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fun face wooden bottle stopper

by Bruce Palese
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Express Yourself

Face it: Those opened bottles have been with you through a lot-- birthdays, anniversaries, picnics, parties, bridal showers, and romantic dinners. Each of Bruce Palese's charming bottle stoppers capture the spirit of all those merry times in whittled wood.

Each stopper is hand-carved from a twig discovered at Bruce's feet as he and his wife explored around their home in Southern New Jersey. He whittles around his found twig's natural nubs and knotholes until he chances upon the individual personality of each piece. His arboreal sculptures exhibit a range of emotions, such as happy, sad, pensive, and (as a somber nod to the effects of the vino it seals) hungover. Handcrafted by Bruce Palese in Audubon, New Jersey.

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Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
23769
Made from
twigs, chrome plated bottle stopper
Measurements
Approx. 7" H x 1" dia.
Notes
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • the maker

Bruce Palese

Bruce started his business as a fun way to share his love of woodworking along with promoting the importance of utilizing green products and local artist

Bruce and his wife take walks around the scenic lake near their home in Southern New Jersey. "The lake is surrounded by wonderful trees of various types and sizes. While walking one early summer morning, my eyes were drawn to a particular twig lying on the path. It was similar to the many others that I had walked over on previous walks, but this one seemed to be looking up at me. It had a smaller twig for a nose, a knot hole for a mouth, and a peculiar grain pattern resembling eyes. "

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FUN FACE WOODEN BOTTLE STOPPER
 
5.0

(based on 1 review)

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5.0

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy to Use
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Bar

    Comments about FUN FACE WOODEN BOTTLE STOPPER:

    As soon as I opened the box, this stopper put a smile on my face. Things that are handcrafted in the USA are the best! The stopper is very sturdy and has some weight to it. It was used as a hostess gift at a dinner party. The hostess will now have something to keep long after the wine is gone. Each person that came in the door and saw the stopper made a comment. It started many a conversation as to who it looked like and had us all laughing. I'll be ordering more to keep on hand during the holiday season for that last minute unexpected gift.

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    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
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    Q and A

    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

    355votes, 63 comments

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    We think these Fun Face Wooden Bottle Stoppers are a cute way to cork an open wine bottle, but we want to know whether they make you smile. Does this handmade reclaimed wood design have your vote?

    Lorena
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Doesn't do anything for me

    Alene
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    So cute and original!

    Donna
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    What a great idea! It gives those open bottles character.

    Amy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Oh my GOSH this is SO cute!!

    Amy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Oh my gosh, this is SO cute!

    Donna (D50)

    Adorable, I love it and want to see more of them. Great to put with a bottle of wine your giving as a gift.

    Karen
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    What a clever idea!! It is nice to bring a bottle of wine to a host/hostess when you go to their home but now you can also include a unique piece of art that they can keep and remember you by when the wine is gone. Love these!

    Dorothy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Adorable, love it! Would be a great gift.

    marie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Adorable stoppers....not only good for wine bottles, but would look cute in my EVOO oil bottle.

    Donna
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Super cute idea! Each stopper has a unique personality just like the wine in the bottle.

    steve
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    cool

    kris
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    What a great idea!!!

    barbara
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I purchased a few of Bruce's unique creations to use for Christmas gifts (for folks of all ages). After receiving them, I immediately returned for more. I can't say enough about the excellent friendly service and of course, his wonderful,unique, ecofriendly products. These bottle stoppers would be a wonderful addition to the uncommon goods catalog. What a great gift idea!!!!!

    Terry
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Be great in multiples on the bar!

    Tom Brady
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Funny and useful custom bottle stoppers high quality love this product

    Margie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    love love love what a great idea

    Margie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    what a great idea....love love love cant wait to give to my friends

    Laura
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Fun!

    Torie
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    So Cute....

    Debra
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    There's so many stoppers on he market..not unique

    Terry
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Looks like a great ecofriendly idea!

    Ty
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Excellent for a gift

    Ann
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    This would make great gift for my boss.

    Thomas
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Looks Good!

    Suzanne
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Cute

    Susan
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    What a great way to add flair to your bottles, for any occasion.

    Earnest
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Unique

    Stacy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    OMG so cute, I would buy them for my family for gifts!

    Tenley

    We wine enthusiasts are always seeking unique gifts to give to our fellow wine connoisseurs. This one-of-a-kind hand crafted stopper would pair greatly with a nice bottle of wine.

    James

    Great "green" idea!

    mary-anne

    Support South Jersey and Small Businesses. Vote for Bruce from Audubon.

    tony
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    original

    Rhea

    We rarely use bottles, but it looks great!

    henry
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I received one of Bruce's carved wood pens for Christmas. It is beautifully made and very unique. The bottle stoppers look great for gifts as well.

    henry
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    I received one of Bruce's carved wood pens for Christmas. It is beautifully made and very unique. The bottle stoppers look great for gifts as well.

    jack
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    It's whimsical yet functional. One can never have too many stoppers, in my experience.

    Sasha
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Yawn. Looks like the stuff you can find at the Tamarak (West Virginia crafts center)

    Christina
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love it!

    Christina
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    LOve it

    RACHEL
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! I adore things that are functional and can make you smile.

    Barb
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    made me smile!

    Lisa
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Really tall stoppers like this often don't fit in the refrigerator - so unless you're using them with red wine (and thus not in the refrigerator), they're not so practical.

    beth
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    great item

    Cathy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love it and could see multiple moods just like the wine. Also important to me is the stopper itself. This flexible ridged stopper works best in my opinion. I use my wine stoppers and display them when not in use.

    Elizabeth
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    very cute

    judy
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Hillarious! Unique!! Love it.

    Lisa
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    These stoppers are unique and so fun! There are not that many cool wine stoppers out there.

    Lisa
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Will you be carrying these soon? Don't see them on your site for sale...

    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

    Hi, Lisa. Glad you like them! You can sign up to receive an email notification above, and we'll let you know if the product becomes available.

    Jada
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Adorable! A fun addition to your bar or a fabulous hostess gift!

    Leanne
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    It's okay, but I have a wine stopper collection contining some really unique wine stopppers. This one is kind of plain.

    jill
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    cute cute cute cute. i would buy these and made in the USA

    bill
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love it. Too bad i rarely end up with a half full bottle...

    Kristina
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    meh...

    Meg

    Super fun.

    Jennifer
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    So how is it that almost ALL of these entries are from people who work for uncommon goods?? Hmmmmmm. Lets see how this turns out...

    James
    Vote: Thumbs down!

    Really doesn't speak to me.

    robert
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    very unique, great gift for the person who has everything

    Frank pasquine
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Lu the wine stopper! Great conversation piece around our bar!

    Joanne
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Love wine and love this bottle stopper. Unique, cute and great craftsmanship. It would make a terrific gift to go along with a bottle of wine.

    rita
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    i carry the stoppers and pens in my gallery and they are a big hit. each one is so different they are sure to put a smile on anyones face. they are nicely made by a very nice person in the usa!!

    Al
    Vote: Thumbs up!

    Fun and different

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