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Displaying little trivets


Need an easy and attractive way to wall display toy sized trivets? Select a good quality framed cork board and hang them using hook push pins! My small trivets vary between 3 1/4″ and 6 3/4″ inches in length, mounted on a 17″ x 23″ oak framed board.

This board has a sturdy universal mounting system which can be hung vertically or horizontally. And, once inserted, the push pins are secure. I used Ubrands cork bulletin board with industrial grade backing and Ubrands hook push pins, purchased at Target.

Click twice to further enlarge the photo. These little antique trivets date from the mid-late 1800s into the early 1900s. Many of these can be found in The Collector’s Guide to Trivets & Stands, Kelly & Ellwood, 1990, on pages 248-254. You’ll also find them illustrated and described in the two Politzer books Tuesday’s Children (1977) and Early Tuesday Morning (1986).


This entry was posted on May 16, 2016 by in Collecting Basics, Toy Trivets & Irons and tagged .

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