If you remember the post from a few days ago…..Mystery Items #3 for you to identify. I purposely decided to hide the comments from everyone. Today I’m reporting on the results!
Mystery Items Revealed~
The real question became~
~whether #1 was a napkin holder, or both were a vintage desk set. And what was that thing on the right.
Thing on the left:
Napkin holder: 3 votes
Envelope holder: 5 votes
“The thing on the right”:
Cookbook holder: 5 votes
Memo Pad holder: 5 votes
There were several “don’t knows” and miscellaneous guesses.
So I conducted a little test~
The thing on the left is holding the smallest napkins I have….beverage napkins, but the scale looks a bit off to me.
The thing on the right cannot begin to hold that cookbook up. It would fall over if it didn’t have the back.
Whereas here are the envelopes and memo pad….
a better scale, yes?
Several people told me the memo pad holder should lie on its back, so maybe it’s for loose note paper.
And as for the funny looking tools?
Just about everybody either knew what they were called, or how they were used.
The flower-like one is a “Rosette Cookie Iron” or “Timbale Set.” The purpose was to dip into batter, then fry in hot oil, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Sounds pretty good, huh? Kind of like the stuff you used to eat at the fair, and came home with a tummy-ache (or at least I did.)
So why is all this so important anyway? Who cares?
Well, I do. Because when you sell online like I do, you have to know what it’s called before you can sell it. Before I came here to ask you guys, I probably would have called this a napkin holder, but I didn’t know what to call the other thing. Finding the first two items in a kitchen really threw me off. So there you have it….mystery solved.