It has been awhile since I have participated in White Wednesday at Kathleen’s Faded Charm. I try to look through the wonderful posts there whenever I can, but today I am going to add something.
This is another “what is it?” post.
Here is a little background first. My hubby likes to surprise me with things he buys me at
new car dealerships, Louis Vuitton, jewelry stores, estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores. He especially likes to make me guess their original purpose. I like that about him. Sometimes he knows what they are….sometimes he doesn’t. Recently, he brought me this:
Now, lest you think it is a wonderfully HUGE Italian porcelain glazed fish platter, its dimensions are 4 1/2” x 3”. Yep, INCHES.
Is it a soap dish? Is it a spoon rest? Is it a fancy butter pat? Is it a ring holder? Why, yes, yes it is.
And that is all I can tell you.
Until you turn it over.
Don’t you love it when an item has some kind of marking on the back? Why did they not always put markings on the back of things?
Now, this changes everything. I could then look it up. Joyce Chen. Japan. Now guess what it is. It seems this little gift from my husband has a very specific use. It is a ginger grater.
I was stumped.
He was very happy with himself. I like that about him.