TRIVETOLOGY

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

Reproduction vs Antique

Most collectors are familiar with the most common reproduction trivet designs. But have you discovered the antique versions that were their inspiration? I’ve shared six designs, photographed side by side … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · 2 Comments

A Greek inspired trivet

This lovely cast iron trivet appears to depict a woman in Ancient Greek Dress. Documented on page 130 of Kelly & Ellwood’s reference book Trivets & Stands, it’s rated Rare. Details: 8 … Continue reading

January 1, 2021

Are the A-Z book values still accurate?

The A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2004 “Are the suggested prices in your two trivet books still accurate?” I get asked this quite often, and it’s a valid question. Let … Continue reading

July 15, 2020

Documenting trivets

Trivets vary in collectibility and value according to age, maker, scarcity and condition. These two Trivetology blog posts contain helpful information for assessing your trivets. ★ Antique Trivets: One size … Continue reading

March 1, 2019

Spark Joy in your collection

Examples of items from my collection that spark joy. Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant who originated the KonMari Method™ for decluttering and tidying up. Her techniques are very … Continue reading

January 15, 2019

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

Caring for brass, bronze and copper trivets

Different metals require different care. In this blog post I’ll be sharing suggestions for caring for BRASS, BRONZE and COPPER-PLATED trivets. DISCLAIMER The following information is offered from my personal … Continue reading

April 15, 2018

Caring for cast iron trivets

Different metals require different care. In this blog post I’ll be sharing my methods for cleaning, polishing and seasoning CAST IRON trivets. Most everything you’ll need can be found at … Continue reading

April 1, 2018