Floral Arrangement ~ China tea cups have made way for mugs so can be picked up for very little second-hand. Just pop in a few handpicked flowers from the garden and place on your table. They look divine.
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.