TRIVETOLOGY

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

The American Bell Association (ABA) trivet

This trivet honoring the American Bell Association (ABA) was designed and cast by ABA member Ralph Walker of Massachusetts. It was the result of a fundraising project to finance the … Continue reading

November 1, 2019

Gallery of Jenny Lind trivets

In this post I’m sharing examples of all the different Jenny Lind designs I’ve collected over the past 20 years. My images supplement the information in the previous blog post … Continue reading

January 1, 2019

Jenny Lind, the “Swedish Nightingale”

Johanna Maria Lind was born in 1820 in Stockholm, Sweden. Her gift for singing was discovered at the age of nine, leading to vocal and drama training at the Royal … Continue reading

December 16, 2018

The Zion Efrata trivet

This is an interesting late 1950s to 1960s era cast iron trivet that you might occasionally see while collecting. Details: Cast iron; painted flat black. Measures 5 1/2″ x 4 … Continue reading

December 1, 2018

J Henry Montreal bronze trivet

In January 2018 I won this interesting cast bronze trivet on Live Auctioneers. There was no history or provenance provided; simply the measurements and several images. Front: J HENRY. MONTREAL … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

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

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

The Enterprise “Baby Centennial” iron

Have you ever seen anything so tiny and intricately formed? This miniature Enterprise iron is described on p.143 of “Tuesday’s Children” by Judy Politzer (1977). At only 7/8″ long, it’s … Continue reading

October 11, 2016