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    Just 27 Beautiful Things To Add To Your Countertops

    What can I say! They're nice to look at.

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    1. A live ZZ plant in a coiled ceramic planter to make your greenery pop.

    Yes, you read that right: This deal includes the planter and live plant.

    Get it from Amazon for $50+ (available in small and medium and in four colors).

    Check out The Sill's full collection of planters and live plants on Amazon and consult our list of the best places to buy houseplants online.

    2. A glossy, retro puzzle you'll actually want to leave out once you've assembled it.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    3. A Noguchi-style lamp that won't break the bank (or your countertop — it's light as a feather).

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    4. A set of handcrafted pot holders for anyone who thought personal safety couldn't look stylish.

    Promising review: "I’m surprised at how adorable pot holders can be! I’m thinking of purchasing more as gifts. They are large, thick and nicely made." —Kiana

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (for three).

    5. A sleek incense holder to set the mood.

    Get it from West Elm for $29 (available in aluminum, black, and blue).

    6. A leave-out dish rack with an angular design that makes for ideal drainage (and a treat for the eyes).

    Promising review: "I love this thing. It fits nicely in my sink or works as well next to it. It looks cute. It holds a crap ton of dishes. Odd sizes and odd dishes are its strong suit. The little drain works perfectly. And having the two utensil cups (which are also cute) is lovely. They can be place anywhere or set aside. Really, this thing makes me happy every time I wash the dishes." —sdennis

    Get it from Amazon for $29.40.

    7. A geometric game that's like, "actually, toys can be classy and a permanent home fixture if done right."

    Get it from MoMA Design Store for $84.

    8. A marble mortar and pestle to let your guests know that you're crushing it in the home-cooked meal department.

    Promising review: "As a chemist, I have used a number of types of mortar and pestle (ceramic and other marble ones) and this one is a great one. I think it is a wonderful buy for the price. It was bigger than I thought it would be, but that's not a bad thing. The marble makes it very sturdy; it's a great size for grinding a number of things. Right now I am using it to grind up my cat's medication so that I can blend it in with his food. The size of this set would also make it good for grinding a variety of food items." —Karissa Eckert

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    9. A spherical bud vase for mastering the art of the minimalist centerpiece.

    Get it from Food52 for $35.

    10. A ceramic match striker that'll light a fire inside your heart, or maybe just a candle.

    Get it from Altwood for $32.

    11. A mini bonsai tree reflection pool to calm your nerves — IDK about you but I'm feeling zen just looking at it.

    Promising review: "For the price, this is a steal!! It's absolutely beautiful. Packaging was perfect, not a single branch damaged. I gave mine as a gift and my mother-in-law loved it and thought I paid so much more than I did, so it's a perfect gift." —Allea

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98.

    12. A stackable zigzag trivet that can be used as a soap dish, plant stand, or a coaster for your drippy coffee.

    Get it from Fredericks and Mae for $20 (available in taupe and black).

    13. A small ceramic dish that'll catch your loose change (and attention).

    Get it from Joinery for $3 (originally $8).

    14. An "acute" succulent planter with a little tray to absorb excess moisture, because what's better than when functionality and beautiful design work hand in hand?

    Get it from Pretti.Cool for $45.

    15. A geometric candelabra for an unusual centerpiece display.

    Promising review: "Absolutely gorgeous, sturdy, and even prettier than the picture. Love them on my coffee table over a gray linen runner. Highly recommend." —JR

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    16. A curvy wooden serving platter if you're bored of all the classic shapes.

    Get it from Need Supply for $60.

    17. An ashtray to add some color where guests would least expect it.

    Get it from Coming Soon for $65.

    18. A geometric decanter that you can't go wrong with.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in three shapes and colors).

    19. A chic banana tree, if you think it's time to give your supply a proper resting spot.

    Promising review: "This is the 3rd or 4th banana tree I have owned, and at last, PERFECTION. Tall enough for really big bananas, it has excellent balance, a simple design that coordinates with other stainless steel accessories, and a nice open base that lets the granite counter surface show. If you are in doubt — this is the one to buy!!" —J Dodd

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    20. A spiral trivet that I'm spiraling just looking at — in a good way!

    Get them from West Elm for $14 (for a set of three).

    21. An acrylic collator bookend that, in addition to propping up your books, will also hold papers and folders for you in its built-in slots.

    Get them from Food52 for $48 (for a pair).

    22. A pastel "goober" candle for an unexpected twist on a homey tradition.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.95 (available in green, pink, and purple).

    23. A vintage brass watering can that'll make an excellent display object while encouraging you to stay on top of your watering schedule.

    Promising review: "I wanted a watering can that would look good on a display shelf and this one has been great. Had it for about six months and it has been holding up well." —Christine T

    Get it from Amazon for $38.43.

    24. A wooden globe light to add some soft lighting that'll punctuate your display.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it in a dark corner of my kitchen countertop. It sits up on an identical size/shape block of wood and it looks so fine!" —S. Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    25. A marble cookbook stand so you don't have to get creative with a makeshift paperweight.

    Get it from West Elm for $29 (and get 20% off + free shipping with code EARNEDIT).

    26. A pineapple cocktail mug for a summery (it's fine to be in denial!) addition to your empty surface.

    Promising review: "So, after my roommate got his pineapple mug, I was blown away at the quality and how sturdy it was. I decided to get one myself so that we could show it off at our friend's party. They all loved it and asked me where I got it. One thing I love about the mug is that it held my drinks cold for a long time while I was mingling. The massive size also kept me from being dehydrated haha." —Joey Perry

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90.

    27. And a set of architectural building blocks for some wholesome fun for the whole family.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.09.

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