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


Hello fellow collectors! My name is Lynn Rosack and I live in Central Florida. I’ve been interested in trivets and other laundry day memorabilia since the early 1980s. Like many of you, I began slowly by finding trivets at flea markets and garage sales. I’d take them home and hang them on my kitchen walls, but I didn’t know much about their age, origin or value.

Things changed in 1994 when my husband Ed gifted me a copy of A Collector’s Guide To Trivets & Stands by Rob Roy Kelly & James Elwood. Reading that book cover-to-cover was an eye-opening education in the history, manufacture and endless variety of trivets. It gave me the knowledge I needed to become a more discriminating collector.

Fast forward to 2000. The Internet provided new opportunities to view and buy interesting trivets from around the world. My collection grew in both quantity and quality; before long I’d accumulated enough trivets and data to write two trivet books. Many thanks to Bill Schroeder and Collector Books for making this possible and to Ed for photographing all the trivets.

Besides maintaining this blog Trivetology, I founded and co-manage the group The Trivet Collectors Network on Facebook. I’m the webmaster for the Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America website, manage the PITCA Facebook page, and co-manage their Pressing Iron Enthusiasts Facebook group.

I joined my husband Ed in retirement in 2015; we enjoy spending time together while pursuing our individual interests. You’re invited to visit Ed’s photography blog Central Florida Photo Ops where he posts images of the natural beauty of Florida and the techniques used to capture them.

About my Blog

“Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.” Samuel Johnson

My blog Trivetology is a shared archive of items from my personal collections. I hope you’ll find the images and information both interesting and useful. I post at least once or twice a month. Followers of my blog are notified by email of each new post.

Occasionally I’ll tweak a blog post in the first few days after publication, so be sure to review the prior post once again when the next is published.

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