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Decorate your home with trivets

Antique Sad Iron Stands

Trivets and sadiron stands are not only wonderful to collect, but also quite interesting and decorative. Fortunately, walls can be utilized to display this type of collection without sacrificing floor space.

Antique Trivets & Samplers

My favorite places to display trivets are the kitchen, dining room, and family room ~ areas where they can be viewed and enjoyed on a daily basis. And best of all, they’re easily accessible to take down when doing further research … or to share with a guest. A collection of Jenny Lind trivets (below) seems especially appropriate to display over a piano.

Anyique brass & cast iron trivets

Hanging trivets is a matter of personal preference. Years ago I used wall anchors and cup hooks. Unfortunately, as I’d  reorganize the displays, each old wall hole required spackling and re-painting. Now I rely on decorative push pin hangers. They insert easily- no hammer needed- and each can support up to 10 pounds. Touch up is a breeze!

To fashion a hanging hook on the reverse of each trivet I use either light duty steel braided wire or (my preference) a doubled strand of 24 gauge wire available in:
♥ Galvanized Steel, which blends in well on nickel-plated trivets.
♥ Copper; it’s great for brass trivets.
♥ Dark Green Coated Floral Wire, which is hardly visible on cast iron.

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FYI- I’ve tried using soft, fuzzy pipe cleaners to make hanging hooks for trivets. It seems like a great idea, but not in humid Florida! The pipe cleaner fibers retained moisture and left either tarnish (on brass) or rust (on cast iron) underneath.

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These photos illustrate just a few of the different ways I’ve arranged my trivets and sadiron stands through the years. I hope they inspire you to create a unique wall display of your own. And finally, even a single casting can make an impression … this small horseshoe plaque trivet found its perfect spot in a guest bathroom!

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6 comments on “Decorate your home with trivets

  1. Pat
    March 23, 2017

    These are so pretty on your wall, Lynn. You have a good eye for arranging and the result has a lacy look. 🙂

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  2. Lois Roelofs
    February 20, 2017

    Wow. Quite a collection. Impressive. And nice that you can display and enjoy them.

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    • Lynn Rosack
      February 20, 2017

      Thanks Lois. I’m in the process of downsizing but intend to keep some of my favorites in the kitchen where I can see them everyday. 🙂

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  3. marianbeaman
    February 15, 2017

    You are a serious trivet lover, Lynn, and the displays are lovely. I have a few plates on my kitchen wall, but that’s the extent of it. That horseshoe trivet – very funny!

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    • Lynn Rosack
      February 15, 2017

      Thanks Marian. That trivet’s called “Good Luck My Boy” or “Potty Boy”.

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