Sometimes when I'm decorating my home, I'm frustrated my the "smallness" of my items. Small items seem to get lost on a table or shelf. They also tend to seem to add to the visual clutter I see. To remedy this problem, I combine items to make more of a statement.
Below is an arrangement on my sideboard. I've changed the items under the globe several times in the past few months, but the basic design is the same. I used a metal pedestal from the thrift store, a cheese plate dome from the thrift store, an antique plate, some salt, a ceramic bird and a Christmas ornament together. To the side is a silver votive holder.
Each of these items is not especially beautiful by themselves, but together, they make a nice display.