pincushions. Luscious is the only word to describe this velvet; it is amazing in it's texture and depth of color.
While they would be the ultimate pincushion for a sewer of crafter, I see their true calling being as a display for a cherished brooch or pin. I can just see a fabulous cherished, antique bauble pinned on one of these and sitting on a silver or mirrored vanity tray.
They are the definition of eye candy.