TRIVETOLOGY

Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!

50th Anniversary Girl Scouts USA trivet

Girl Scouting in the United States was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Lowe (1860-1927) of Savannah, Georgia. This cast iron motto trivet, in the shape of the traditional Girl Scout … Continue reading

April 4, 2020

Firebar and bracketed trivets

The following page originally appeared in The Kenrick Catalogue of 1876. The image below, shared with permission, is from the 1986 softbound version of the catalog published by Tharston Press. Archibald … Continue reading

March 15, 2020

An exquisitely designed 1877 British trivet

This beautiful cast iron trivet is one of the rarest in my collection. Possibly a Christopher Dresser design or Dresser inspired, it measures 6 1/4″ in diameter with three 7/8″ … Continue reading

March 1, 2020

John Randles mangle stand

This handsome advertising stand features a cascade of Chinese characters above a large piece of laundry equipment. Details: made of cast iron, it’s heavy at 3 pounds 10 ounces. It … Continue reading

February 15, 2020

Volunteer Firemens Association NYC horseshoe plaque trivet

The majority of horseshoe plaque trivets date from the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s, paralleling a period when fraternal orders were at their peak of popularity. For an overview … Continue reading

February 1, 2020

The P.E.O. Sisterhood trivet

The P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded in 1869 as a seven member sorority at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Officially, the letters PEO stand for Philanthropic Educational Organization. However, the original … Continue reading

December 15, 2019

Cinderella collectibles

This blog post shares information about Cinderella Stoves & Ranges, the Pittsburgh Stove & Range Company, and several related Cinderella brand collectibles. The advertisement below appeared in the August 4, … Continue reading

December 1, 2019

A wading bird trivet

I thought you might enjoy seeing this beautiful trivet. It’s one I recently added to my collection, so it doesn’t appear in either of my books. It depicts an egret, … Continue reading

November 15, 2019