TRIVETOLOGY

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

Chessie “the railroad kitten” trivet by Virginia Metalcrafters

Today I’m sharing several related items I sold a few years ago on eBay. The first was a trivet you don’t see very often. Still in the original Virginia Metalcrafters … Continue reading

October 15, 2018

New life for my favorite reference books

Over the years I’ve built an extensive reference library for the items I collect. I access these books frequently and, as a result, the bindings on my favorites are showing … Continue reading

October 1, 2018

Victorian mirror image brass trivets

Identical brass trivets were sometimes sold as pairs. Even more unusual were pairs designed as a mirror image: identical in form to each other, but with the structure reversed, as … Continue reading

September 15, 2018

Virginia Metalcrafters vacation series trivets

Being a life-long resident of the eastern United States, it’s been fun collecting these 1960s era Virginia Metalcrafters trivets! Over the years I’ve visited each of these destinations and these … Continue reading

September 1, 2018

Collectible sprinkler bottles, Part 2

The last time I blogged about Sprinkler Bottles was back in February 2016. Since then my collection has grown and I’ve learned even more about them; so it’s time for … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

Good Luck cat trivets from the UK

I love cats, and this heavy brass trivet has always been one of my favorites! Inscribed GOOD LUCK, it measures 6 3/8″ x 5”, has four 1 1/4” cleated legs and … Continue reading

August 1, 2018

“Bonzo the dog” trivets

Bonzo the dog was a popular cartoon character created by British artist George Ernest Studdy in 1922. This postcard dates to the 1930s and was published by Valentine & Sons, London. … Continue reading

July 15, 2018

“Ned the dog” trivet

Antique version: Cast iron, 9 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ x 7/8″ with three feet This unique and handsome trivet features leaves and branches, the silhouette of a hunting dog and … Continue reading

July 1, 2018