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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Give A Little Squeeze


 Hi everyone! Today is a true "What's It Wednesday". As a hint, all the items are related. Look closely and no scrolling ahead! What are these weird items and what connects them?

Okay, I guess I kinda gave it away with the title, anyway, but let's look closer. This has a handle and spout. Pretty, huh?

Teeny cute forks. Two wide prongs, three "bent" prongs? I wouldn't try to eat steak with them.

A saucer with a carry handle? Snack for one? Who knows, but isn't the hand-painting pretty?

Give up? See the lemons? Remember the title? Now, let's look again.

This is a lemon juicer. The halved lemon fits over the pointy part, and you squeeze and twist. The juice goes through the holes into the container (seed free), the lid goes on, and the juice is poured from the spout. Pretty and practical. This one has survived about 65 years at least!

This dainty dish is a lemon server. How cool is it to have a dish just for serving lemon? They had a lot of time back then, didn't they? I love the happy hand-painted flowers too.

I LOVE these cute forks! I snap them up each time I see them. The shape and detail of each is so unique. They are for taking the lemon slices from the server. Did you guess? Are there "what's its" in your cabinets too?
Hugs,
Patti

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46 comments:

Sarah said...

Lemon forks are so elegant. Thanks for sharing your pretty collections and for hosting each week.
Happy 4th of July.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

A lemon server !!! I always wanted to know what that small handled plate was used for. I have one and it seemed too small for cookies. Thank you for including my Bingo stencil in your features this week Patti, a lovely surprise.
Joy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Patti, I have a little dish like yours and always wondered what its exact use was. Now I know..Thank you for hosting and Happy Wednesday..Judy

Deanies Stash said...

Those are awesome! I didn't know there was a lemon server. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Muscetta said...

The lemon server is really awesome! I didn't know there was such a thing. Thank you for hosting another wonderful party. Have a nice day and a happy 4th July. Tina

Vesna (HOME CHIC CLUB) said...

Beautiful lemon server Patti! Thanks for great party!
Hugs,
Vesna

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Patti,
Hope this finds you well and happy.
Loved your post. What a cool lemon squeezer, have never seen one like that! and the lil
forks, I agree, are adorable, love the last one that looks like a fan the most, course I
really like them all, and who could imagine a special and beautiful dish just for lemons.
I tell you they knew how to live back in the day...........lol
Love your posts, they are always so clever and informative too.
Have a great day, and thanks for hosting this fun party each week.
Blessings, Nellie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Rita C. said...

I actually use lemon forks, but only learned of the lemon server with one of my vintage set of china in the last few years. One of my sisters collects primitives, and she has a nice, wooden lemon squeezer, but I love yours with the serving, pour spout. Your trio is sweet. Thank you for hosting us, and I am in total awe of Laura's kitchen - such a transformation!
Rita

Patricia Krank said...

You had me stumped Patti. Maybe I should've paid more attention to the title of your post! Thanks for hosting. I hope y'all have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.
Blessings,
Patti

Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

Love this! I wish they would make juicers like that now! I could use one!!! Thanks for another lovely party!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

What a lovely little lemon juicer and the serving dish is precious. Love those painted flowers. Darling little forks too. Your photos are always so pretty.
Thanks for sharing these treasures.
Have a Happy 4th of July. Hugs, cm

Jill Harrison said...

Oh I just love that lemon squeezer. And I guess the lemon server was from the days when we dined more elegantly than we do now. Are the forks for picking up the lemon?
Thanks for hosting and have a lovely week. Happy 4th July!

Jeannie Marie said...

You had me! I loved your little quiz! So pretty, so practical! I've never seen a covered juicer. Just think, no spraying out of juice on clothing!

Artsy VaVa said...

Thank you for featuring my flag and for hosting the party. Thanks, too, for teaching me something this morning...I never knew those little dished with the handle were lemon servers! Plus, I've never seen a juicer like that. So cute! Have a great day.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I have a few of those vintage juicer, but none with a decor like yours!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I didn't realize that little dish was for serving lemon slices ! I have a couple and going to get them out of some drawer in the house and use them LOL
Love your little fancy forks also

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Patti! What an adorable juicer. I thought it was a teapot at first. Love it! Thanks for the party and have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! My grandma had a little dish like that, I wonder who has it now? I love it for lemon wedges too.
Thank you so much for hosting dear Paula.
Have a very happy 4th. of July weekend ahead.
FABBY

Stephanie said...

Hello sweet friend! My, what gorgeous items! I just love the forks :) Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration this week! Have a beautiful 4th of July. Hugs!

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy 4th. Have a wonderful holiday week end. Thanks for hosting.
Kris

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

That lemon juicer is just precious. My mother used to have one similar, but I have no idea what happened to it. Thanks for the feature this week, and I look forward to perusing another fun party!

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Kimberly Lewis said...

Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting such a fun party. We would appreciate it if you would stop by our party.We would love to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

Caroline shabby hideaway said...

Hi Patti,
I could not believe you featured me again.Thank you so much <3.
I love your forks and the lemon juicer is so beautiful.Have a wonderful 4th July.
Hugs
Caroline

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Who knew? I was thinking they were pickle forks. Love your beautiful lemon server. Thanks for sharing your treasures at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Alessandra said...

Hi Patti! The lemon juicer and the lemon forks are such beautiful.
Hugs
Alessandra

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I never knew that was a lemon server. I'm always putting out saucers of lemon for tea or when we have fish or chicken. I'll have to find a little serving dish! Enjoy your week sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Robyn said...

Oh, I've never seen such an elegant lemon squeezer, Patti- divine! And the forks are just beautiful. You have inspired me to find some for my photography props! The hand painted plate is just lovely.
Thanks so much for featuring my chicken dish - so kind of you. Hope you're having a wonderful week :)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Your lemon accessories are quite lovely and perfect for a tea. I have never heard of or seen pieces like them. I am sure if I looked closely at the meal scenes on Downton Abbey I would have see them!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Patti, oh my gosh, how fun! The lemon juicer is totally adorable and the lemon server is quite lovely with those lemon slices on it but I must ask, how do you know it is a lemon server, I would have just thought it was a nappy, or something like that? :) And your little forks are wonderful! I would love to go exploring at your house! Fun stuff!
Have a wonderful July 4th week!
Gina

My thrift store addiction said...

Thanks so much for the party!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I have never seen a lemon server or such a pretty juicer!!!! Great features too. Have a very happy 4th!!!! God Bless America!

Dee said...

Oh how pretty. I've never even heard of a lemon server, but it's such a wonderful treasure to have. Happy 4th of July... :)

Pam Richardson said...

Thank you very much for the feature! I look forward to What's It Wednesday each week! Hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th!

Blessings,
Pam(www.everydayliving.me)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Happy Fourth of July!!!
Hugs,
Jemma

The Vintage Chateau said...

Who knew? I love the forks!
Karee

Art @ Home said...

I would have never guessed that the cute little plate is a lemon server. And I love the juicer! We serve iced tea in the South year round, so I think everyone down here would love one of those. Now I know that the Victorians truly had a fork for everything. Can you imagine living back then and having to keep all of them straight?

LOVE this post. :)

Now I have something fun to look for while going antiquing.

Y'all have a safe and blessed Independence Day!

xo,
RJ

Jane said...

I would never of known what those items were if I had ever come across them! Thankyou for the informative post. Looking forward to learning more on your What's It Wednesday posts. Thank you for linking up on the #HomeMattersParty linky.

Decor To Adore said...

Thank you so very much for the feature. What a tremendous honor!
Have a spectacular, safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Ruth W said...

Hi Patti and happy 4th of July! I love your tea related things! I love lemon dishes and forks too, and have never seen a teapot like that. Cool! And how nice for you to link to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I'm late linking up with you this week...holiday week happens...but thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Ruth

Shelia said...

Hi Patti and I want to wish you a Happy 4th of July! I just love all of your collections and I believe you have a bigger variety of them than anyone in blogland.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, how pretty! Makes you want to serve lemons with everything! Happy 4th! xo Karen

Have a Daily said...

Who knew there was such a thing as a lemon server? I thought the little forks were for grapefruit. Close, but no cigar! lol! Love your sweet treasures Patti! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Pura Vida said...

I've never seen. Love.

Suz said...

Simply charming little pot for lemons. I love how you inspire me to go hunting for little treasures in my neighborhood.

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