Happy Friday friends.
Many of you thought last week’s mystery item was an ice or garlic crusher, so I decided to test it out.
I didn’t have any garlic to try, but I’m happy to report that it does work for ice. You place the ice cube on top of the rib thingies on the bottom part and pull the top down. It doesn’t really crush the ice per se, but it does chop it into 3 or 4 pieces… depending on the size of the ice cube. It’s a pretty neat little gadget and works quite easily.
I see no reason why it wouldn’t work for garlic too, although it wouldn’t mince it up like a press would. Next time I have some I’ll give it a try. Although I wouldn’t want to use it for both or one day I might end up with garlic flavoured ice in my drink. Yikes! I do like garlic, but no thank you. 🙂
This week’s mystery item comes courtesy of a long-time reader/friend who sent this to me a while back with a couple of other items, one which was turned into a folding ruler Christmas tree. Thanks so much again Dona! 🙂
This piece is a real mystery to me, so much so that I haven’t been able to figure out what to do with it. I had a couple of ideas when I first received it, but they didn’t pan out.
It’s about 9″ tall,
and at first glance you might think it’s a candle holder. That centre area is not deep enough for a taper, but a narrow pillar candle could sit here I suppose. I’m not convinced that’s it though.
What’s really puzzling me is that hooky thing.
You can use it to spin the top and bottom metal parts while the centre faux wood area stays still.
The weird thing is that it’ll only spin if the bottom metal section is free and not sitting on something.
This makes me think it must have been part of something else, something that also spun… like a mini lazy suzan.
The carved resin has some lovely details,
and under the top metal section it’s marked Made in U.S.A.
Beside the copyright symbol, and above the U.S.A., is a word that begins with the letter D, but I can’t really see it that well. This is the best my camera would do, and my usually very good magnifying glass can’t make it out either.
Now that I’ve seen it in these pics suddenly I have a few more repurposing ideas to try, but I’d still like to know…
What the heck is it? How would you repurpose it!
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!