Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!
Hello fellow collectors! My name is Lynn Rosack and I live in Central Florida. I’ve been interested in 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!
Besides maintaining my blog Trivetology, I founded and manage The Trivet Collectors Network on Facebook. I’m also the webmaster for the Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America website, their PITCA Facebook page, and my Florida neighborhood HOA’s website.
I joined my husband Ed in retirement in 2015; we enjoy spending time together while pursuing our individual interests. You’re invited to visit Ed’s photography blog Central Florida Photo Ops where he posts images of the natural beauty of Florida and the techniques used to capture them.