My grandmother gave me some of her old cookie cutters and with my newly remodeled kitchen I thought that I could make a nice wall display out of them.
The Martha Stewart Living May issue had several ideas for lining and painting display boxes along with a link to Meadows Display Cases which makes wooden shadow boxes. The site has various materials to choose from for the box and a variety of colors for the lining, all at reasonable prices (I don't know if you've ever had something custom framed but you might as well take out a second mortgage). I selected an eight by eighteen-inch box that I lined with suede matching my chair seats and secured the cookie cutters with pins to the back. I am especially fond of the little Alaska-shaped cutter and as the shadow box comes with two tiny keys to lock the front clasps I can easily open the box should I ever care to use that sweet little cutter to make cookies.
The only drawback is that if you live somewhere that doesn't get UPS ground delivery you'll be paying more for the shipping than you would for the case, though it's still much cheaper than getting a custom framing job. Cookie cutters, vintage silverware, teacups, all would look charming displayed in one of these boxes on a kitchen wall.
Anyone else going to Blogher 2008 in San Francisco this July? Guess who got tickets for Christmas? Yes, Andrew scored HUGE points with this gift--he won a drawing at work last month for a bunch of air miles and kept it a secret from me until I opened the box on Christmas morning. Woo hoo! I'm registered and ready to go--anyone else planning on being there?
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