Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

Name That Thing

Written by Patti on August 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

You know I love a good puzzle. Lets guess what this thing is!

What is that thing?

I am dying to see if you all can get this one!

xoxo, Patti

Today blogging to Hall & Oates – Guessing Game


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lisa says:

    I’m not sure I want to know — looks scary!

    But, if I were to guess, I would say some sort of utensil for ironing.

  2. Patricia says:

    a carving station, but for what? The devil’s spawn?
    I am thinking duck or turkey?

  3. The Cake Hag says:

    That’s too easy – paper was hard to come by back in old times and the first restaurants and boarding or dining houses to come up with the idea of getting your tenth meal free had never heard of punch cards.

    Instead, a person would put their forearm in this contraption and they would tighten it until a permanent scar was sure to result, and voila! They new exactly when you’d be eligible for your tenth meal.

    Of course, there was an added bonus, advertising on hand painted banners ‘Dine with us 9 times and your 10th is free’ would bring a lot of folks in the doors. For some reason, very few of them ever made it back often enough to claim that free meal – Bonus for the propreitors that were utilizing this genius concept

  4. Patti says:

    PT – this made me laugh out loud! xoxo, P

  5. Patti says:

    Oh…Lise! That is a good guess! Not right, but good! xxoo, P

  6. Patti says:

    Maggie, Darling, you have too much time on your hands. LOL. No, that is not a scar maker for frequent diners. But, that was one imaginative guess. xoxo, P

  7. The Cake Hag says:

    Drat! Peach pitter, then? Or was it considered bad manners to sit at the table eating a whole, ripe, delicious peach with juice dripping down your chin?