Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Little Surprises–What?

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:


ginger grater front

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.

ginger grater back 

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.



Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What a hoot! I would have NEVER guessed that!

What a sweet husband you have!

Lou Cinda

Heather said...

I wanted to say "hello", and thanks for visiting my blog. What a cute little fish dish! Have you used it yet to grate ginger?

clustres said...
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clustres said...

This is a test. A friend said she was unable to post a comment here. Wonder if anyone else has had trouble?

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now you have one SWEET hubby!!!! I would love to have you join me at my weekly party…it’s NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS…hope to see ya there:)


Privet and Holly said...

What a fun idea for
White Wednesday! I
gave my brother an
Italian porcelain
grater in his Christmas
stocking {he loves to
cook} this year, so
I DID guess that is
what it was! I got it
at a flea market in
Palm Springs when I was
there last fall : )
Your hubby sounds like fun!
xx Suzanne

Diann said...

Well this was fun. I would have never guessed that but, now it make sense!

Anonymous said...

Now isn't that sweet of your hubby? I love that!! SO adorable, I personally would have never even guessed ginger grater!!! (probably because I don't grate ginger HA) I love it though, and I like it on display!! :)

janet said...

that's a very sweet ritual you have with your hubby! i would not have guessed a ginger grater in a 1000 years!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog, i always appreciate it! i'm going to add you to my blog roll so i'll be better about checking in with your blog! :)