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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 145 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (119)
  • High quality material (117)
  • Easy to use (47)
  • Easy to clean (39)
  • Finish (36)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Display (99)
  • Everyday (98)
  • Dinner parties (52)
  • Special occasions (49)
  • Holidays (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (82), Stylish (29), Frequent entertainer (12), Budget shopper (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (130), No (13)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (77), Mother (18), Self (16), Child (14), Wife (13)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (49), Other (32), Birthday (20), Weddings (18), Anniversary (11)

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5.0

The Go To Gift

By 

from Staten Island, NY

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative & Functional
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy To Use
  • For Many Occasions
  • High Quality Material

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Trivet Or Wall Hanging

Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

Gave as partial wedding gift along with a check ~ Have also given many times as a bridal shower gift - Everyone I have given this to absolutely LOVES it!

  • 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

Unique Gift

By 

from Chicago, IL

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about HORSESHOE HEART TRIVET:

    This was an anniversary gift that my husband and I both love. We keep it out on the table most of the time because it is so pretty!

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

    Comment on this review

     
    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

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                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

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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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