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



Welcome to Trivetology! I’ve been collecting and researching trivets and other laundry day memorabilia since the 1980s.

In 2004 I entered the eBay “Crazy For Collecting” Contest with this photo and a 250 word essay. Five collectors were selected and I was one of them! My husband Ed and I enjoyed an all expenses paid  trip for two to that summer’s eBay Convention in New Orleans. I shipped ahead 70 of my best trivets and the Martha Stewart Living TV show interviewed each of us as we set up our display cases in the Morial Convention Center. I also had the opportunity to have breakfast with collecting guru Harry Rinker. Plus we got to attend the convention and meet other eBayers. That week in New Orleans was truly an unforgettable experience!

I was fortunate to partner with Collector Books who published my two books: “The A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets (2004) and “The Expanded A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets” (2010).

After raising two children and juggling a career as a registered nurse, I joined my husband Ed in retirement in 2015. We’re both enjoying the luxury of this time to become immersed in our hobbies, travel, and reflect on our lives so far. Life is good!

This is a curated blog ~ a shared archive of items from my personal collection. I hope you’ll find the images and information both interesting and useful.  Although many of these items have appeared in my books, I’ve added additional information, photos and insights gained since the time of publication. You’ll also find internet links to enhance your learning experience.

FYI ~ I closed my Ruby Lane store Trivets & Treasures in late June 2017. The remaining copies of my second book are listed on eBay under my seller name “tornado-lynn”. You might also find trivets listed there from time to time. Items for Sale by tornado-lynn.

Regards, Lynn Rosack, Winter Springs, Florida

PS: You’re invited to follow Ed’s blog Central Florida Photo Ops where he shares digital photography techniques used to capture the beauty and essence of natural Florida.


Disclaimer: The opinions, findings and experiences on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. The information shared is based on personal experience and research and compiled in good faith. You assume all liability for your use of information accessed accessed on this site.

Copyright:  Unless otherwise stated, content on this blog is © 2006–2017, Margaret Lynn Rosack. All Rights Reserved.

7 comments on “Welcome

  1. Lois Roelofs
    March 21, 2016

    Thank you for the follow. I see you are enjoying retirement too. I’ve rarely collected anything and am intrigued by your current process of thinning collections. That seems to be life now. Scaling back in many ways, but keeping and doing the most meaningful. I wish you the best.

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    • Lynn Rosack
      March 21, 2016

      Thanks Lois. As a recently retired RN (one year this month) I enjoy following your blog and observing how a fellow RN lives retirement. PS: I just purchased your book “Caring Lessons” on Amazon. 🙂

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  2. marianbeaman
    March 2, 2016

    First of all thank you for following my blog today. I am so happy to meet you, Lynn. Poking around on your website I notice you are very specialized, a good thing. Who know there was so much to know about trivets! As you can tell, my blog is quite homespun, and I have written about laundry in a very short post here:

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    • Lynn Rosack
      March 2, 2016

      I’ll enjoy following your folksy blog, Marian. This laundry post of yours brings back fond memories … I might just string up a clothesline this spring!

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  3. razvanflorin2005
    January 23, 2016

    Dear Madam, I am proud that I can know , even in this virtual environment , now I realize that you have a passion for this area.
    I wish you success and we can learn from you .
    From Romania with love, Razvan Lesevschi

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