Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!
I’ve been collecting trivets and other laundry day memorabilia since the early 1980s. Like many of you, I began slowly by finding trivets at flea markets and garage sales. I’d take them home and hang them on my kitchen walls, but didn’t know much about their age, origin or value.
Things changed in 1994 when my husband Ed bought me a copy of A Collector’s Guide To Trivets & Stands by Rob Roy Kelly & James Elwood. Reading that book cover-to-cover was an eye-opening education in the history, manufacture, and endless variety of trivets. It gave me the knowledge I needed to become a more discriminating collector.
After the year 2000 eBay and other online auction sites provided new opportunities to find interesting trivets. My collection grew in both quantity and quality; before long I’d accumulated enough data to write two trivet books. Many thanks to Bill Schroeder and Collector Books for making this possible, and to Ed for photographing all the trivets in both books!
I joined my husband in retirement in 2015 and we enjoy spending time together while pursuing our individual interests. We’re proud of the two children we raised together and recently welcomed a little grandson.
I enjoy hearing from my readers. You’re invited to Comment on blog posts or to Contact Me with questions or suggestions for future blog posts.
Best Wishes and Happy Collecting!
Lynn Rosack, Winter Springs, Florida
PS: Check out Ed’s blog Central Florida Photo Ops where he shares images and techniques that capture the beauty and essence of the real Florida.
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