How to Display Mixing Bowls & Bath Utensils as Decor

The kitchen is the heart of your home and sometimes you’ve just got to wear your heart on your sleeve. Mixing bowls are the birthplace of birthday cakes, bake sale cupcakes along with your special vacation stuffing, and most cooks have favored utensils that they treasure like a extension of their hand. Whether you’re a busy cook or a motivated grandfather, taking your mixing bowls and utensils from the cabinet and displaying them allows them to be as appealing as they are helpful.

Useable Decor

Mixing bowls and utensils which are still in use do not need to be hidden away, but you also don’t want to get rid of a silk flower arrangement from the main bowl each time you would like to make a cake. Arrange pretty mixing bowls together open shelves, or supporting glass-doored cabinets. Mix and match solid and patterned bowls in a china cabinet or along the back of a buffet. Arrange wooden spoons and shiny serving spoons, ladles and whisks in a crock, jug or small metal bucket to get a homey look that keeps your tools close at hand.

Decorative Ideas

Sometimes even the most treasured of kitchen equipment outlives its ability to be helpful. Turn mixing bowls you will no longer use upside down on a shelf and place potted plants on top of them. Hang utensils like old-fashioned egg-beaters or ladles from hooks or pegs on the wall.

Functional Ideas

Just as your mixing bowls and utensils maynot be used in the kitchen doesn’t mean that they can not be used at all. Put a pretty mixing bowl on the hallway table to collect email. Decide on a small, complementary one alongside it for keys and an even smaller one for spare change. Wooden spoons are fantastic for propping open a double-hung window which tends to slip, and look cute while doing so. They also work nicely as dowels from which to show antique aprons or linen dish towels. Mixing bowls offer attractive storage for cookie cutters or other small kitchen things as well as hair toys and manicure provides in a bedroom or bath.


All heavy glass or crockery mixing bowl which are on high shelves must be secured if you reside in a place prone to earthquakes. Several big dollops of museum wax will hold them tightly without damaging either the cups or the shelf they are sitting on. Don’t hang sharp liquids of any sort.

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