Welsh Love Spoons
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The History of the Welsh Love Spoon

According to Welsh folklore, these ornately carved spoons were traditionally made from a single piece of wood by young men as a love token for their sweethearts. to show his affection and intentions for his loved one.

The earliest surviving example, displayed in the Welsh Folk museum in Cardiff, is dated around 1667, although the tradition probably dates back long before that.

The love spoon originated from the "cawl" (soup) spoon.  Over generations decorative carvings were added to the spoon and it lost it’s original practical use and became a treasured decorative item that would be hung proudly on a wall. Over decades certain symbols came to have different meanings, (see the list below).

Sailors would often carve love spoons during their long journeys, which is why anchors would often be incorporated.

 Today,  love spoons are requested from all over the world. They are given as gifts for weddings, engagements, christenings, birthdays and anniversaries or as a love token and as a souvenir from Wales.

Symbolic Meanings

Anchor -                                       Security and the desire to settle down

Bell-                                                 Weddings

Birds -                                             Two Lovebirds

Cross-                                             Faith and Marriage

Daffodil-                                       Affection

Diamond-                                     Wealth and Good Fortune

Dragon-                                          Strength and protection

Flowers-                                          Affection

Harp-                                               Traditional Welsh Symbol

Hearts-                                            True Love

Horseshoe-                                   Good Luck and Happiness

Key and Keyhole-                      Security, Home together

Knot-                                                Everlasting

Ring-                                                Together Forever

Stork-                                               New Baby

Leaves-                                            Love Grows

Wheel-                                             Supporting a loved one