This little beauty was picked up for 30p from the regular Monday flea market that used to take place in Sheffield back in the early 1990's. It's a fantastic bit of kitchenalia and the detailing is really lovely. It's stamped with the Tala brand and probably dates from the 1930-40's.
It has a little compartment behind a sliding panel on the back for storing.....
It lives on the knife rack next to our cooker and gets used regularly. Especially in sweet potato mash and buttered leeks!
I love things that are interesting, beautiful and functional. Don't you?