I was not familiar with the word 'trivet' before I bought these guys. I sent my best girl a picture of one and she said, "my grandma had that trivet". I was like "oh, word".
These owls came from two different sales in two different cities and were purchased 5 months apart. I was not on the hunt for trivets, but I'm glad they appeared. They liven up my stovetop and act as perfect teapot hot plates for my evening couch-side tea parties.
If you dig 1970's / 1980's retro trivets, there are a boat load on Etsy.
Here's where I found mine.
1. F.B. ROGERS OWL TRIVET
The larger of my two owl trivets was purchased at the Piedmont Community Church Treasure Sale for $2. I found out about this sale from a Google Alert. From what I remember, the name "Treasure Sale" was pretty darn accurate. Multiple large rooms were stuffed with items and they were separated by departments so it was easy to navigate. Prices were fair. I bought a wallet and a belt as well. This is a photo of the room where I found the trivet. FUN!
2. SMALL CAST IRON OWL TRIVET
I found this little guy a few blocks from my place. The garage sale was awesome, because I got the impression it was the first time they cleaned out their home in 30 years, in other words, COOL OLD STUFF! Plus, they were eager to sell so items were priced low. It doesn't get much better than that.
I saw this box from afar and thought "oh boy, oh boy"! There was no price, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I asked the sweet older gentleman running the sale what he wanted for it and his reply was, "What do you want to pay"? This situation always makes me nervous, because I don't want to offend by lowballing. I honestly didn't want to pay more than $2 so I blurted out $1 and he accepted.
Do you own a trivet? What kind?