Why, you could hang it low over the dining table and let people serve themselves. Or maybe you set the table and someone discovers they're missing a fork or a spoon. No need to get up and leave the meal. Just reach right up and grab another.
But you're out of luck if you're looking for a knife. Maybe they have a matching wall sconce hanging out somewhere just for that purpose.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter