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« on: June 01, 2012 12:00:09 PM »

I was asked recently if I could make a spoon and horseshoe for a wedding. I'm not sure how many people know this lucky gift tradition. My family, a bunch of looney Brits, has been doing it for eons. In fact, I recieved my mum and dad's spoon and horseshoe when I got married.

Anywho, here's what I came up with...



The horseshoe is real, iron, but quite tiny. Only about 3" tall. My husband got a few of them in an old bucket at an auction just a week or so before I was asked to do this project.





The spoon is wooden, wrapped in birch bark, and includes an old iron nail to keep the baddies away and a sixpence for luck.





There's a four leaf clover tucked away in that little bramble for a little extra bit of luck.

I hope the bride-to-be likes them Wink

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012 12:45:12 PM »

lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012 09:38:19 AM »

totally fabulous wedding gift!  I've heard of the horseshoe for luck (which started with the luck of finding a tiny one!) but not of the spoon before...they make a very pretty set Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012 07:50:55 AM »

A sweet tradition, and such a lovely gift!
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