The Welsh Lovespoon

The custom of carving and giving of a Welsh Lovespoon originated in Wales hundreds of years ago, there has been over the years, much debate of the significance of the different symbols and motifs used in the carvings.

Originally, they were carved by the young men, who being both shy or unwilling to show their emotions, would offer the spoon to the girl they loved.  They would use various symbols within the carving of the spoon, in an attempt to convey their true feelings and affection. 

Over time the Lovespoon has become more elaborate and decorative, many are now 'collectables'.  Today, they are often given as a gift for life-events like Births, Christenings, Weddings, or memento of a visit to Wales.

These Lovespoon's have been designed and hand-crafted by a Welsh Craftsman in Wales.

Please note: That as the Lovespoon is hand carved, the size and colour variation may differ from the items picture.

 

Some of the Traditional Symbols & Meanings

Twisted Stem Twisted Stem Two lives become as one or Togetherness Knot / Celtic Knotwork Knot / Celtic Knotwork Eternal love or Together or Everlasting
Lock Lock Security or I shall look after you Keyhole Keyhole Security or I will look after you
Horseshoe Horseshoe Good Luck Heart Heart Love
Dragon Dragon Protection or Symbol of Wales Diamond Diamond Wealth or Good Fortune
Cross Cross Faith and Marriage Chain Chain A wish to be together forever or Number of Children
Bird Birds Love birds or Lets go away together, Stork represents a new birth Bell Bell Weddings or Anniversaries or Together in Harmony
Balls in Cage Balls in Cage Love held safe or Number of children held or desired