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horseshoe heart trivet

by Alexandra Paliwoda $50.00
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Lucky in Love

A horseshoe is both an iconic good luck symbol, and a reminder of a simpler, traditional way of life. This horseshoe is embraced by a band of metal that reaches up to form a heart with a curlicue flourish. The fluid form of the heavy metal comes from the blacksmithing talents of Alexandra Paliwoda, who applies her skills to both shoeing horses and decorative work. The piece is itself a blending of the practical and the beautiful: it functions as a sturdy trivet, protecting your wooden surfaces and countertops, but when not in use it is elegant enough to display on the walls for a touch of rustic romance. Handmade in Idaho.

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Community Voted
Item ID
23350
Made from
sheet metal, recycled steel, reclaimed horseshoes
Measurements
8" L x 8" W; 1.5 lbs.
Notes
Wipe with damp cloth
The heart trivet has four tiny pedestals which elevate it from the surface it rests on. These legs allow airflow underneath and prevents direct contact with table surfaces.
  • the maker
Alexandra Paliwoda

Alexandra Paliwoda

Inspired by all things wild and free.

Born in the Rocky Mountains and raised in the backcountry of Alaska, Alexandra Paliwoda expresses her love of wild places with her hand-forged ironwork.

Alexandra began working with metal 2000 when she was certified as a farrier by Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana forging horseshoes for various horseshoeing applications. Working with horses and in agriculture, living a subsistence lifestyle in Alaska, building her own cabin in the north country, and tending to explore the road less traveled, Alexandra feels that the important things in life, when the day is done, are the experiences. A few of Alex's many interests include travel, photography, playing guitar, fly fishing, kayaking, skiing, and spending time with those she loves. She makes sure her dog Jasper gets his daily run, and of course, melds metal into art! collection

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HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET
 
4.9

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (127)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (117)
  • High quality material (115)
  • Easy to use (45)
  • Easy to clean (37)
  • Finish (36)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Display (98)
  • Everyday (97)
  • Dinner parties (51)
  • Special occasions (48)
  • Holidays (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (81), Stylish (28), Frequent entertainer (12), Budget shopper (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (128), No (13)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (76), Mother (18), Self (15), Child (14), Wife (13)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (49), Other (32), Birthday (20), Weddings (17), Anniversary (10)

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4.0

A wonderful piece of work

By 

from orlando fl

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Good Capacity
  • High Quality Material

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Display
    • Everyday
    • Special Occasions

    Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

    I think the recipient will really enjoy it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Loved it!!!

    By 

    from New York

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creative & Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

        Great value for the money- it was a perfect engagement gift for my horse trainer- combined love (heart) and luck ( horseshoe- so appropriate). I loved it and would like one for myself!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Item as described, I would definitely buy this product again

        By 

        from Tukwila, WA

        About Me Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative & Functional
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Dinner Parties
        • Display
        • Everyday
        • Holidays
        • Special Occasions

        Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

        High quality product
        Fun & Unique

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Wedding

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Beautiful trivet for a horse lover!

        By 

        from New York, NY

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Brilliant Finish
        • Creative & Functional
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dinner Parties
          • Display
          • Everyday

          Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

          I got this as a 40th birthday gift for a friend who rides and she loved it. I love that it can be used to hang on the wall or a trivet. Very unique/fun gift that I have had my eye on for awhile. Glad it lived up to all my expectations!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great Gift

          By 

          from Vermont

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creative & Functional
          • High Quality Material

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Display
            • Everyday

            Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

            Great housewarming gift!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            I ordered more......

            By 

            from North Dakota

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • perfect

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wedding gift

              Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

              Took this gift all the way to Germany for a wedding. It was perfect, a keepsake from the states and also very useful. The couple loved it. I also printed the product description and the bio of the artist and creatively included it on the card... When I arrived back home, I ordered more.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Wedding

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Beautiful gift

              By 

              from New Jersey

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Creative & Functional
              • Easy To Use
              • High Quality Material

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dinner Parties
                • Display
                • Everyday
                • Special Occasions

                Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

                I got this for my mom for Mother's Day since she entertains a lot and her father loved horseshoes...and we know they bring good luck! Loved that it was hand made too.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Mother
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Mother’s Day

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Lovely & expresses thankful feelings

                By 

                from Tucson

                About Me Frequent Entertainer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creative & Functional
                • Easy To Clean
                • Easy To Use
                • High Quality Material

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

                  This is the second time I have given this trivet as a thank you gift. It says it all about how we feel about the recipients.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Nicer than the pciture!

                  By 

                  from MD

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative & Functional
                  • High Quality Material

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

                    This trivet is bigger than I expected it to be, and very sturdy. It is really a lovely piece and one that is a very meaningful gift from one of my duaghters to the other for her wedding shower.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Child
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Wedding

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    The gift that met all my expectations!!!

                    By 

                    from Bensalem, pa

                    About Me Frequent Entertainer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Brilliant Finish
                    • Creative & Functional
                    • High Quality Material

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Display
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

                      My steel horseshoe trivet fit all the requirements for a gift I was looking to present to a friend. love the quality, overall appearance and speed of delivery.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Anniversary

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                      Q and A

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

                      243votes, 23 comments

                      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                      This design by blacksmith Aaron Trainor is a functional piece of reclaimed metal art. Made of recycled steel and reclaimed horseshoes, this usable trivet looks great on your counter or table, or just hanging on display. We're lucky in love with the Horseshoe Heart Trivet, but we're wondering if you think it's a shoe in for our assortment. Does it have your vote?

                      Janell
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I really want to buy this for my Mom for Christmas! Where can I get it?

                      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                      Glad you like it, Janell! It's not available yet, but please sign up for an email notification (above) and we'll let you know if it enters our assortment. Thanks for voting!

                      michele
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Love this!

                      David
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      An interesting piece that will be just the thing for many people.

                      Giselle
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I could see giving this to my horsey friends a a gift, but I think I would be more likely to use it as wall art as I'd be afraid that it would act as a heat sink and transfer hot dishes heat to my painted table.

                      elizabeth
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      nice

                      Angiejo
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      What a cute idea!

                      Sally
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I love hearts and horseshoes and they look great together!

                      Kimberly
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I have some friends who love horses who would love this!

                      Janice
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I know people that would love this.

                      david
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      It doesn't look like a real horsehsoe, real horseshoes have "feet" on the ends.

                      Elena
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Cute!

                      Arlena
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like it, would like to have it in my home

                      mary
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      great for hores people

                      Lisa
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I love this. Horseshoes have so much meaning behind them. I would love to have this in my home. Great Job!!!

                      Molly
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Please bring this item into your inventory!

                      Cynthia
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Nice design.

                      Lisa
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Don't care for heart designs on anything: too cutsey (and most men I know don't care for the motif either). I do like the recycling of horseshoe iron, and if it were another, more modern abstract shape, I would definitely consider purchasing. And it need not be limited to a trivet - it could be a cool wall sculpture.

                      amanda
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      attractive and good gift idea

                      Debbie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like the meaning behind the Trivet.

                      Marsha
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I have friends that will love this!

                      Mary

                      Love it! What a great way to convey love and good luck in one piece. Would make nice wedding or anniversary gift.

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