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: $10.93


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.
Ingredients
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 in the US:
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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UncommonGoodsHorseshoe Heart Trivet
 
4.9

(based on 304 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (278)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (190)
  • High quality material (176)
  • Easy to use (113)
  • Attractive (73)
  • Easy to clean (63)

Cons

  • No cons (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (158)
  • Display (149)
  • Dinner parties (76)
  • Special occasions (63)
  • Holidays (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (128), Stylish (44), Casual cook (42), Avid cook (20), Frequent entertainer (19)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (235), No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Heart Trivet charming and very useful.

These trivets were a gift and I love them. Their old world charm fits perfectly in my kitchen and when not on my counter top, they are a beautiful decorative pieces that hang on...Read complete review

These trivets were a gift and I love them. Their old world charm fits perfectly in my kitchen and when not on my counter top, they are a beautiful decorative pieces that hang on the wall. I recieved two and I love that they are simmilar yet different due to the hand made nature of the item. Its nice to see that there are still artists out there that honor tradition. Thank you uncommon goods!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

product OK, service horrible

This product was excellent, attractive, sturdy for use on a table or to hang on a wall to display. My star rating is a result of the service I received from Uncommon Goods. ...Read complete review

This product was excellent, attractive, sturdy for use on a table or to hang on a wall to display. My star rating is a result of the service I received from Uncommon Goods. (See below)

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4.0

I would recommend this product.

By 

from Houston, TX

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining
    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

    They loved the gift.

     
    5.0

    Lucky in love!

    By 

    from Rocklin, Ca

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

      I love how this looks on our table and how beautiful it is hanging on our kitchen wall. It Is a perfect gift for male or female, very useful, and a great visual reminder of how lucky we are to have found love!

       
      5.0

      Horseshoe Heart Trivit

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      from Central Valley, California

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertaining
        • Small Kitchens

        Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

        Will be a gift for a country girl who lives in the country whith horses.

         
        5.0

        Great Gift

        By 

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Casual Cook

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Elaborate Meals
          • Entertaining
          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

          Getting ready to give it for a Birthday gift!!
          I think she will love it!!

           
          5.0

          yes

          By 

          from Colorado

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

            I used it for decorating purposes, but I could easily use it in the kitchen or on our table for hot items. Very good quality and attractive.
            We are very casual and fits in with our life style.

             
            5.0

            I would definitely buy this product again. Perfect size

            By 

            from Illinois

            About Me Gourmet Chef

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

              Convenient

               
              5.0

              It is exactly as picutred and of great quality.

              By 

              from Michigan

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                  It's a gift

                   
                  5.0

                  Workmanship beautiful and so different.

                  By 

                  from Norwalk

                  About Me Avid Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertaining
                    • Small Kitchens

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                    Well made and very unusual conversation piece

                     
                    5.0

                    Autiomatic!!!

                    By 

                    from Maine

                    About Me Casual Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                        filled the bill

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful, solid weight just love it

                        By 

                        from macedon ny

                        About Me Casual Cook

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Convenient
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • any kitchen

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