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.
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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UncommonGoodsHorseshoe Heart Trivet
 
4.9

(based on 282 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (257)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Creative & functional (190)
  • High quality material (176)
  • Easy to use (104)
  • Easy to clean (63)
  • Attractive (52)

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 (25), Frequent entertainer (19), Avid cook (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (235), No (25)

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5.0

Beautiful

By 

from Oklahoma

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

    Very sturdy construction! I know my grandmother will use this daily!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    nice

    By 

    from Ojai, CA

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Craftsmanship
    • High Quality Material

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Display

      Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

      An attractive addition to my western style kitchen.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      So unique,handy,and awesome!

      By 

      from Randolph,NJ

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

        It was gift to a friend that loves horses but most of all helping me out after a major surgery. When I saw this I just knew she would love it . She hangs it up on her kitchen wall and uses as a trivet all the time. Perfect gift...thank you uncommon goods for coming to the rescue!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Excellent!

        By 

        from Kalamazoo, MI

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Creative & Functional
        • High Quality Material

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime Anywhere

          Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

          This trivet is beautiful. I'm so excited to give it as a gift to a special horse loving family friend! The card included with information about the artist is a bonus.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Creative and beautiful craftsmanship.

          By 

          from Santa Cruz, CA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Brilliant Finish
          • Creative & Functional
          • Easy To Use
          • High Quality Material

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dinner Parties
            • Display
            • Everyday
            • Special Occasions

            Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

            I love that it was made by a practicing blacksmith who had the skill and creativeness to repurpose the horseshoe & rod into a unique piece of art that's also functional.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Perfect in every way

            By 

            from Stony Brook, NY

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

              This could not be a more perfect present for my horse loving daughter-in-law.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Simply beautiful

              By 

              from vacaville,ca

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Brilliant Finish
              • Creative & Functional
              • High Quality Material

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                Bought this to give as a gift for a friend moving to Alaska. It is so unique and perfect them. Loved the horseshoe to wish good luck, their daughters ride horses and she cooks and bakes often. Even more beautiful in person.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                just what i thought

                By 

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Creative & Functional
                • High Quality Material

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Display

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                  Will give to my wife for her birthday in early December. She will love it, as a heart lover and a collector of heart trivets. It will get displayed somewhere she will find as a perfect spot!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Good prompt delivery in bigger box, well secure.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Great gift

                  By 

                  from Saint Louis, Missouri

                  About Me Frequent Entertainer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Creative & Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                    I bought this gift for a farrier and his wife. I think they appreciated that we found something unique to them. Very nice. Loved that you included information about the artist.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this one again and again!

                    By 

                    from Visalia, Ca.

                    About Me Frequent Entertainer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Creative & Functional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Display
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Horseshoe Heart Trivet:

                      This product was made to last and stay useful for many years to come.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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