I Wish I Hadn’t Sold That: Items I’m Still Kicking Myself Over
Over the years, as an incurable metalware collector, I’ve discovered many interesting pieces. Since display space is at a premium within my home, it’s important […]
Reference Books for the Trivet & Pressing Iron Collector
It’s my feeling that among the most important tools on the road to understanding and fully appreciating trivets and sad iron stands are good reference […]
An Internet Travel Guide for Trivet, Pressing Iron & Metalware Collectors
The search for information and for others with mutual interests is one of the most basic desires of the collector. I’d like to share some […]
Durable, Colorful Victorian Trade Cards
Victorian Trade Cards are an interesting type of ephemera to collect, as companies in the late 1870s to early 1900s distributed these cards as a […]
‘Go-Withs’ Enhance Kitchenalia Collections
What’s a “Go With?” It’s any complementary piece that adds interest to a collection. One category […]
Trivet Collectors: Resolutions for 2009
Triveteers, take advantage of this New Year to renew your enthusiasm for collecting! Here are five suggestions to get you started: 1. Consider different options […]
Horseshoe Plaque Trivets ~ Victorian Good Luck Mementos
Collecting Horseshoe Plaque Trivets is a fascinating hobby! It’s interesting to learn the history, practices and symbols of the different fraternal groups. And then there were the gift trivets … every year I find new examples: Happy Birthday, Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, Home Sweet Home … the list seems endless.
Some Facts about Horseshoe Symbolism
They’re Beauties … American Beauty Irons!
Facts About American Beauty Irons
The George Washington Trivet
According to Kelly & Ellwood in their 1990 book Trivets & Stands, the first George Washington Trivet was designed and cast in brass for the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition of 1876. George Washington was an appropriate subject, considering that the Exposition was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Dec
Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs
The Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs
By Lynn Rosack
I recently received the following question from a fellow WorthPoint member:
I have a couple Wilton trivets (eagle in wreath w/heart) and I’m interested in the history of the eagle/wreath/heart symbol. Do you have any information on this?