23 New Uses for Serving Pieces
Keep candy handy.
Separate your cotton balls from your elastic bands. Think of your sugar bowl and creamer as decorative containers. “You don’t always have to arrange things in those perfect little plastic cubes,” says Susanna Linse, a spokesperson for Sur La Table.
Avoid a mad search when you’re late for an appointment. Place keys and small change near the front door.
Dress a desk for success. Use a creamer for pens and pencils, and a sugar bowl for a stack of business cards.
Hold earrings and rings. Small pieces of jewelry add dazzle to a dresser top when stashed inside a sugar bowl.
Go nuts. During cocktail hour, put pistachios in the sugar bowl and drop the shells in the creamer. Do the same for olives and their pits.