Beautiful, quaint and quirky these Horseshoe Fairy Doors made in rural Hertfordshire. Each Fairy Door is made from a genuine, used “lucky” horseshoe with Farrier’s nails for hinges, door knob and the little horseshoe detail on the door.
For as long as I can remember I have loved fairies, over the years I’ve collected various fairy ornaments and sought out magical fairy dells where ever I’ve wandered. The evolution of horseshoe into fairy door there for seemed a very natural progression!
Lovingly hand crafted from start to finish these doors incorporate reclaimed wood, shoeing nails and of course a horseshoe. Each door has a little metal loop on it’s back to enable you to secure it against a wall if you chose. They are all treated in a clear sealant to protect from rust. However, the weather in the UK is frequently damp and wet and if you do not want your door to tarnish we recommend keeping it indoors.
From your own shoes
We are more than happy to use your own shoes to create a Fairy door. It’s appearance may vary slightly according to the type of shoe as we do not adjust the horseshoe’s shape. We leave them as close to their original appearance as possible, blending something old with something new. Please measure the width of the shoe you wish to use at it’s widest point and chose the corresponding size door.
Small Doors 10cm x 10cm to 12cm by 12cm
Medium 13cm x 13cm to 15cm by 15cm
Large 16cm x 16cm plus
Please note small Fairy Doors will only have simple hinges made from one farrier’s nail each. Only medium and large doors have more elaborate hinges made from three nails each. We can’t fit the larger hinges onto the small doors.
Standard lead time is approximately 3 weeks. Fast Track Available.
We are open and following all government guidelines. We will endeavour to keep to our guide lead times but please be aware that postal delays are possible in the current times.
The majority of our pieces are hand forged and crafted to order. Please allow up to 3 weeks for dispatch of your order – we are entering our busy Christmas Period and while we make every effort to keep to 3 weeks, due to high volume of orders it may be be slightly longer.
Please allow 4 weeks lead time for Braided Horsehair items.
Some larger pieces and bespoke orders may take longer lead time.
Artwork (excluding commission pieces) & Gift Certificates will be dispatched within 3 working days.
Please Note: If using your own horse’s shoes delivery lead times are from the date your shoes are received by us, not the order date. Please ensure shoes arrive with us as promptly as possible.
Fast Track is available on some items for an additional charge. Eligible items have Fast Track options on them on each individual item. These items have a 7 day lead time on receipt of your order, or if sending your own shoes 7 days from receipt of your shoes arriving with us. Please note we cannot guarantee any dispatch of an order in less than 7 days.
Sending your own shoes:
The address to send your horseshoes to is Horseshoe Hearts, 3 Cromer Close, Little Gaddesden, Herts, HP4 1PR. Please include a note with your name and order number so we know they are your shoes.
On check out you will be given the option to select your item under 2kg to be sent to you via Royal Mail First Class Signed For or via Special Delivery. Please note the only Special Delivery is tracked. Signed For acknowledges when the item is sent and when the item was received. It is not a tracked service. If you are sending precious shoes we recommend Special Delivery or other Tracked and Signed Service.
All items over 2kg will be sent with a courier (usually UPS) and are sent on a tracked and signed service.
We are happy to ship to most locations worldwide. International Delivery is for International Standard delivery. Approx. transit/shipping time between 5-10 days depending on your location. We cannot guarantee shipping times.