I can’t help but think of the classic fruit in a bowl, or candlesticks with vegetables and a pheasant or a couple of fish. I guess it’s the original foodie pictures.
But this is certainly not limited to food, flowers, clothing, any everyday object can work here. The idea is to create a pleasing arrangement of items with some sort of theme and capture an image that represents the impression, sentiment, and feeling that you are trying to create.
Here is my take on a nautical still-life