Monday, June 4, 2012

Trivets, Trivets, Trivets!

I came across this little cutie at an estate sale I went to last weekend and just had to pick it up. There were a couple more, though in worse condition, but I still wish I had gone ahead and gotten them. Ah, well.....



I love the folk art look, especially the birds -- and it appeals to my sense of symmetry! Not to mention, of course, the blue/green color combo. I especially love it that the cast iron part is *gasp* turquoise!



I have a collection of sorts of trivets --this is the wall where I have some that I just display. I had to get far back and use the zoom on my camera or else there would be too much glare -- there's a mirror over the sink which is to the left, and a skylight in the middle of the ceiling.






The brass trivets are some that my brother brought to my mother when he was in the Navy and stationed in Bahrain in the Persian Gulf, way back when in the early 60s. I've always liked them, and knowing that, my mother gave me two of them when I moved from home. Years later she gave me the other two!




Though not a trivet ; )  this magnolia watercolor is one of my most precious belongings. My aunt (who was like a second mother) painted it and gave it to me. My mother's Roseville pottery and this painting started on the road of magnolia love. 

This black cast iron one is called "Tree of Life" and was given to me by a dear friend from my high school and beyond days. It resides to the side of the kitchen sink and reflects back to me in that mirror! Then, lo and behold, my daughter found another one and thought I would like to have a pair! (I did!) I enjoy using these two, plus they have memories attached of a couple of sweet gifts!



These straw ones get used a lot too -- they belonged to my mother-in-law and I'm pleased as punch to have them! I do believe that they have a bit of blue on them too!


And, last but certainly not least, this is the one I keep on my counter and use daily. It's a new one with no attached memories, except that I bought it several years ago at Target!! But it's cast iron heavy and is an ample size for hot pots and casserole dishes! Plus, I really like the scroll design. Can you see the fleur-de-lis and the hearts?


I'm linking my trivets to Blue Monday at Smiling Sally and to Knick of Time Tuesday

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17 comments:

  1. I love that folk trivit. Really cute. Your collection on the wall is really nice.I had a few of those straw trivits, but they got lost somewhere . Wish I still had them.

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  2. Those are great. My Mom used to use Trivets all the time.

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  3. Beautiful find! And target has been having some great stuff lately too. This is something we definitely need to invest in.

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  4. I love to use trivets ! You certainly have a nice collection!!

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  5. I enjoyed seeing your collection of trivets. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  6. what a neat collection...I love vintage tile trivets!

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  7. So beautiful!

    My BLUE, have a nice week ahead.

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  8. I love that each one has a memory attached to it :) They're all so special and pretty!

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  9. That blue trivet is a great find! How pretty. Love the whole collection, actually!

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  10. These are very cool, Sarah! Lovely things are great, but when they have special memories attached their value is so high.

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  11. Great collection of trivets. Love the magnolia painting!

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  12. LOL - the first thing I thought was, "it's turquoise!" -- that is such a cute one -- you have a great collection!

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  13. I hang trivets on the wall too! I have one that is the outline of Texas, where we once lived

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  14. Sarah, what a fun collection. I love the birds too. And, I can tell that you love turquoise as much as I do. Just such a fun color!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  15. You have a great collection of trivets. I have gathered a few when I have traveled in different states. They can be fun to collect!

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  16. I love your trivets! Especially the black one at the bottom. Those are the handiest things. I have one displayed in my kitchen too. Mine is green and in the shape of a teapot. My mom bought it for me one year for Christmas. I've had it for years!

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  17. What a wonderful collection of trivets you have!! The turquoise one is really pretty!

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