TRIVETOLOGY

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

Two flat iron roller stands, circa 1887

Recently I received an email from fellow PITCA member and author Dave Irons. He shared a cast iron trivet that he’s been curious about. Signed PAT APLD FOR on the … Continue reading

September 15, 2020 · 4 Comments

Queen Victoria, Jubilee stands, and diamonds

This blog post discusses three interesting Queen Victoria ceramic stands and their relationship to her favorite jewelry. Trivia: Queen Victoria (1819-1901) was crowned in 1837 at the age of eighteen. … Continue reading

September 1, 2020

Wedgewood Stoves little trivet

From Tuesday’s Children: [a] in cast iron; [b] in aluminum. If you collect little trivets, you may recognize this one. It features a cast iron cookstove on the front with … Continue reading

August 16, 2020

Stove pipe accessory with trivet-like shelves

Image shared courtesy of Carole & Larry Meeker. Have you ever spotted one of these cast iron “trivets” and wondered about its origin and purpose? Well, it’s actually a piece … Continue reading

August 1, 2020

The Red Riding Hood trivet

Artwork by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1911 (public domain) Over the past few months I’ve purchased three different versions of the Red Riding Hood trivet; all were found on eBay. Their … Continue reading

July 1, 2020

Personalized trivets

Occasionally you might encounter a trivet with an inscription. The lettering might be located on the front, back, or on the handle. Inscribed trivets like those discussed here were most … Continue reading

June 15, 2020

E R Manley trivet

This design is among my favorite trivets. The inscription on the unusual curved handle reads E R MANLEY. The center and outside edges feature braiding. Eleven circles, each with a … Continue reading

June 1, 2020

SS stand with swivel strap handle

I couldn’t resist purchasing this interesting ironing stand! Listed on eBay in January 2020, it was part of the late Susan DeCordova’s collection of cast iron trivets, stands and irons. … Continue reading

May 1, 2020