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« on: May 26, 2013 05:39:10 AM »



I picked this cutie up at the thrift shop for 75 cents. It is missing one snap, so I pinned it just to take this id photo. It says Portugal on the material, as if it were a souvenir, but that may not be the case.
Has numerous open 'pockets' but I just cannot imagine what one is supposed to put in there. I am pretty sure it sits on a flat surface, not hang on a wall.

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013 07:47:19 AM »

I think it is for eggs.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013 10:09:26 AM »

I vaguely remember this on the table of a friends house years ago with warm rolls in it.
Sorry. Biscuits
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013 12:06:32 PM »

My gran used that for rolls too
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013 04:21:48 PM »

It is for rolls!
And it is a souvenir piece.  The little roosters are traditional Portuguese folk art and they are on EVERYTHING over there. They are most popularly seen as little carved wooden figurines.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013 07:54:30 PM »

My Ma picked up a couple of these on a trip to Cozumel, they're for bread! You put them in a bowl and tuck your warm buns or biscuits in them :3

Seems I'm late to the party though and you already got your answer XP
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013 12:17:16 AM »

Aha, they are for bread. I can imagine the smell of warm breads in that lovely basket on the breakfast table.
I have seen smaller ones been used for eggs.
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« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013 05:49:53 AM »

That's when you know it's vintage-it's so old that we had trouble figuring out what it's used for! Grin
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