It may seems silly to use something which was so much work and which is so pretty, for such a mundane and low profile job. However, I think it's very important to surround oneself with beauty, not to boast or show off to other people, but simply of the pleasure finding beauty in everyday things, like getting a frying pan from the cupboard.
I once read an article about Chinese inlay soles. From what I remember the Chinese decorate their inlay soles for the traditional footwear, with intricate embroidery. No one sees these works of art, they are meant solely for the wearer. I think this kind of beauty should be cherished in our lives.