Bowls and glasses with interesting textures and patterns dislayed on book shelves become decorative objects as opposed to items in the kitchen. As well a pitcher and the top of a canister are used as bookends above.
We like using miss matched candleholders as paper weights in an office as opposed to keeping them in a drawer while not in use during a dinner.
Our problem of our overflowing bookshelves is solved (temporarily, until we add more to the collection) with a makeshift small table or pedestal.
When setting the table we like taking items from around the home to use as a center display. You can go as big or small with these items and allow it to be constantly evolving.