. You grands must love your house:)
    A place where imagination runs wild!!

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  8. Oops! Still looks like you enjoyed the replacement challenge and hopefully they’ve learnt from their mistake!!

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  9. This is a very original entry for Thursday Doors – well done πŸ™‚
    If you haven’t already, don’t forget to swing by and ad this to the link-up list; Look for the little blue button near the bottom of my post. Cheers!

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  10. Oh dear boys and their footballs. Still you now have little doors a plenty. I do hope no critters use them to find their way into your house!
    My door is ready https:/

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  11. Boys have to be boys Sandra!! You had them make a new one I hope?

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    • Boys do indeed Denis! I had two myself. Their little faces had such a look of horror when the door was smashed. It is a good idea for them to make a new one – I’ll set that up for when they are next here.


  12. It took me awhile to figure out what you were doing. Wonderful fun πŸ˜€

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  13. Oh I love a fairy door.

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  14. What a shame about the door but that’s children for you! Glad you found some substitutes.

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  15. Uh! oh! I think I may have found a new obsession

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