It has become common to buy things that have a function. The decorative items should not just be for decoration and dust collection! They should also be put to use. This is also the case for the many beautiful dishes and ashtrays ...which they are no longer called by the way!!!
I Danish homes and shops like ours there are many truly beautiful dishes that are currently being brought forth in the many small homes.
For example it has become popular to serve fish in the wellknown Royal Copenhagen fish dishes. These dishes have been very popular for decoration, but today they are also used for serving crab salad, shrimps etc.