Here's a fun and interesting question from Lou. This is a different sort of question for us - any creative ideas from you kitchen decorators? Lou asks...
I'm looking for a cool way/decorative way to store cookie cutters. Nothing in a box. Any ideas?
Lou, a couple ideas came to mind. First of all, it sounds like you already own cookie cutters. But just in case you don't, we rather like this set from Crate & Barrel, pictured up top on the right:
• A Year of Cookie Cutters, $24.95
It includes 12 cookie cutters - an assortment that is designed to get you through all the major holidays of the year.
But we also like this because of the cool glass jar. That's our first idea for you; buy some large apothecary jars with lids and put all the cutters inside; it would be an attractive jumble, lined up on a shelf.
Our second idea involves slightly more work, and it also depends on your personal style and the style of your kitchen. But you could consider a large shadowbox, or vintage display case with a door. Look in shops that carry collectors' supplies and butterfly cases. See the example up top from Martha Stewart; you could buy a case or box like that, and hang the cutters on pins.
• You could create your own and line it with a bright, modern fabric like in the Martha Stewart example.
• You could also, depending on the size of your cutters, buy a Treasure Frame like this one, $25-45 at Fine Home Displays
• Also see Shadow Box Frames at Pottery Barn. Only one size left, but it's on sale for $9.99.
And finally, along similar lines, what about getting a giant framed corkboard and using one or two straight pins to hang each cookie cutter? Again, this may or may not suit the style of your kitchen, but if you have a cool collection of vintage cutters, hanging them "invisibly" with a pin supporting a top edge and one stabilizing the bottom could look really cool.
• Framed Corkboard, $149 at Pottery Barn
Any more ideas for Lou?
(Images: Crate & Barrel and Martha Stewart)