TRIVETOLOGY

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

Virginia Metalcrafters trivet in white bronze

Recently a younger relative got married and asked for a trivet as a wedding present. I wanted to gift them something contemporary and practical, yet well made. The metal trivets … Continue reading

April 16, 2021

The Red Riding Hood trivet

Artwork by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1911 (public domain) Over the past few months I’ve purchased three different versions of the Red Riding Hood trivet; all were found on eBay. Their … Continue reading

July 1, 2020

Ranch Brand trivets by Virginia Metalcrafters (Loth)

A complete collection of 12 Ranch Brand trivets. The W. J. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, Virginia was founded in 1890. They produced parlor and cook stoves until 1938, when … Continue reading

July 1, 2019

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

Contemporary (reproduction) trivets

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

August 1, 2017

Celebrating the past and future of Virginia Metalcrafters

Mint pair of brass Half Leaf Trivets, each 8 3/8″ x 4 1/2″  Virginia Metalcrafters (VM) was founded in 1895 as the W. J. Loth Stove Company of Waynesboro, Virginia. … Continue reading

June 17, 2016
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