Idea: A quaint old adage in fancy-schmancy script. Could do other language(s) with English translation on bottom of cup, or on the part of saucer covered by cup. A variety of sizes shapes would become a matched set if all were painted same color.
Floral Arrangement--Hyacinths, usually available at floral shops in December, offer a break from traditional poinsettias. Display a single hyacinth in a glass cylinder thats slightly taller than the bloom. Stabilize the stem in glass marbles.