Horseshoe Heart Trivet

This rustic trivet features an upcycled horseshoe embraced by a swirling heart of hand-hammered steel.
featured in the

Uncommon Collection

$50.00

featured in the uncommon collection

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.

US_ID

Made in Idaho

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Alexandra Paliwoda

created by

Alexandra Paliwoda

location

Idaho

“I hammered out piles of ironwork and spent countless hours getting blisters and burns, until I could make something good.”

Inspired by all things wild and free, Alexandra Paliwoda expresses her love of untamed places with her hand-forged ironwork. Born in the Rocky Mountains and raised in the backcountry of Alaska, she began working with metal in 2000, when she was certified as a farrier by Montana State University and forged horseshoes. Working with horses and in agriculture, and living a subsistence lifestyle in Alaska—including building her own cabin in the north country—she feels that the most important things in life are the experiences.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Horseshoe Heart Trivet qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Combining form and function, the Horseshoe Horse Trivet looks equally charming when it’s holding a home cooked casserole or hanging above your kitchen table. The horseshoe stands as a welcoming symbol of luck, while the heart provides a curling frame that’s both romantic and rustic.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

Here at Backcountry Blacksmith, our motto is "inspired by all things wild and free". Mindfully, actively caring for the ecology surrounding us that is ever so fragile, inspiration comes from nature and also by giving back to nature. We create functional and visual art from recycled steel, hand-forging lasting products that have minimal waste or carbon footprint in terms of production. Utilizing recycled steel, environmentally friendly finishes and recycled packaging supplies we hope to help keep the wild as free and unhindered by overuse as we can. We also recycle over 90% of our unusable items and waste after production is complete. My hope is to introduce through our work a small reminder of the great outdoors, and the passion and need to care for it.


fair wage

The Backcountry Blacksmith pays employees a starting wage of $15/hr., which exceeds Teton County's living wage.

- Local (Idaho) minimum wage: $7.25
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Teton County: $10.27


paid time off

No formalized PTO program — allow for open structuring of employee work time, provided projects are completed for deadline.


recycling primary/secondary materials

Primary Material Steel Recycling Process: They use recycled low carbon (ferrous) steel and iron as their primary material. Any steel waste, from used vehicles to scrap steel and waste from mass production, is melted down, re-poured into usable forms, and can be recycled again and again without changing its properties. They also utilize old horseshoes, scrap steel from farms, and scrap yards.

Secondary Material Packaging Supplies Process: All items are packaged with recycled paper products, unbleached and thus less processed during recycling. They use old newspapers and packaging products that arrive at the shop for filling in cartons on orders, and recycle any and all paper packaging that cannot be used again.


charitable giving

The Backcountry Blacksmith has donated approximately 1% of sales to the following organizations:

Greening for the Bend: 3 years 1% for the Planet: 1 year Teton Valley Foundation: 1 year Peter's Valley School of Craft: 1 year Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center: 3 years


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Made from 100% recycled steel.

Resourceful Packaging

The trivet is packaged/wrapped in Kraft recycled brown paper, and sealed with a Kraft recycled brown square sticker. The artist cards that are inside of each package are attached to the trivet via a kraft recycled twist tie, and are printed on recycled paper.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Horseshoe Heart Trivet: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
sheet metal, recycled steel
Measurements
8" L x 8" W; 1.5 lbs.
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Notes
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.
Item ID
23350

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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4.9

(based on 260 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (238)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (190)
  • High quality material (176)
  • Easy to use (94)
  • Easy to clean (63)
  • Finish (51)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (157)
  • Display (149)
  • Dinner parties (76)
  • Special occasions (63)
  • Holidays (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (128), Stylish (44), Frequent entertainer (19), Budget shopper (18), Casual cook (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (229), No (24)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (98), Other (61), Birthday (34), Weddings (33), Anniversary (12)

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5.0

Lucky present

By 

from NJ

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Compact
  • Convenient
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining
    • Gifts
    • Simple Meals
    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

    It can be left on display or used as a trivet for hot pans.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    5.0

    Beautiful product

    By 

    from Indiana

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Convenient
    • Easy To Use
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

        These gifts were loved by those receiving them. Functional and perfect for their kitchens! I'm buying one for myself too!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Beautiful trivet

        By 

        from Ohio

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Convenient
        • Easy To Use
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining
          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

          Love this trivet! Beautiful design and quality. And, ironically, made using the same brand of shoes that is on my horse which makes it even more special to me.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Goes great with the house theme

          By 

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Convenient
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Difficult To Clean

          Best Uses

          • Entertaining
          • Gifts
          • Simple Meals
          • Small Kitchens

          Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

          Gifts given

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          Great Trivet!

          By 

          from Hockessin DE

          About Me Avid Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Convenient
          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Elaborate Meals
            • Entertaining
            • Gifts
            • Large Kitchens
            • Simple Meals
            • Small Kitchens

            Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

            Great solid attractive metal trivet. Purchased as a holiday gift for an avid equestrian. I was expecting a smaller trivet but this was larger (diameter-wise) than expected so it can be used for larger serving dishes or pots. Would be an attractive piece to hang in your kitchen. It comes in a plain brown paper wrapper with an identifying label so you really don't need to wrap it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Even nicer than the photo

            By 

            from Elk Grove CA

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Heavy material
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertaining
              • Simple Meals

              Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

              This is really nice trivet!
              Very nice construction.
              Surprisingly heavy!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              Gave this as a gift and it was loved!

              By 

              from South Jersey

              About Me Avid Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Convenient
              • Easy To Use
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertaining
                • Gifts

                Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                Beautifully made and love the card with the information about the artist who made it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                This was a great gift!

                By 

                from Green Creek, NC

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Convenient
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Elaborate Meals
                  • Entertaining
                  • Gifts
                  • Large Kitchens
                  • Simple Meals
                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                  The design and workmanship are very good. One recipient intends to hang it on the wall when not in use as it is so decorative.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  5.0

                  A Perfect Gift

                  By 

                  from Greeley, CO

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertaining

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                    My daughter's family does lots of entertaining, and I know this little trivet will be used often. She was thrilled to open it on Christmas morning -- thought it was extremely cute and unique.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    5.0

                    Unique, attractive and so useful!

                    By 

                    from Atlantic City, NJ

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Convenient
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertaining
                      • Gifts
                      • Large Kitchens
                      • Small Kitchens

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                      This trivet is art for your countertop and a sturdy nest for your hot dishes.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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