The Welsh Love Spoon Symbols & Meanings
Each Symbol has a different Meaning! - There has been much debate on the significance of the different symbols and motifs used in the carving of lovespoons. Many of the young carvers were shy and unwilling to show their emotions, and this would attempt to convey their true feelings through the use of various symbols. Over the centuries, many more symbols and motifs have been added and as the love spoons became more elaborate and decorative, they have become collectables.
BELL - Weddings or Anniversaries or Together in Harmony.
BALL IN CAGE - Love held safe or number of children.
BIRDS - Love birds or Lets go away together.
CHAIN - A wish to be together forever or, Number of children.
CROSS - A wish to have faith in Christ Jesus or, A wish to be bound together in Christ or A wish for God to bless.
DIAMOND - Wealth or Good fortune.
HEART - Love.
HORSESHOE - Good luck
KEY/ KEYHOLE - Security or I shall look after you.
KNOT / CELTIC KNOTWORK - Eternal love or Together forever or Everlasting.
LOCK - Security or, I shall look after you
TWISTED STEM - Two live become as one, or, Togetherness.
DRAGON - Protection or Symbol of Wales.