Originally these love spoons would have been carved by suitors as a gift for their loved one. Symbols were carved on the spoon for different meanings; bells for marriage, hearts for love, a horseshoe for luck and a lock for security, among others.

Today love spoons are commonly given as wedding or anniversary gifts.

Key theme(s):

Home & Garden

More information:

Date 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Material(s) Wood
Item number MBPO63

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