The Lovespoon Workshop is also home to a unique collection of lovespoons dating back to 1969. Since 1969 one special lovespoon has been added to our collection, recording the events of the year. Our collection has developed into our own version of a family diary with personal and public milestones all being included in our lovespoons.
The births of children and grandchildren have been included on several lovespoons. Using traditional symbols like links and seeds but also less traditional methods like arrows, deriving from psalm 127, recording the joyous event of a new arrival. Our lovespoon collection has also been used to record international events, including the London Olympics, the tragic events of September 11th 2001, the incredible rescue of the miners in Chile and the inauguration of President Barack Obama. These are just a few examples but the list of events recorded in our lovespoon collection is considerably longer.
In essence what makes our lovespoon collection unique at The Lovespoon Workshop is that each one has a message. To craft a unique lovespoon design is just part of the process, the story that it tells is what gives the lovespoon its true purpose and meaning.