I never seek permanence in decor. It keeps things fresh and allows for reuse and recycling. Here are a few plate and cup styling ideas for your home. Here I used a plate and a small inverted spice jar to display some scented wooden balls.
Here is a small brass uruli and a fine glass plate ...
which turns into a flower holder
And here I deconstruct for you the assembly of a terracotta tea cup from Bengal and the ubiquitous carved glass plate to hold some accessories.. Let me know what "cake stand" designs inspire you..