TRIVETOLOGY

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

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 · 1 Comment

Trivets with shamrocks

May your blessings outnumber The shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you Wherever you go. ~Irish Blessing The Ancient Order of Hibernians, established in 1836 and still active today, … Continue reading

March 15, 2017

The President Grover Cleveland trivet

Cast iron Cleveland horseshoe trivet, 5 x 4 3/8″ w/three 3/4″ feet, circa 1900. Inauguration Day occurs in the United States once every four years, on January 20. At 12 … Continue reading

January 20, 2017

Happy New Year horseshoe plaque trivets

Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay— Stay till the good old year, So long companion of our way, Shakes hands, and leaves us here. Oh stay, oh stay, One … Continue reading

December 31, 2016

Good Luck Mother plaque trivet

Good Luck Mother ~ cast iron, 5 3/8″ x 3 7/8” without feet. On face: GOOD LUCK MOTHER. On reverse: D 93 and the letters JMC. Cast through the top … Continue reading

May 8, 2016

YMCA horseshoe plaque trivet

At one time I had 80+ horseshoe plaque trivets in my collection. Over the years I’ve sold the majority of them to fellow collectors, in particular to my friend Bill … Continue reading

November 27, 2013