Thank you so much to those who participated in my first giveaway! The unfamiliar object that is used in the kitchen is a coffee knock box, also known as a knocker. I received this as a present from my father for my birthday. There was absolutely no need for me to have to act shocked, since I really had no earthly idea what it was. I would take my coffee grounds out each day and slam, slam, slam and slam them into the compost bucket. Problem solved with a knocker! I am not sure where mine came from (since it was a gift), but you can see other knockers here and here.
The winner of the "What is This?" giveaway is Little Miss Can't Be Wrong!! Congrats on winning some Starbucks coffee and Caramel Sauce. The sauce looks yummy!