Here's a lovely option for countertop or dining room storage: A tiered vintage-style basket from the Sundance Catalog. We could totally see this put to use in the kitchen to hold fruit and vegetables, or napkins and cutlery.
This would take up a bit too much room on our own countertops, but what about it as a fruit holder on the dining room table, or on a top shelf?
• Find it: Farmers Market Epergne Basket, $75 at Sundance Catalog
It's a bit pricey, but we think that this style of tiered basket might be something easily found at a flea market or vintage shop. Here's a similar basket at Etsy (not much cheaper, though).
(Image: Sundance Catalog)