No one can say for sure when or how this tradition of giving wooden carved spoons to a loved one began. Certainly it appears in both the Nordic and Celtic traditions and some very early examples have been discovered in Northern France. Being wood examples of pre 17th century spoons are very rare but some decorated spoons have been found in Neolithic burials. I make spoons by hand only in the style of spoons I have seen in museums. They are free hand and consequently each spoon is totally unique. Here are some examples but I am happy to carve spoons to order. Just contact me via the website and I can carve a unique spoon just for you

Mice in the Corn

£ 28 

This hand carved lime wood spoon is of my own design but incorporating the traditions of the love spoon. The male mouse gathering food under the direction of his wife and child speak of love and affection of families every wear. The spoon measures 29cm by 8cm at its widest point.

£4.50 P&P within the UK.

Customers outside of the UK please contact me for a P&P quote before purchase.

 

 

 

Leaf Spoon

£ 25 

A traditional leaf pattern in the Nordic tradition some examples of this sort of spoon have been found in Viking boat excavations.

4.50 P&P UK only.

customers outside of UK please contact for P&P quote before purchase.

 

Hart and Flower Love Spoon

£ 25 

As spoons were traditionally given to a betrothed or loved one Harts and flowers feature strongly in their styles

£4.50 P&P UK only.

 

customers outside of UK please contact for P&P quote before purchase.

 

Spring Vine Leafs

£ 25 

Intertwining leafs on a vine signifying eternal love and devotion.

 £4.50 P&P UK only.

customers outside of UK please contact for P&P quote before purchase.

 

 

Flower and Heart Welsh Love Spoon

£ 28 

This is a Lime wood love spoon hand carved with a distinctly welsh theme. Spring Daffodils a traditional love token from the heart of Wales.

The spoon measures 23cm by 8 cm at its widest point. 

£4.50 P&P within the UK.

 

Customers outside of the UK please contact me for a P&P quote before purchase.

 

Heart and Dog Rose love spoon

£ 25 

This stained lime wood hand carved love spoon is a copy of an 18th century spoon with a very traditional pattern. The original spoon was found in a cottage renovation in Carmarthenshire in 1960. The spoon measures 26cm by 9cm at its widest point.

£4.50 P&P within the UK.

 

Customers outside of the UK please contact me for a P&P quote before purchase.

 

Frog Siting By A Pool, Waiting For His Princess

£ 28 

This hand carved, stained lime wood love spoon is of a sad prince turned into a frog sitting under the bull rushes just waiting for his princess to come by. The spoon measures 29cm by 9cm at its widest point.

£4.50 P&P within the UK.

 

Customers outside of the UK please contact me for a P&P quote before purchase.

 

Grapes on the Vine

£ 25 

Lime wood hand carved love spoon with organic hart shaped spoon bowel

The spoon measures 22cm by 8cm at its widest point

£4.50 P&P within the UK.

 

Customers outside of the UK please contact me for a P&P quote before purchase.

 

Grapes on a Twisted Vine

£ 28 

Lime wood hand carved love spoon with organic shaped spoon bowel

The spoon measures 22cm by 8cm at its widest point

£4.50 P&P within the UK.

Customers outside of the UK please contact me for a P&P quote before purchase

 

Clematis on leafs

£ 25 

A simple lime wood hand carved love spoon. That while simple speaks of love and affection that words could never say.

£4.50 P&P within the UK.

Customers outside of the UK please contact me for a P&P quote before purchase.

 

Bull Rushes

£ 25 

A simple hand carved love spoon in pine. This is a classic pattern favored by the early Anglo-Saxons so probably has origins in what is now Germany. Similar examples of this pattern are also seen in the lowlands of Holland and the fenlands of the UK.

£4.50 P&P within the UK.

 

Customers outside of the UK please contact me for a P&P quote before purchase.

 

Spring Flower

£ 28 

A traditional flower pattern spoon in lime wood 

17cm by 8cm

£4.50 P&P in the uk customers from outside the uk please contact for a P&P quote

 

 

Saxon Wolf Head Spoon

£ 28 

This is a copy of an actual Saxon spoon in English Oak. The Welsh love spoon tradition is believed to be a 17th century tradition but this spoon was made with care and I am sure given with love.

25cm by 10cm

 

£4.50 P&P in the UK Customers from outside the UK please contact for a P&P quote

 

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