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Tuesday, September 18

spooning


Something I have been collecting for awhile are Welsh Love Spoons. I only have about 4 in my little collection, because they are hard to come by in the U.S., but I would love to add to my collection! Although, last year I was at a Garage Sale and I found one for only $1!!



They were usually carved by young men, especially in Wales as a love token for their sweethearts, to show their affection and intentions, dating back to the 17th century. Sailors would often carve love spoons during their long journeys, which is why anchors would often be incorporated into the carvings. Spoons were also made for social occasions like weddings and christenings.

2 comments:

chris said...

I think you need to go to "the country of origin". I'll go with you!

nickycunha said...

i've never seen those b4! how neat. now that i know what they look like - i'll keep my eyes PEELED at garage sales for 'em.