Timing is everything. My husband bought a bucket-o-stuff at an auction recently and inside there were several tiny horseshoes. Soon after I was asked if could make a wedding spoon and horseshoe for a young couple. Fate?
There's lots going on in those two little things. Birch bark and bay leaves for protection. A lucky sixpence. An antique iron nail to ward off the baddies. There's even a four leaf clover hiding in that jumble on the tiny little horseshoe.
I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the tradition of giving a spoon and/or horseshoe to a young couple. When I got married I received a simple wooden spoon and a plastic horseshoe that had been given to my mum and dad one their wedding day. I carried it with my bouquet (along with a chocolate star wand!)
Awww, look how cute me and the mister were :)