We use our fabric trivets throughout our farmhouse and find that they’re a beautiful way to bring a little of our 1840 Farmhouse Style to any home. They can be used underneath a mug, wine bottle, houseplant, or vase, offering protection to the surface underneath. They are a wonderful way to transform a standard Mason jar or vase into a beautiful vessel for freshly cut flowers from your garden or local farmer's market. They can provide a delightful bit of color to their surroundings, adding a lovely accent to any room.
Our saucer style trivets are exactly what they proclaim to be: a trivet made in the shape and style of a saucer typically placed underneath a flower pot. They have a slight rim that brings the height of each trivet to just over 1 inch tall. They also feature the fiddlehead swirl that every single one of our baskets proudly displays. They are flexible and pliable and can be turned inside out to display that pretty fiddlehead on the outside if you prefer.
his is our Starry Winter Sky combination. It is a pretty collection of fabrics inspired by a starry winter sky including solids and patterns in shades of blue, white, grey, and silver. It includes a print with tiny silver stars. These pieces are stitched together with snowflake colored zigzag stitching. It measures 7 inches in diameter and stands just over 1 inch tall.
This saucer trivet can be used under a bottle of wine on your table, under a houseplant, or to provide a spot to drop your car keys or even a bit of jewelry that needs a safe spot to land at the end of the day. II also use this size in the Farmhouse Kitchen as a Baker's Trivet to hold eggs when I bring them into the farmhouse or to give butter and eggs a safe place to warm up to room temperature.
Other items shown in the photographs are not included in the sale price. Those items were used for photographic purposes only. Their use was intended to show the utility and various uses of the item.
This coiled fabric trivet was made by hand at 1840 Farm. Each fabric strip is torn by hand before being wrapped around a length of cording. All of the fabric items in our collection display the raw edge of the fabrics used to create it. The fabric wrapped cord is then coiled and stitched together using a zigzag stitch on our sewing machine. I continue to wrap the coil and shape the trivet as it is stitched.
We blend new fabrics with select repurposed fabrics to create a pleasing color palette for each item. Each piece has its own unique color pattern and slight variation in shape. Because every piece is handmade, each one is a true original.
I make our fabric items using the same technique my Great Grandmother used over 50 years ago. She lovingly transformed worn out clothing into useful household items that were used in their New England farmhouse. While her items were made purely for utility purposes, it is my goal to create beautiful handmade items that can serve a useful purpose in your home.
Our fabric items can be cleaned by spot washing or in the gentle cycle of your washing machine. Gently reshape the trivet while still damp and allow to air dry.
Trivets are not fire or flameproof. They are constructed of cording, fabric, and thread. They should not be placed in the microwave, oven, or directly over an open flame or hot burner. We find them to be an excellent buffer between a hot cooking pan and our kitchen counter. As they are made using natural materials, they will eventually conduct some heat, especially when used under extreme conditions. Care should be taken to ensure that they are not damaged and that the surfaces beneath them are adequately protected.