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Why Lobelia wanted those spoons:

Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Feb 17, 3:33pm

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Why Lobelia wanted those spoons: Can't Post

to give Lotho a boost in his romantic endeavors (not to mention to save the expense of a *ring*).
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tokens-of-love-the-welsh-tradition-of-lovespoons/




Attalus
Lorien


Feb 17, 7:31pm

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Interesting... [In reply to] Can't Post

...though in view of Lotho's pimples, I would have suggested ransacking Bilbo's medicine cabinet for some Clearasil Angelic

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mmak. But we got him!


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Feb 17, 9:44pm

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Or Bilbo's copy of [In reply to] Can't Post

How to Win Maidens as Affluent People.



Bracegirdle
Valinor


Feb 17, 9:45pm

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An oldie . . . [In reply to] Can't Post

Lotho SB gave us fits
As he and his allies were twits
Known by many as "Pimple"
The reason is simple
Because of a face-full of zits
Pirate

. . . the rule of no realm is mine . . .
But all worthy things that are in peril . . . those are my care.
For I also am a steward. Did you not know?'

Gandalf to Denethor




dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 17, 11:27pm

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Gorgeous! [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been in awe of carved wooden utensils and baskets that I see at craft fairs, but never have I seen ones this intricate.

Love the one that's a G-clef!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 18, 3:12am

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Wonderful! [In reply to] Can't Post

Those are incredible! :D



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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Feb 19, 1:04am

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Oh yeah, moi aussi! [In reply to] Can't Post

And what a great character the spoon-carver is! I'd like to meet him and tour that shop.



Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Feb 19, 1:12am

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Such an utterly unique tradition. [In reply to] Can't Post

It's funny, my dad was a great whittler, and started me off on it with what he claimed was one of the easier things to start with Spoons! I used to sit out under our tree in the front yard and try to carve spoons out of small oblong chunks of soft pine. I have to admit, they looked more like glorified sticks with a scoop in one end than anything else, but I had fun.BlushEvilLaugh I eventually quit spoon-making, after I kept cutting myself while holding the wood past where the knife was cutting, because I found it too difficult to stabilize it from the other end (despite the firm directions from my dad to do no such thing!).



Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Feb 19, 6:36pm

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I have two love spoons - [In reply to] Can't Post

One I bought for myself when we lived in Wales, because my husband wouldn't. We later divorced, but not because of the spoon! The other I had given to my parents and it came back to me after Dad died. I'm very fond of them both; it's a lovely tradition with the different motifs having different meanings.


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Feb 20, 6:04pm

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Did you get them from this same craftsman? [In reply to] Can't Post

I assume they're available all sorts of places. If you ever feel like it, I think we'd all love to see pictures. Smile



Attalus
Lorien


Feb 20, 6:25pm

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My Dad told me... [In reply to] Can't Post

"always cut away from yourself." Sly

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mmak. But we got him!


Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Feb 20, 6:45pm

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Yep! "But it's too hard!" [In reply to] Can't Post

I still have the scar from one of those moments I ignored the advice . . . (Dads rule.SmileSmile)



Attalus
Lorien


Feb 20, 7:49pm

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Heh! [In reply to] Can't Post

Me, too! Pirate

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mmak. But we got him!


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Feb 22, 9:06am

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Oh dear me yes... [In reply to] Can't Post

I fell foul of that one in front of a class of children when I was demonstrating lino-cutting for printing. I bet they remembered that rule! Nothing lke a bit of blood for hammering home a message. Not serious, but sooo embarrassing...


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Feb 22, 9:09am

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Just about every tourist shop in Wales - [In reply to] Can't Post

North Wales at least - has lovespoons; they're very widespread, though not all of high quality. The one I bought my parents is nicely polished but the one I bought myself is more rustic. Will see if I can sort out a picture.


Greenwood Hobbit
Grey Havens


Feb 22, 9:32am

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Edit: Here's a link to lovespoon symbols and their meanings [In reply to] Can't Post

https://www.welsh-lovespoons.co.uk/symbols


Attalus
Lorien


Feb 22, 6:22pm

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Fascinating! [In reply to] Can't Post

...and a new experience. I had never been to a site that offered text in CYMRAEG. Only natural, I suppose. Wink

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mmak. But we got him!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 23, 12:13pm

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Fabulous! Thank you! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was wondering what type of wood they preferred, and right there in the links was a section just on that subject. :D



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 23, 10:51pm

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Here's one I'd like to have [In reply to] Can't Post

  

I guess I'd better get whittlin'! ;)



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 23, 10:54pm

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Some things are magical [In reply to] Can't Post

And these definitely are :) I'm glad they both found their way to you.



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TORn's Geeky Observations Lists for LotR and The Hobbit


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 24, 4:19am

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*mods up* The Tolkien Spoon! [In reply to] Can't Post

Never mind Lobelia, I'd love to get my hands on that! Laugh


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