TRIVETOLOGY

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

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 · 1 Comment

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 · 4 Comments

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 · Leave a comment

Evolving as a trivet collector

Are you a new collector, or have you been collecting for awhile? Either way, as a fellow triveteer I welcome you; trivet collecting is such an interesting hobby! But if … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Merry Christmas 1888 horseshoe plaque trivet

What are horseshoe plaque trivets? Since they don’t have legs they’re not trivets in the traditional sense; but they’re fine castings with an interesting history. Predominantly made of cast iron, they … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

Antique trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around the history, age and/or value of a trivet. This is the third in a series of three blog posts to help you better … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vintage trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around the history, age and/or value of a trivet. This is the second in a series of three blog posts to help you better … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Contemporary trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around the history, age and/or value of a trivet. This is the first in a series of three blog posts to help you better … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

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Renningers Extravaganza in Mt Dora, Florida is a great place to find laundry day collectibles! There are two more upcoming events: January 18, 19 & 20, 2019; and February 15, 16 & 17, 2019.

The 2019 PITCA Convention will be held Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It will be preceded by an August 1st Auction featuring 600 pieces from the collection of Dave and Sue Irons, PITCA members from Pennsylvania. Dave Irons is the author of three books on iron collecting.

JOIN PITCA! Membership in Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America provides the opportunity to learn more about trivets, irons and other laundry collectibles while networking with others with similar interests.

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