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Love Spoon - Handmade - Welsh - Two Hearts Entwined

Regular price £32.50 GBP
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Sweet wooden love spoon for your cariad.

Lovespoons have been a traditional romantic gift in Wales for centuries. A young man would spend many hours carving a spoon for his sweetheart. The lucky girl's father would inspect the spoon to judge whether or not the suitor was good enough!

The tradition is now spreading quickly around the world as a special gift for weddings, anniversaries or just to say 'diolch' (thank you)

  • Hand carved by Paul Curtis in Pontypridd, Wales
  • The two hearts and entwined stems symbolise 'two hearts one love'
  • Includes a little information booklet with the history of lovespoons, their symbols and what they mean in both Welsh and English 
  • We keep these in stock so they are ready to go (no make time)
  • Made from sustainable Welsh Hardwood.
  • Would also make a unique wedding favour.
  • Measures approximately 15cm tall, 5cm at widest point, 1cm wide

Please note, as these are handcrafted from wood they may vary in thickness, size and colour. No two will be alike! 

A Little About the Maker…

Paul Curtis is a mastercraftsman who created his first lovespoon in 1983 after learning about them from Gwyndaf Breese at St Fagan's National Museum of Wales. In 1985 he set up his own business creating lovespoons following the traditional method established in the 17th and 18th centuries. This is your chance to own a work of art and a piece of Wales.

When Paul makes a love spoon, the Welsh wood is hand selected and cut to a manageable size to allow the carving to begin. Once a rough outline of the design is made, the tedious task of carving each detailed symbol to the crisp level of quality that you know and cherish begins. One slip of the hand and the entire process starts again. Once he has hand carved the love-spoon it is sanded varying grades of sandpaper. 

Postage

We aim to post your package by the next working day (unless they are handmade - please read product descriptions), though if you place your order before 11am we will try and post same day.

Worldwide Postage: Please note, international postage may vary, the below is an estimate. We cannot post all items internationally (such as food or very large items) so please check the item description.

UK Postage is free over £50

Please note, for orders over £30 we will use a tracked service. Any orders under £30 will be sent with a non trackable service

Due to Brexit, you may be charged custom / import fees - please read more here

UK Saver Delivery (Delivery aim: 3-5 working days)*: £3.00
UK 1st Class (Delivery aim: 1-2 working Days)*: £3.95
Europe (Delivery aim: 3-5 working Days*): £7.50
USA, Australia and Rest of World estimate (Delivery aim: 5-10 working Days*): £10.00

Remember: We combine postage so the more you buy, the more you save!
You can view your combined postage amount during checkout.

CUSTOM CHARGES: If ordering from outside the UK, you may have to pay Customs Duty, Excise Duty or Import VAT on top of the advertised purchase price. Unfortunately this is the customer's responsibility as we have no control over the charges and cannot predict them. You can read more about this here.

*These are estimates based on Royal Mail and courier guidelines, they are not guaranteed.