These small trays are designed for food or decor. I use them for resting my tea ball, but it would work fine for square soaps, keys, jewelry, a spoon rest and for Condiments you like to leave on the side (pickles, onions, hot peppers, sour cream etc...) I think you get the picture! The really cool feature with this tray is that the middle is slightly raised which makes it real comfortable to hold. I casted the bottom of a pumpkin to create the mold for this slab built piece. The brush marks are all different, so no two are a like. Great collectable item!