Doorways into secret gardens bring the promise of forbidden delights, paradise into the everyday and nostalgia of childhood forays into the fruit orchard. Plus, as winter darkness and damp drizzly mornings begin, it offers a remembrance of better days…
17 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Romantic Doorways”
My favourite book as a child was The Secret Garden, so I adore these! I especially like the wrought iron ones, and the architectural focal point is lovely.
Possibly one of my favourites too and the lure of hidden gardens whenever I go for a walk or on a National Trust property has never left me.
I’m a fan of the wrought iron ones too. Number 4 is so beautiful – I’m very tempted to get something similar for my own garden.
Gorgeous lavender-lined path leading to that nicely shabby gate
How beautiful – you do spoil us on Fridays! Love the lavender path but that last view would provide endless inspiration (and excuses for daydreaming…)
Simply lovely! And so enticing 🙂
I have long hankered after a rose-strewn gate but never managed to live in a house which made that possible.
Oh Italy! Italy! I just yearn to tiptoe through that gate. Beyond looks so lush. And like Madame Bibi, The Secret Garden was THE book of my childhood. I guess there may be many fiercely stroppy, passionate, independent, natural world adoring little girls whose hearts still flame Mary Like in responsible grown women, booky bloggers all. Mary’s self reliance, steel and great warmth, not to mention her wonderful imagination all seem very effectively readerish.
I feel that The Secret Garden FORMED me, in many ways. Or at least, let me look in a mirror and see myself delineated. Now, if ONLY robins would alight on me, as they do on blessed Dickon!
I utterly loved The Secret Garden too and was very disappointed that my boys didn’t take to it (I wonder if it is because they were boys, although they didn’t take to Swallows and Amazons either, so perhaps it’s not that). We should do a Secret Garden appreciation joint post all of us some day!
What a lovely idea
I love those doorways! There’s just something about them that holds promise, if I can put it like that. I especially like the cottage garden door, Marina Sofia, but they’re all lovely.
Like Madame Bibi and Lady Fancifull I definitely thought of The Secret Garden looking at these. My favourite – the one with the lavender bushes.
Ooh, a difficult choice this week – I love gates! I think it would have to be the first wrought iron one for me, since I love walls too…
Late to the party on this one. Sign me up for the fourth pic.
Oh to have a garden that could accommodate any of those beautiful gates – I shall have to consider getting one for the middle of my allotment 🙂
Love all the doorways and gateways, the iron work, the flowers.
Now where I live, there are few to see. The gates that do exist are not covered
with flowers, alas.