Fun Face Wooden Bottle Stopper

created by

Bruce Palese


created by

Bruce Palese

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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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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. "

Handmade Recycled Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
twigs, chrome plated bottle stopper
Approx. 7" H x 1" dia.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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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.

This item has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

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from New Jersey

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


    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Bar


    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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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