Horseshoe Heart Trivet

This rustic trivet features an upcycled horseshoe embraced by a swirling heart of hand-hammered steel.
featured in the

Uncommon Collection


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.


Made in Idaho

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Alexandra Paliwoda

created by

Alexandra Paliwoda



“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.


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
8" L x 8" W; 1.5 lbs.
Wipe clean with a 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.
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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.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.