I recently placed this item for sale in my etsy shop. The problem is, I don't know what on earth it is. My husband figured it was a burger press, since it is very heavy, but when I looked online at other burger presses, they looked nothing like this. My friend Carol, who bought and sold antiques and 'treasures' (we don't call these things junk) for years, contacted me after seeing it in my shop. I would expect her to know what it is but she had no idea. So we remain stumped.
Lately, I have acquired several unusual and mysterious kitchen items like this one. They all came in a large lot from the same estate. This lady had every kitchen gadget known to man and a few unknown.
This week's contest is straightforward but not necessarily easy. Take a real close look at our mystery object. Examine it carefully.
Now, tell me what it is. If you don't know what it is, make up something.
The winner of this week's contest will be the person with the best story describing what they would use this item for. It doesn't have to be right, although that would be great and would definitely get you brownie points, just be creative! Next Tuesday, my esteemed panel of judges (consisting of my husband and three children), will choose their favorite story and the winner will receive...
the mystery utensil!
Just kidding. The winner can choose any single item (including the mystery utensil) from my Housewares or Linens categories, valued $20 or less.
I have plenty of beautiful things to choose from and will be adding more all week. Take a peek and see what you like or pick out something to give as a gift. Remember, when you submit your entry below, make sure to leave your name or an email address so I can contact you if you win.
(Contest ends Monday at midnight PT)