Sometimes I need a little height in my vignettes. The previous owner left wooden cigar boxes in our summer cottage. Since I needed some height to balance a nearby basket of napkins
(not shown) in my kitchen table display -
a box worked perfectly.
Add a bit of greenery, a candle and a woven placemat -
and it works for me.
I love the vintage wood against the old metal coffee pot
(also left by the previous owner.)
Books work great too - but we all knew that!