I wanted to add some things to give the buildings of my Vietnam war village and city a more lived in look. So I started with some pots were Rice or salted fish or firearms? can be stored in. I got some cheap wooden beads from e bay :
I glued them to MDF bases and painted them in different colors . They look like this now:
You can use them as focal point for gaming, too. Lets say a US squad has to search a village to find weapons etc . There is enough space beneath the base to mark them with the content of the pots.
Here they are on my gaming table: