15 Feb 2008

SHOW & TELL


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Today I thought about showing you some wedding gifts we got not last week, but 39 years ago !
Some were very useful, some useful and some we got in double or triple exemplaries, but these once I love very much.

The first one is a Cognac bottle with a wooden shepherd and his dog inside. Don't ask me how it was put inside, but it really is. On top is Brussels symbol the "Manneken Pis" (Little man piss) as a cork.



We also got a service of 12 pieces of these beautiful oyster plates. I loved oysters very much in the past, until I had one bad one and was very sick. Since then only guests are using these plates.



I don't remember any more who offered us these special plates for snails with the holders. I wasn't used to eat snails but learned it with Mr. Gattino and also with Belgian friends. If you don't think of the disgusting look, they are very yummy with butter, garlic and french bread, cooked of course.



Usually you buy them prepared and just put them with these plates in the oven to heat them up.

20 comments:

Gabriel said...

Friday's Feast website is still down.

Wanna play my set? It's here.

Happy FF!

jennifer said...

Really cool bottle! Very interesting! Jen

claudie said...

The bottle is beautiful and very original. I don't eat snails but here many peaple adore them. Of course I prefer to buy them already cooked but my father was an expert to prepare them. Il fait un temps magnifique. C'est vraiment le printemps! Cette après midi j'irai pourtant travailler encore un peu dans ma classe. A la rentrée faudra que je montre les dents auprès du directeur pour qu'il mette du personnel à ma dispo. Je pensais qu'un homme comme directeur ça serait moins fatiguant qu'une femme (commérage en moins) et finalement il ne gère rien du tout! C'est seulement la fonction qui l'intéresse! je me mets à regretter nos anciennes directrices! Comme quoi heureusement que les femmes travaillent!

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent show n tell this week Gattina!!! I loved it all. I would NEVER get sick with oysters...only 'cause I WOULD NOT eat one in the first place. But the plates? Very, very unique!!!

genny said...

Thats cool and interesting stuff in there. Thanks for showing it. Have a nice day.

Judy said...

I've never eaten an Oyster, but I love the plates.

Penless Thoughts said...

Very unusual items.
Susan

Cheryl said...

I always enjoy your show & tell so much.. your my favorite :-P

vlado&toni said...

interesting gifts :) i didn't know there's a special plate for snails. i also eat snails, back home they cook it in lots of ginger and coconut milk.

MammyT said...

Gattina, thanks for showing the unusual items you received as wedding gifts. Your site looks to be a lot of fun.
Nancy

Jennie said...

What unusual gifts. I've only eaten oysters once and that was in a Beef and Oyster Pie and they were a tad chewy! I draw the line at snails, though I have eaten (and enjoyed!) seaweed . . .

Constance said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing with us!
Connie

Sarah said...

Amazing bottle. I've never had snails or oysters, great plates.

Sarah x

ellen b said...

The bottle is very cool...
Hubby is the only one around here that loves oysters. The plates to serve them on are lovely...

nannykim said...

Sounds good to me--I have only had snails once; and I love steamed oysters that are steamed very well.

Jeanette said...

gday Gattina.interesting items The bottle is beautiful and plates very unique, I dont eat oysters YUK!my Hubby had snails in garlic butter while on holiday in Italy, he said they were as bad as they looked all i could smell was the strong garlic but i didnt try them, I shudder at the though of eating snails,,,,,

Kelli said...

Very neat wedding gifts, Gattina. I've never had oysters but I love your plates!
Kelli

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Interesting but impractical gifts!

In my kitchen they would remain unused as I don't drink and have no interest in eating anything in a shell. I am an inlander. When I lived in Boston I had friends who feasted on raw oysters and even ate the bodies of the lobsters.

Meat and potatoes for me.

Melli said...

Oh my goodness! Good thing you explained those snail plates -- because sure enough, I thought they were paint palettes! LOL!

Connie Marie said...

That is a cool bottle! I wonder if they blew the glass around it then made the bottle stem? I can't imagine how they could without burning it. So interesting.
I've NEVER got the nerve to eat snails or oysters! I was born and grew up beside the ocean too. I am not a seafood eating person, but my husband is!