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 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsHorseshoe Heart Trivet
 
4.9

(based on 247 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (225)

  • 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 (86)
  • 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 (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (216), No (24)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (142), Self (28), Mother (20), Child (17), Wife (17)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (87), Other (60), Birthday (33), Weddings (33), Anniversary (12)

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5.0

LOVED it!!!

By 

from Syracuse, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Kitchens

    Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

    This horseshoe trivet is just gorgeous. It was purchased as a birthday gift for my sister, who both loves horses and cooking. She loved that it was handmade in the USA!

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

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    5.0

    High quality

    By 

    from Santa fe, NM

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertaining
      • Large Kitchens
      • Small Kitchens

      Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

      Beautiful design. Love hand crafted gifts.

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

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      5.0

      I bought this for my spouse who is HORSE crazy. She loved it

      By 

      from Medford Or

      About Me Avid Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

        Loved it and the love that went into making it!

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

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        5.0

        I have purchased this for the third time and love it!

        By 

        from Lincoln, Nebraska

        About Me Avid Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

          Classic for those getting married and who love horses.

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

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          5.0

          I absolutely loved the horseshoe trivet! I even ordered 2

          By 

          from Old Lyme, Ct

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

            Perfect, appropriate gift for a "horse-loving girl"!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Fast delivery!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            cute, needs better feet

            By 

            from palatine, il

            About Me Casual Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Convenient
            • Dishwasher Safe

            Cons

            • iron feet tough on counters

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

              Iron "feet" not great on stone countertop. I stuck felt bumpers on them, and that works.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Super fast.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              The perfect gift

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              from Nebo, NC

              About Me Avid Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertaining

                Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                I obviously didn't use this product as it was bought as a gift but I loved it as soon as I saw it in the catalog and I wasn't disappointed when it arrived. Ordering was easy, delivery was speedy, and the packaging was excellent. This lovely trivet also came with a nice flyer telling the story of the creator.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivered ahead of projected date, well packaged and in good shape.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely PEEFECT

                By 

                from Richmond, ca

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertaining
                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                  I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase! This is the perfect practical and useful gift for any horse lovers life and home. I intend to order another one for a Christmas gift -- maybe two
                  I'm always searching for environmentally friendly gifts made in USA that I can afford to share with others - this is awesome

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

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                  5.0

                  Perfect housewarming gift!

                  By 

                  from Denver, CO

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                    Product was a gift to be used in their new kitchen.

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

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                    5.0

                    A HUGE hit!

                    By 

                    from KY

                    About Me Casual Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                        I bought this for my son and daughter in law as a house warming gift (their first home). I really liked it because we used horseshoes as gifts for their wedding party and family (we are from KY). SO for us the heart resembled love around their KY roots. They received it on the date promised and loved it! In fact--they are planning to hang it and not use it as a trivet!

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

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