Oh my goodness, objects are hard. I tried to pick things that I liked or meant something to me, but a lot of what I like about the things in my house are COLOR. Did I capture emotion? No. The butter dish and bowl were a surprise from a friend so this picture does make ME happy. I guess that's what matters.
I was trying to adjust the aperture so that the focus point would be smaller and the cups behind the owl cup would be blurred. It didn't really turn out how I had pictured. It is easier to play around when your subjects don't move, however.
And here I was trying to play with shadows. I used white poster board to keep the background stark so you could see them in the background.
Conclusion: Even though objects don't move, I find them much tougher to photograph. I've got some work to do, but now I need to drink that coffee before it gets cold.