Secret Garden Finds

As a girl, I loved The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was one of my favorite books and I used to dream of slipping through its hidden door and tending to the flowers alongside Mary, Colin, and Dickon. Even as an adult, I enjoy taking my well-loved copy of The Secret Garden off my bookshelf for a re-read every spring. I am very excited because the CSLJ book club’s discussion of The Secret Garden starts tomorrow and I cannot wait to hear what everyone has to say about this classic story.

In the meanwhile, I thought it might be fun to put together a collection of the many lovely, handmade Secret Garden items that can be found on Etsy. There’s a lot to choose from but, like Mistress Mary searching for the door to the garden, I had a lot of fun looking for the very best handmade jewelry, accessories, art, and decor that Etsy had to offer a Secret Garden fan like me. Enjoy!

 

Fairy Window

Secret Garden Fairy Window by The Story Stop
Etsy Stop // Twitter

SpacerOne of the things that I like most about this adorable Secret Garden fairy window is that the book is still readable! I also really love the fact that the artist used real lavender and the cutest little straw hat to make it seem like a real fairy garden!

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Secret Garden Book Purse by Novel Creations

Secret Garden Book Purse by Novel Creations
Etsy Shop // Facebook // Twitter

SpacerNovel Creations is one of my all-time favorite Etsy shops and she has a couple of beautiful Secret Garden Book Purse designs but this one is my favorite!

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Secret Garden Banner - That Sort of ShopSecret Garden Pennant Banner by That Sort of Shop
Website // Etsy Shop // Twitter

SpacerThis Secret Garden Pennant Banner would be lovely for any kind of gathering but I think it would be particularly sweet for a Secret Garden tea party. Don’t you agree?

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Tea in the Secret Garden Novel Tea Necklace

Tea in the Secret Garden Novel Tea Necklace by C. S. Literary Jewelry

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Speaking of Secret Garden tea parties, this delightful tea charm necklace is available for book lovers of all ages. I really love the fern green teapot  and rosebud teacup combination for a Secret Garden tea party but you can personalize it with your choice of  tiny ceramic teacup and a teapot charm with a Swarovski crystal in your favorite color or birthstone.

SpacerSecret Garden Jewelry CollageTop Left: Secret Garden BroochTop Right: Secret Garden Adjustable Ring,
Bottom Left: Secret Garden Key NecklaceBottom Right: Secret Garden Bracelet

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Secret Garden Toggle Necklace2Secret Garden Toggle Necklace by C. S. Literary Jewelry

SpacerOf course, I am not the only jewelry designer inspired by The Secret Garden. I found a lot of lovely Secret Garden jewelry on Etsy but these two necklaces were my favorites. Aren’t they wonderful?!

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Secret Garden JewelryLeft: Secret Garden Terrarium Necklace by Miss Quite Contrary
Right: Embroidered Secret Garden Pendant by Skrynka

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If you are anything like me, you can’t wait to get outside in the spring and start enjoying the warmer weather. I love taking a book out to my favorite parks and arboretums and finding the perfect spot where I can read and enjoy the spring sunshine.  But even though winter is over, it can still get a little chilly in the early spring and that’s where this lovely Secret Garden book scarf comes in handy.

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Storiarts Secret Garden ScarfSecret Garden Book Scarf by Storiarts
Etsy Shop // Facebook // Twitter

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I also found some lovely artistic tributes to The Secret Garden in a wide range of styles and medium. From a beautiful cloth doll of Mary Lennox to embroidered hoop art, from dream watercolors to vibrant geometric illustrations, there were so many lovely pieces of art for Secret Garden fans.  Here are some of my favorites.

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Mary Lennox

Left: Mary Lennox Doll by The Free Folk,
Right: The Secret Garden Papercut by Something to Love

(You can’t see it in this photo but this Mary Lennox doll is wearing a little key
necklace under her coat! What an adorable little detail!)

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Secret Garden Map and KeyLeft: Secret Garden Map, Right: Secret Garden Key Watercolor Print
By Milk and Honey Bread Illustrations: Etsy Shop // Facebook Page

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Having this beautiful watercolor map certainly would have helped Mary discover the key and the door to the garden but luckily, she had the Robin to help her find her way!

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Robin-Book-Page-Art-by-Reimagination

Robin and Roses Secret Garden Book Page Art by ReImagination Prints

(The artist tells me that she only has a limited number of these gorgeous book
page prints left so if you love it as much as I do, go get one while you can!)

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Secret Garden Illustration - LeeLee and the BeeSecret Garden Illustration by Lee Lee and the Bee
Website // Etsy Shop // Facebook // Twitter

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Secret Garden Door and KeyholeThe Secret Garden Illustrations by Curved Square

I really enjoy Curved Square’s clever use of geometric shapes, especially in this really cool keyhole illustration!

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Secret Garden without roses and flowers and lots of blooming things and I couldn’t leave out the Robin or Dickon’s creatures so, even though some of them are not specifically Secret Garden –  themed, I thought they fit beautifully in this collection.

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Secret Garden FlowersTop Left: Ribbon Embroidery Hoop Art by Kawaii Sakura Handmade
Bottom Left: Secret Garden Wreath Fine Art Print  by Maggie Ruttherford
RightSecret Garden Quote Print by Forever September

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Robin and CrittersLeft: Robin Watercolor Painting by Verbrugge Watercolor
Center: Bunny and Snow Drops Painting by Melody Lea Lamb
Right: Fox Painting by  Wrens Roost 

SpacerSpacerWhat did you think of my Secret Garden finds? Which piece (or pieces) was your favorite? Do you have a favorite Secret Garden inspired goodie that I missed? Leave a comment and let me know!

Thanks to all the wonderful artists and Etsy shops who allowed me to feature their work! If you have a moment, please check out the featured Etsy shops and see more of their lovely handcrafted work.

I hope to see you all here tomorrow when we start our book club discussion of The Secret Garden. Until then, take care and happy reading!

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10 Responses to Secret Garden Finds

    • Thanks. I am so glad that you enjoyed the collection. Thanks for letting me feature your beautiful papercut art.

    • Thanks Judy! I am so glad you enjoyed the post. There are some truly beautiful items and shops on Etsy and it is wonderful to be able to feature them here.

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