Friday, December 14, 2007

Show and Tell


Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! To join or find a list of everyone "showing and telling" today go visit Kelli's House.

I bought my item at an antique mall several years ago. I'm really not sure why I bought it, except it is quite unique.

Do you have any idea what this is?
It was made by the Hoan, Housewares for all Nations, Hong Kong. Hoan Housewares is still in existence today under Lifetime Brands.
This is the speedy way to make cut out cookies! You can make a star, large gingerbread man, a bell, Santa, tree, reindeer, and a small gingerbread boy and girl, all with one press. I've never used this to make cookies but have displayed it in my kitchen at Christmas. I have no idea what year it was made. Have you ever seen one?


16 comments:

Jessica said...

What an interesting find! I've never seen one before but wish I had. Thanks for posting.

Hootin' Anni said...

Hmmmmmmmmmm, that's cool.

Daughter of the King said...

That is just to cool...love it...
Deby
Also think it is a GREAT find.

ellen b. said...

Ha! You found a unique beauty! that is really fun. Enjoy and no I haven't ever seen anything like it.

Connie said...

You are very clever. Great idea.

Take care,
Connie

Kathy b said...

I have never seen one but I want yours. It would really speed up the tedious process of cut out cookies. You have a great item.

Barbara H. said...

Wow! I have never seen one of those before. Some manufacturer needs to bring those back!!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

PEA said...

Oh wow, I've never seen anything like it before but I can see why you bought it, it really IS interesting!! Jean, I so enjoyed your Santas from your previous post as well...the paintings you do are just remarkable!! Love the pictures of Jerzie looking at the Christmas tree, how precious that is:-) xox

Susie said...

Hi Jean, I've been enjoying looking through a few of your previous posts to catch up with you. I've never seen a cookie press such as this, but it makes a great conversation piece!
That cute terracotta snowman really caught my eye. My daughter makes little Christmas angels from those pots. Very cute!
xo

Mary said...

Very unique. The closest thing I've ever seen to it was a cookie cutter that cut out three cookies at once. This is so much better. Thanks for sharing. You certainly have a treasure there.

Blessings,
Mary

Mammy said...

What a great old thing to have. You really should try using it one day! It would be fun to trace the origins, wouldn't it?
Nancy

Sharon said...

What a neat and interesting cook cutter! Awesome to be able to get so many cookies done in one press! It is really cool!

:0) Sharon

Mockingbird Hill said...

Wow Jean..never seen one of these, but sure wish I had it in my kitchen last week when I was getting ready for my Cookie Exchange!!

Great find....

Cassie

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I've never seen one but it sure is an interesting piece--love it!

Sondra said...

That is so cool. What a great find. You really must use it to see how well it works. I guess that is what the holes are for-to push the dough on the ones that stick?

Zoey said...

That is one of the most unique Christmas decorations I have ever seen!
What a great find!