A “Love Spoon”, or “Welsh Love Spoon” is a Celtic tradition.
The carving of Love Spoons dates back to the 17th Century. They can be found throughout Wales, the United Kingdom, and Scandinavian countries such as Norway.
The original meaning behind one of these beautifully hand crafted spoons was to show ones affection. A young man would carve one and then present to a young lady to express his love, and intension to court and/or marry her.
It was carved out of birch wood and is a medium sized spoon (9″ long x 2″ wide). It is finished with a beeswax oil finish.