This would make an awesome "Christmas Houses" Display! I'd cut some little wreaths for the houses as well! (DIY paper house luminary project with free template via Cathe Holden at Just Something I Made.
DIY: Mod podge a map to a lampshade.I really like the many suggestions for recycling old maps and atlases. You could even concentrate your shade on specific locations that someone likes to personalize the shade for them.
I use my Kitchen Aid mixer all the time and love the sculptural quality of it sitting on the counter, but for those who don't have the counter space, consider a pop-up cabinet. Those stand mixers are heavy!
Wall mounted corner shelf: I like the design and how it attracts the eye, but I picture this made with reclaimed pallet wood doubling or even tripling up planks that would give it more depth and character.